Monday, March 22, 2021

[DMANET] XLVIII Symposium on Operational Research - SYM-OP-IS 2021 - First announcement and call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Programme and Organizing Committee of SYM-OP-IS 2021, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this year's Symposium on Operational Research.

Faculty of Mathematics - University of Belgrade ( and Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (, traditionally, in cooperation with other higher education and research institutions, as well as scientific societies, organize XLVIII Symposium on Operational Research - SYM-OP-IS 2021 (

This year, the XLVIII SYM-OP-IS takes place in Banja Koviljaca from 20 to 23 September 2021. The proceedings of the previous SYM-OP-IS conferences are available at

We hope that your contribution will help to continue the tradition and quality of the Conference.
With best regards,

Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Prof. Dragan Urosevic, Mathematical Institute SASA,
Prof. Milan Drazic, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
Organizing Committee Chair
Prof. Zorica Stanimirovic, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
SYM-OP-IS 2021 Organizing Committee

SYM-OP-IS is an international symposium which traditionally gathers researchers, practitioners and educators in operations research to discuss and present their theoretical and practical research results in formal and an informal setting. The Conference is every year organized by different Serbian institutions and this year hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics - University of Belgrade and Mathematical Institute SANU.

The goal of the Conference is to inspire knowledge exchange within and among different fields of optimization. We encourage contributions beyond the scope of specific scientific disciplines and countries, with the aim of furthering international cooperation, particularly among the Balkan countries.

In addition, we are pleased to announce a Special section on VNS method and applications, which is dedicated to Prof. Nenad Mladenovic celebrating his 70th birthday and 45 years of research work. We warmly invite collaborators and students of Prof. Mladenovic to contribute to this Special section.
TOPICS (notlimited to):
- Business Analytics

- Combinatorial Optimization

- Data Science

- Economic Models and Econometrics

- Electronic business

- Environmental Management and Natural Resources Management

- Finance and Banking

- Game Theory

- Geoinformation systems

- Graphs and networks

- Heuristics and Metaheuristics

- Information Systems and Technologies

- Logistics and Supply Chain Management

- Management

- Mathematical Programming

- Mining, Geology and Energetics

- Multicriteria Analysis and Optimization

- Reliability and Risk Management

- OR Applications in Civil Engineering

- OR Applications in Military Defence

- OR Software

- Performance Analysis

- Production Management

- Research and Development

- Soft and Behavioral Operational Research

- Soft Computing

- Simulation and Stochastic Models

- Statistical Models

- Traffic, Transportation and Communication

The deadline for paper or abstract submission is May 31, 2021. Informationon paper or abstract acceptance is June 15, 2021.


Submissions will follow the same rules as SYMOPIS 2020. Please consult the instructions on The conference proceedings with final versions of the accepted papers will be published before the conference.


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