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:

EWORAFM | EURO Working Group on Operations Research in Agriculture and Forest Management

Ort: Lleida, Spain


The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in optimization under uncertainty and applications in agriculture, sustainable supply chain and agrifood Industry. Other related areas connected with previous topics are also welcome.

Members of the foreabove mentioned Working Groups are invited to participate, but also we encourage the participation of other researchers, PhD students or professionals interested in this workshop. So that, further opportunities of collaboration and fruitful exchanges can be expected on a larger scale.

Proposals for panels or demo presentations in special sessions are very welcome.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts : 29/05/2016
Acceptance of abstracts: 12/06/2016
Early registration Deadline: 01/07/2016
Workshop: 5-7/09/2016

OR 2016 | Internationale Jahrestagung der GOR

Ort: Hamburg

It is our great pleasure to invite you to OR2016.

The conference will be hosted by the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (campus address: Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg).

The conference program is available at or2016.de.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Kurt Mehlhorn (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken)
  • Luk Van Wassenhove (INSEAD, Belgium/France)

Semi-Plenary Speakers:

  • Jose Correa (Universidad Chile)
  • Johann Hurink (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Robert Klein (Universität Augsburg)
  • Johan Marklund (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Kaisa Miettinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Rüdiger Schultz (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Kenneth Sörensen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Frits C.R. Spieksma (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
  • Grit Walther (RWTH Aachen)
  • Gerhard J. Woeginger (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Furthermore, the conference will include:

  • an exhibition with a number of companies: Additive, AMPL, GAMS, Gurobi, IBM, LocalSolver, Mosek, Springer
  • three pre-conference workshops (on Tuesday) by GAMS, Gurobi, and IBM
  • a business track on Wednesday
  • industry tours to Airbus (Hamburg-Finkenwerder) and Lufthansa Technik (Hamburg Airport)
  • a social program from Tuesday to Friday

There will be a post-conference proceedings volume (to be published by Springer).

For further information, please visit: or2016.de and follow the twitter account @or2016de.

Rückblick: OR 2015 in Wien

Vom 01.09. bis zum 04.09.2015 fand die Internationale Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Operations Research e. V. an der Universität Wien statt.

Die Tagung mit dem Motto „Optimal Decisions and Big Data“ war mit über 900 Teilnehmern außerordentlich gut besucht und wurde von Prof. Dr. Georg Pflug sowohl organisatorisch als auch inhaltlich hervorragend vorbereitet und durchgeführt.

Wie auch in den vorherigen Jahren bot die Konferenz reichlich Gelegenheit, qualitativ hochwertige Forschungsergebnisse in den verschiedenen Streams zu diskutieren sowie zahlreiche hochinteressante Plenar- und Semiplenarvorträge zu besuchen. Zudem wurden während der Tagung die Diplom- und Masterarbeits- sowie die Dissertationspreisträger geehrt und Herr Prof. Dr. Horst W. Hamacher mit dem GOR-Wissenschaftspreis ausgezeichnet.

Näheres lesen Sie hier im Tagungsbericht.