Call for papers



Int. J. of Operational Research (IJOR)


Special Issue on: "Modelling and Applied Optimisation in Business and Engineering"



Guest Editor:
Hatem Masri, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain


Current activities in engineering and business involve making a series of decisions. These decisions are made by looking at the relevant data and using appropriate models. Today, companies are facing highly complex problems with important consequences. These companies have thus become aware of the importance of using mathematical models for decision making.


This special issue aims to collect recent original contributions related to developing good mathematical/optimisation models for decision problems in engineering and business. Theoretical and/or empirical contributions that make a significant contribution to this field are welcome.


The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO’2013) (Hammamet, Tunisia, 28-30 April 28-30, 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this special issue.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Analytical and stochastic modelling techniques and applications
  • Application of modelling in engineering and business
  • Applied optimisation in engineering and business
  • Combinatorial optimisation in engineering and business
  • Discrete event modelling
  • Mathematical modelling and application
  • Multiple objective optimization
  • Statistical and probabilistic modelling
  • Uncertainty and fuzziness in engineering and business decisions


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


The Guest Editor of the issue is happy to discuss initial ideas for papers, and can be contacted directly: Hatem Masri:


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 15 November, 2013


Notification of final acceptance: 1 June, 2014