EURO Mini Conference 2013
on “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications”
This EURO Mini Conference is jointly organised by the EURO Working Groups on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS); Experimental Economics (EWG E-CUBE), the EURO Working Group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems (MCSP) and the EURO Working Group on OR in Agriculture and Forest Management (ORAFM).
from 17th to 19th of October, 2013.
Welcoming Words from the Governor of Styria, Austria:
Mag. Franz Voves
“In the last couple of years, Austria has been the country with the lowest unemployment rate, particularly among young people, within the European Union. The measures we have taken to maintain high employment constitute a well-balanced scheme that is considered as a role model throughout Europe. Moreover, in terms of economic growth Austria ranges amongst the best countries within the EU. Certainly, all this is no coincidence but rather the result of a number of concrete decisions – decisions which will also be discussed in detail at the EURO Mini-conference in Graz. This conference from 17th – 19th of October 2013 will be attended by numerous national as well as international experts who will address various questions relating to the central issue “Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics and in Complex Societal and Environmental Applications”. I would like to thank the organizational team for their great commitment and give all the participants a warm welcome to Graz. I wish you all interesting discussions and a nice stay in Styria!
Welcoming Words from the Rector of the University of Graz:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christa Neuper
“The University of Graz is happy to host the EURO Mini-Conference 2013 and warmly welcomes the Association of European Operational Research Societies with its interdisciplinary Working Groups. I thank the organizers for their commitment. I am sure the conference will be an important contribution to the promotion of Operational Research throughout Europe.
At the University of Graz, Operational Research, integrated in the Faculty of Business, Social and Economic Sciences, enjoys a high reputation and is embedded in a world-wide international network. May the EURO Mini-Conference 2013 provide further stimulation of the discipline and offer a forum for many fruitful discussions”.
Welcoming Words from the Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Graz: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foscht
“On behalf of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences I welcome you to the EURO Mini-Conference 2013. Operational Research is an important and well established research area at our School located in the department of Statistics and Operations Research, which built a stellar reputation in the last decades. The organization of the EURO Mini-Conference this year in Graz is another milestone in this development. I hope the conference will offer you a good basis for academic discussions and the exchange of ideas. Special thanks go to the faculty and staff of the department without whom this conference would not have been possible”.
Due to its interdisciplinary flavour, this conference brings together researchers of the areas of Decision Sciences, Operations Research, Economics, Societal Complexity, Environmental Management and their respective fields of applications. Collaborative Decision Systems in the areas of Economics, Societal and Environmental Applications are very much encouraged to be submitted to this EURO Mini-Conference.
The EURO Mini Conference Graz-2013 will be composed of 4 Streams, namely: 1. Stream of Decision Support Systems (chaired by the EWG-DSS); 2. Stream of Experimental Economics (chaired by the EWG E-CUBE); 3. Stream of Complex Societal Problems (chaired by the EWG-MCSP); and 4. Stream of OR in Agriculture and Forest Management (chaired by the EWG-ORAFM).
Notification of Acceptance: 02/09/2013
Registration Deadline: 15/09/2013
Mini-Conference Dates: 17-19/10/2013
Participation is open to all researchers within the related areas!
1. Stream on Decision Support Systems:
EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems
EWG-DSS Homepage: http://www.euro-online.org/web/ewg/10/ewg-decision-support-systems
The growing demand for specific approaches of decision making and decision support, keeps us aware of the importance of frequently getting in contact with professionals and colleagues working in the area within a cooperative workshop environment. In the Graz – 2013 EURO Mini-Conference, the EWG-DSS Stream will particularly focus on the advances on research in the field of Decision Sciences for meeting the challenges of paradigm shift in decision making and decision support brought by recent developments of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies. In this conference the exchange of new ideas involving themes like: Decision-Making using Social Networks and Web Resources; Spatial-temporal Web-based Decision-Making; Group Support Systems; Distributed, Collaborative Decision Making; Web 2.0 Systems for Decision Support & Globalisation Context; Spatial-temporal Decision Support Systems; Knowledge Management & Resource Discovery for Decision Making; among others, is strongly encouraged.
Among others, the topics for call for papers for the Decision Support Systems Stream are the following:
- Decision-making using Social Networks and Web Resources;
- Spatial-temporal Web-based Decision Making & DSS;
- Group Support Systems / Distributed / Collaborative Decision Making;
- Methods, Languages and Tools to support Decision Systems;
- Web 2.0/ 3.0 Systems for Decision Support & Globalisation Context;
- Knowledge Management & Resource Discovery for Decision Making.
Program Committee Chairs related to the Decision Support Systems Stream:
Dr. Fatima C.C. Dargam
SimTech Simulation Technology
Prof. Dr. Pascale Zaraté
Toulouse University / IRIT
Prof. Dr. Rita Ribeiro
UNINOVA – CA3
Dr. Boris Delibasic
University of Belgrade
Dr. Jorge Hernández
University of Liverpool
Prof. Dr. Shaofeng Liu
University of Plymouth
2. Stream on Experimental Economics:
EURO Working Group on Experimental Economics
The general plan of the EWG E-CUBE is to bring together researchers from the field of Experimental Economics and related disciplines like business administration, behavioral sciences, and Operations Research. Since 1999 there exists the CEEL-group at the University of Trento/Italy and the ExLab-group at the University of Graz. As an enlargement of these two groups the E-CUBE was founded in 2000 at the EURO conference in Budapest. We want to combine their ideas. In 2013, during this EURO Mini Conference, the EWG E-CUBE will meet in Graz.
The topics for call for papers for this Stream can relate to “Methodologies and Applications in Experimental Economics”.
Program Committee Chairs related to the Experimental Economics Stream:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger
Institut für Statistik und Operations Research
3. Stream on Complex Societal Problems:
|EURO Working Group on
Methodology for Complex Societal Problems
The goal of the Euro Working Group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems of the European Society on Operational Research is to discuss the Methodology for Handling Complex Societal Problems and to extent and to create new methods and tools to support of the policy of complex societal problems.
The topics for call for papers for the EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity Stream are the following:
- Methodology of Societal Complexity and Economy
- Methodology of Societal Complexity and Sustainable Development
- Methodology of Societal Complexity and Healthcare
Keynote Speaker of the Mini-Conference, invited by this Stream:
Prof. Dr. Cor van Dijkum, PhD Social Sciences and MSc Physics
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sokrates Consultancy and Engineering
Program Committee Members related to the
EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity Stream:
Prof. Dr. Cor van Dijkum, PhD Social Sciences and MSc Physics
Utrecht University / Sokrates Consultancy and Engineering
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Stephen G. Taylor
Biology, Champlain Regional College, 900
Dr Antoinette J. Muntjewerff (PhD, MSc, LLM)
Faculty of Law University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4. Stream on OR in Agriculture & Forest Management:
|EURO Working Group on OR in Agriculture and Forest Management|
The main purpose of the Working Group on Operations Research in Agriculture and Forest Management is to encourage communication and research between small groups of members specialising in particular topics. The Working Group is open to people with different backgrounds (like industry, university, etc) who are interested on OR methods and its application in Agriculture and Forest Management in order to exchange ideas, experiences and research results.
The topics for call for papers for this Stream can relate to “Applications of Decision Systems in Agriculture and Forest Management”.
Program Committee Chair related to the
EWG OR in Agriculture and Forest Management Stream:
Dr. Lluis M. Plá
University of Lleida / Mathematics
Details about the Participation in the EURO Mini-Conference Graz-2013, Program and Registration for this Conference will be soon available in this web-site ( follow the links: About, Call for Papers, Program & PC, Registration).