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ICORES is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in both advances and applications in the field of operations research. Two simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas.

ICORES focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Operations Research Methodologies and Technologies for industry and services, either in general or for particular applications. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using operations research methodologies and technologies, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, case studies, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICORES. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Stochastic Processes
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Decision Analysis
  • Management Sciences
  • Data Mining and Business Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Forecasting
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Linear Programming
  • Inventory Theory
  • Queuing Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Analytics for Enterprise (Engineering) Systems
  • Systems of Systems/Teams and Socio-Technical Systems
  • Design in ES (E.G., Real Options for Flexible Design, Etc)
  • Analytical Architecture in ES


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Network Optimization
  • Routing
  • Logistics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Automation of Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Globalization and Productivity
  • Resource Allocation
  • Optimization in Finance
  • Risk Management
  • OR in Telecommunications
  • OR in Health
  • OR in Transportation
  • OR in National Defense/International Security
  • OR in Education
  • Systems of Systems/Teams and Socio-Technical Systems
  • Engines for Innovation
  • Analytical Architecture in ES


Dries GoossensGhent University, Belgium
Olivier HudryFrance
José OliveiraUniversidade do Minho, Portugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ICORES Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Marc DemangeRMIT University, School of Science - Mathematical Sciences, Australia


Federico LiberatoreCardiff University, United Kingdom
Greg H. ParlierNCSU, United States


