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 Artificial Intelligence for 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. Furthermore, 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 the abstract corresponding with the full paper in the textbox (maximum 3000 characters, including spaces) to be included in the abstracts booklet, which will be distributed during the conference.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Additionally, Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf. 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. 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.

Extended 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 International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR)

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The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will publish a special issue dedicated to “Artificial Intelligence for Automation in Freight Transport”. Selected works from the 12th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2021) will be invited to submit an extended version of their accepted paper for ICCL 2021 to this special issue. 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.

For more information, see the CfP at Wiley:

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 2021 review period.
  • The paper does not contain any plagiarism.
  • The paper will be presented by the author or a co-author in person.