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

The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the 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.

Conference Tracks

Each of these tracks 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 tracks:



  • Decision Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Management Sciences
  • Data Mining and Business Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Forecasting
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Linear Programming
  • Inventory Theory
  • Simulation
  • Queuing Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Modeling


  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Network Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Routing
  • Logistics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Automation of Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Globalization and Productivity
  • Resource Allocation
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Optimization in Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Security
  • OR in Telecommunications
  • OR in Health
  • OR in Transportation
  • OR in Government
  • OR in Education

Keynote Speakers

Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Dominique de Werra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Begoña Vitoriano, Complutense University, Spain


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
A short list of the best presented papers will be published in a special issue of The Open Operational Research Journal entitled OR METHODOLOGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN DECISION MAKING.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Conference Chair

Fernando Valente, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Program Chair

Carlos Luz, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Program Committee

El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Maria Albareda-Sambola, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Javier Alcaraz, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Maria Teresa Almeida, ISEG, UTL, Portugal
Miguel Anjos, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Ronald Askin, Arizona State University, United States
Yossi Aviv, Washington University, United States
Tristan Barnett, University of South Australia, Australia
Lyes Benyoucef, Aix-Marseille University, France
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jérôme Bolte, Toulouse School of Economics, France
Immanuel M. Bomze, University of Vienna, Austria
Luce Brotcorne, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), France
Ahmed Bufardi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Xiaoqiang Cai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jacques Carlier, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
José Manuel Vasconcelos Valério de Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Yves Caseau, Bouygues Telecom, France
Luís Cavique, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Bo Chen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Hocine Cherifi, Université De Bourgogne, France
John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada
Marielle Christiansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Albert Corominas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Marie-Christine Costa, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, France
Federico Della Croce, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Armin Dekorsy, University of Bremen, Germany
Xavier Delorme, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Clarisse Dhaenens, French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France
Karl F. Doerner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Maciej Drozdowski,  Poznan University of Technology, Poland
José Caldeira Duarte , IPS, Portugal
Christophe Duhamel, ICD - LOSI & UMR STMR, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Andrew Eberhard, RMIT University, Australia
Chanaka Edirisinghe, University of Tennessee, United States
Vladimir Ejov,  University of South Australia, Australia
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Turkey
François Fages, INRIA, France
Elea McDonnell Feit, University of Pennsylvania  , United States
Luis Merca Fernandes , Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal
Elena Fernández, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Gerd Finke, Grenoble Institute of Technology - Lab. G-SCOP, France
Jörg Fliege, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Bernard Fortz, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Robert Fullér, Obuda University, Hungary
Heng-Soon Gan, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Xavier Gandibleux, University of Nantes, France
Antonio Gómez-Corral, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Juan José Salazar Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Michel Grabisch, Université Paris I  Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Genetha A. Gray, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Harvey Greenberg, University of Colorado Denver, United States
Nalan Gulpinar, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Johann L. Hurink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Joanna  Józefowska,  Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Hans Kellerer, University of Graz, Austria
Tamás Kis, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Erica Klampfl, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, United States
Rainer Kolisch, Technische Universität München, Germany
Martine Labbe, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal, Canada
Jesper Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Benjamin Lev, Drexel University, United States
Duan Li, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ming Liang, University of Ottawa , Canada
Liang Liang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Leo Liberti, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Bertrand M. T. Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Amodeo Lionel, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Abdel Lisser, The University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Arne Løkketangen, Molde College, Norway
Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France
Hans-Jakob Lüthi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technlogy Zurich, Switzerland
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Viliam Makis, University of Toronto, Canada
Patrice Marcotte , Université de Montréal, Canada
Concepción Maroto, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Silvano Martello, Universitá di Bologna, Italy
Pedro Coimbra Martins, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Nimrod Megiddo, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University, United States
Marta Mesquita, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia
Michele Monaci, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Dolores Romero Morales, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Aziz Moukrim , Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Pamela Nolz, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ceyda Oguz, Koç University, Turkey
José Fernando Oliveira, University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering, Portugal
David Olson, University of Nebraska, United States
Mohammad Oskoorouchi, California State University-San Marcos, United States
Grammatoula Papaioannou, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Greg H. Parlier, MAS of INFORMS, United States
Sophie Parragh, University of Vienna, Austria
Vangelis Paschos , University Paris-Dauphine, France
Gareth William Peters, University of New South Wales, Australia
Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Diogo Pinheiro, ISEG, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Selwyn Piramuthu, University of Florida, United States
Marília Pires, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Jan Platos, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Raul Poler,  Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Caroline Prodhon, Charles Delaunay Institute, France
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Andre Rossi, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Jan-J. Rückmann, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stefan Ruzika, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Cem Saydam, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
Marc Sevaux, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Hanif Sherali, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Patrick Siarry, Paris-Est University, France
Maurício C. de Souza, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Kathryn Stecke, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Vadim Strijov, Computer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Vitaly Strusevich, University of Greenwich , United Kingdom
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ricardo H. C. Takahashi, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Chung-Piaw Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Alexis Tsoukiàs , CNRS, France
Alexander Vasin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Ling Wang, Tsinghua University, China
Gerhard Wäscher, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Ralf Werner, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pamela Williams, LMI, United States
Gerhard Woeginger, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Roberto Wolfler, Paris-Nord University 13, France
Farouk Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Xuying Zhao, University of Notre Dame, United States
Yiqiang Zhao, Carleton University, Canada
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France
Sanming Zhou, University of Melbourne, Australia