CfP-EURO Summer Institute “OR in Agriculture and Agrifood Industry” 2014

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Aim of this EURO Summer Institute (ESI) is to bring together young scientists with academic experts on OR methods besides the development of innovative applications mainly for Agriculture and Agrifood Industry. It offers a unique opportunity for young scientists to acquaint themselves with state of the art OR methods and applications in Agriculture and Agrifood Industry, to enter the scientific community, and to share their experience with young colleagues from all over Europe.

Deadline extended to 25th January, 2014

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Call for invited papers to IFORS 2014-Barcelona (Spain)

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Dear colleague,

As the organizer of the stream Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (area: Emerging applications of Operations Research) for the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies ( IFORS), which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, July 13-18, 2014, I hereby invite you to submit an abstract of your research in the broad area of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. We are organizing at a minimum the following sessions:

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SJRD subscription offer

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There is a special subscription offer to the international scientific journal, "Spanish Journal of Rural Development
(SJRD)" (this offer is valid until the 31th OCTOBER 2013).
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Research grants at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, invites applications for four new positions in applied economics for global land use modeling. A successful candidate will further develop an existing global agricultural and forestry Read the rest of this entry »

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Research Grant in Forest Supply Chain Planning and Control (Portugal)

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Dear ORAFM members,
Here you have the link for a Grant Position in Porto (Portugal) at INESC: link

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Grant for a MSc in Forestry to work in Portugal

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Dear ORAFM members,

Here you have the link for a Grant Position in Portugal: sadri research position

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PhD student position at Umeå University, Sweden

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PhD student in computational science / precision forestry

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic PhD student to work within
the project “Precision forestry of the future: enhanced forest management
by optimized tree selection in thinning operations”.

The project is about whether information on the size and location of
individual trees can be used to increase productivity and sustainability
in forestry. The PhD student will develop and validate an individual-based
mathematical model of development of a forest, from young to mature. This
model will be used to study the profitability and sustainability of
different thinning strategies. A particular focus is the identification of
optimal harvesting strategies. We further intend to develop models to
estimate the cost of a thinning operation as well as to quantify the
uncertainty associated with information gathering from laser scanning of
trees (LiDAR).

The PhD student will work in the creative research environment IceLab.

Related research is already ongoing within this environment, with examples
including studies of vegetation dynamics, sustainable use of living
resources, spatial population dynamics, and numerical methods for
structured population models. The research is interdisciplinary and builds
on a combination of mathematics, ecology, physics, computer science, and

For further information and instructions on how to apply, see

Your complete application, marked with reference number 313-459-13, should
be sent to jobb [Email address: jobb #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ]<mailto:jobb [Email address: jobb #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ]> (state the reference number as
subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to
arrive May 20, 2013 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Research Grant for Centre for Forest Studies (CEF). Lisbon. Portugal

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The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) is one of the faculties of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Technical University of Lisbon), one of the top-ranked Universities of Portugal. Its Centre for Forest Studies (CEF) is dedicated to university education and to basic and applied research in forest and environmental science. The department is offering a research grant to work in different research projects, namely on international FP7 project “INTEGRAL - Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes”.

Scientific Area: Forestry

Qualifications needed: The candidates should hold the degree of PhD in Forestry, Mathematics, Economy, Management, Operations Research, Computer Science. He should have good analytical skills in gathering and interpreting information. Strong communication skills, writing and reporting skills with proficiency in English. Other language skills are an asset. Desirable to have experience in multi in project management and coordination.

Tasks and responsibilities: The tasks and responsabilities include: i) development of models and methods to support decision making includeing programming decision support systems, ii) assisting in the project management, iii) writing scientific publications and project reports.

Employment conditions (place, length, value of grant): The researcher will be based at ISA premises in Lisbon, Portugal. The successful candidate is expected to take up the post in April 2013.
The initial duration of employment will be 6 months (test) but extension is possible. The value of the grant is 1500 euros (free of tax) and the institution pays social security.

Deadline for applications: The application will be open from 22nd February to 21st March, 2013.

Application procedure: Please send your application including a cover letter (with motiviation) a CV and two reference letters to: Prof. Jose G. Borges, email: joseborges(at)

Further information can be obtained from: Prof. Jose G. Borges, email:joseborges(at) or in the site:

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cfp - EURO XXVI conference:stream OR in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Dear Colleagues,

The program committee has decided to extend the deadline for submission to the EURO/INFORMS conference up to March 15, 2013. Please take this opportunity to reactivate your own mailing lists and contacts to attract new people and complete your sessions and streams.

We would like to draw your attention to the stream “OR in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries” where the following sessions can still accept contributions:

* a641197d for papers realted with OR in Agriculture
* a8a9b572 for papers realted with OR in Forestry
* 4acd0284 for papers realted with OR in Fisheries

If you wish to contribute, you still have time and you may enter in the system on the page “Abstract Submission ” and use the session code for assigning your abstract to one of the sessions above.

/*About the conference */
Deadline early registration (and inclusion in the program): April 15, 2013.

The Registration opens on June 30 (Sunday), 4 pm with Welcome Reception from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Campus of Sapienza.

The Conference starts July 1 (Monday) with the Opening Session in the Aula Magna and proceeds with the working sessions up to Thursday morning.

In the evening of July 2 (Tuesday) there will be a social event: Night @Sapienza. The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the evening of July 3 (Wednesday).

In the late morning of July 4, the Conference ends with the Closing Session in the Aula Magna.
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cfp - Deforestation: Conservation Policies, Economic Implications and Environmental Impact

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Dear colleagues, I am inviting you to send contributions for this book on deforestation entitled “Deforestation: Conservation Policies, Economic Implications and Environmental Impact”.

Mathematical modeling & applications are welcome…. Some other issues may be considered

Best regards,

Carlos Bouza

PS more information contact me at: bouza [Email address: bouza #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ]

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