June 1996 Volume 23 Number 3
Call for Papers
Special Issue of InterfacesThe journal Interfaces seeks papers for a special issue on AIDS. The issue will focus on application of OR/MS techniques for decision making on AIDS. This includes, but is not limited to, such diverse areas as policy analysis of preventive interventions (for example, screening and counseling programs, educational programs, condom availability programs, needle exchange and bleach programs, and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs), analysis of therapies and vaccines, models for allocation of HIV/AIDS resources, and models for individual decision making by HIV-infected individuals.
Implementation in this context will be construed broadly. Although the results of the analysis need not have been implemented directly in an organization, the common theme is that the work aims to promote better decision making regarding HIV/AIDS. Thus, for example, a paper describing a purely theoretical epidemic model would not fit within the aims of the special issue, whereas a paper describing an epidemic model that uses actual data, that addresses an HIV/AIDS policy question, and that has been communicated to those concerned with policies would fit within the aims of the special issue.
All papers submitted for consideration will be refereed within four months of receipt. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 1996.
Interested authors should send four copies of their manuscript to: Margaret L. Brandeau, Industrial Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4024; Phone: (415) 725-1623; Fax: (415) 725-8799; E-Mail: email@example.com
EURO/INFORMS Joint International MeetingThe 1997 joint international meeting between EURO and INFORMS will be held in Barcelona, July 14-17, 1997. Preliminary invited sessions are being arranged. We welcome further suggestions for topics of invited sessions. These proposals should contain the title of the session, a list of five speakers and titles of their papers, together with abstracts completed according to the general instructions. Suggestions for panel discussions are also welcome, especially those that relate to the theme of the meeting, e.g., OR/MS Education in the 21st Century. We will endeavour to provide facilities for groups to work together on topics of interest, and to include these in the program. If you are willing to organize one of these, please contact the Conference Secretariat by Nov. 30, 1996.
Special presentations are being solicited from prominent researchers. Also, tutorials on current OR/MS advances are being arranged; we welcome suggestions for tutorial topics and tutorial speakers.
The conference will give particular attention to the following topics (list is not all inclusive):
Abstracts of all papers to be presented at the conference will be published in advance of the conference. Issues of the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Transactions in Operations Research, and the Journal of the Spanish OR Society will be reserved for publication of the most relevant papers presented at the conference. Authors are encouraged to prepare full papers for submission to these journals. All submitted papers will be refereed. Submission details and deadlines will be included in the Invitation Program.
For paper submission, send three copies of a single page, in English, with the following information (do not include any mathematical notation): 1. Paper title; 2. Abstract (50 word limit); 3. Author(s) family name(s), first name(s), organization(s) and full mailing address(es). The author presenting the paper should be listed first or underlined.
Send the copies with a check or money order for $75 payable to EURO/INFORMS-97 to the Conference Secretariat, Jaime Barceló, Dept. of Statistics and Operations Research, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Pau Gargallo 5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain; Phone: 34 3 401 6947; Fax: 34 3 401 5881; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Issue of Transportation ScienceMaritime transportation is vitally important for global international trade and the development of world economies. It is also a cost-effective and environmentally friendly mode of transport. Technological innovation in areas such as satellite communication, electronic data interchange, and global positioning systems, as well as institutional changes such as increased deregulation worldwide pose new challenges for maritime transportation, on both a regional and global basis.
Transportation Science plans to have a focused issue on maritime transportation, and is seeking papers in this area for publication. High quality scientific contributions are sought on the following topics (list is not all inclusive):
Deadline for submission: June 30, 1996.
Transition '97Transition '97: Transition to Advanced Market Institutions and Economies: Systems and Operations Research Challenges -- an international conference to be held June 18-21, 1997, in Warsaw, Poland, is seeking papers dealing with the strategic choices, obstacles to and alternatives involved in modeling such transition. Subject areas include macroeconomic modeling, restructuring, public and social sectors, international stability, microeconomic modeling and analysis, sectoral issues and models, institutional framework.
All of the aforementioned subject areas should be presented from the point of view of decision making analysis and support methods, optimization, modeling theory and techniques, systems analysis and operations research. Software intended to assist in the solving of real-life problems is also welcome for presentation.
Short versions (4 pages) of proposed papers are due by Aug. 31, 1996.
For more information, contact Systems Research Institute, Newelska 6, 01-447 Warszawa, Poland; Phone: +(48-22) 36 41 03; Fax: +(48-22) 37 27 72; E-mail: email@example.com.
Special Issue of Decision Support SystemsDecision Support Systems will publish a special issue on Intranets and Intranetworking that will report on original research on the use of Internet technology (i.e., TCP/IP and higher-level protocols, such as SMTP and HTTP) over leased lines for purposes of internal planning, control and administration.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Papers are sought for the International Conference on Operations and Quantitative
Management (ICOQM) -- Operations and Quantitative Management in the 21st
Century: A Global Perspective -- to be held January 5-8, 1997, in Jaipur,
India. Subjects are open to all facets of operations management, operations
research, quantitative management and management science.