6th International Symposium and 28th National Conference on Operational Research organized by University of Macedonia and ISeb Lab

The Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS) held its 6th International Symposium and 28th National Conference on Operational Research in Thessaloniki-Greece from June 8 to 10, 2017.

Invited plenary talks were given by Panos Pardalos (University of Florida), Georgios Doukidis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) and John Tsitsiklis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). For his contributions to the development of operational research in Greece and internationally, plenary Speaker Tsitsiklis was bestowed the national award in operational research by HELORS.

Recent advances in operational research, including new methodological developments as well as applications and case studies in a wide range of fields, such as Multicriteria Decision Making, Data Envelopment Analysis, Logistics Optimization, Finance & Economics, Strategy & Analytics, Supply Chain Optimization, Digital Economy, Forecasting & Maintenance Optimization, Agricultural Management, ICT, Statistics & Data Mining, Business Process Management, Construction, Environmental Management and Healthcare were covered in the 82 presentations by Greek and foreign researchers.

The conference was chaired by Maro Vlachopoulou (School of Information Sciences and the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia) and by Glykeria Kalfakakou and Manos Vasilis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Conference organizers from the University of Macedonia included Emmanuil Stiakakis, Fotis Kitsios, Angelo Sifaleras and Konstantinos Vergidis, Michael Madas, Christos Ziakis, and Konstantinos Petridis as well as from Aristotle University, Nikolaos Petridis.

Selected papers will be published in special issues of the International Journal of Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics and Annals of Operations Research, as well as in an edited volume that will be published by Springer in its book series Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics.