Sep 20, 2006

EURO XXII
PRAGUE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Prague,  July 8 – 11, 2007

22ND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
ON OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

WELCOME TO EURO XXII , PRAGUE, 2007

The 22nd European Conference on Operational Research
EURO XXII is organized by the Czech Society for Operational Research
in co-operation with the University of Economics,
Prague and will be held on the University campus site located
near to the Historic centre of Prague.

With its astonishing architecture, history and cultural heritage,
numerous theatres, concert halls, cosy restaurants and pubs,
Prague attracts an increasing number of visitors every year.
You can visit there places where Mozart, Smetana and Dvorak composed
or where famous writers like Kafka, Seifert and
Kundera found inspiration for their works.

The Programme and Organising Committee are preparing a
high quality academic programme of the Conference.
In addition to this you will have an excellent opportunity to
exploit the hospitality of Prague, so-called Heart of Europe,
during one of the most beautiful moths of the year.
The participation at the Conference will enhance you with an
extraordinary experience and that not only in the professional
but in the cultural and social fields as well.

On behalf of all organizers, we wish you will have a pleasant stay
in Prague, with many indelible memories to take back home.

Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger
Chair, Programme Committee

Josef Jablonsky
Chair, Organising Committee

IMPORTANT DATES
On-line registration:   starts in October 2006
Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2007
Deadline for early registration:  April 15, 2007
Conference: July 8-11, 2007

CZECH REPUBLIC
Those wishing to get acquainted with some of the most beautiful places
in Europe should not miss the Czech Republic -
an attractive country situated in the very heart of it.

The Czech Republic has much to offer to its visitors especially
thanks to the wealth, diversity and accessibility of cultural,
historical and natural places of interest which are all concentrated
in a relatively small area that boasts high quality accommodation
and dining facilities.

PRAGUE
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a beautiful city,
rich in history and architecture. Due to its location in the middle
of Europe, Prague had become an important crossroad of trade
and culture in the Middle Ages as well as a city of science with
the Charles University founded as early as in 1348. In the course
of its thousandyear history, it has always maintained its role of
the political, cultural and business centre of the country. Prague,
often called the "golden city" or "the city of a hundred spires",
belongs to a group of architecturally unique European cities
and has turned into one of the most popular tourist destinations.

TRAVEL
Prague airport offers a convenient connection to all major
European destinations. The airport is connected to the city
centre by taxis, airport buses and public transport. Prague
also has two international railway stations with services to all
surrounding capitals and could be easily reached by international
buses or by car. Prague has one of the best transportation
systems in Europe. It consists of an integrated system of
underground, tram and bus lines. Especially the underground
makes getting around a breeze since it enables you to cover
long distances in a matter of minutes.

VISAS
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union.
Visitors from most European countries as well as from the USA
and Canada do not need visas to enter the Czech Republic.
Current information about Czech visa requirements can be found
on the conference web page in the section
Travel&Accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation has been arranged in different hotel categories
including 5-star hotels for those who require high-quality services
and university student dormitories for those who prefer good
quality at a reasonable price.

CONFERENCE VENUE
The campus of the University of Economics, Prague is located
within 15 minutes walking distance of the historic city centre of
Prague. It offers up-to-date audio visual equipment.

BOOK AND SOFTWARE EXHIBITIONS
Commercial exhibitors are welcome to display books, journals
and computer software related to operational research.
Tutorials and workshops organized by software exhibitors
may also be arranged. Please contact the Organising Committee.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
A social programme including Welcome Party and Conference Banquet will
be organized in distinctive and memorable places
of the city. The conference organizers are also co-operating
with an official travel agent offering tours to various places of
interests located in Prague and its surroundings as well as pre-
and post-conference tours to other interesting places in the
Czech Republic.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Chair: Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger, Austria

Rainer Burkard, Austria
Dimitris Despotis, Greece
Josef Jablonsky, Czech Republic
Tuula Kinnunen, Finland
Hans-Jakob Luethi, Switzerland
Gautam Mitra, UK
Roman Slowinski, Poland
Jacques Teghem, Belgium
Tamas Terlaky, Canada
Gerhard Woeginger, Netherlands

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Chair: Josef Jablonsky, Czech Republic
Gülay Barbarosoglu, Turkey
Martin Dlouhy, Czech Republic
Jan Fabry, Czech Republic
Michal Fendek, Slovakia
Petr Fiala, Czech Republic
Jana Hanclova, Czech Republic
Luka Neralic, Croatia
Jan Pelikan, Czech Republic
Miroslav Singer, Czech Republic
Tomas Subrt, Czech Republic
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Turkey
Karel Zimmermann, Czech Republic

CONTACT
Josef Jablonsky
University of Economics, Prague
W. Churchill Sq. 4
13067 Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 224 095 403
Fax: +420 224 095 423
E-mail: euro2007@vse.cz
http://euro2007.vse.cz

CONFERENCE TOPICS
We invite all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well
as students interested in all branches of operational research,
mathematical modeling and economic analyses to participate
at the conference and to present their papers in the following
areas:

Continuous Optimisation & Control
DEA and Performance Measurement
Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
Decision Analysis & Decision Support Systems
Discrete Optimisation, Graphs&Networks, Scheduling
Energy & Environment
Financial Modeling & Risk Management
Fuzzy Sets & Expert Systems
Game Theory & Mathematical Economics
Logistics & Transportation & Traffic
Metaheuristics
Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Optimisation
OR Education, History, Ethics
OR in Health & Life Sciences
OR in Industries
Production Management & Supply Chain Management
Revenue Management
Simulation & Stochastic Modelling and Programming
Software for OR/Modelling Languages
System Theory

SESSIONS
Invited and contributed papers will be organised in parallel
sessions of 90 minutes, with three or four papers in each session.
Abstracts can be submitted via the Conference web page -
euro2007.vse.cz. Every participant can present no more than
one paper at the Conference.

Invited and contributed sessions will generally be a part of
Conference main streams. Their list together with two
responsible organisers is presented on the Conference web
page. The researchers who want to organise an invited session
or contribute a paper within an invited session should contact the
stream organiser or PC chair with their proposals.

PRIZES AND AWARDS
During the EURO XXII conference the following prizes will be
awarded:

The EURO Gold Medal
The EURO Excellence in Practice Award
The EURO Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize
The EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award

REGISTRATION FEES
Regular Early (before April 1, 2007)    300 Euros
Regular Late (after April 1, 2007)     400 Euros
Student Early (before April 1, 2007)    150 Euros
Student Late (after April 1, 2007)    200 Euros
Accompanying Persons     100 Euros
Banquet (Tuesday night)       50 Euros
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