Monday, March 16, 2015

[DMANET] ITOR: Special Issue on "Applied combinatorial optimization"


International Transactions in Operational Research
Special issue on "Applied combinatorial optimization"

Guest Editors:
- Héctor Cancela, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
- Simone Martins, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
- Antonio Mauttone, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
- María E. Urquhart, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will
publish a special issue dedicated to "Applied combinatorial optimization".

Many decision problems that arise in the real world can be modeled and
solved as combinatorial optimization problems. This is an active
research area, where new formulations, algorithms, practical
applications, and theoretical results are often proposed and published.
Current challenges in the field involve modeling of hard problems,
development of exact methods, design and experimental evaluation of
approximate and hybrid methods, among others.

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics, including but not
limited to:
- Applications of combinatorial optimization,
- Approximation algorithms,
- Bio-informatics,
- Branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms,
- Computational complexity,
- Energy planning,
- Graph theory,
- Heuristics and metaheuristics,
- Hybrid methods,
- Integer programming,
- Natural resource management,
- Network design and analysis,
- Production planning,
- Telecommunications, and
- Transportation and logistics.

Although we strongly encourage the submission of papers presented at the
VIII ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization that took
place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from December 8 to 10, 2014, this Call for
Papers is also open to the entire community of academics and practitioners.
All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of
published by the International Federation of Operational Research
Societies (IFORS). Papers should be original, unpublished, and not
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. They should be
prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found in
the journal homepage. Authors should upload their contributions using
the submission site, indicating in
their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015. Other inquiries should
be sent directly to any of the Guest Editors in charge of this issue:
Héctor Cancela (, Simone Martins (simone@ic.uff.
br), Antonio Mauttone (, and María E. Urquhart

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