Call for Papers

All submitted Extended Abstracts (2-4 pages) should be written in English and submitted online via EasyChair before April 25, 2018.

Submissions should clearly include:

  1. title, list of key-words, author(s) full name(s), affiliation(s), complete address(es), and e-mail address(es).
  2. the name of the contact person and the person who will attend the conference (in charge of the oral presentation).
  3.  a list of 3-5 keywords (List of Keywords), to help characterize your submission.

Selected extended-abstracts will be considered as potential full-paper publications, subject to peer reviews in a special issue in the following journals:

  1. Operational Research – An International Journal (ORIJ) published by Springer and edited by Fouad Ben Abdelaziz ( and Meryem Masmoudi (

    Special issue on “Operations Research Applications from Africa and the Middle East

  2. Journal of Forecasting published by Wiley and edited by Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim (
    Special issue on “Forecasting Financial Markets”

  3. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis published by Wiley and edited by Hatem Masri ( and El-Ghazali Talbi (
    Special issue on MCDM models for Economic Development

  4. Algorithms, published by MDPI and edited by Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (
    Special issue on “Swarm Intelligence for Operations and Supply Chain Management
  5. Annals of Operations Research, published Springer and edited by med Kacem (, Davide La Torre ( , and Hatem Masri (
    Special issue on “New Trends in Multiobjective Optimization Techniques and Applications