NameHellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS)
Addressc/o Georgia Mouriadou
427 Acharnon Street - 2nd floor
111 43 Athens
Contact email[email protected]
AnnouncementXIV Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Hybrid-BALCOR 2020)
“Operational Research in the Era of
Digital Transformation and Business Analytics”
Thessaloniki, Greece
30 September- 3 October 2020

Call for Papers
The XIV Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Hybrid BALCOR 2020) will be co-organized by the Department of Applied Informatics at University of Macedonia (Information Systems and e-Business Laboratory) and the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS).

Organization of the Conference
We would like to inform you that, due to the Covid-19, the conference will be transformed into a Hybrid BALCOR and will be organized in the following two ways:
• Physical presentation: Participants will meet at the conference venue and will deliver oral presentations of papers if allowed by EU and Greeks regulations at that time. Social and other parallel activities could be adapted according to the imposed health restrictions.
• Remotely presentation: Participants will join the conference through the Internet, without traveling to Thessaloniki.
Participants in the conference will be able to choose one of the two ways.
The type of participation could be chosen by authors until 9th August 2020.
In order to ensure that the Conference is held in all cases, we will ask all participants to submit a video with their presentation (MP4) by September 4, 2020. By submitting the video, the delegates will accept the publication and dissemination of their video presentations through the digital channels of the conference, which will be available to the public. We hope that the above is understandable due to the current situation and the restrictions of GDBR.

Due to this fact, the date for submission of articles is extended to 31 May 2020.

The purpose of the Conference is to disseminate recent scientific advances in the field of Operational Research and Management Science in Balkan countries. The main benefits for the OR researchers are the successful exchange of ideas and information of interest to Operational Research and the promotion of international co-operation among participants by presenting both theoretical and applied results.

Conference Topics
The Conference welcomes conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions in all fields of Operational Research and Management Science. We invite all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students to participate in the Conference and present their current research in Operational Research with applications in several business areas (e.g., agrifood, banking, cultural heritage, e-business, economics, education, energy, finance, health, ICT, public sector, retail, tourism) in support of various business operations (e.g., human resources, logistics, marketing and sales, production, innovation, strategic planning) by means of methodological tools or techniques. Details on the topics can be found on the conference website:

Call for Workshops and Special Sessions
We invite those who are interested in organizing Workshops or Special Sessions to submit a relevant proposal (Workshop/Session title, organizers, description). In case you are interested in organizing a Workshop or a Session during BALCOR 2020, please feel free to contact the conference Chairs at: [email protected]

Important Dates
Submission deadline for Abstracts (MS Word) (300 words) May 31, 2020
Notification of Abstracts acceptance June 7, 2020
Submission of Short Papers (MS Word) (5 pages) June 28, 2020
Notification of Short Papers acceptance July 22, 2020
Camera-ready Short Papers August 2, 2020
Early-bird registration August 9, 2020
Late registration September 4, 2020
Conference September 30-October 3, 2020

Book of Abstracts
The abstracts approved for presentation will be included in the Book of Abstracts that will be distributed at the beginning of the Conference.
Book of Conference Proceedings (ISBN)
All accepted Short Papers will be published in the electronic Book of Conference Proceedings with an ISBN.
Publication in Special Issues (Announcement of new ones is expected)
The following special issue will be devoted in papers presented in the conference:
• International Journal of Decision Support Systems, Inderscience
• International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, Inderscience

Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics
Operational Research in the Era of Analytics and Business Transformation

Conference Chairs
Kitsios, F. (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Matsatsinis, N. (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Info & Contacts
• Website:
• E-mail: [email protected]
President Nikolaos Matsatsinis
Technical University of Crete
Department of Production Engineering and Management
Decision Support Systems Laboratory
University Campus
73100 Chania Crete
Phone: +302821037348
Representative Evangelos Grigoroudis
Technical University of Crete
Department of Production Engineering & Management
University Campus, Kounoupidiana
73100 Chania
Phone: +302821037346
NewsletterJournal: Operational Research: An International Journal (IF: 1.485)
Newsletter: Quarterly Newsletter of HELORS
Online newsletterJournal:

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