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EURO Winter Institute on Lot Sizing and Related Topics

Venue: European University Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany.
Speaker: Various
Date: 05 - 16 Mar 2018

The EURO Winter Institute 2018 in Frankfurt (Oder) invites advanced PhD students and young PostDocs (up to 2 years after the PhD) to meet and learn from senior experts in that field and to study various special topics in the context of lot sizing. This institute also serves as a platform for presenting and discussing their research with other researchers and to give support to them for their academic careers. 

Important dates

- Deadline for application:  Nov. 15th, 2017

- Notification of acceptance: Dec. 2017

- Winter Institute: Mar 5th - 16th, 2018

- Deadline for special issue: Summer 2018

Applicants should send the following documents until November 15th, 2017 by E-mail to

- Curriculum vitae

- Extended abstract of 8-10 pages

- Letter of recommendation from the supervisor or head of department


There is no registration fee. The EURO Winter Institute will cover the accommodation in a single room, meals (breakfast and lunches) and social activities. Travelling expenses are not covered.

SW18 Simulation Workshop

Venue: Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford
Speaker: Various
Date: 19 - 21 Mar 2018

International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA)

Venue: Xiamen, China
Speaker: Various
Date: 29 - 31 Mar 2018

Evostar 2018

Venue: Parma, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 04 - 06 Apr 2018

6th Student Conference on Operational Research (SCOR 2018)

Venue: University of Nottingham
Speaker: Various

SCOR18 is the only conference that is created by PhD students for PhD students. It is aimed at all postgraduate students interested in Operational Research, Management Science or a related field.

Registration Deadline : 15 March 2018

International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization

Venue: Marrakesh, Morocco
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 - 13 Apr 2018

DEA40: International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis

Venue: Aston, University, Birmingham, UK.
Speaker: Various
Date: 16 - 18 Apr 2018

The conference will feature:

 Papers on the latest research in the field;

 Applications focused tracks including on Regulation, Education, Financial and Health Services;

Round table discussions aimed at early career researchers where Editors of Journals in the field, including the        European Journal of Operational Research and the Journal of Productivity Analysis will offer advice on getting        published;

A special issue of a journal is being set up for papers in the field, including those presented at the Conference.

Driving Competitiveness through Servitization

Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker: Various
Date: 14 - 16 May 2018

The 7th Spring Servitization Conference (SSC2018) is dedicated to understanding how manufacturers and technology-innovators can grow and sustain their revenues and profits through advanced services. This year the theme will be ‘driving competitiveness through servitization’ and the conference will be hosted by Copenhagen Business School and once again the conference will bring together the world’s leading researchers, practitioners and doctoral students, to debate, and engage with, the theory and practice of servitization.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited on all aspects of servitization. We like to welcome contributions from practitioners along with empirical studies of product manufacturers, utilities and technology vendors. Contributions from the academic fields of strategic management, marketing, operations management, industrial engineering and service management are especially sought.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words may be submitted for consideration for the either the main conference or research day. Papers will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. Prizes will be awarded against a selection of criteria including: best paper, best doctorial paper and best poster.

BIOMA 2018

Venue: Paris, France
Speaker: Various
Date: 16 - 18 May 2018

INFORMS Telecommunications Conference 2018

Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany
Speaker: Various
Date: 23 - 25 May 2018

15th ESICUP workshop

Venue: Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Speaker: Various

Submission guidelines
To be considered for presenting at the 15th ESICUP Meeting, submit an abstract (3000 characters maximum, approximately 1 page) summarising the research, including details of the problem tackled, the methodology used and the main conclusions drawn. You may submit by sending an email to, that includes: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract and Keywords.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 23rd February 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 9th March 2018

XIII Balkan Conference on Operational Research

Venue: Belgrade, Serbia
Speaker: Various
Date: 25 - 28 May 2018

BALCOR is an international symposium which traditionally gathers

operational researchers with the objective to present the theoretical as well as practical research results. One of its assets is the successful exchange of ideas and information of interest to operational research and promotion of international co-operation, especially among the Balkan countries.

 The conference will be an extraordinary opportunity for the OR researchersto get together from 25-28 May, 2018 in the beautiful city of Belgrade.  The Conference Chair Nenad Mladenovic, Program Committee Chairs Milan Martic,Milorad Vidovic, Dragan Uroševic and the Organizing Committee Chair Gordana Savic, are preparing a high quality scientific program and an exciting social program for the Conference.

