Tuesday, December 22, 2009


We would like to remind you that the next congress of the Belgian
Research Society, ORBEL 24,
will take place at HEC Management School of the University of Liege on
January 28 and 29, 2010.

The deadline for submitting papers has been extended until January 4, 2010.
If you have not yet submitted
your abstract, please do so as soon as possible.

Abstracts should be submitted using the template available on the conference
web page <http://www.orbel24.ulg.ac.be/> http://www.orbel24.be/
where all details regarding the organization of the conference can also be
24th Annual Conference of the Belgian Operations Research Society
28 - 29 January 2010
Liege, Belgium

ORBEL is the annual conference of the SOGESCI-B.V.W.B.
<http://www.orbel.be/> , the Belgian Operations Research (OR) Society,
member of EURO <http://www.euro-online.org/> , the association of
OR Societies, and Belgian representative of IFORS
(International Federation of OR Societies).

The conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers, users and
potential users of operations research, statistics, computer science and
related fields. It provides managers, practitioners and researchers with a
unique opportunity to exchange information on quantitative techniques for
decision making.

Conference dates and location:

ORBEL24 will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January 2010 in

The meeting will be hosted at HEC-Management School of the
<http://www.hec.ulg.ac.be/> University of Liège and will be organised by
the HEC-ULg Centre for Quantitative Methods and Operations Management
(QuantOM) <http://www.quantom.hec.ulg.ac.be/>.

Plenary speakers:

Philippe Baptiste (CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Michel Goemans (MIT, USA)

Contributed papers:

We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students interested in
quantitative methods for decision making to participate in the conference
and to present their work in all fields of methodology and application:

* continuous, discrete or stochastic optimization, graphs and
networks, multicriteria decision making, decision theory, game theory,
simulation, queueing theory, complexity theory, data mining, ...;

* supply chain management, production planning, scheduling,
management, transportation and traffic management, energy management,
and performance management, financial modelling, ...;

* applications in industry, in the energy sector, in life
and in bioinformatics, in public services, in engineering, in sports, in
health care institutions, in banking, in telecommunications, ...;

Abstract submission :

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract in LaTeX format (up
two A4 pages) using the template available on the conference web page
www.orbel24.be <http://www.orbel24.be/> .

Submission of the abstract through the conference web page is

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: December 15, 2009

Acceptance of notification: January 14, 2010
Deadline for early registration: January 20, 2010

Scientific committee:

Yasemin Arda (HEC-ULg)

Raymond Bisdorff (U.Luxembourg)

Yves Crama (HEC-ULg)

Patrick De Causmaecker (K.U.Leuven)

Bernard Fortz (ULB)

Francois Glineur (UCL)

Gerrit Janssens (UHasselt)

Pierre Kunsch (VUB)

Sabine Limbourg (ULg)

Etienne Loute (UCL)

Quentin Louveaux (ULg)

Marc Pirlot (U.Mons)

Frank Plastria (VUB)

Michaël Schyns (HEC-ULg)

Johan Springael (U.Antwerpen)

Filip Van Utterbeeck (RMA)

Sabine Wittevrongel (U.Gent)
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