Call for Sessions

ICCL is a well-established conference in computational logistics. It covers all relevant topics related to computational logistics, e.g., decision-support systems, operations research, and artificial intelligence. The works submitted at this conference covers methodologies and approaches for logistics, innovative platforms and techniques applications, modeling and algorithmic solutions for enhancing logistics operations and decision-making, etc. In this regard, ICCL also offers the possibility of hosting special sessions. Those sessions are intended to focus on particular topics and provide ample room for discussion of new ideas and developments.

The organizer(s) of approved sessions will be responsible for advertising their session, for eliciting high quality submissions, for involvement in the reviewing process of their session papers according to the principles and guidelines of the ICCL organizers, and for the collecting lecture notes camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers are expected to attend their entire session.

Session proposals (length up to 400 words) should be submitted to Martijn Mes ( and Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz (, and should cover the following points:

  • Session title.
  • The organizer(s). Include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate the main responsible person. 
  • A brief summary of the scope/topic.

Call for papers 

ICCL aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working in logistics to provide them with a platform to share, present, and discuss the latest advances in computational logistics-related topics. The works submitted at this conference covers methodologies and solution approaches for logistics, innovative platforms and applications, modeling and algorithmic procedures for enhancing logistics operations and decision-making, etc. 

Authors are kindly invited to submit their contributions in the field of logistics involving operations research and management, decision support, artificial intelligence, and information systems. Practical cases providing insights and real-world experience are encouraged to be submitted.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and be provided in the following forms:

  • Full papers for publication in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 
  • Abstracts for presentation only.

The theme of this edition is Optimization and Artificial Intelligence in Logistics Management. Topics of the conference include among others:

  • Operations Research and Management in logistics
  • Routing problems
  • Emergency logistics
  • Reverse logistics
  • Crowd logistics
  • Freight transportation
  • Green supply chain
  • Metropolitan/city logistics
  • Smart Agro-Logistics
  • Uncertainty modelling in planning and control
  • Large-scale evolutionary optimization in logistics
  • Multi-agent systems in logistics
  • Self-organizing logistics
  • Internet of things in smart logistics
  • Artificial Intelligence in logistics
  • Machine learning applications in supply chain
  • Last generation ICT networks
  • Port smart logistics
  • ICT in logistics
  • Computational issues in foreign trade supply chains
  • Facility (re-)layout decision problems


All papers should be submitted electronically following the instructions on this page and by following this link. The submission of abstracts and papers will be handled through ICCL easychair management system (link) and following the format described below.

Full paper submissions

Full papers should have a length between 8 to 15 pages following the LNCS style files. For a paper to be included in this volume, it should be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The style files for LNCS submissions can be found here. This site contains all relevant style files for CS Proceedings and Multiauthor Volumes as well as the Springer copyright form.  Additionally, we kindly ask you to have a look at the “Checklist of items to be sent to the volume editor”. The authors are required to use the submission form available here to:

  • Upload the pdf file of the 8-15 page regular paper in LNCS style on the easychair platform.
  • Paste in the Abstract textbox a 1-page abstract (maximum 3000 characters, including spaces) to be included in the abstracts booklet which will be distributed during the conference. At most 4 references can be included. Mathematical formulas can be included in LaTeX notation.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers in the following link. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form (see below). The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Abstracts, presentation only

Submitted abstracts should not exceed one page (maximum 3000 characters, including spaces). At most 4 references can be included. Mathematical formulas can be included in LaTeX notation. Accepted Abstracts should be presented at the conference by one of the authors. To submit an abstract, please go here and paste the text in the abstract textbox of the submission form. Do not upload a pdf file of the abstract. Accepted abstracts will appear in the abstracts booklet which will be distributed during the conference.

Special issue in Annals of Operations Research

Selected works from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their accepted paper to a post-conference special issue in Annals of Operations Research. This call is also open to authors that could not participate in the conference, provided the paper fits within the scope of this special issue and that an extended abstract of the paper has been approved by the guest editors; deadline for this extended abstract is September 20, 2020. More information can be found here.

Annals of Operations Research

Ethical Requirements for Authors

All authors wishing to present a paper declare that:

  • The submitted paper is substantially original and there is not a content-wise similar paper submitted to any other conference or journal during the ICCL 2020 review period.
  • The paper does not contain any plagiarism.
  • The paper will be presented by the author or a co-author in person.