A World of Flows - Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival

Venue: Lugano, Switzerland
Speaker: Various
Date: 03 - 06 Jun 2018

7th Stochastic Modelling (StochMod 2018)

Venue: Lancaster University
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 - 15 Jun 2018

10th IMA Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR)

Venue: Manchester
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 - 15 Jun 2018

7th Stochastic Modelling meeting (StochMod 2018)

Venue: Lancaster University, UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 - 15 Jun 2018

The StochMod meeting is run biennially by the EURO working group on stochastic modelling, and its scope covers both the theory and applications of stochastic models. 

10th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR)

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 - 15 Jun 2018

The 10th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in Manchester, UK from 13 – 15 June 2018. This event is the premier maintenance and reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Abstract and paper submission deadlines are listed below. All submissions are subject to rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made. We hope you can attend and we will provide a warm welcome in Manchester in 2018. For further information on the conference, including instructions for authors, please visit the conference webpage: 


Venue: Clemson University, Greenville, South Carolina
Speaker: Various
Date: 18 - 21 Jun 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 workshop in Mixed Integer Programming (MIP 2018) will be held June 18 – 21 at Clemson University (Greenville, South Carolina). The 2018 Mixed Integer Programming workshop will be the fifteenth in a series of annual workshops held in North America designed to bring the integer programming community together to discuss very recent developments in the field. The workshop consists of a single track of invited talks and features a poster session that provides an additional opportunity to share and discuss recent research in MIP. Registration details, a call for participation in the poster session, and information about student travel awards will be made in a subsequent announcement. Please see the workshop website at for updates.

EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics

Venue: Minsk, Belarus
Speaker: Various
Date: 18 - 19 Jun 2018

We have a great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics to be held in Minsk, Belarus, on June 18-19, 2018. The Conference is organized by the Belarusian State University, Molde University College – The Specialized University in Logistics (Norway) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

The Programme and Organizing Committees chaired by Mikhail Y. Kovalyov, Lars Magnus Hvattum, Arild Hoff, Sergei Markov and Irina Gribkovskaia are preparing a high quality scientific program and an interesting social program for the Conference.

The 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018)

Venue: Delft, The Netherlands
Speaker: Various
Date: 24 - 29 Jun 2018

Call For Papers

The goal of this special track is to encourage the submission of papers describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of planning and scheduling systems for real-world problems.  Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

Description and modelling of novel application domains

Engineering issues in using planning and scheduling techniques

Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines

User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and scheduling application

Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and scheduling applications

Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications

Assessment of impact on end users

CONTACT - Please direct all questions to

29th Conference of EURO

Venue: Valencia, Spain
Speaker: Various
Date: 08 - 12 Jul 2018

EURO 2018

EURO 2018 is the largest and most important conference for Operational Research and Management Science (OR/MS) in Europe organized by EURO – the European Association of Operational Research Society and the Spanish Statistics and Operations Research Society. It is held by the two major Valencian universities, Universitat de València and Universitat Politècnica de València.

Euroscience Open Forum 2018

Venue: Toulouse
Speaker: Various
Date: 09 - 14 Jul 2018

With more than 300 sessions proposed in the first call for scientific sessions on 10 themes and 4 cross-cutting domains covering all sciences, the programme promises to be attractive and a major crossroad of debates on the future of science and how to share it.

Keep an eye on ongoing and future calls:

Key dates:

Call for Scientific sessions:


February -June 2017

Call for Science in the City Festival initiatives:


June - September 2017

Call for Careers & Science to Business sessions:


July - October 2017

Call for posters and interactive presentations:


October 2017 - January 2018

16 EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization

Venue: Almeria, Spain
Speaker: Various
Date: 12 - 13 Jul 2018

The EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization is the annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization working group of EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies). This 16th edition will take place in Almería just after the 29th European Conference on Operational Research, that will be held in Valencia.

The submission system is already open: 

The International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR)

Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London
Speaker: Various
Date: 17 - 20 Jul 2018

To book your place and submit your abstract, please use the online registration facility at A range of pricing options including daily rates are available and have been held at 2015 levels with discounts available for early career analysts.


Key Dates

End March 2018 Deadline for early bird reduced rate. Book now to secure your place at the reduced rate.

End April 2018 Deadline for abstracts.


For help with your registration, contact the Royal Holloway conference office at

Please forward this email to any colleagues who might be interested in attending.

I look forward to welcoming you to 35 ISMOR.

