The 33rd Conference of the European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization

June 4–6, 2020, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


The 33rd Conference of the European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization (ECCO 2020) will be held in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg on June 4–6, 2020, during the white nights season. It will be hosted by St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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.

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

Laureano F. Escudero

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Martine Labbé

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Mihalis Yannakakis

Columbia University



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 uploaded through EasyChair. A special issue of an international refereed journal containing selected full length papers will be dedicated to the conference.

Financial Aid

The conference budget includes a limited amount of funds for fee waivers for PhD students from Eastern Europe presenting their work.


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.