Congresos/cursos/conferencias 20/12/2022

CFP in ITOR: Logistics Optimization for Social Good 

The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will publish a special issue dedicated to «Logistics Optimization for Social Good».

The world and the population are constantly changing, and these changes have been more pronounced during the last decades. High pollution, increasing aging population, frequent diseases and pandemics, depopulation of rural areas and overpopulation in cities, hunger and shortage in developing countries, are some of the main challenges affecting our current and future situation. Around these ideas there are many logistics solutions to consider on a day-to-day and strategic basis, which can bring many benefits to the societies if they are properly advanced.

Accordingly, there is a growing interest to ensure that current and future AI and Optimization research provide these logistics solutions for better crisis response, equality and inclusion, economic empowerment, hunger and shortage response, healthcare, or environmental sustainability, i.e., for social good. This will result in advances in both theoretical and practical aspects as well as technical innovations in several logistics sectors such as emergency logistics, humanitarian logistics, healthcare logistics, etc. In this context, with the aim of reflecting and reporting on the latest research and developments in the interplay between logistics for social good and optimization, we propose this special issue entitled «Logistics Optimization for Social Good».

The main goal of this special issue is to bring and comprehensively collect cutting-edge research and recent advances in AI and Optimization to promote and foster logistics for social good. This issue will provide readers with high-quality contributions exploring and dealing with optimization problems in the field of logistics while discussing advanced methods considering social good. Examples involve the joint use of machine learning and mathematical programming, integrating information systems with optimization algorithms, theoretical or empirical studies in modern operations research, developing truly-brained systems to support logistics decisions, etc. As it can be seen, the special issue will contribute to the literature with relevant theoretical and practical works advancing the progress of operations research and artificial intelligence towards logistics for social good.

Some of the topics covered by this special issue are the following, among others:

*Emergency logistics
*Health and social care logistics
*Humanitarian logistics and crisis management
*Multi-modal intelligent transport systems and services
*Advances in optimization models for green supply chain
*Operations research in developing countries
*Intelligent decision making under uncertainty
*Collaborative and self-organizing logistics
*Intelligent techniques for online and offline healthcare planning
*Combination of methods from Artificial intelligence and Operations Research in sustainable logistics
*Optimization approaches for food security
*Optimization and AI of logistics in non-governmental organizations
*Scheduling in non-profit organizations
*Optimization in closed-loop supply chains

This call for papers is open to the entire community of researchers and practitioners and we encourage any submissions that fit in the scope of this special issue. Authors of selected works from the 13th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2022) will be invited to submit an extended version of their ICCL 2022 accepted papers to this special issue.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of ITOR (, published by the International Federation of Operational Research Societies – IFORS. Papers should be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found on the journal homepage. Authors should upload their contributions using the submission site, indicating in their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue and listing the novel contributions considering related literature.

**The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2023.

Other inquiries should be sent directly to any of the Guest Editors in charge of this issue:
Jesica de Armas (
Helena Ramalhinho (
Stefan Voß (

23rd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2023)

We invite you to the Stream «Metaheuristics for Social Impact»  in stream Metaheuristics» at the 23rd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2023) July 10-14, 2023, Santiago, Chile (

We welcome contributions related to applications of Metaheuristics to health care and social care, humanitarian logistics, sustainability, as home health care or social care applications, personal medical scheduling, resources applications, vaccines distributions, health care or social care facility location, mobility for elderly, covid applications, humanitarian logistics, sustainable transportation, etc.

The authors are invited to submit their abstracts by going to the abstract submission page Add the following invitation code: 559d07f3.

CODE: 559d07f3

session Metaheuristics for Social Impact

stream Metaheuristics.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Session Organizer: Helena Ramalhinho (

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Statistical point process models for spike-trains obtained from grid cells
December 16 – 11:30 | ISBA C.115
  UCLouvain Economics Seminar Antoine Bozio (PSE)
Follow the Money! Combining Household and Firm-Level Evidence to Unravel the Tax Elasticity of Dividends
December 16 – 12:45 | D.144 (Dupriez Building)
  ISBA Applied Statistics Workshop Celine Le Bailly de Tilleghem (MSD Belgium & Luxembourg)
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December 16 – 14:30 | ISBA C.115
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Bayesian Optimal Interval Design (BOIN) in phase I dose escalation clinical trials
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  Academic Recruitment Seminar Xi (Petrus) Yang (Harvard University)
«Rethinking the Integrated Economic Impacts of Energy Transition on Environment, Investment, and Geopolitics: The Case of Clean Hydrogen as Bottleneck-breaker of Climate Change Mitigation Dilemmas»
January 16, 2023 – 14:00 | Room TBC
  Academic Recruitment Seminar Marion Leroutier (Stockholm School of Economics)
«The Cost of Air Pollution for Workers and Firms»
January 17, 2023 – 10:00 | Room TBC
  Academic Recruitment Seminar Ivan Savin (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
«A Global Survey of Scientific Consensus and Controversy on Climate Policy«
January 17, 2023 – 14:00 | Room TBC
  Academic Recruitment Seminar Prabal Shrestha (EMLV De Vinci Research Center)
«Sustainable Finance: Effective Communication in Digital Settings»
January 13, 2023 – 10:30 | Room TBC
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5 PhD and 3 Post-doc positions
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Clemson University

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  Bruno Van Der Linden

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Seminario Instituto CIO: On particularly nice cones

Seminario Instituto CIO

Lugar: Sala de seminarios edf. Torretamarit. CIO-UMH
Fecha y hora: 23/12/2022 12:30
Speaker: A/Prof. Vera Roshchina, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
Title: On particularly nice cones


There are many properties of facial structure of convex sets that coincide in a lower-dimensional setting but differ in higher dimensions. This talk will cover several such different properties and their relations, including facial exposure, facial dual completeness (niceness), amenability and projectional exposure. Even though the definitions of these properties have a different nature, they form a neat hierarchy. Based on an example of sufficient and necessary conditions for niceness obtained using lexicographic tangents, an argument can be made about a possibility to explain these different notions and their relations using a unified approach.

EURO PhD Schools in 2023

We are excited to announce two new EURO PhD Schools to run in 2023, along with the deferred school on  Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine.

I would be grateful if you could advertise the following to your colleagues and societies as their application deadlines are in January.
–  EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains
Date: June 25-29, 2023
Location: Hagen
Country: Germany


Deadline 22nd January 2023

–  EURO PhD School on Retail Operations and Analytics
Date: September 17-20, 2023
Location: Stockholm
Country: Sweden


Deadline 20th January 2023


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