Posted by: Bernard FORTZ

*****European Conference on Stochastic Optimization ? ECSO*****
ECSO 2017 ?Stochastic Optimization in Service Science?
Roma Tre University,  20-22 September 2017  -  ROME (Italy)


ECSO 2017 will be held on September 20-22, 2017, in Rome, Italy.
It is the 2nd edition of a stream of triennial conferences organized by the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization EWGSO). The previous edition was held in Paris in 2014.
The scope of this EWGSO Conference ECSO 2017 ?Stochastic Optimization in Service Science? is to discuss the latest trends and challenges in Stochastic Optimization and its applications. 
The conference aims to bring together the leading researchers in Stochastic Optimization and practitioners in the field. Participants are welcome from academia and industry, media and institutions concerned with data uncertainty as well as decision making involving stochastic applications in services.
Young researchers and PhD students starting or developing their research related to Stochastic Optimization are encouraged to present their work for discussion and take part in the sessions and plenary lectures on the challenging topics of Stochastic Optimization theory and practice, held during the conference.
The conference will be held at the Engineering School of Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy.
ECSO 2017 will accept contributions related to Stochastic Optimization theory and applications, with particular emphasis on Service Science. The program of the conference consists of plenary lectures and parallel organized sessions.

***Confirmed Plenary Speakers***

Nicholas G. Hall  (The Ohio State University)
Rüdiger Schultz (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

The complete list of Plenary Speakers will be given in the conference website, and in successive announcements.

***Call for Abstracts and Sessions***

We invite authors to submit high quality contributions describing significant results on different research topics related to Stochastic Optimization, including:

stochastic programming
large-scale stochastic optimization
chance constrained programming
multistage stochastic programming
robustness and stability in stochastic programming problems
risk measures and stochastic dominance
machine-learning techniques
data-driven methods for stochastic optimization
robust optimization
modeling support and model management for stochastic programs

and on Service Science applications of Stochastic Optimization including, but not limited to, the following domains:

energy planning
project management
smart cities
food and sustainability
supply chains
oil and gas industry
equilibrium problems and stochastic gaming
environment and sustainable development
ICT solutions and networks
public sector analytics
social networks

All researchers, academics, practitioners and students working on the conference themes are invited to participate to ECSO 2017 submitting a contribution proposal, and proposing sessions. ECSO 2017 allows submissions in the following categories:

**Contribution proposals (One-Page-Abstract) ? Deadline: April, 30 ? 2017**

Contributions will be selected by the International Program Committee to be presented in the conference and included in the book of abstracts which will be delivered during the conference. An edited volume with the conference proceedings (selected full papers) will be published at the end of the event. Contribution proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file as described in the Conference Website. Information about post-conference special issues on recognized international journals will be given in the Conference Website, and in successive announcements.

**Session proposals (Max 3 pages) ? Deadline: March, 20 ? 2017**

Topics of interest include all areas of Stochastic Optimization. ECSO 2017 specifically welcomes sessions (composed of 4 contributions) tackling novel, cutting-edge topics, sessions covering lesser-addressed sub-areas, cross-discipline sessions and sessions dealing with possible and expected future evolutions of the Stochastic Optimization in Service Science. The organizers of approved sessions are responsible for advertising their sessions and will be involved in the review process. Organizers are expected to attend and chair their sessions. Session proposals should be submitted (by email to as a single PDF file (max 3 pages) containing the following information: title, organizer(s), topic description, and a preliminary/tentative list of contributions.

Accepted contributions included in the conference program will appear in the ECSO 2017 booklet of abstract which will be delivered during the event. Information about post-conference Proceedings and Special Issues on indexed international journals will be given in the conference website and in successive announcements. A pdf version of this preliminary CfP and more detailed information about submissions, important dates and registration procedure are given on the Conference Website:


**General Conference Chairs**

Carlo Meloni (Chair), Politecnico di Bari
Dario Pacciarelli (Co-Chair), Università Roma Tre

**Local Organizing Committee**

Andrea D'Ariano, Università Roma Tre
Gabriella Dellino, Politecnico di Bari
Renato Mari, ACT-Operations Research
Carlo Meloni (Chair), Politecnico di Bari
Dario Pacciarelli (Co-Chair), Università Roma Tre
Marco Pranzo, Università di Siena
Marcella Samà, Università Roma Tre

**International Program Committee**

Alessandro Agnetis, Italy
Giorgio Consigli, Italy
Gabriella Dellino, Italy
Laureano Escudero, Spain
Csaba Fabian, Hungary
Milos Kopa, Czech Republic
Abdel Lisser, France
Francesca Maggioni, Italy
Carlo Meloni (Co-Chair), Italy
Enza Messina (Chair), Italy
Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse, Belgium
Georg Pflug, Austria
Dario Pacciarelli, Italy
Leonidas Sakalauskas, Lithuania
Rüdiger Schultz, Germany
Asgeir Tomasgaard, Norway
Daniele Vigo, Italy
Stein W. Wallace, Norway

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