Decision Making in Production and Service Management

The scope of this track is related to the advanced optimization decision-making approaches and OR-applications in the fields of production and service. Such approaches play an important role in different domains and systems. The use of these practical tools can improve the quality, efficiency and performance of such systems. For this reason, the development of efficient optimisation algorithms and decision-making tools has gained increasing interest in the recent decades. Research and development in these areas is growing rapidly due to the many successful applications of these approaches in very diverse domains.

This track attempts to present some recent advances on optimisation and decision making and to publish original papers that contribute to the theory, the solution methods, and the applications related to production and service management.

The topics of this track include but are not limited to:

  • Decision-making approaches applied to production and service management (mono-objective models, multi-objective models, aggregation, Pareto-strategies…);
  • Advanced tools of combinatorial optimization (metaheuristic, heuristic, mathematical programming, polynomial approximation) applied to the related areas;
  • Global, continuous and non-linear optimization applied to the related areas;
  • Scheduling, and planning of production systems;
  • Transportation, network and service systems;

Scientific Committee:

  • Hassene AISSI, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
  • Mourad BAIOU, CNRS, France
  • Abdelghani BEKRAR, Université de Valenciennes, France
  • Chengbin CHU, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
  • Denis CORNAS, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
  • Abdelaziz DAMMEK, FSEG, Tunsia
  • Ibrahima DIARRASSOUBA, Université du Havre, France
  • Pierre FOUILHOUX, Université Paris 6, France
  • Said HANAFI, Université de Valenciennes, France
  • Mhand HIFI, Université Picardie Jules Verne, France
  • Imed KACEM, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Pierre LAROCHE, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Ridha MAHJOUB, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
  • Sébastien MARTIN, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Anass NAGIH, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Viet Hung NGUYEN, Université Paris 6, France
  • Toufik SAADI, Université Picardie Jules Verne, France
  • Achraf TELMOUDI, ISSAT Sousse, Tunisia
  • Lei WU, Université Picardie Jules Verne, France

Target Dates

Submission deadline: May 31, 2016
Notification of the initial decision: June 15, 2016

Conference dates: from 18 to 20 July 2016.


Authors should follow the instructions available at the conference website.

Submitted Abstracts should be written in English and submitted online. The manuscript should be submitted via EasyChair submission system:

Please select this track in the paper category.

Submitted abstracts will be invited as potential paper to be published, subject to peer reviews, in international journals.

For any query, please contact the Tracks Chairs:

Prof. Imed KACEM


Université de Lorraine


Prof. Ridha MAHJOUB


Université Paris-Dauphine


Imed KacemImed KACEM is Full Professor since 2009 at the University of Lorraine, France, in Computer Science. He is the Founder and the Head of LCOMS Laboratory of the University of Lorraine since 2013 (LCOMS is the Laboratory of Design, Optimization and Modelling of Systems) after being the Head of the Computer Science Department. His scientific activity is in the Operational Research. More precisely, his contributions are related to the design of exact and approximate algorithms with a guaranteed performance for the NP-hard combinatorial problems. Such problems are mainly related to the scheduling theory. The applications are interdisciplinary and various (production, packing in electronic design, healthcare, transportation, information visualization…). His contributions have been published in referred journals (Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Optimization, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Journal of Scheduling, JIMO, IJPE, JIM, IJPR, EJOR, IJOR, 4OR, CAIE, IJCIM, IEEE/SMC Transactions, CAOR, …). These research activities have involved the supervision of 10 PhD theses as well as several selective projects (some of them have been funded by the ANR, the European Commission, the CNRS, …). He serves as area editor or guest editor for several journals (Computers & Industrial Engineering-Elsevier, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, RAIRO-Operations Research, AutoSoft Journal-Taylor & Francis, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering-Springer,…) and as Keynote Speaker for several conferences (IEEE/CIE40, Japon (2010); FUBUTEC2011, United Kingdom (2011); IEEE/CoDIT2013, Tunisia (2013); IEEE/ICSCS2013, France (2013); CIE46, Taiwan (2016)). He chaired the program committee or the organizing committee of several international conferences (IEEE/ICSSSM06 (Troyes, 2006); IEEE/CIE’39 (Troyes, 2009); CIE’41 (California, 2011); IEEE/CoDIT’14 (Metz, 2014); CIE’45 (Metz, 2015); IEEE/CoDIT’16 (Malta, 2016)). He obtained the « Great Award of Research 2010 » from the Universities of Lorraine, the 3rd Robert Faure Award 2009 from the French Society of Operational Research and Aid Decision (ROADEF), the 2015 Steffan Schwarz Award (Best Paper Award of the European Conference ECEC’2015 in Portugal), and he has regularly the PEDR or the PES Premium (with the highest level A) since 2006.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARidha Mahjoub is Professeur Classe Exceptionnelle of Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization at Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France. He is also member of the LAMSADE laboratory, CNRS. Previous positions include full professor at the University of Brest, France, from 1991 to 1998 and the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Mahjoub holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from University of Tunis, Tunisia and a Ph.D. and a Doctorat d’Etat in Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization from the University of Grenoble, France. His research areas include the theory and applications of polyhedral approaches for modelling, analysing and solving large NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems, mixed integer programming as well as complexity and graph theory. A part of his research has recently focused on the design of cutting plane algorithms for network design problems. Dr. Mahjoub is author and co-author of several papers that have appeared in leading journals such as Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Optimization, Informs Journal on Computing and Networks. He served as Co-Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Université Paris-Dauphine between 2008 and 2013. Dr. Mahjoub edited and co-edited books and several special issues of journals. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal RAIRO-Operations Research.