StreamsList of invited streams is now available. It is now possible to check the list of all streams in the table below.
Click on Main Areas to see all corresponding streams along with the contacts of streams organizers and short descriptions of some Invited Streams, provided by stream organizers:
-> Continuous Optimization
-> Control Theory & System Dynamics
-> Data Mining Knowledge Discovery and Artificial Intelligence
-> DEA and Performance Measurement
-> Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems
-> Discrete Optimization, Geometry & Graphs
-> Emerging applications of OR
-> Energy/Environment and Climate
-> Financial Modeling & Risk Management
-> Fuzzy Systems and Softcomputing
-> Game, Theory, Mathematical Economics
-> Logistics, Transportation, Traffic
-> Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Optimization
-> OR Education, History, Ethics
-> OR in Health & Life Sciences
-> OR in industry and software for OR
-> OR in Natural Resources
-> OR for Development and Developing Countries
-> Production Management & Supply Chain Management
-> Revenue Management & Managerial Accounting
-> Scheduling, Time Tabling &Project Management
-> Simulation & Stochastic Programming and Modelling
-> Soft OR and Problem Structuring Methods
-> Telecommunication & Networks
CONTROL THEORY & SYSTEM DYNAMICS
|System Dynamics Modeling and Simulation||Markus Schwaninger
|Dynamic Programming||Lidija Zadnik-Stirn|
|SD Modelling in Sustainable Development||Pierre Kunsch
|Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Modelling in OR||Selma Belen|
|Discrete Optimal Control||Dimitrii Lozovanu
DATA MINING, KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
|Computational Statistics||Pakize Taylan
|Optimization and Data Mining||Emilio Carrizosa
Renato De Leone
|Information and Intelligent Systems||Zuzka Oplatkova
|Machine Learning and Its Applications||Vadim Strijov
|Data Mining in Early Warning Systems||Inci Batmaz
Antonio J. Rodrigues
Antonio J. Rodrigues
|Agent-Based Modelling||Massimo Genoese|
|Data Mining and Decision Making||Lai-Soon Lee
Seow Hsin Vonn
DEA AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
|DEA and Performance Measurement
||Dimitris K. Despotis
Meryem Duygun Fethi
|Quantitative Models for Performance and Dependability||Markus Siegle|
DECISION ANALYSIS, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
|Simulation Based Decision Support
|Decision Support Systems||Pascale Zarate
|Algorithmic Decision Theory||Alexis Tsoukias|
|Decision Processes||Ahti Salo
DISCRETE OPTIMIZATION, GEOMETRY & GRAPHS
|Combinatorial Optimization||Silvano Martello
|Geometric Clustering||Andreas Brieden
|Graph Searching||Boting Yang
|Graphs and Networks||Dominique de Werra|
|Boolean and Pseudo-Boolean Optimization||Endre Boros|
EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF OR
|Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Programming||Claudia D'Ambrosio
|OR in Military, Safety and Security Applications||Ana Isabel Barros|
|OR in Quality Management||Ipek Deveci Kocabas
|OR and the Arts||Vitaly Podobedov|
|Structured Optimization and Applications||Vladimir Shikhman|
|Emerging OR Applications in Criminology and Pathology||Stefan Giebel|
|Recent Advances in Earthquake Studies||Aysegul Askan
|Emerging Applications in Portfolio Selection and
|Models of Embodied Cognition||Susie Vrobel|
|Emerging Aspects of Production Planning in Continuous
ProcessIndustries: Theory, Optimization, and Practice
|Emerging Applications of Fat Tail Models in Financial
Modeling and Engineering
|Statistical Data Protection||Jordi Castro
Juan Jose Salazar
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE
|Energy, Environment and Climate||Wolf Fichtner
|Emissions Trading and Energy||Magnus Fröhling|
|OR and Environmental Management||Marion Steven|
|Environmental Issues in Operations Management||Grit Walter|
|Long Term Planning in Energy, Environment and Climate||Nadia Maïzi|
|Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Environmental Management||Vadim Strijov|
FINANCIAL MODELING & RISK MANAGEMENT
|Financial Optimization||Gautam Mitra
|Derivative Pricing||Susanne Kruse|
|Numerical Methods in Finance||Ömür Uğur|
|Commodities and Financial Modeling||Rita L. D'Ecclesia
Yeliz Yolcu Okur
|Long Term Financial Decisions||Thomas Burkhardt|
|Life Insurance, Risk Management & OR||Angelika May
|Financial Mathematics and OR||Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
|Operational Research and Quantitative Models in Banking||Constantin Zopounidis|
|Decision Making Modeling and Risk Assessment
in the Financial Sector
|Actuarial Sciences and Stochastic Calculus||Ricardo Josa-Fombellida
|Data Mining in the Financial Sector||Vadim Strijov|
