Monday, May 31, 2021

[DMANET] SYM-OP-IS 2021 - Extended submission deadline - June 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that the deadline for paper or abstract submission to the XLVIII International Symposium on Operational Research has been extended to June 15,2021, due to the numerous requests of authors. Acceptance notification will besent to authors until July 1, 2021.

SYM-OP-IS is an International Symposium that has been organized since 1974. This year, SYM-OP-IS takes place in Banja Koviljaca, Serbia, from 20 to 23 September 2021 ( SYM-OP-IS 2021 isorganized by the Faculty of Mathematics - University of Belgrade( and Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy ofSciences and Arts (, in cooperation with several other research, educational, and state institutions.

SYM-OP-IS is an annual gathering of OR researchers, both theoreticians and practitioners, in order to exchange scientific and technical information, convey experiences and present new results achieved in the development and application of OR methods. TheSymposium Programme comprises of plenary lectures and numerous sections that accommodate the exchange of ideas among academia and industry, both from Serbia and abroad. The main aim of the Symposium is the development and applications of new Operational Research methods, models and techniques. Various sections ensure a valuable mixture of theoretical and practical aspects of Operational Research. A special section on the VNS method and its applications is dedicated to Prof. Nenad Mladenovic celebrating his 70th birthday and 45 years of research work.

================== INVITED SPEAKERS ==================
The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation at SYM-OP-IS 2021:
+ Natasha Shakhlevich Chakhlevitch, Unversity of Leeds, UK.
+ NikolaosMatsatsinis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
+ Nenad Mladenovic, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

================== IMPORTANT DATES ==================
Registration is opened at
+ Paper submission deadline is June 15, 2021.
+ Acceptance notificationto authors is July 1, 2021.
+ The deadline for registration is August 20, 2021.

========= VENUE =========
XLVIII International Symposium on Operational Research will take place at the ROYAL SPA Hotel,which is located in Banja Koviljaca, a beautiful spain the western part of Serbia( Please, contact hotel directly to book youraccommodation, with the note that you are participant of the SYM-OP-IS2021 conference. The hotel offers special prices for the accommodation to participants of the SYM-OP-IS 2021. As the number of rooms available for SYM-OP-IS2021 is limited, please reserve the accomodation in ROYAL SPA Hotel on time.
Important note: Having in mind the global Covid 19 situation, there is a possibility for participants from abroad to join the conference and give presentation online. For more details on this form of participation, please, contact us at

============= PUBLICATION =============
To submit a short paper or an abstract please consult the instructions on
The Symposium Proceedings with the final versions of the accepted papers will be published before the symposium. Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published in Special Issues of the following journals:
+Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research - YUJOR (,
+International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering - IJTTE (, and
+Military Technical Courier (

Looking forward to meeting you at SYM-OP-IS 2021,

Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Prof. Dragan Urosevic, Mathematical Institute SANU, 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

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