Mohamed Abido, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Javier Alcaraz, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Maria Almeida, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Filipe Alvelos, Algoritmi/DPS-UMinho, Portugal
Cláudio Alves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Lionel Amodeo, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Necati Aras, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Claudia Archetti, University of Brescia, Italy
Roberto Aringhieri, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Richard Arnott, University of California at Riverside, United States
Ronald Askin, Arizona State University, United States
Yossi Aviv, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Ernest Baafi, University of Wollongong, Australia
Shariq Bashir, Imam Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, KSA, Saudi Arabia
Lyes Benyoucef, Aix-Marseille University, France
Patrizia Beraldi, University of Calabria, Italy
David Bergman, University of Connecticut, United States
Konstantinos Blekas, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ralf Borndörfer, , Germany
Endre Boros, Rutgers University, United States
Ana Braga, University of Minho, Portugal
Luce Brotcorne, , France
Renato Bruni, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Giuseppe Bruno, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Sujin Bureerat, KhonKaen University, Thailand
Robert Burks, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Giuseppe Buttazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
Valentina Cacchiani, University of Bologna, Italy
Olivier Caelen, , Belgium
Paola Cappanera, University of Firenze, Italy
Massimiliano Caramia, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Francesco Carrabs, University of Salerno, Italy
Lorenzo Castelli, University of Trieste, Italy
Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno, Italy
Snehamoy Chatterjee, Michigan Technological University, United States
Weifeng Chen, California University of Pennsylvania, United States
Bo Chen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada
Ta-Tao Chuang, Gonzaga University, United States
Andre Cire, University of Toronto, Canada
James Cochran, University of Alabama, United States
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Ademir Constantino, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Roberto Cordone, University of Milan, Italy
Florbela Correia, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Lino Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Alysson Costa, University of Melbourne, Australia
Patrizia Daniele, University of Catania, Italy
Mirela Danubianu, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania
Andrea D'Ariano, University of Roma TRE, Italy
Bernardo D'Auria, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dominique de Werra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Xavier Delorme, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Paolo Detti, University of Siena, Italy
Clarisse Dhaenens, University of Lille, France
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Nikolai Dokuchaev, Curtin University, Australia
Alexandre Dolgui, IMT Atlantique, France
Christophe Duhamel, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, France
Pankaj Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Goutam Dutta, , India
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Andrew Eberhard, RMIT University, Australia
Khaled Elbassioni, Masdar Institute, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Frank Emmert-Streib, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Turkey
Giovanni Fasano, University of Venezia "Ca' Foscari", Italy
Michael Ferris, , United States
Paola Festa, University of Napoli, Italy
Carlo Filippi, University of Brescia, Italy
Ingrid Fischer, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Antonio Fuduli, University of Calabria, Italy
Robert Fullér, Obuda University, Hungary
Heng-Soon Gan, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Michel Gendreau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Claudio Gentile, Institute for System Analysis and Computer Science "A. Ruberti", CNR-IASI, Italy, Italy
Ronald Giachetti, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Ilias Gialampoukidis, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
Stefano Giordani, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Alessandro Giuliani, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Marc Goerigk, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sean Goggins, University of Missouri, United States
Boris Goldengorin, Moscow University of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation
Marta Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Genady Grabarnik, St. John's University, United States
Stefano Gualandi, University of Pavia, Italy
Christelle Guéret, University of Angers, France
Francesca Guerriero, University of Calabria, Italy
Nalan Gulpinar, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Tias Guns, , Belgium
Gregory Gutin, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Ke Han, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Kenji Hatano, Doshisha University, Japan
Emmanuel Hebrard, LAAS-CNRS, France
Mhand Hifi, EPROAD EA 4669, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Karla Hoffman, George Mason University, United States
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Chenyi Hu, The University of Central Arkansas, United States
Xiaohui Hu, , United States
Johann Hurink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josef Jablonsky, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Angel A. Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Serdar Kadioglu, , United States
Itir Karaesmen, American University, United States
Daniel Karapetyan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Parastu Kasaie, Johns Hopkins University, United States
George Katsirelos, INRA, France
Abdelaziz Khadraoui, CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Abdelhakim Khatab, Lorraine University, National School of Engineering, France
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Philip Kilby, CSIRO Data61 and the Australian National University, Australia
Dakshina Kisku, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India
Jesuk Ko, Gwangju University, Korea, Republic of
Nikolaos Korfiatis, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Leszek Koszalka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Shishir Kumar, , India
Uday Kumar, , India
Erhun Kundakcioglu, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Sotiria Lampoudi, Hefring Engineering, United States
Giuseppe Lancia, University of Udine, Italy
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Celina Leão, University of Minho, Portugal
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Janny Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
Shan Li, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (City University of New York), United States
Abdel Lisser, The University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Qing Liu, , Australia
Corrado Loglisci, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Michele Lombardi, DISI, University of Bologna, Italy
Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France
Guglielmo Lulli, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Ridha Mahjoub, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Viliam Makis, University of Toronto, Canada
Enrico Malaguti, University of Bologna, Italy
Arnaud Malapert, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, France
Federico Malucelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Emanuele Manni, University of Salento, Italy
Patrice Marcotte, Université de Montréal, Canada
Vladimir Marianov, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Concepción Maroto, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro Martins, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Alfonso Mateos Caballero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Subhasish Mazumdar, , United States
Nimrod Megiddo, , United States
Carlo Meloni, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marta Mesquita, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rym MHallah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Michele Monaci, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Maria Monteiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Gaia Nicosia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Pedro Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Andrea Orlandini, , Italy
Mohammad Oskoorouchi, California State University-San Marcos, United States
Ibrahim Osman, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Selin Özpeynirci, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Andrea Pacifici, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Pralay Pal, , India
Massimo Paolucci, University of Genova, Italy
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, United States
Vangelis Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Gabrielle Peko, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Guido Perboli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ana Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Ulrich Pferschy, University of Graz, Austria
Patti Phillips, , United States
Diogo Pinheiro, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, United States
Jan Platos, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Ed Pohl, University of Arkansas, United States
Marco Pranzo, University of Siena, Italy
Steven Prestwich, University College Cork, Ireland
Caroline Prodhon, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Harilaos Psaraftis, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
Luca Quadrifoglio, Texas A&M University, United States
Arash Rafiey, Indiana State University, United States
Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Abdur Rais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Martín Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Amelia Regan, University of California at Irvine, United States
Jean-Charles Regin, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis / I3S / CNRS, France
Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Nicoletta Ricciardi, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Francesco Rinaldi, University of Padova, Italy
Michela Robba, University of Genova, Italy
Ana Rocha, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Helena Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Dolores Romero Morales, University of Oxford, United States
Andre Rossi, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Lukas Ruf, Consecom AG, Switzerland
Stefan Ruzika, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alessia Saggese, University of Salerno, Italy
Mohamed Saleh, Cairo University, Egypt
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Guzmán Santafé Rodrigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Isabel Santo, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Flavio Sartoretto, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Cem Saydam, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Abdelkader Sbihi, EM Normandie, France
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Pierre Schaus, , Belgium
Andrea Scozzari, Università degli Studi "Niccolo' Cusano", Italy
Laura Scrimali, University of Catania, Italy
René Séguin, Defence Research Development Canada, Canada
Meinolf Sellmann, , United States
Marc Sevaux, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Antonio Sforza, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Antonino Sgalambro, National Research Council, Italy
Mingsheng Shang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Venkataraman Shankar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Gautam Singaraju, SELF, United States
Roman Slowinski, Poznan University of Technology, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Fabio Stella, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Claudio Sterle, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Subanatarajan Subbiah, ABB, Germany
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jacques Teghem, , Belgium
Vadim Timkovski, South University, United States
Norbert Trautmann, University of Bern, Switzerland
Chefi Triki, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Marcello Trovati, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Michael Tschuggnall, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Alexis Tsoukiàs, , France
Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
José Valério de Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse, KU Leuven, Belgium
Maria Vespucci, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Aaron Visaggio, University of Sannio, Italy
Begoña Vitoriano, Complutense University, Spain
Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Cameron Walker, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Qi Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Santoso Wibowo, Central Queensland University, Australia
Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Alexander Wöhrer, Vienna Science and Technology Fund, Austria
Roberto Wolfler, , France
Lei Wu, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
Neil Yorke-Smith, TU Delft, Netherlands
Stavros Zenios, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hongzhong Zhang, Columbia University, United States
Yiqiang Zhao, Carleton University, Canada
Zuduo Zheng, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sanming Zhou, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jan Zizka, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
Paola Zuddas, university of cagliari, Italy