Call for papers

The conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers, users and potential users of operational research, statistics, computer science and related fields. It will provide managers, practitioners and researchers with a unique opportunity to exchange information on quantitative techniques for decision making. The ORBEL conference consists in invited lectures delivered by prominent foreign specialists and practitioners on topics of general interest; more specialized contributed papers are presented in parallel sessions.

Contributed papers

We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students interested in quantitative methods for decision making to participate in the conference and to present their work in all fields of methodology and application:
  • 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 in bioinformatics, in public services, in engineering, in health care, in banking, in telecommunications, in sports, in media and entertainment, ....

Abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract in LaTeX format (up to two A4 pages) using this template. If you do not receive the confirmation email within one hour after submission, please check your spam folder. If you still face problems, please contact M.Schyns[at]ulg.ac.be.


The conference will feature parallel sessions with the contributed talks. Lecture rooms are equipped with a computer and video-projector. The speakers generally bring their presentation file on a USB storage device in a common format (ppt/pptx, pdf). The use of one’s own computer is also possible but not encouraged. Please show up 10 minutes before your presentation to upload your presentation on the computer. In case of no shows or last minute cancellations, the assigned time slot is left empty, so that all presentations start as indicated in the program.


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ORBEL - Conference chair: Prof. A. Caris