CALL FOR PAPERS - Special Issue on Advanced Optimization Approaches and Modern OR-Applications

Guest Editors
Imed Kacem, Hans Kellerer and Pierre Laroche

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CODIT‘14 conference or the International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies has been held in Metz from 3 November to 5 November 2014. It has been the occasion to present 141 contributions selected from about 250 submissions (included the special sessions). This event has attracted participants from 34 countries. This special issue is devoted to CODIT’14 but the submission is also extended to any high-quality paper non-presented at the conference. According to the journal standards, a new review process will be organized and applied to all the submitted papers to this special issue.

The scope of this special issue is related to the advanced optimization/decision approaches and modern OR-applications. Such approaches play an important role in different domains and systems. The use of these practical tools can improve the quality, efficiency and performance of such systems. For this reason, the development of efficient optimisation algorithms has gained increasing interest in the recent decades. Research and development in these areas is growing rapidly due to the many successful applications of these approaches in very diverse problems.

This special issue attempts to present some recent advances on optimisation and operations research and to publish original papers that contribute to the theory, the solution methods, and the applications related to these areas.

Target Dates

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
Notification of the Initial Decision: July 30, 2015
Submission Deadline for Revised Version: October 15, 2015
Final Decision: November 15, 2015
Submission Deadline for Final Version: November 30, 2015


Authors should follow the instructions available at the journal website:

Papers should be submitted in electronic form (in PDF format). Your submission should be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Each submission will be evaluated by three independent referees. Quality and originality of the contribution are the main
acceptance criteria.

The manuscript should be submitted via the submission system:
Please select this Special Issue in the Section/Category menu.

For any query, please contact the Managing Guest Editor:

Prof. Imed Kacem
Université de Lorraine
Ile du Saulcy
Metz 57000, FRANCE
Tel: +33 3 87 31 52 57
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