ORBEL30: call for papers

Posted by: Michael SCHYNS

ORBEL 30 Announcement and Call for Papers

The next ORBEL conference, the yearly conference of the Belgian Operational Research Society, will take place at the Université catholique de Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, on 28 and 29 January 2016.

This conference is the meeting point of the Operational Research Community in Belgium and its neighboring countries. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers, young and old, to present their work and make contact with people working on related subjects.

Conference topics include (but are not limited to):

  • continuous, discrete or stochastic optimization, graphs and networks, multicriteria decision making, decision theory, game theory, simulation, queueing theory, complexity theory, data mining, ...;
  • supply chain management, production planning, scheduling, project management, transportation and traffic management, energy management, DEA and performance management, financial modelling, ...;
  • applications in industry, in the energy sector, in life sciences and bioinformatics, in public services, in engineering, in health care, in banking, in telecommunications, in sports, in media and entertainment, ...

ORBEL 30 will also be part of the 50th anniversary celebration of CORE, the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, at UCL. To highlight this dual celebration, ORBEL 30 will feature three plenary speakers, including two of the best-known Belgian OR academics (who happen to be at CORE…) and an international Health OR scientist:

  • Eva K. Lee, the Director of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, at Georgia Tech
  • Yurii Nesterov, CORE, UCL
  • Laurence Wolsey, CORE, UCL

To present your work at ORBEL30, we invite you to submit a two-page abstract through the conference website (www.orbel.be/orbel30 ).

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
  • Abstract acceptance: Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
  • End of early registration: Thursday, January 14, 2016.
  • ORBEL 30 Conference: January 29 - 29, 2016.

For more information, registration or abstract submission, please go to the conference website:

www.orbel.be/orbel30 .

We look forward to seeing you in Louvain-la-Neuve, on 28 and 29 January 2016.

The local organizers