Calls for papers


International Journal of Decision Support Systems
International Journal of Decision Support Systems


Special Issue on: "Information and Communications Technology in Agriculture and Tourism"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Constantin Zopounidis and Dr. Evangelia (Lia) Krassadaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Dr. George Baourakis, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece

For this special issue, we invite all researchers, academics, practitioners and students interested in all branches of operational research, mathematical modelling and decision making to submit their latest research results in the areas indicated below.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Agricultural productivity and innovation
  • Agricultural cooperative management and policy
  • Agrotourism
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Combinatorial optimisation and integer programming
  • Competition and efficiency in tourism
  • Cultural heritage in tourism
  • Data envelopment analysis and performance benchmarking
  • Data mining
  • Decision support systems
  • Decision analysis
  • e-Government
  • Environmental design and policy
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Game theory
  • Governance and policy modelling
  • Group decision making and GDSS
  • Heuristics, metaheuristics and nature-inspired optimisation algorithms
  • Hospitality and tourism sectors
  • ICT applications
  • Innovation in agricultural and tourism sectors
  • Intelligent agriculture systems
  • Linear and nonlinear programming
  • Locational analysis
  • Management science and operations research in travel and tourism
  • Management and planning of tourism
  • Marketing management
  • Mathematical modelling and decision making
  • Multiple-criteria decision analysis and multi-objective optimisation
  • Network design and optimisation
  • O.R. applications in agriculture and forest management
  • Optimisation theory and applications
  • Organisation and management of agricultural cooperatives
  • Precision agriculture
  • Project management
  • Queuing theory
  • Resource scheduling
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Simulation
  • Smart agriculture
  • Stochastic programming
  • Strategy and innovation management
  • Structural optimisation
  • System dynamics
  • Spatial analysis, landscape planning and GIS-based analysis
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Sustainable development in tourism
  • Sustainable farming systems
  • Telecommunications and telematics
  • Transportation analysis and decision making
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling
  • Waste management
  • Water resources management

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.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2019