|Simulation Methods in Finance||Aysegul Iscanoglu Cekic
FUZZY SYSTEMS AND SOFTCOMPUTING
|Fuzzy Systems, Neural Networks & Artificial Intelligence||Heinrich Rommelfanger|
|Fuzzy Optimization - Systems, Networks and Applications||Erik Kropat|
|Fuzzy Sets and Softcomputing||Mikael Collan|
GAME THEORY, MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
|Experimental Economics and Game Theory
Stefan W. Pickl
|Mathematical Models in Macro- and Microeconomics||Murat G. Kirdar
|Dynamical Systems and Game Theory||Alberto Pinto|
|Game Theory and Logistics||Ignacio Garcia Jurado
Ana Meca Martinez
|Cooperative Game Theory||Mariana Rodica Branzei
S. Zeynep Alparslan-Gök
|Iterative Methods for Economic Models||Adriana Gnudi
|Game Theory and Social Networks||Juan Tejada|
|Discrete and Network Location
|Hub Location||James Campbell
|Continuous Location||Emilio Carrizosa|
|Location Applications||Sibel Alumur
LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC
|Transportation and Logistics||Maurizio Bielli|
|Maritime Transportation||Henrik Andersson|
|Facility Logistics||John Bartholdi|
|Container Terminal Operations||Iris Vis
|Transportation Planning||Herbert Kopfer
|Optimization in Public Transport||Leo Kroon
|Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization
|Business Excellence in Logistics||Martin Geiger|
|Arc Routing||Claudia Bode
|Sustainable Transport Planning||Bülent Catay
|New Trends in Vehicle Routing||Jorge E. Mendoza|
|Variable Neighborhood Search
||Jose Andres Moreno-Perez
MULTIPLE CRITERIA DECISION MAKING AND OPTIMIZATION
|Multi-Objective Optimization||José Rui Figueira
|MCDA: New Approaches and Applications||Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber|
|Analytic Hierarchy Processes, Analytic Network Processes||Josef Jablonsky
Y. Ilker Topcu
|Preference Learning||Krzysztof Dembczynski
|Innovative Software Tools for MCDA||Patrick Meyer
OR EDUCATION, HISTORY, ETHICS
|OR/MS: Beyond Mathematics||Heiner Müller-Merbach|
|OR and Ethics||Cristobal Miralles
|OR in Mathematics Education||Simone Göttlich|
|OR in Human Resources||Bo Hu|
|Military OR: Explorations along the Border between Theory and Reality||Peter T. Baltes
|Linguistics in Education and OR||Gülay Ediboglu-Cedden
Pioneers in Operations Research
OR FOR DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
|OR for Development and Developing Countries
||Elise del Rosario
|Education, and Social Policy||Hanife Akar|
|OR for Sustainable Development||Leonidas Sakalauskas
|Sustainable Living: Cognitive, Social, Economical, Ecological and World View||Annette Hohenberger
Pedamallu Chandra Sekhar
|Optimization for Sustainable Development||Herman Mawengkang
OR IN HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
|Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine||Jacek Blazewicz
|Methodology of Societal Complexity||Dorien J. DeTombe|
|Health Care Management||Sally Brailsford
|Occupational Heath & Wellbeing||Elena Andreeva|
OR IN INDUSTRY AND SOFTWARE FOR OR
|Operations/Marketing Interface||Kathryn E. Stecke
|Software for OR/MS||Robert Fourer
|Engineering Optimization||Wolfgang Achtziger
|IBM Research Applications||Eleni Pratsini|
|OR in Sports||Sigrid Knust
|Industrial Applications of OR
|Demand and Supply in Consumer Goods and Retailing||Heinrich Kuhn
|OR and Real Implementations||Ben Lev
|ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012||Murat Afsar
OR IN NATURAL RESOURCES
|OR in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries||Lluis Miquel Pla Aragones
|OR in the Oil and Gas Sectors||Irina Dolgopolova|
|OR in Water Management||Halil Önder
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
|Cutting and Packing||José F. Oliveira
A. Miguel Gomes
|Supply Chain Planning||Moritz Fleischmann
|Lot-sizing and Related Topics
|Manufacturing, Material Handling and Warehousing||Martin Grunow|
|Inventory Management||Dolores Romero-Morales|
|OR Applications in the Automotive Industry||Thomas Stefan Spengler
|Supply Chains||Steef Van de Velde|
|Production and the Link with Supply Chains||Lionel Amodeo
REVENUE MANAGEMENT & MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
|Advanced Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies
|Revenue Management||Ayse Kocabiyikoglu
|Quantitative Approaches in Managerial and Financial Accounting||Matthias Amen|
|Simulation in Management Accounting and Management Control||Friederike Wall
SCHEDULING, TIME TABLING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
|Realistic Production Scheduling||Ruben Ruiz
|Timetabling and Rostering||Dario Landa-Silva
|Scheduling under Resource Constraints||Joanna Jozefowska
|Project Management and Scheduling||Rainer Kolisch|
