The first issue of CRORS News – yearly magazine of Croatian Operational Research Society is published! It is aimed to inform members of CRORS (HDOI) and public about the activities of our society, and to promote operational research (OR) as a perspective area for academics, researchers, and practitioners. Read about OR events in 2013 in Croatia and abroad, see the atmosphere at EURO/INFORMS and SOR conferences, find out some info about analytics and big data, see announcements of upcoming events: KOI 2014, TEC workshop, interviews with prof. Luka Neralic and prof. James J. Cohran, and much more….
A member of CRORS Executive Committee and a former president dr.sc. Kristina Soric spent last few weeks at USA, where she collaborated with Greys Sošić, Associate professor at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (Los Angeles). During that collaboration they investigated optimization problems in supply chain management, and Kristina Soric has started a new MBA program at Zagreb School of Economics and Management, which is the only MBA on that topic in Croatia and in the region. An article about that trip to USA is also published at the portal Istarski.hr.
We invite you to participate in the IFORS 2014 Conference that will be held in Barcelona, Spain, July 13-18 2014. It will bring operational researchers from around the globe together. The venue is Barcelona International Convention Center, which was built for Barcelona’s International Cultural Forum in 2002 and counts with all the facilities to host major conferences. Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2014.
More information about the conference available at www.ifors2014.org.
20th Annual Meeting of CRORS (HDOI) was held on September 24, 2013 at Faculty of Economics Zagreb, at 3 p.m. (room 14). Twenty six members of CRORS (HDOI) attended the meeting. Major decisions made at the meeting:
- The next conference KOI 2014 will be held in Osijek, Croatia from September 24-26, 2014. The First Call for papers for the KOI 2014 will be announced after the meeting.
- The Award for Special Contribution to CRORS is given to prof. Luka Neralic, one of the founders and the first president of CRORS. Congratualtions!
- The procedure for the next nominations for the Award for Special Contribution to HDOI and for the Award for the Best Young Researchers’ Paper is determined.
- Strategic plan for the period 202-2015 is accepted, as well as Operating plans for 2013 and 2014.
See the full Minutes from the Meeting (in pdf).
During the EURO-INFORMS International Conference (EURO XXVI (2013)) held in Rome, Italy, the EURO Council consisted of representatives of national OR societies had its meeting on June 30, 2013.
The representative of Croatian OR society at the EURO Council Meeting was prof.dr.sc. Luka Neralic. See the full text of Council Meeting Minutes (pdf) which consists of president’s report, decisions made at the minutes, OR events and publications, etc. The next IFORS conference will be held in Barcelona (Spain), 2014, while Glasgow (UK) will host the EURO 2015.
Enrollment of 6th generation of postgraduate specialistic study “Operational Research and Optimization” is announced at Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. More information on web page: http://www.efzg.hr/default.aspx?id=7718
Enrollment of 6th generation of postgraduate specialistic study “Statistical Methods for Economiic Analysis and Forecasting” is announced at Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. The study is unique at this part of Europe. More information on web page: http://www.efzg.hr/default.aspx?id=7718
We receive manuscripts for the Volume 5, Issue 1 of the CRORR journal!
From 2013 onwards, Croatian Operational Research Review (CRORR) journal aims to publish regular issues as well as special issues from the KOI conference (International Conference on Operational Research). Authors are invited to send their manuscripts for the Volume 5, Issue 1 of the journal! Expected date of publishing Volume 5 is December 2013. See Author Guidelines menu for the instructions on how to prepare a manuscript. All the manuscripts should be submitted by using our Online submission system. For details, see Home page of the CRORR journal.
“Applied Mathematics” (AM, ISSN: 2152-7393), a peer-reviewed open access journal, is accepting submittions for their upcoming Special Issue on Optimization (www.scirp.org/journal/am) .
Authors are invited to submit their manuscript to this special issue through the journal Online Submittion System. Submission Deadline: June 20th, 2013. Tentative Publication: August 2013.
The EURO Mini-Conference Graz 2013, organized by the EURO Association will be hosted at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz in Austria, in cooperation with its the Institute of Statistics and Operations Research, from October 17th to 19th, 2013. Scope of the conference is "Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications". Submissions Deadline: 20/07/2013. For more details see the web page of the conference.