Nov 19,2005

                                    Call for Papers

         European Journal of Operational Research  (EJOR)

                                     Special Issue
              "Continuous Optimization in the Industry"

                                  at the Occasion of
                         17th EURO Mini Conference
                “Continuous Optimization in the Industry”        
                 Pécs, Hungary, June 29 – July 1, 2005  

The European Journal of Operational Research will publish a
special issue on Continuous Optimization in the Industry. One
of the most important concerns of our societies is the ensuring
and continuous improvement of living standard which is
impossible without fast development in all aspects of life,
technology and science. Nowadays, optimization is an
enabling technology in innovation. To exchange and paper
submission we welcome practitioners of operations research
from industry and economic practice together with researchers,
software developers and those operations researchers who are
doing consultancy for companies. Our EJOR special issue
focuses on recent advances in large scale continuous
optimization and their applications in industry. High performance
optimization software and novel applications are reviewed as
well. Contributions of more a theoretical kind are welcome to our
optimization issue also.

This special issue is initiated by EUROPT, EURO Working
Group on Continuous Optimization
(, in close correspondence with
EJOR and EURO. It aims at demonstrating the state-of-the-art
of this exciting research field, to reflect its challenges and to
invite to future research and collaboration among the countries
of EURO and in the world. Furthermore, this special issue will
provide a destination for papers presented during our 17th
EURO MC which was organized by EUROPT, Hungarian OR
Society, University of Pecs, and supported by EURO and
German OR Society (please see

Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. Tibor Illes
      (Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;,
Prof. Dr. Marco Lopez
      (University of Alicante, Spain;,
Prof. Dr. Tamas Terlaky
      (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada;,
Prof. Dr. Jozsef Voros
      (University of Pecs, Hungary;     and
Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber  
      (METU, Ankara, Turkey;

Corresponding Editor-in-Chief:  
Prof. Dr. Jacques Teghem
     (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium;  

Important Dates:  
- submission deadlines of full papers:  January 15, 2006,
- notification of acceptance:  August 15, 2006,
- publication:  January 2007.

Submission Details:  
The full paper should not exceed 25 double-space pages of
A4, including illustrations and tables. The front page of the
manuscript has to show its title, and the names and affiliations
of all authors. It should also provide the contact information of
the correspondence author, including the postal address and
e-mail address. The submitted papers must not have been
previously published or be currently under consideration for
publication elsewhere. The format of manuscripts for EJOR
can be found on the web page of Elsevier Science, the publisher
of the journal; for “Guide of Authors” please visit
All papers submitted for publication will be carefully refereed.
You are sincerely invited to electronically submit your PS or PDF
document to

Prof.  Dr. Tibor Illes                                          
Department of Operations Research, 3-505/a
Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences
Pazmany Peter setany 1/C        
H-1117 Budapest, HUNGARY                                              

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