Friday, March 3, 2017

[DMANET] Conference Announcement - Joint EURO/ALIO International Conference 2018 on Applied Combinatorial Optimization

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Joint EURO/ALIO International Conference 2018 on Applied Combinatorial Optimization

Bologna, Italy, June 25-27, 2018

The Joint EURO/ALIO International Conference 2018 on Applied Combinatorial Optimization is an event jointly promoted by the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) and the Association of Latin-Iberoamerican Operational Research Societies (ALIO), both within the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).
The main purpose of the event is to bring together European and Latin American researchers and to stimulate activities and discussions about methods and applications in the field of combinatorial optimization. Researchers from other regions worldwide are also welcome. This conference continues the series of the ALIO/ EURO Workshops on Applied Combinatorial Optimization that were held in:

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1989)
- Valparaiso, Chile (1996)
- Erice, Italy (1999)
- Pucon, Chile (2002)
- Paris, France (2005)
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008)
- Porto, Portugal (2011)
- Montevideo, Uruguay (2014)

Contributions dealing with any aspect of Applied Combinatorial Optimization are welcome. This includes theoretical achievements, algorithm development and real-world implementations. Main topics of this conference are, among others:
- Applications of Combinatorial Optimization
- Approximation algorithms
- Branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms
- Computational complexity
- Emerging applications of OR
- Energy planning
- Graph theory
- Healthcare applications
- Heuristics and metaheuristics
- Hybrid methods
- Integer programming
- Natural resource management
- Network design and analysis
- Production planning
- Telecommunications
- Transportation and logistics

The conference will be held at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 2 Bologna. The School is within walking distance from the city center, hotels, bars and restaurants.
The city of Bologna offers a lively cultural environment, and is well connected by high-speed trains to Florence (35min), Venice (1h 25min), Milan (1h), Rome (2h), Turin (2h 15min), Naples (3h 30min).
A short video on the city of Bologna:

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Paolo Toth, Valentina Cacchiani, Enrico Malaguti

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