DA2PL’2016 | EURO Mini Conference

Ort: Paderborn

The DA2PL workshop has been launched with the goal of bringing together researchers from operations research and the decision sciences with scholars from machine learning. It aims at providing a forum for discussing recent advances and identifying new research challenges in the intersection of both fields, which is marked by the growing field of preference learning, thereby supporting a cross-fertilisation of these disciplines.

Following the two previous editions of this workshop, which took place in Mons in 2012 and Paris in 2014, DA2PL’2016 will be held at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Supported by the Association of European Operational Research Societies, it will this time be organized in the form of a EURO Mini Conference.

DA2PL’2016 solicits contributions to the usage of theoretically supported preference models and formalisms in preference learning as well as communications devoted to innovative preference learning methods in decision analysis and multicriteria decision aiding.

We solicit full research papers as well as extended abstracts reporting on more preliminary results. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the electronic template. The page limit is 6 for full papers and 2 for extended abstracts. Submissions must be submitted through EasyChair and will be reviewed by at least two referees. This year, DA2PL will provide a special opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests. A special session at the conference will be devoted for PhD students to present and discuss their ongoing research work. Therefore, we specifically encourage young researchers to submit their work (as full paper or extended abstract, depending on the maturity of the PhD project); the submission site will offer a possibility to mark a submission as a student paper.

Important dates:
Submission site opens: April 1, 2016
Paper submission: August 22, 2016
Author notification: September 30, 2016
Camera-ready version: October 21, 2016

Further Information:

AG „Prognoseverfahren“

Ort: Karlsruhe

Vom 29.09.2016 bis 30.09.2016 findet in Kooperation mit EnBW in Karlsruhe die Sitzung der Arbeitsgruppe Prognoseverfahren statt.

  • Am Abend des 29.09.2016 findet ein informelles get-together statt.
  • Einreichung von Beiträgen bis 31.05.2016
  • Anmeldung zur Teilnahme bis 01.09.2016

Weitere Informationen zur Arbeitsgruppe sind unter AG-Prognosefahren zu finden.

MCDA 84 | EURO Working Group on Muliple Criteria Decision Aiding

Ort: Wien, Österreich


The University of Vienna is very pleased to host the 84th Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding and extends a warm welcome to all the participants. The meeting will take place from September 22nd to 24th at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.
The overall topic of this meeting is From Axioms to Applications: Bridging the gap between theory and practice in MCDA. In accordance with this topic, we invite you to contribute papers that discuss new theoretical and methodological developments and their possible applications, as well as papers on practical applications of new methods, or applications that can stimulate new theoretical development.

In addition to the established methods and application areas of multiple criteria decision aid, we also look for papers exploring the relationship of MCDA to related areas like group decisions or decisions under risk and uncertainty, and papers that deal with the application of MCDA in new and innovative areas. Following the tradition of the working group, we particularly encourage to submit and present not only papers resulting from completed research projects, but also papers describing ongoing research and work in progress.

The organizers can also be contacted at mcda2016@univie.ac.at (main organizer – Rudolf Vetschera).

Submission of abstracts: June 17, 2016

EWGLA 2016 | EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting

Ort: Malaga, Spanien

The 23rd EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis meeting will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Workshop on Locational Analysis and Related Problems on September 14-16, 2016 at Malaga, Spain

The meeting intends to gather the operations research community from different parts of the world to share experiences in the field of locational analysis. We invite participation from all areas related to location theory including:

  • network location
  • continuous location
  • discrete location
  • obnoxious location
  • competitive location
  • hub location
  • location-routing
  • advanced location models
  • location applications (logistics, network design)
  • exact and heuristic solution methods

Contributions are welcome from academia, industry or the public sector. In addition to presentations, the meeting is intended to be a forum for exchange of recent experiences and results. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract formatted according to the given templates. The submissions will be evaluated by a designated scientific committee. We also offer the possibility to present short communications or ongoing works in the form of poster sessions.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance: June 12, 2016
Early registration: June 30, 2016
Conference: September 14-16, 2016

Further information: