Tuesday, July 17, 2018

[DMANET] Call For Papers: EJOR Feature Cluster - New Trends in Applied Combinatorial Optimization - Paper Submission Opening: August 1, 2018

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Call For Papers: EJOR Feature Cluster - New Trends in Applied Combinatorial Optimization

Although we encourage the submission of papers presented at the Joint EURO/ALIO International Conference 2018 on Applied Combinatorial Optimization, this Call for Papers is open to the entire community of academics and practitioners working in the field of applied combinatorial optimization.


Applied Combinatorial Optimization has always received large interest in the scientific community. Thanks to the development of effective methods and innovative techniques, hard real-world problems can now be solved more efficiently, and new challenges arise, such as considering uncertain conditions, combining hard problems together, solving problems in real-time. The aim of the Feature Cluster "New trends in Applied Combinatorial Optimization" is to bridge the gap between science and real-world, by providing effective formulations and algorithms that allow solving practical problems. We solicit original and high-quality papers presenting innovative research in the field of Applied Combinatorial Optimization.


We will consider high-quality manuscripts addressing theoretical achievements, algorithm development and real-world implementations in the context of applied combinatorial optimization.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- 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, metaheuristics and matheuristics
- Hybrid methods
- Integer programming
- Natural resource management
- Network design and analysis
- Production planning
- Telecommunications
- Transportation and logistics


Prospective authors are asked to follow the EJOR guide for authors and submit their papers from August 1, 2018 via the EES (http://ees.elsevier.com/ejor). Please select "Feat.Cluster App.Comb.Opt" as the "Article Type" during the submission process. Submitted papers will undergo a regular review process according to the high standard of EJOR.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Opening: August 1, 2018
Paper Submission Due: November 1, 2018
Notification of Review Results: February 15, 2019
Revised Manuscript Due: April 30, 2019
Final Decision: July 31, 2019

Guest Editors

Valentina Cacchiani, University of Bologna
Enrico Malaguti, University of Bologna
Paolo Toth, University of Bologna
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