EURO working group on Agriculture and Forest Management

EURO working group on Agriculture and Forest Management
NameEURO working group on Agriculture and Forest Management
Announcement* The stream of OR in Agriculture and Forest management will be held in Quebec(CA) during the IFORS Conference. Different sessions are proposed within the stream we are organising, see www.orafm.org for more info and submission codes.

* Workshop on Optimization Under Uncertainty in Agriculture and Agrifood Industry September 7-9, Lleida, Spain. More info at: http://www.orafm.org
Websitehttp://www.orafm.org/
BoardLjusk Ola Eriksson
Anders R. Kristensen
Lluis M. Pla (Cordinator)
Andres Weintraub
Esteve Nadal
Coordinator LluisM Pla
lmpla@matematica.udl.es
University of Lleida
Mathematics
JaumeII,73
25001 Lleida
Spain
Phone: (34)973703318
Fax: (34)973702716
Url: http://www.udl.es/usuaris/d4089492/
Purpose and historyAs declared by the EURO Council, the main purpose of the EWG's is to encourage communication and research between small groups of members specialising in particular topics. The WG is open to people with different backgrounds (like industry, university, etc) and who are interested on OR methods and its application in Agriculture and Forest Management in order to exchange ideas, experiences and research results. In this context, we invite everyone interested in this topic to join us.
MembersThe group started in 2003 with approximately 40 members from different countries. The number has been increased since then and now we are more than 275. People belongs mainly to EU contries but we have also a significant representation from America and Asia. The full list of members is shown at the webpage of the group (www.orafm.org).

Past activitiesThe first meeting of the WG was held in September 2004 at Silsoe Research Institute (UK).
The second meeting of the WG was in July 2006 in the EURO Conference held in Reykjavik (Iceland).
The third meeting of the WG was integrated within EURO XXII Conference held in Prague (Czech Republic), july 2007.
The forth meeting was a stream at the OR50 held in York (UK), september 2008.
The fifth meeting of the WG was held in Bonn within EURO XXIII, july 2009. Furthermore we have also organised the EURO Summer Institute 2009 held in Lleida (Spain).
The sixth meeting of the WG was integrated within EURO XXIV in Lisbon, july 2010. We fail to celebrate a meeting in 2011, 2012 and 2013 but we succeded to organise a stream in the past EURO Conferences with very interesting contributions.
The WG take part in the joint organisation of a MiniEURO Conference devoted to “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications” held in Graz (Austria) in October 2013 (http://eurominiconferencegraz2013.wordpress.com/)
The seventh meeting was held in Lleida (Spain), in a Workshop of OR in Agriculture and forest management(http://orafm.org/workshop2014). In addition, a new Summer Institute in July 2014 was also organised (http://orafm.udl.cat/?page_id=233 ) The eighth meeting was held in Glasgow (UK) during the 27th EURO Conference.Next meeting was held again in Lleida in September 2016 while a stream was organised for the EURO Conference in Poznan (PL).
Future activitiesA stream of OR in Agriculture and Forest Management organised by the EWG-ORAFM will be held in Quebec(CA) during the IFORS Conference.

The next meeting of the WG will be held in Lleida(Spain), 7-9 September 2017 during the 2nd Workshop on Optimization Under Uncertainty in Agriculture and Agrifood Industry. Information will be available at: http://www.orafm.org



PublicationsA Springer book is agreed for being prepared during 2017. The topic of the book is about Agro BigData and DSS.

An special volume devoted to "Agro BigData and DSS" is also agreed with Computers & Electronics in Agriculture for being issued in 2018.

A Springer book within the Handbook of Operational Research series was completed and published in 2015. The topic of the book is about OR applications in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry.

An special volume devoted to "OR in Agriculture and Forest Management" was published in Annals of Operations Research. Volume 190 (2011).

A second volume including papers presented at ESI2009 has been published in Annals of Operations Research. Volume 219 (2014). This volume is devoted to "Methods and Applications in Natural Resources Management".

Following the Mini EURO Conference in Graz, an Special Issue on “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications“ will be edited by P.Zaraté, U. Leopold, D.DeTombe, L.Plá (Guest Editors) in the IJDSS – International Journal of Decision support Systems (Inderscience Pub.)
BudgetThe EURO annual subside was received in 2008 and 2009, several years after the launching of the group. Year 2009 we had additional support for the successful preparation of the EURO Summer Institute. In 2010 and beyond we have received a regular annual support. This has been so till now. In 2013 we have had a small increment supporting the organisation of the mini EURO Conference in Graz where a member of our board has been invited as speaker. In 2014 and 2015 we have covered all expenses of the different planned meetings. We expect to follow the same track for 2016. Several grants are allocated for students from eastern EU countries or developing countries.
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