|Scheduling Problems in Network Engineering
SIMULATION & STOCHASTIC PROGRAMMING AND MODELLING
|Stochastic Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Management and Science
|Stochastic Models for Service Operations||Ger Koole|
|Stochastic Modelling in Logistical Networks||El-Houssaine Aghezzaf|
SOFT OR AND PROBLEM STRUCTURING METHODS
|Soft OR and Problem Structuring Methods||Giles A. Hindle|
TELECOMMINICATION & NETWORKS
|Network Optimization||Bernard Fortz
- Adaptation of management control systems
- Organizational learning in management control
- Diffusion of innovations in management accounting and management control
- Dynamics and emergence of control mechanisms in organizations
- Economic interaction and management control
- Effectivity of decision-making methods in complex and turbulent environments
- Information quality in management accounting and management control
- Decision-influencing information in complex and turbulent environments
- Interrelations of design elements in performance management systems
- Dynamics in budgeting
- Aggregation and management of risks in complex environments
Environmental and disaster monitoring systems use surveillance technologies such as remote sensing (satellite imaging) and the data collected are analyzed by DM approaches for early warnings of natural or man-made hazards.
Other application areas reported in the literature or observed in practice, also addressing risk management issues, include:
- early warning in the economy, banking and financial operations, such as economic crisis prediction and fraud detection;
- early warning in public health: infectious disease control, water quality monitoring, food safety and security, etc;
- early warning in crime prevention, computer network security and counterterrorism;
- early warning in production and service delivery, quality management.
There is a need to develop many other systems and improve the existing ones for the minimization or mitigation of risks involving the environment, administrations, and human rights. In such efforts, DM techniques have a key role, by handling historical or real-time collected data and helping defining appropriate response actions.
We welcome contributions that fit or relate to any of the above topics and concerns, hoping to foster a more active participation of the O.R. community in the development of EWS.
Session proposals and general inquiries can be addressed to any (or all) of the stream organizers. Related abstracts can be submitted using the code 97d7fb98. We look forward to meeting you in Vilnius !
Aims and scope
Niklas Luhmann defined trust as the reduction of social complexityIt facilitates interaction among humans and may also improve human-machine interfaces. Ways of modelling trust is the main topic of this stream. The merits and dangers involved in the development and application of models which describe and mimick embodied cognition are investigated. Particular emphasis will be given to methods of forming new systemic wholes by means of incorporating parts of environmental spatio-temporal structures. The aim is a mutual cross-semination between individuals who attempt to learn from embodied cognition in humans in order to improve design in AI and those who define limits and identify shortcomings of artificial embodied agents in order to model human cognition.
Keywords: Embodied cognition, observer-particpant perspectives, extended observers, extended minds, emergent agents, emotional agents, attention, anticipation and delayed responses, mirrored self-recognition, neosentient machines, robotic models, robot-human interaction, the hard problem of consciousness.
- city logistics,
- intelligent transportation systems,
- intermodal transportation,
- network design and planning,
- passenger transportation,
- reverse logistics,
- green logistics,
- road, rail, air and maritime freight operations,
- supply chain management,
- terminal operations management and planning,
- vehicle routing and scheduling.
Contributors are requested to contact the stream organisers first for the submission (invitation) code and then submit their abstracts via the Conference web page.
Forecasting is at the heart of decision making in OR. It is the basis for planning and control activities, it drives decision making on products and services, from the strategic to the operational level, and is a critical input to finance, marketing, logistics and production, across sectors from business to government. This stream attempts to capture the plethora of methodological approaches and application areas in a series of coherent special sessions, relevant both from an academic and a practitioner perspective.
