LION 2018

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LION 2018
12th International Conference on Learning and Intelligent Optimization
Event in series LION
Dates 2018/06/10 (iCal) - 2018/06/15
Location: Kalamata, Greece
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Important dates
Papers: 2017/12/15
Submissions: 2018/01/15
Notification: 2018/02/15
Camera ready due: 2018/03/19
Accepted short papers: 12
Papers: Submitted 62 / Accepted 28 (45.2 %)
Organizers: Dimitris Souravlias, Aristidis G. Vrahatis
PC chairs: Roberto Battiti, Mauro Brunato, Ilias Kotsireas, Panos Pardalos
Keynote speaker: Lefteris Kirousis, George Michailidis, Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Michael N. Vrahatis
Table of Contents

The 12th International Conference on Learning and Intelligent Optimization (LION)


  • Imaging related decision making and computer-aided diagnosis
  • Multi-modal Clinical Decision Support
  • Machine learning / deep learning for medical image analysis
  • Early detection and diagnosis of diseases
  • Big data analytics in healthcare
  • Data mining with interpretable models
  • Enhanced imaging diagnostics
  • Behavioral analysis with wearables
  • Variable selection over high dimensional heath related data
  • Personalized diagnosis and treatment
  • Drug Discovery using unsupervised learning
  • Computational Methods in Molecular Biology


Paper Format: Please prepare your paper in English using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) template, which is available here. Papers must be submitted in PDF.

Types of Submissions: When submitting a paper to LION12, authors are required to select one of the following three types of papers:

  • Long paper: original novel and unpublished work (max. 15 pages in LNCS format);
  • Short paper: an extended abstract of novel work (max. 4 pages in LNCS format);
  • Work for oral presentation only (no page restriction; any format). For example, work already published elsewhere, which is relevant and which may solicit fruitful discussion at the conference.

Submission System: All papers must be submitted using EasyChair at the following link:

  LION 12 Submission System:

When submitting a paper, authors will be asked to choose the general track or any of the special sessions organized within the conference:

  • General track;
  • Special sessions.

Important Dates

December 15, 2017 January 15, 2018: Paper submission (N.B.: NO other extensions will be granted!)
February 15, 2018: Author Notification
March 19, 2018: Camera ready for pre-proceedings, send all source files to Dimitris Souravlias
Please use the subject line "LION 12 pre-proceedings source files, paper ID".
March 31, 2018: Registration opens
June 10-15, 2018: Conference
July 15, 2018: Submission of camera-ready papers, formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines