Monday, November 1, 2010

[DMANET] Announcement and Call for Papers: BALCOR 2011, September 22 - 25, 2011

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the 1st International
Symposium & 10th Balkan Conference (BALCOR 2011) on Operational Research,
and we kindly ask you to circulate this call in your institution, among your
colleagues and students.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Athanasios Migdalas (PC Chair)


First Call for Papers for BALCOR 2011, September 22 - 25, 2011


1st International Symposium


10th Balkan Conference (BALCOR 2011)


Operational Research

September 22 - 25, 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece

University of Macedonia, Economic and Social Sciences


The 1st International Symposium & 10th Balkan Conference on Operational
Research will be held at the University of Macedonia, Economic and Social
Sciences in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 22 - 25, 2011. The conference
will be co-organized by the Macedonia - Thrace Branch of Hellenic
Operational Research Society and the University of Macedonia.


BALCOR is an international conference which traditionally gathers
operational researchers with objective to present both theoretical and
applied results. The main benefits are the successful exchange of ideas and
information of interest to operational research and the promotion of
international co-operation, especially among the Balkan countries.
Furthermore, distinguished invited keynote speakers will participate at the

Conference Topics:

We invite all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students
interested in all branches of operational research, mathematical modeling
and decision making to participate at the conference and to present their
current research in the following indicative areas:

- Banking & Financial Decision Making

- Combinatorial Optimization & Integer Programming

- Construction Project Management

- Data Envelopment Analysis & Performance Measurement

- Data Mining Analytics for Business Intelligence

- Decision Support Systems

- E-Commerce in Operations Management

- Parallel Processing in O.R. & Grid Computing

- Heuristics, Metaheuristics & Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms

- Linear & Nonlinear Programming

- Locational Analysis

- Logistics & Supply Chain Management

- Marketing & Operations Management

- Mathematical Programming

- Military Operational Research

- Mathematical Modeling & Decision Making

- Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis & Multi-Objective Optimization

- Network Optimization & Telecommunications

- Optimization Software

- Optimal Control

- O.R. in Agriculture and Forest Management

- Project Management & Scheduling

- Risk Analysis & Management

- Statistics & Stochastics

- Structural Optimization

Conference Proceedings:

All accepted papers will be included either in Conference Proceedings
published by Springer-Verlag (pending approval) or will be included in
additional local proceedings that will be distributed during the conference.

Publication in Special Issues:

The Organizing Committee, together with the respective Editor-in-Chiefs and
Associative Editors, will invite best conference papers for consideration
(in extended form - after revision), in the following journals:

- Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (JOTA), Springer

- Optimization - A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations
Research, Taylor & Francis Publications.

- International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems
(IJORIS), IGI Global.

All invited papers will be refereed according to the standards of the
respective journal.

Chairman of the Conference:

A. Migdalas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (Greece)

Organizing Committee:

G. Arabatzis, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)

C.K. Georgiadis, University of Macedonia (Greece)

L. Karamitopoulos, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki

V. Kostoglou, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki (Greece)

J. Papathanasiou, University of Macedonia (Greece)

A. Sifaleras, University of Macedonia (Greece)

E. Stiakakis, University of Macedonia (Greece)

Prizes & Awards:

Best paper award in various streams & optimization software licenses from
the conference sponsors LINDO Systems, Inc. & Banxia Software Ltd.

Important Dates:

Deadline for full paper submission: March 21, 2011

Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2011

Deadline for camera-ready papers submission: May 2, 2011

Deadline for early registration: May 2, 2011

Deadline for late registration: July 4, 2011

Conference dates: September 22 to September 25, 2011.

Submissions should be uploaded to the EasyChair Conference system:


BALCOR 2011 organization committee:


Dr. Angelo Sifaleras

Lecturer in Operational Research - Combinatorial Optimization

Department of Technology Management Tel. +30 2310 891881

University of Macedonia, Fax: +30 2312

Economic and Social Sciences E-mail:

59299 Loggou-Tourpali, Naoussa, Greece

Guest Ed, of New Combinatorial Optimization Models for Decision Making

International Journal of Applied Management Science (IJAMS)


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