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Econometric Forecasting,
- Financial Forecasting and Risk Analysis,
- Forecasting and Planning Systems,
- Forecasting Electricity Load and Prices,
- Forecasting for Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
- Forecasting for Workforce Management,
- Forecasting Processes,
- Forecasting with Neural Networks,
- Forecasting Support Systems,
- Hierarchical Forecasting Systems,
- Integration of System Dynamics and Forecasting Models,
- Intermittent Demand Forecasting (Forecasting of Count Series),
- Inventory Forecasting,
- Judgemental Forecasting,
- Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Learning,
- Performance Measurement.
For further information, please visit: www.euro-2012-forecasting-stream.com
We look forward to seeing you in Vilnius!
Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Programming
Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) is a sub-field of Mathematical Programming specializing in modelling and solving one of the most general (and hard) classes of optimization problems: namely, problems including both nonlinear terms and integer variables. There are countless real-world applications: in energy production, chemical engineering, scheduling, software verification, quantum chemistry, air traffic management, bioinformatics, nuclear engineering, and water distribution, for example.
Small and medium scale MINLPs are currently solved using a Branch-and-Bound variant called "spatial Branch-and-Bound" (sBB), where branching is allowed on continuous as well as discrete variables that contribute to the gap between the original problem and its convex relaxation. For large-scale variants one must currently resort to heuristics, such as VNS, Feasibility Pump, Local Branching; or exploit the problem structure to derive special-purpose methods. Alternative approaches are studied for special cases of MINLP problems, like, for example, convex MINLP and MIQP problems.
Sessions and talks focusing on both methodological developments and applications are welcome.
The ROADEF/EURO challenge is an international computational programming competition on a complex industrial optimization problem, jointly organized by ROADEF, the French Operational Research and Decision Support Society and EURO.
This year the challenge is proposed by Google. It is dedicated to a machine reassignment problem. This challenge is open to everyone, and particularly to young researchers, excluding people professionally involved with the industrial partners.
The aim of this challenge is to improve the usage of a set of machines. A machine has several resources as for example RAM and CPU, and runs processes which consume these resources. Initially each process is assigned to a machine. In order to improve machine usage, processes can be moved from one machine to another. Possible moves are limited by hard constraints, as for example resource capacity constraints, and have a cost. A solution to this problem is a new process-machine assignment which satisfi es all hard constraints and minimizes a given objective cost.
The ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012 stream will welcome presentations of the finalists, selected after the qualification round that ended December 8, 2011. The results will be announced and prizes will be awarded during the EURO Conference in Vilnius.
More information can be found on http://challenge.roadef.org/2012/en/
Machine Learning and Its Applications
The stream includes both the theory and the practice of Machine Learning and Data Mining. The talks devoted to statistical as well as heuristic methods of ML are welcome. The stream includes topics on regression analysis, forecasting, classification, clustering, multidimensional statistics as well as their practical applications in the fields of financial sector, information retrieval, text processing, computer vision, speech recognition and knowledge extraction.
Environmental Issues in Operations Management
Environmental issues like scarcity of resources and green house gas emissions play an increasing role in operations of companies. Therefore, it is necessary to regard environmental issues in production planning, but also in procurement and distribution decisions. Moreover, environmental aspects play an ever increasing role for performance measurement and management of supply chains.
In this context, the stream “Environmental Issues in Operations Management” at EURO XXV calls for abstracts describing concepts, methodologies, models and tools for integration of environmental aspects into operations management of companies and supply chains.
Topics of interest are (but not limited to):
- sustainability assessment and performance measurement
- energy and resource efficiency
- emission reduction measures
- product recovery
- green procurement
- supply chains for biofuels
- investment decisions
- production planning
- life cycle assessment
- green/sustainable supply chain management
- carbon management in industry/in supply chains
- impact of environmental regulation on production and supply chains
Proposals for sessions (4 papers) as well as general inquiries can be addressed to the stream organizer. Contributors are also requested to contact the stream organizer for the submission (invitation) code. We look forward to meeting you in Vilnius!
Young People for System Theory, Optimization and Education
The future of OR depends on the new generations of researchers, who often have to solve organizational problems to succeed in their career. Lack of organization skills and information about different opportunities often prevents them from doing magnificent discoveries. To find out how to make the life of OR community's newcomers easier, such questions will be
- motivation to do OR-research - excellence in science and the modern applications,
- troubles that new scientists deal with at the beginning of their career,
- different features of doing research in developed and developing countries,
- young people in organization of scientific and educational projects, such as summer schools, conferences and seminars; introduction and support of new and given successful formats of conferences and encouragement to them all over the world,
- opportunities for young researchers,
-OR-education, strengthening of the disciplines within OR and, especially, interdisciplinarity.
