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Beale Lecture

Venue: The Royal Society, London
Date: 22 Feb 2018

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

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