XIV Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Virtual BALCOR 2020)
"Operational Research in the Era of Digital Transformation and Business Analytics"
It is our pleasure to invite you to XIV Virtual Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Virtual BALCOR 2020), which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece (University of Macedonia), during 30 September – 3 October, 2020.
The XIV Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Virtual BALCOR 2020) will be co-organized by the Department of Applied Informatics at University of Macedonia (Information Systems and e-Business Laboratory) and the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS).
Organization of the Conference
Due to the situation with Covid-19 and with everyone's health and safety in mind, the BALCOR 2020 organizing committee has decided to convert Hybrid BALCOR 2020 to Virtual BALCOR 2020. Thus, participants will join the conference only through electronic participation (via Zoom).
We would like to remind you that camera-ready papers should be submitted via Easy Chair by August 30, 2020:
When you log into Easy Chair, you can view or update your existing submission. You can update your file and send your camera-ready paper via the "Update file" link on the menu. Please make sure that you strictly comply with the format specifications according to the conference template for short papers that can be found here. Then, you should upload your short paper in Word/doc format. Please keep note that short papers are limited to 5 pages, including abstract, body of paper, figures/tables, references, and appendices. Please keep note that short papers should be strictly limited to 5 pages, including abstract, body of paper, figures/tables, references, and appendices.
All accepted short papers will be published in the electronic Book of Conference Proceedings (with ISBN).
Let us remind you that every paper should be covered by at least one registration at the regular rate by September 13, 2020 (late registration). Each author’s full registration can cover at most two papers that he/she authored or coauthored. Papers without a full registration will be withdrawn from the program and the proceedings.
All accepted papers will be presented using a pre-recorded 12-15-minute video via Zoom with an additional 5 minutes for questions (live with Zoom). Each video should use a set of slides, and should be timed carefully to not exceed the time allocation. Therefore, we kindly ask all participants to submit a video with their presentation (MP4) by September 13, 2020. Participants can send shared links to their video presentation via WeTransfer, Drive or Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting the video, the delegates will accept the publication and dissemination of their video presentations through the digital channels of the conference, which will be available to the public.
After completing your registration, we will send you the conference program as well as instructions for presenting your work and attending the conference.
Thank you once more for your interest in participating in the XIV Virtual Balkan Conference on Operational Research (Virtual BALCOR 2020).
We will be at your disposal for whatever you need.
The Conference welcomes conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions in all fields of Operational Research and Management Science. We invite all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students to participate in the Conference and present their current research in Operational Research with applications in several business areas (e.g., agrifood, banking, cultural heritage, e-business, economics, education, energy, finance, health, ICT, public sector, retail, tourism) in support of various business operations (e.g., human resources, logistics, marketing and sales, production, innovation, strategic planning) by means of methodological tools or techniques such as (but not limited to) the following:
Agricultural Productivity and Innovation
Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy
Banking and Financial Decision Making
Big Data and Business Analytics
Combinatorial Optimization and Integer Programming
Competition and Efficiency in Tourism
Consumer Behaviour and Consumer Satisfaction
Cultural Heritage in Tourism
Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Benchmarking
Decision Making and Decision Analysis
Energy Policy and Planning
Environmental Design and Policy
Environmental Impact Assessment
Governance and Policy Modelling
Group Decision Making and GDSS
Heuristics, Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms
Hospitality & Tourism Sector
Innovation in Agricultural and Tourism sectors
Intelligent Agriculture Systems
Linear and Nonlinear Programming
Management Science & Operations Research in Travel and Tourism
Management and Planning of Tourism
Mathematical Modeling and Decision Making
Military Operational Research
Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis and Multi-Objective Optimization
Network Design and Optimization
Optimization Theory and Applications
Parallel Processing in Operational Research and Grid Computing
Productivity and Innovation Measurement
Project Management and Scheduling
Risk Analysis and Management
Spatial Analysis, Landscape Planning and GIS-based Analysis
Strategy and Innovation Management
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Sustainable Development in Tourism
Sustainable Farming Systems
Telecommunications and Telematics
Transportation Analysis and Decision Making
Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
Water Resources Management
Workflow Management Systems