Scientific examples will be included throughout.
We are looking forward to discuss these and related topics with you!
Decision Support Systems
The 25th European Conference on Operational Research, EURO XXV, with the special subject on “OR connecting sciences” will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania from July 8th to 11th, 2012. The Programme and Organising Committee are preparing a high quality academic programme of the Conference. In addition to this, you will have an excellent opportunity to exploit Vilnius, the historical capital of Lithuania! More details about the Conference and the venue can be found in the Conference Homepage: http://www.euro-2012.lt/ .
As the organizer of the Stream of Decision Support Systems, the EWG-DSS would like to invite you: researchers, practitioners, as well as students working in the areas of decision making, analysis and decision support to participate at this Conference and to submit your work to this stream. The DSS Stream’s is composed of 4 sessions. These sessions define the main topics of interest in this stream. In order to submit your abstract to one of the DSS Sessions listed below, you need to login in the conference site, select the “Abstract submission” menu option and then enter the session’s code to which you wish to place your submission. The DSS Stream Session codes are given below:
- - Group Support Systems / Distributed / Collaborative Decision Making : ea286cb6
- - Web-based Spatial-temporal Decision Support Systems : b22bd4a2
- - Knowledge Management & Decision Systems : c3be9e37
- - Applications in Decision Making & Decision Analysis : 16ca0674
Please keep us informed about your contributions to the DSS Stream, by sending us a copy of your submitted papers via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), in order to ease the organisation of our sessions. Thanks!
Contributors are requested to submit their Abstracts (no more than 600 characters) in English (without formulas or mathematical notations). Notice that each attendee is only allowed to present one paper at the conference.
Maritime transportation can be seen as the blood circulation of modern society, and between 65% and 85% of all transported goods is transported by ships. One main reason for its great impact is that it is the only efficient means of transporting large volumes of goods over large distances. With this in mind it is easy to see the complex planning issues that have to be solved for the flows of goods to run smoothly.
In this stream we collect contributions to the research on maritime transportation and logistics. We hope that we can span the field by having presentations on applications within tramp, industrial, and liner shipping. We are also interested in industry specific applications, for example LNG and Ro-Ro, as well as richer problems where seaborne transportation is one part of a larger system. Both practical and theoretical contributions are welcome.
Contributors are also requested to contact the stream organizer for the submission (invitation) code. We look forward to meeting you in Vilnius!
Industrial Applications of OR
By nature, Operational Research is applications oriented. The exchange of knowledge and experience from real-life OR applications is vital to further progress of the field. Researchers learn from industrial requirements and unsolved issues to get inspiration for new methods and even novel research directions. Representatives from industry understand better state-of-the-art and the potential benefits of OR in their organization.
We kindly invite both researchers and practitioners to organize and chair one or more sessions in the stream "OR Applications in Industry". Any application area is relevant. Papers should report from real applications of OR based on scientifically interesting methods.
Emerging Aspects of Production Planning in Continuous Process Industries: Theory, Optimization, and Practice
Process industries comprise a great variety of economically important products, including, among others, petroleum refinery produces, metals, glass, fiberglass, roofing, ceramic tiles, cement, chemical agents, dyes, paints, drugs, polymers, plastics, fertilizers, paper, soap, food, and beverages.
As demonstrated by the amount of recent contributions to process industry research, this field has gained a remarkable momentum in the last three decades. Since late 1970s, process industries have been facing extended product ranges, reduced delivery times, increased international competition, market saturation, downward price pressures, environmental concerns, rising raw materials and energy costs. Thus, companies in this industrial sector have to constantly improve operational efficiency and profitability to stay in business. This shift also requires well-coordinated round-the-clock operations supported by advanced logistic and information systems to optimize the costs throughout the network.
This stream aims at looking into classification, modeling, solution techniques and implementation, pertaining process industries. Both academics and practitioners are invited to organize, chair and contribute to conference sessions in the stream to initiate a broad discussion, exchange of ideas and active dialogue within the research community on the subject.
Proposals for sessions (3-4 papers each) as well as general inquiries can be addressed to the stream organizer.Contributors are also requested to contact the stream organizer for the submission code.
For further information, please, visit: http://euro-2012.lt/streams.
Looking forward to discussing these and related topics at the conference and meeting you in Vilnius!
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