This book contains the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2017). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Association Française pur la Programmation par Contraintes (AFPC) and the European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng).
The purpose of the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in advances and applications in the field of operations research. Two simultaneous tracks will be held, one on domain independent methodologies and technologies, and the second on practical work developed in specific application areas.
This year ICORES received 90 paper submissions from 36 countries, of which 20% were accepted as full papers. The high quality of the papers received imposed difficult choices during
the review process. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee, whose members are highly qualified independent researchers in the two ICORES topic areas.
To recognize the best overall and student contributions, awards based on both the best reviews, as assessed by the Program Committee, and presentation quality, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue, will be conferred during the closing session of the conference.
Based on reviewer evaluations and presentation quality, a short list of authors will be invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book to be published by Springer containing the best ICORES 2017 papers.
The conference program includes a panel and three invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Dries Goossens (Ghent University, Belgium), Olivier Hudry, Télécom ParisTech, France) and José Oliveira (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
The ICORES program also includes a Doctoral Consortium on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems that brought together Ph.D. students within the operations research field to discuss their research in an international forum. We would like to thank the Doctoral Consortium Chair, Jorge Pinho de Sousa (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) and the Local Chair, Pedro Nuno Ferreira Pinto Oliveira (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) for their value-added collaboration to ICORES.
We express our thanks to all participants. First to all the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference; secondly to all members of the Program Committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. We also deeply thank the invited speakers for excellent contributions in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration and coordination were fundamental to the success of this conference.
We wish you all an inspiring conference and an unforgettable stay in Porto, Portugal. We hope to meet you again next year for the 7th edition of ICORES, details of which will soon be available at http://www.icores.org.
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