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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


  • 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


Sue MerchantUnited Kingdom
Alexandre DolguiIMT Atlantique, France
Karla HoffmanGeorge Mason University, United States


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) 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
e-mail: icores.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icores.org/


Dominique de WerraÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Begoña VitorianoComplutense University, Spain
Greg H. ParlierNCSU, United States


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
Lionel Amodeo, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Necati Aras, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Lyes Benyoucef, Aix-Marseille University, France
Endre Boros, Rutgers University, United States
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Sujin Bureerat, KhonKaen University, Thailand
Giuseppe Buttazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
Bo Chen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada
James Cochran, University of Alabama, United States
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Ademir Constantino, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Alysson Costa, University of Melbourne, Australia
Paolo Dell’Olmo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Xavier Delorme, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Marc Demange, RMIT University, School of Science - Mathematical Sciences, Australia
Clarisse Dhaenens, University of Lille, France
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Nikolai Dokuchaev, Curtin University, Australia
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Andrew Eberhard, RMIT University, Australia
Khaled Elbassioni, Masdar Institute, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Turkey
Laureano F. Escudero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Gerd Finke, Grenoble Institute of Technology - Lab. G-SCOP, France
Christodoulos Floudas, Texas A&M University, United States
Robert Fullér, Obuda University, Hungary
Ronald Giachetti, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Giorgio Gnecco, IMT - School for Advanced Studies - Lucca, Italy
Marc Goerigk, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Boris Goldengorin, Moscow University of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation
Marta Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Dries Goossens, Ghent University, Belgium
Nalan Gulpinar, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Gregory Gutin, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Han Hoogeveen, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Chenyi Hu, The University of Central Arkansas, United States
Johann Hurink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josef Jablonsky, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Itir Karaesmen, American University, United States
Abdelhakim Khatab, Lorraine University, National School of Engineering, France
Jesuk Ko, Gwangju University, Korea, Republic of
Leszek Koszalka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Sotiria Lampoudi, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, United States
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Janny Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
Abdel Lisser, The University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Pierre Lopez, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France
Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Viliam Makis, University of Toronto, Canada
Concepción Maroto, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro Martins, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Alfonso Mateos Caballero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
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
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Stefan Nickel, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Gaia Nicosia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
José Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Selin Özpeynirci, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Andrea Pacifici, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Sophie Parragh, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Vangelis Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Ulrich Pferschy, University of Graz, Austria
Diogo Pinheiro, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, United States
Ed Pohl, University of Arkansas, United States
Steven Prestwich, University College Cork, Ireland
Arash Rafiey, Indiana State University, United States
Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Martín Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Michela Robba, University of Genova, Italy
Andre Rossi, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Stefan Ruzika, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Juan Salazar Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Marcello Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Cem Saydam, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Andrea Schaerf, Università di Udine, Italy
René Séguin, Defence Research Development Canada, Canada
Marc Sevaux, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Jacques Teghem, , Belgium
Vadim Timkovski, South University, United States
Norbert Trautmann, University of Bern, Switzerland
Alexis Tsoukiàs, , France
José Valério de Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luk Van Wassenhove, , France
Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Santoso Wibowo, Central Queensland University, Australia
Marino Widmer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Riccardo Zecchina, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Hongzhong Zhang, Columbia University, United States
Sanming Zhou, University of Melbourne, Australia