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.
euro2013 [Email address: euro2013 #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ]

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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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FORSYS 2013 – International conference on Decision support systems for Sustainable Forest Management

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April 24-26, 2013, Umeå, Sweden

FORSYS 2013 is the final event of the FORSYS COST Action. FORSYS has brought together developers and users of forest DSSs from more than 30 countries. The 2013 international conference should gather expertise from different areas related to forest DSS to form a comprehensive picture of problems and opportunities. The following main areas will be covered:

· DSS serving different clients (forest policy, participation and multiple objectives, family and company forestry)
· Specific ecosystem services and the role of DSS: (timber and non-timber goods , regulatory services, cultural services)
· Generic methods for DSS (ontology, optimization, risk assessment)

Key notes

· Jose Borges: AssociateProfessor, Department of Forest Engineering of Instituto Superior deAgronomia of the Technical University ofLisbon

· KatharinaHelming: Dr. sc. agr., Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

· Florian Kraxner: Deputy Program Leader of Ecosystems Services and Management Program,IIASA

· Laurent Mermet: Professor of Environmental Management, AgroParisTech

· Mikael Rönnqvist, professor at Université Laval, Canada Research Chair in “Operations Research in Natural Resources”

· Sandor F. Tóth: Associate Professor of Natural Resource Informatics, University of Washington

Draft program on

We have a full program of presentations but would still able to accommodate a few more. Thus:
Additional Abstracts are Welcome until Friday March 10th for notification in due time for early bird registration.
For instructions, see


More information:

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

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Dear ORAFM members,

You are invited to submit a paper for the stream OR in Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries for the EURO XXVI.

To submit a paper in our stream, please visit
and log in with your username and password. Later on, make use of the code:
a641197d for papers realted with OR in Agriculture
a8a9b572 for papers realted with OR in Forestry
4acd0284 for papers realted with OR in Fisheries

Notice that it is also possible you organise a stream. If you have three
or four colleagues interested in a similar topic falling into the scope of
the stream. If so, don’t hesitate to contact with us and get an specific
code. Otherwise, you should use the general codes provided above.

Sincerely yours,
Victor Albornoz and Lluis M. Plà

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Cfp - Variable neighborhood search

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Journal of Global Optimization - Special issue on Variable neighborhood search.

Guest Editors: Emilio Carrizosa (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain); Pierre Hansen (GERAD and École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Canada); José A. Moreno (Universidad de la Laguna, Spain).

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Cfp - Rich and Real-Life Vehicle Routing Problems

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Journal of Advanced Operations Management - Special issue on Rich adn Real-Life Vehicle Routing Problems

Guest Editors: Angel A. Juan, Javier Faulin, Scott E. Grasman, Kannan Govindan

Vehicle routing problems (VRPs) have been extensively studied by researchers and practitioners during the last decades. Being complex problems with numerous and relevant potential applications, researchers from the fields of computer science, operations research and industrial engineering have developed very efficient algorithms, both of exact and approximate nature, to deal with different types of VRPs.
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EURO Summer Institute 2014

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The summer school in Operational Research in Agriculture and Agrifood Industry will be held in Lleida, Spain from July 19th to August 1st 2014.

Aim and Scope

Many real-world-decision-making situations arise from agriculture and derived fresh products, involving part of the agrifood industry. Models and decision support systems to be used in agriculture are often present in OR research projects. Moreover the new perspective of supply chain management is relevant when agriculture production is concentrated in bigger production units involving several farms and/or companies. This evolution seems crucial to reach consumers and benefit of the added value of fresh and organic products among others.

As a consequence of the EURO Summer Institute held in Lleida in 2009, the aim of this ESI is to bring together again the opportunity for young scientists to acquaint themselves with academic experts in OR methods and applications in Agriculture and Forestry, to enter the scientific community, and to share their experience with young colleagues from all over Europe.

Interdisciplinarity is a fact in our topic of interest and decisional problems are increasingly complex and of great incidence in the society (sustainable production, variability preservation, food supply and chain management, vertical integration, transport of goods, climate change and gas emissions…). The intensification of relationships among researchers and interested in Agriculture and agrifood industry is expected to be very fruitful. Researchers share the interest in OR even when their background is in economics, applied mathematics, agricultural or industrial engineering.
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CfP: Stream “OR in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries” EURO Conference

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Dear friends and colleagues we remember you that a stream of sessions devoted to OR in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is being organised for the 25th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXV) which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8-11 July, 2012.
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CfP - OR Applications in Natural Resources Management

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Journal of Applied Operational Research (JAOR) - Special Issue on OR Applications in Natural Resources Management

Guest Editors: Patrick Hirsch, Javier Faulin, Manfred Gronalt, and Angel A. Juan
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