Friday, January 6, 2017

[DMANET] IFORS 2017: Stream "Scheduling in Health Care" -- Call for invited sessions -- Call for papers -- deadline February 10, 2017

Stream "Scheduling in Healthcare" - 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2017)
Abstracts: max. 1500 chars | Submission deadline: February 10, 2017
Submission page: | Session code: d605b5f5

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Scheduling in Healthcare is a wide topic of research concerning several problems arising in the everyday healthcare practice. I would like to invite you to contribute to the stream "Scheduling in Healthcare" that I'm organizing for the IFORS 2017 conference. As you may know, IFORS 2017, the 21th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, will be held in Quebec, Canada, from July 17 to 21, 2017 (

Following the theme proposed at EURO 28, the stream aims at exploring state-of-the-art OR techniques and to provide an overview on new significant approaches and methods in the large and complex field of scheduling health care activities, that is activity and people planning and scheduling in Health Care, including, but not limited to:
- Operating room planning and scheduling
- Generic modelling of planning and scheduling problems for various types of examinations and treatment, for both in- and outpatients
- Integration of planning and scheduling (today, these are mostly kept separate due to complexity, at least for longer planning horizons)
- Planning and scheduling under uncertainty, with a focus on recourse actions involving rescheduling and maximizing plan stability and robustness
- Efficient re-scheduling, considering regular and non-regular objectives
- Nurse and doctor scheduling
- Workforce scheduling based on forecasted demand
- Home Health Care Scheduling
- Online and Flexible scheduling in health care

Your contribution could be an abstract for an oral presentation or a proposal for a session with a number of talks. Either way, please get in touch by emailing me (see below) with your interest and, if relevant, the topic of the proposed session. If you would like to directly submit your abstract, please use the following code: d605b5f5

With my best regards, Roberto (

Dr Roberto Aringhieri, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor
Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, I-10149 Torino, Italy
Office: +39 011 6706755 - Mobile: +39 331 1239026
Associate Editor for Operations Research for Health Care

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