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Call for Papers
                       Annals of Operations Research
 Special Volume: Advances in Computational Optimization and Logistics with
                          Industrial Applications


The  Annals of Operations Research is planning a Special Volume on Advances
in  Computational  Optimization and Logistics with Industrial Applications.
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2009.
In  a  world  with  highly  competitive  markets  and economic instability,
corporate  competition  has  been  increasingly intensified. To survive and
succeed,  many  industries  need  to  develop highly-effective coordination
between supply chain partners, dynamic collaborative and strategic alliance
relationships, and efficient logistics and supply chain solutions. For this
reason,  in  the  past  decade,  there has been an explosion of interest of
academic  researchers  and  industrial  practitioners  in innovative supply
chain   and   logistics  models,  algorithms,  and  coordination  policies.
Optimization  has  played such an important role in revolutionizing the way
logistics   and   supply   chains  are  currently  designed  and  operated.
Mathematically  distinctive  from  classical  supply  chain management, the
emerging  research incorporating advances in computational optimization has
been proven to be useful and applicable in a wide variety of industries.
CALL FOR PAPERS


We  invite  submissions  for  a forthcoming Special Volume of the Annals of
Operations Research on Advances in Computational Optimization and Logistics
with Industrial Applications. The Special Volume will focus on bridging the
gap  between mathematical optimization research and supply chain management
with industrial practice. We hope that papers published in this Volume will
bring  together  recent  advances in the research areas of supply chain and
logistics   research   and  computational  optimization  that  apply  to  a
collaborative  environment in industry. We expect this Special Volume to be
a  collection  of  high quality research results and advances in operations
research  and  management  science – supply chain practice in the industry.
Researchers  and  practitioners  working  in  related  areas are invited to
submit  research papers for possible publication in this Volume. The strict
review process will be the same as that used by the journal.





Topics of Interest (but not limited to):



    ü  Enterprise-wide Optimization


    ü  Mathematical Finance, Pricing & Forecasting


    ü  Advances in Optimization Models & Algorithms


    ü  Optimization under Uncertainty


    ü  Simulation-Optimization


    ü  Planning & Long Term Investment


    ü  Transportation & Logistics


    ü  Process Operations and Scheduling


Instructions       for       authors       can       be       found      at
http://www.springer.com/journal/10479/submission.   Please  select  article
type “S.I.: Adv. Computational Opt. & Log” when uploading your paper.


Submission Deadline: March 15th, 2009

Guest Editors:
W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Rutgers Univ., [log in to unmask]
Kevin C. Furman, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering,
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