KOI 2016 Preliminary Program

Less than a month before KOI 2016! The Preliminary Program of KOI 2016 conference is announced. This year we have a record number of participants (237) from 25 countries, 119 contributed paper, 5 invited lectures, 2 keynote lectures in Special Section on IPM and Related Methods. Join us at KOI 2016 and benefit from outstanding speakers, such as Jakob Krarup (University of Kopenhagen), Andrew Barron (Yale University), Francisco Martinez Alvarez (Pablo de Olavide University Seville), Marko Bohanec (Jozef Stefan Institute Ljubljana), Tibor Illes (University of Technology and Economics Budapest), Florian Potra (University of Maryland), and Kees Roos (Technical University of Delft). The Round Table on OR in Education will also be organized during the conference chaired by Kristina Soric with Hans Ittman (University of Johannesburg) as a guest speaker. See web page of the conference for more info.

Yichen Qin gave lecture on robust methods for HDOI members

Yichen Qin and CRORS (HDOI) members

Assistant professor Yichen Qin from University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems, USA gave a lecture for CRORS members at the Faculty of Economics and Business – Zagreb, on July 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. (lecture room 34). The title of the lecture was “Robust Estimation and Variable Selection for High-Dimensional Linear Regression”. See Yichen Qin predavanje 15.07.16. EFZG, and Yichen Qin CV (pdf). CRORS members had a chance to discuss possible future collaboration with professor Yichen Qin. See photo gallery from the lecture.

Third Call for KOI 2016 conference

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The 3rd Call for papers KOI2016 (pdf) is announced. The deadline for sending abstracts is extended to July 24, 2016. We invite all researchers in the area of OR and related areas (applied mathematics, statistics, econometrics, information systems, machine learning etc.) to join us at this warm-atmosphere conference in Osijek, Croatia! Important dates can be found here. Other info is available at the KOI 2016 web page.

At this conference, we have prepared five excellent invited speakers, interesting regular sections, and the Special Section on Interior-Point Methods and Related Areas” in honor of Goran Lesaja (Georgia Southern University) on occasion of this 60th birthday. Also, the Round table on OR in Education will be held where Hans Ittman will present the results of the study on OR/MS in Education, presented also at EURO 2016 in Poznan. We have prepared an exciting social program with excursion to Ilok city and Danube river. Join us in Osijek, share your research ideas and contribute the development of OR community!

HDOI (CRORS) members at EURO 2016 conference in Poznan

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28th European Conference on Operational Research EURO 2016 conference was held in Poznan, Poland from July 3-6, 2016. Four members of our Croatian Operational Research Society (Goran Lesaja, Tunjo Peric, Marijana Zekic-Susac, Kristina Soric) were among 2000 participants who presented their papers at the conference, and Goran Lesaja was also chairing a section.  As official HDOI (CRORS) representatives Marijana Zekic-Susac and Kristina Soric also participated EURO Council Meeting, IFORS Meeting, and the  OR/MS in Education Panel. The full report from EURO 2016 will be presented to HDOI (CRORS) members at the Annual Meeting, while here we bring some of the photos from this event.

New issue of CRORS News - Volume 3, April 2016 is published

CRORS News Volume 3 coverThe new issue of CRORS News – Volume 3, Number 1 (April 2016) is published. With the new editor, Josip Arnerić, this issue brings reports on  CRORS (HDOI) activities in 2015 and in the beginning of 2016, reports from EURO Glasgow 2015, SOR 2015, EECC 2015, DEA 2015, CRORS Workshop on Neural Networks and other reports. In addition, professors Jakob Krarup and Graham K. Rand wrote the article “In memoriam to Maurice F. Shutler (1931-2015)” . The team members of EURO research group on OR/MS in education report the first results of their “European Study on OR/MS Education”. We also announce KOI 2016 conference, and other OR-related conferences worldwide. The new editorial team wish you to enjoy reading our society news and join us as an author in the next issue.

Second Call for papers - KOI 2016 conference

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The 2nd Call for papers for KOI 2016 (16th International Conference on Operational Research) conference is announced. KOI conference is the major event organized by the Croatian Operational Research Society since 1992. This year we expect five top experts to be keynote speakers, such as Jakob Krarup, Andrew Barron, Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Marko Bohanec, and Tibor Illes. Eight different sections will be organized including the special section dedicated to Interior-Point methods. Also, a round table on OR in Education will be organized in conjunction with the conference.

We invite all researchers in the area of OR and related areas (applied mathematics, statistics, econometrics, information systems, machine learning etc.) to join us at this warm-atmosphere conference in Osijek, Croatia! Important dates can be found here.

Greys Sosic gives lectures in Croatia

Greys Sošić, professor at University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, SAD and the head of the doctoral program “Information and Operations Management” is staying in Croatia in November 2015, giving lectures and promoting their doctoral program scholarships among our students.

Organized by the Ingineering section of Croatian Mathematical Society she gave a lecture at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb on November 24, 2015 at 6.15 p.m. (lecture room 004), while the next day, on November 25 she will give a lecture at Department of Mathematics, University of Osijek (organized by Mathematical Colloquium) at 5 p.m (lecture room 36). See the abstract of the lecture in pdf.

Call for support for EURO programs for young researchers in 2016

Croatian Operational Research Society announces an

INTERNAL CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS by which it will support one of its young members to attend one of the EURO programs for young researchers: EURO PhD School, NATCOR program, or ELAVIO school that will be held in 2016. For additional information, see the HDOI Call for Support for EURO programs (pdf). We invite all our interested members to apply to hdoi@hdoi.hr. All candidates should also send the application to the specific EURO program they apply for.

The deadline is 30.11.2016.

Greetings from Bled - CRORS members at SOR 2015 conference

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CRORS members returned from SOR 2015 conference held in Bled, Slovenia. We can say that a record number of our members presented their papers at the conference (19 of them) which strengthened our collaboration with Slovenian Society Informatica, Section of Operations Research. The weather was rainy, but this was an opportunity for a higher attendance in sections, and for a better discussion and exchange of ideas:) The conference proceedings is published at http://sor15.fov.uni-mb.si/ (under the  Proceedings), as well as the photo gallery (see Highlights). Authors are invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publishing in one of the journals: CEJOR, Business Systems Research, and Organizacija journal.
CRORS society presented its journal CRORR, and also announced the next KOI conference in September 2016 in Osijek. We had a chance for a short to see the beauty of Bled lake and the old city Bled and Radovljica. Congratulations to the organizers. Photo gallery SOR 2015
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