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OR50: Agriculture and Natural Resources

We are moving close to the point where to conference database will be polled for titles and authors to use in the invitational program.  The call for papers remains up until at least the end of June.  We currently have 14 submissions in our stream and a few that we know are in the pipe line. We probably represent around 7-10% of the conference activity at this stage.


Lluis Pla and myself are leading two plenary debates where we raise issues from agriculture and set them into a wider OR debate, each lasting around 90minutes.  The deabtes will be transcribed by the OR society for publication in OR INSIGHT, the society’s magazine. The titles are:

1) Sustainability! Cometh the hour, cometh the Operational Researcher?

2) Strategic Applied OR: Wither Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, etc or wither not?

Within the setting of the conference we will also be holding meeting for EWG-ORAFM and for the UK Special Interest Group

Call for papers for the Special Issue: Modeling, optimization and data mining techniques applied in Agriculture & Environment


Operational research: an international journal (ORIJ) – Call for papers for the Special Issue: Modeling, optimization and data mining techniques applied in Agriculture & Environment Guest Editor: Dr. Petraq Papajorgji
New technologies continue to emerge and their master and use in agriculture requires that farmers gather more information and make more complex technological choices. In particular, the advent of Internet has opened vast opportunities for communication and business opportunities within the agricultural community. But at the same time, it has created another class of complex issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Farmers and agricultural researchers are faced with an overwhelming amount of information they need to analyze and synthesize to successfully manage all the facets of the agricultural production.
This daunting challenge requires new and complex approaches to farm management. A new type of agricultural management system requires active cooperation amongst multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams and refining of existing and creating new analytical theories with potential use in agriculture. Therefore, new management agricultural systems must combine the newest achievements in many scientific domains such as agronomy, economics, mathematics and computer science to name a few.
This volume will combine efforts of many researchers in different areas with the goal of providing the readers with a wide spectrum of advanced applications in agriculture and environment. Only unpublished work will be accepted.

Topics of interest are:

– Optimization techniques applied agriculture and environment,

– Data mining techniques in agriculture and environment,

– UML (The Unified Modeling Language) and its applications in agriculture and environment,

– OCL (Object Constraint Language) and its use in agricultural and environmental systems

– MDA (Model Driven Architecture)

– Crop modeling techniques and applications,

– Decision Support Systems and other topics of interests.

Proposed papers will be examined by a group of three reviewers to ensure high quality of the volume.

Important dates:

November, 30, 2008 is the deadline for accepting papers March 30, 2009 is the deadline for delivering the volume Around end June 2009 for volume publication

Guidelines for the preparation of the manuscripts are available at the journal’s website:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, through the editorial manager of ORIJ, which is available at:






Important note: At the first stage of the submission process, authors should select “SI: Optimization in agriculture” from the article type list.
Contact: Dr. Petraq PAPAJORGJI
Email: petraq(a)ufl.edu