Monday, January 30, 2012

[DMANET] Invitation to the stream on process industries at EURO XXV conference

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Call for Papers (Presentations):

Stream "Emerging Aspects of Production Planning in Continuous Process Industries: Theory, Optimization, and Practice"

25th EURO Conference (EURO XXV),
July 8-11 of 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania

We are organizing a stream of sessions devoted to Emerging Aspects of Production Planning in Continuous Process Industries:
Theory, Optimization, and Practice for the 25th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXV) which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8-11 July, 2012.
The website of the conference is:

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.
If you would like to organize one session consisting of 3-4 talks, please, let us know the title of your session and we will include your session in the abstract submission system. It enables you to conveniently invite people to your session and handle the submissions. By accepting this invitation you agree to be in charge of your session and chair it.

Otherwise, if you just want to contribute and trust on the stream's organizer, then get directly in touch with either the stream organizer or the relevant session chair. You can also submit your contribution to the following general sessions making use of the provided code. Later on, your abstract will be reallocated depending on the final number of accepted contributions.

PLEASE, REMEMBER: Abstracts must be written in English and contain no more than 600 characters (no formulas or mathematical notations are allowed). Each attendee is allowed to present ONE paper at the conference.

Session name and chair: Code:
Modeling Approaches and Solution Algorithms 2bd1eb7b

Professor Christoph Schwindt
Institute of Management and Economics,
Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Applications and Decision Support Systems b865fb87

Professor Jim Everett
Centre for Exploration Targeting,
University of Western Australia, Australia

To submit your abstract, the author guidelines can be found at:

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: February 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2012
Deadline for early registration: April 22, 2012
Deadline for author registration: May 1, 2012
Conference: July 8-11, 2012

Stream Organizer:
Dr. Krystsina Bakhrankova (, SINTEF Technology and Society,
Applied Economics, Trondheim, Norway

Med vennlig hilsen / Best regards
Dr. Krystsina Bakhrankova
Forsker / Research Scientist

SINTEF Teknologi og samfunn / SINTEF Technology and Society
Anvendt økonomi / Department of Applied Economics

Box 4760 Sluppen
NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway

S. P. Andersens veg 5
NO-7031 Trondheim, Norway

Phone: +47 73 59 37 98 (office)
       +47 94 88 23 11 (mobile)

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