ECCO XXXV - CO 2022 Joint Conference

June 9–11, 2022, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


ECCO (European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization) is a Working Group of EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) that provides an excellent opportunity to discuss recent and important issues in Combinatorial Optimization and its applications. CO series of biennial symposia, The Combinatorial Optimization Conferences, started in the UK in 1977 with meeting venues alternated between the UK and continental Europe. ECCO-CO is an official satellite of the International Congress of Mathematicians.


ECCO XXXV - CO 2022 Joint Conference will be held in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg on June 9–11, 2022, during the white nights season. It will be hosted by St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The ECCO annual meetings aim to bring together researchers in the field of Combinatorial Optimization to present their work, share experiences, and discuss recent advances in theory and applications. The primary objectives are:

Topics of interest:

Important dates

Plenary Speakers

Andrea Lodi
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Nikolaos Matsatsinis
Technical University of Crete
Ulrich Pferschy
University of Graz



Authors are invited to submit a one page abstract as pdf using a LaTeX template. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the paper at the conference. Submissions should be sent to [email protected]. A special issue of an international refereed journal containing selected full length papers will be dedicated to the conference. The submitted papers will undergo full peer review.

Financial Aid

The conference budget includes a limited amount of funds for fee waivers for PhD students and young researchers. Priority will be given to PhD students presenting their work at the conference. To apply, please send an email (with your cv, publication list, research interests) to Alexander S. Kulikov. PhD students should also ask their advisor to send (by email) a support letter.


The conference is hosted by St. Petersburg Department of V.A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences which is located in the very center of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is particularly beautiful in the late spring — early summer, the white nights season. The city is surrounded by wonderful tsar parks and palaces; an excursion to one of them will be a social program of the conference.


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