Optimization models and techniques under uncertainty are playing a relevant
role in many business and research applications. The challenges arising
in these contexts are often formulated and solved in a framework of Stochastic
Optimization. Services are expanding rapidly throughout the world and important
classes of decision problems (e.g., resource allocation, workforce management,
services location, inventory management, routing and scheduling) are commonly
faced by many service providers in different domains. Stochastic Optimization
includes a variety of powerful modelling and algorithmic approaches and
can offer a valuable support to tackle complex problems in the Service
ECSO 2017 will be held on September 20-22, 2017, in Rome, Italy. It is the 2nd edition of a stream of triennial conferences organized by the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization (EWGSO) - formerly the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Programming-. The previous edition was held in Paris in 2014 (September 24-26), organized by Abdel Lisser.
The scope of this EWGSO Conference ECSO-2017 “Stochastic Optimization
in Service Science” is to discuss the latest trends and challenges in Stochastic
Optimization and its advanced applications to services.
The conference aims to bring together the leading researchers in Stochastic Optimization, practitioners in the field, PhD students, clients and users. Participants are welcome from academia and industry, media and institutions concerned with data uncertainty as well as decision making involving stochastic applications in services. Representatives of these areas of practice will get in contact with leading experts of Stochastic Optimization, and the state-of-the-art of research, and learn about new academic solutions and tools suitable for future applications. Participants from academia will be informed about the challenges faced by practitioners and about their unsolved needs and concerns when adopting Stochastic Optimization methods and models.
Finally, it is expected the participation of a considerable number of PhD students. Young researchers starting or developing their research related to Stochastic Optimization are encouraged to present their work for discussion and take part in the sessions and plenary lectures on the challenging topics of Stochastic Optimization theory and practice, held during the conference.
The conference will be held at the Engineering School of Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and it is the country's largest and most populated city. It is one of the most important hubs in Italy and hosts several leading universities. The 2nd edition of ECSO will accept contributions related to Stochastic Optimization theory and applications, with particular emphasis on Service Science.
The program of the conference consists of plenary sessions, and parallel organized (i.e., invited and contributed) sessions.
We invite authors to submit high quality contributions describing significant results on different research topics related to Stochastic Optimization, including:
and on Service Science applications of Stochastic Optimization including, but not limited to, the following domains:
All researchers, academics, practitioners and students working on the conference themes are invited to participate to ECSO 2017 submitting a contribution proposal, and proposing sessions. ECSO 2017 allows submissions in the following categories:
Here can be dowloaded the PDF version of the Call for Abstracts and Sessions
All Contribution proposals must be formatted as one-page-abstract and
PDF. Conference language is English.
Here are the corresponding MS Word and LaTeX templates for the abstracts:
- MS Word Template for the abstracts
- LaTeX Template for the abstracts
ECSO 2017 submissions are reviewed following a single blind review process, meaning, you do not need to hide authors’ names and affiliations.
Abstract must be in compliance with the required submission format, and both submission and review processes are supported by the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecso2017 .
In order to submit an abstract, you need to have an EasyChair account. Simply follow the provided instructions to create an account. The same account can be used for several conferences over several years. Once you have logged in, you can upload your contribution in the section: "New submissions". Simply follow the instructions.
Accepted contributions included in the conference program will appear in the ECSO 2017 booklet of abstracts which will be delivered during the event.
Information about post-conference Proceedings and Special Issues on indexed international journals will be given in the PUBLICATIONS SECTION, and in following announcements.
|Conference site open||October, 30 - 2016|
|Deadline for abstract (contribution) submission||April, 30 - 2017|
|Notification of abstract (contribution) acceptance||May, 30 - 2017|
|Deadline for Session Proposals||APRIL, 20 - 2017 (EXTENDED)|
|Deadline for early registration||June, 15 - 2017|
|Final deadline for (authors) registration||July, 15 -2017|
|Conference program publication (for registered authors):||July, 30 - 2017|
|Conference||September, 20-22 - 2017|
|5th EWGSO Annual Meeting||September, 21 - 2017|
Conference registration includes the welcome reception,
coffee breaks, participant’s package, booklet of abstracts and program,
participation in all the conference sessions. Authors are expected to register
Early (at a reduced fee) and to attend the conference to present
the accepted papers. Without an
Regular registration, the paper cannot be included in the conference
program. Each registration entitles to present only one paper at the conference.
Information about the registration procedure will be given in this website,
and in successive announcements.
The Conference Registration Fees are the following:
Until June 15, 2017
From June 16, 2017 to July 15, 2017
After July 15, 2017
|For Regular Participants||350 EURO||400 EURO||450 EURO|
|For Students||260 EURO||300 EURO||350 EURO|
|Accompanying Persons||90 EURO||100 EURO||150 EURO|
|Visit/Excursion||To be defined||To be defined||To be defined|
|Conference Dinner||To be defined||To be defined||To be defined|
Accepted contributions included in the conference program will appear
ECSO 2017 booklet of abstracts which will be delivered during
the event. Information about post-conference Proceedings will be given
There will be a Special Issue of EJOR on the theme of ECSO. Other Special Issues on indexed international journals will be announced soon:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH (Elsevier) - Call for Papers
ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH (Springer) - CfP to be announced
INFORMATICA (IOS) - CfP to be announced
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION (WILEY) - CfP to be announced
The Venue is located in the former plant Ottica Meccanica Italiana e Rilevamenti Aerofotogrammetrici (OMI) founded in 1924 for the production of precision optical instruments for Aeronautics. During the 2nd World war, the company assumed strategic importance, given to the predominantly military production. In December 1989 the OMI ceases to exist. After a renovation, it became part of the Engineering School of Roma Tre University.
Location: 41.85532, 12.46961 (or 41° 51′ 19.1514″, 12° 28′ 10.5954″)
The pedestrian gate to the Venue is Via Vito Volterra 60 (pay attention to the street Via Volterra located in a different district). The quickest and easiest way to get to the Venue is by metro. The nearest station is Stazione Basilica S. Paolo (B line or blue line). After a 10-minute walk you get to the Venue (see map):
ATAC (desktop) and muoversiaroma.it (mobile) websites help you to find connections, route planning and bus waiting times. Downloadable maps of the public transportation system in the city ( Rome centro for city centre and Rome città for the wider area that includes the ECSO venue) and metro railways (see Metro e ferrovie metropolitane) are to be found here.
For any inquiry concerning the conference, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org