Judith Rawle Symposium Chair

5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2018

Venue: Siena, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 25 - 29 Jul 2018

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Robinson College - University of Cambridge - UK on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results (with Oral Talks and Posters), and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


Application: March 31, 2018

Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2018

Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 28, 2018

12th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling PATAT 2018

Venue: Vienna, Austria
Speaker: Various
Date: 28 - 31 Aug 2018

The International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT) is held biennially as the main international forum for both researchers and practitioners of timetabling to exchange ideas. PATAT 2018 which is the twelfth in the conference series will be held in Vienna, Austria.


IO2018 - XIX Congress of the Portuguese Association of Operational Research

Venue: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Speaker: Various

New deadline for paper submission: March 29

The use of Operational Research methods, models and techniques to address complex problems, many of which related to real life situations within organizations, contributes to the improvement of the efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of those organizations and of society as a whole. In IO2018 the idea is to reinforce the importance of OR for adding value to different sectors of society as well as show how it can increase its impact in the future, encompassing new areas.

Authors are thus encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract (in Portuguese or English) or a full paper (in English). Accepted full papers will be published in the “Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics series”.

15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature

Venue: Coimbra, Portugal
Speaker: Various
Date: 08 - 12 Sep 2018

International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science - ODS2018

Venue: Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina, Messina, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 10 - 13 Sep 2018

OR60 'Anniversary' Conference

Venue: Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster. LA1 4YW UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 - 13 Sep 2018

Workshop on Soft Computing and Computational Sustainability (COMPSUS2018)

Venue: Bilbao, Spain
Speaker: Various
Date: 15 - 17 Sep 2018


Full paper submission: April 9th, 2018
Acceptance notification: May 18, 2018
Final camera ready: June 4, 2018
Paper registration (strict): July 9, 2018
Workshop: October 15-17, 2018

15th Annual International Business Awards

Venue: London
Speaker: Various
Date: 20 Oct 2018

Known as "the International Stevies," the IBAs are open to all organizations worldwide: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non profit.  Nominations may be submitted by organizations or individuals.  The 2017 competition attracted more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all types, in more than 60 nations.

2018 entries are now being accepted. The final entry deadline is 9 May, but late entries will be accepted through 13 June with payment of a late fee.

META'2018 International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing

Venue: Marrakech, Morocco
Speaker: Various

META is one of the main event focusing on the progress of the area of metaheuristics and their applications. As in previous editions, META’2018 will provide an opportunity to the international research community in metaheuristics to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 All selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.  Following the tradition, selected long papers will be published in a postponed Springer book as in META'2014 and META'2016.

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Venue: Rome, Italy
Speaker: Various

Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. Among these, it is worth mentioning ant colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also, Swarm robotics represents another application of techniques derived from swarm intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability. 

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Venue: Rome, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 29 - 31 Oct 2018

2018 Winter Simulation Conference

Venue: Gothenberg, Sweden
Speaker: Various
Date: 09 - 12 Dec 2018

Track Coordinators: Navonil Mustafee, Tillal Eldabi and Anatoli Djanatliev


The Hybrid Simulation track welcomes submission from authors that have used a combination of analytical approaches, including simulation, with the objective of overcoming the limitations associated with individual methods and techniques. Unlike the conventional M&S approach, where particular techniques have often been applied in isolation, the submissions we wish to attract will have conducted original research in the combined application of multiple methods, with the objective of achieving synergies across individual approaches and, thereby, providing greater insights to problem-solving. More specifically, our track is interested in attracting submissions that have used either:

Hybrid Simulation (HS), which is the combined application of different simulation techniques, e.g., Discrete-Event Simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Agent-Based Simulation.

Hybrid Systems Modelling (HSM), which is thecombined application of M&S with methods and techniques from disciplines such as Computer Science/Applied Computing, Business Analytics, Data Science, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Economics, Humanities and Psychology. Examples include the combined application of qualitative system dynamics, problem structuring methods, forecasting, classical optimisation techniques, process mining, data mining, machine learning, game-theoretic modelling, etc. with computer simulation. The mixed method approach could be applied to different stages of an M&S study (problem formulation, model implementation, V&V, experimentation, etc.).

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Venue: Banhkok, Thailand
Speaker: Various
Date: 16 - 19 Dec 2018

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

16-19 December, 2018; in Bangkok, Thailand


The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) is a leading international forum to disseminate, to all branches of industries, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in IEEM. This conference has been hosted by leading universities in Asia and has been attended by around 500 participants from 50 countries each time.