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Announcement7th International Symposium & 29th National Conference on Operational Research
June 14-16, 2018
Chania, Crete, Greece

The 7th International Symposium & 29th National Conference on Operational Research will be co-organized by the School of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete and the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS). The conference will be held at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece, June 14-16, 2018.

The purpose of the Conference is to disseminate recent scientific advances in the field of Operational Research and Management Science in Greece and to promote international co-operation among researchers and practitioners. The specific aim of this year’s Conference is to highlight the role and importance of OR, new technologies and innovation in agriculture and tourism. Proposed workshops and special sessions will be held during the conference days.

“Marketing in the era of Social Media & Big Data”
Organizers: Stelios Tsafarakis, Nikolaos Matsatsinis
Publication: Book “Marketing in the era of Social Media and Big Data: New Trends and Applications”, Springer.

“Exploring Risks and Implications of different Energy and Climate Policy Scenarios towards 2050: Methods, tools and models”
Organizers: Haris Doukas, Alexandros Flamos & Jenny Lieu
Selected articles will be invited for Publication at:
Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy, Taylor & Francis, Editor in Chief: Alexandros Flamos.
Special Issue on "Assessing risks and uncertainties of low-carbon transition pathways", Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Elsevier.

Conference Proceedings (ISBN)
The abstracts and short papers submitted and approved for presentation will be included in the book of proceedings that will be distributed at the beginning of the Conference.

Special Issue and Book
The following special issue and book will be devoted in papers presented in the conference:
• Information and Communications Technology in Agriculture and Tourism, International Journal of Decision Support Systems, Inderscience.
• Book: “The contribution of OR, new technologies and innovation in agriculture and tourism”, Springer, Cooperative Management Series.
All papers (in extended form - after revision), will be refereed according to the standards of the respective journal/book.

Invited Speakers
Gert van Dijk, Nyenrode Business Universiteit & Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
Yannis Siskos, University of Piraeus, Greece

Final Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 18 April, 2017
Notification of acceptance: 2 May, 2017
Deadline for early registration: 20 May, 2017
Deadline for paper submission: 28 May, 2017
Conference dates: 14 to 16 June, 2018
April 22, 2018 March 31, 2018: Abstract submission (max 300 words).
April 25, 2018 April 20, 2018: Notification of acceptance.
May 15, 2018: Short papers (5 pages) submission.
May 21, 2018: Early registration.
June 14-16, 2018: Conference.

For more information visit the conference website: or Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS) website:
President Nikolaos Matsatsinis
[email protected]
Technical University of Crete
Department of Production Engineering and Management
Decision Support Systems Laboratory
University Campus
73100 Chania Crete
Phone: +302821037348
Representative Evangelos Grigoroudis
[email protected]
Technical University of Crete
Department of Production Engineering & Management
University Campus, Kounoupidiana
73100 Chania
Phone: +302821037346
NewsletterJournal: Operational Research, An International Journal (IF: 1.065)
Newsletter: Quarterly Newsletter of HELORS
Online newsletterJournal:

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