Monday, January 23, 2017

[DMANET] Special Issue on: Operational Research: New Trends and Modern Applications / RAIRO-OPERATIONS RESEARCH

International Journal of RAIRO-OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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ROADEF2017 Special Issue on: Operational Research: New Trends and Modern

Guest Editors:
Imed Kacem and Christophe Rapine

ROADEF2017 conference ( is the
18th edition of the annual conference of the French Society of
Operational Research and Decision Aid (Metz, 22-23-24 February 2017).
The scientific program of this conference includes about 250
contributions and different keynote speeches provided by outstanding
experts. This event has attracted participants from different countries.
This special issue is devoted to ROADEF2017 but the submission is also
extended to any high-quality paper non-presented at the conference.
According to the journal standards, a new review process will be
organized and applied to all the papers submitted to this special issue.

The scope of this special issue is related to the Operational Research
(OR) domain. Both contributions to methodologies and applications are

This special issue attempts to present some recent advances in OR and to
publish original papers that contribute to the theory, the solution
methods, and the related applications. The topics include but are not
limited to:

Approximation algorithms;
Mathematical programming;
Exact methods (dynamic programming, cutting plane,
branch-and-[cut/price/bound] algorithms...);
Cutting plane algorithms;
Branch-and-Cut-and-Price algorithms;
Heuristics and metaheuristics;
Graph theory and applications;
Scheduling, planning and lot-sizing;
Constrained optimization;
Markov chains and stochastic optimization;
Transportation and logistics;
Network design and optimization;
Learning, simulation and statistical approaches;
Non-linear and/or global optimization.

Target Dates

Submission starting date: January 30th, 2017
Submission deadline: April 30th, 2017
Notification of the Initial Decision: June 30th, 2017
Submission Deadline for Revised Version: October 15th, 2017
Final Decision: November 15th, 2017
Submission Deadline for Final Version: November 30th, 2017


Authors should follow the instructions available at the journal website:

Authors should select "ROADEF2017 Special Issue" type when submitting
their manuscripts. Papers should be submitted in electronic form (in PDF
format) via the submission system. Your submission should be original,
unpublished, and not currently under consideration for publication

Each submission will be evaluated by two independent referees. Quality
and originality of the contribution are the main acceptance criteria.

For any query, please contact the Guest Editors:

Prof. Imed Kacem
Université de Lorraine
LCOMS, Ile du Saulcy
Metz 57000, FRANCE
Tel: +33 3 87 31 52 57

Prof. Christophe Rapine
Université de Lorraine
Ile du Saulcy
Metz 57000, FRANCE
Tel: +33 3 87 31 56 25

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