The 14th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference
(COCOON, June 27-29, 2008; Dalian, China)
Sponsored by Academy of Mathematics and System Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Program Committee
Organization Committee
Important Dates
On-line Submission
List of Accepted Papers
Final Submission
Plenary Speakers
About Dalian
Conference Venue
Hotel Reservation
Visa Application
Tips for Attending Conference
Previous COCOON
¯ Guideline for Preparing the Registration
To guarantee that your paper is included in the proceeding, at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. The registration form can be located at The deadline for the author registration and the final version submission is April 11, 2008.
Registration payment must be made via international bank check/draft in US dollars payable to Xudong Hu, the chair of organization committee of COCOON'08. We are very sorry for being unable to accept credit cards.
Should you need an official letter to apply for Chinese entry-visa for Academic Activity, please complete the visa application form. You may apply Chinese entry-visa for sightseeing (as a tourist), in this case you don't need to provide us the above information.
¯ Guideline for Preparing the Final Version
The proceedings of COCOON'08 will be published in Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Read carefully Springer's instructions on preparing the manuscript before you submit the final version. See
We request that you should use ONLY LaTex with the llncs.cls style file, which you can download from
w  Copy Right Form
One author of each accepted paper must sign the copyright form, which is located at
Your signed copyright form must be sent to us before April 11, 2008, which is also the deadline for us to receive the final electronic files.
Conference/Book: The 14th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON'08)
Volume Editors: Xiaodong Hu and Jie Wang
w  Electronic Files
To avoid confusion, name all files in the following way: Use always 10 characters plus an extension (cocoonNNNC.XXX). cocoon is a fixed string. NNN is your submission number. To distinguish several files of the same type (e.g., EPS files) use characters a, b, c,... in the field C. XXX identifies the file type (tex, ps, etc.).
For example, the files in a final submission could be named cocoon009a.tex,, cocoon009a.eps, cocoon009b.eps, and cocoon009c.eps. We would appreciate it if you could compress the files. Use cocoonNNN as the base name for the compressed file (e.g.,
¯ Guidelines for Final Submission
    (1) completed registration form with registration payment (signed check),
    (2) completed and signed copyright form,
    (3) electronic files.
Please send (1) and (2) carefully via Express Airmail to:
Xudong Hu
Institute of Applied Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhong Guan Cun Dong Lu 55
Beijing 100190, P. R. China
TEL: (8610)-62639192 or (86)-13501002831
Note: We must receive the package by April 11, 2008. Please mind the mailing delays (Beijing is far away from North America and Europe) and post your package as early as possible.
Please send your electronic files as email attachments to the address