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AMORTH Track-IWISH 2012 : Track on Application of Multiple Operations Research Techniques (MORT) for Healthcare at IWISH 2012


When Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012
Where Wien, Austria
Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2012
Notification Due May 12, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 12, 2012
Categories    MORT   healtcare   modeling   simulation

Call For Papers

Track Description
The application of Operations Research (OR) techniques like Simulation, Scheduling, Forecasting, Data Envelopment Analysis, Linear Programming, Statistical Quality Control Techniques, Just-In-Time, Decision Trees, Markov Chains and Soft OR, enable stakeholders to make better and more informed decisions. During the last three decades OR techniques have been attaining increasing prominence as perhaps the most popular decision making and analysis tools in healthcare; arguably, this is demonstrated by the significant increase in the number of published studies that have applied OR in healthcare. Some of these studies have applied Multiple OR Techniques (MORT) for realizing the stated objectives of the study. Combining different OR methods enables the modeler to realise synergies across techniques.
In this track we aim to attract papers that have applied more than one OR technique (including simulation) for investigating the problem context. We encourage papers on methodology (e.g., those that provide a framework for integration of multiple OR techniques), OR practice (e.g., practitioner papers that present case studies that have applied MORT for a given problem) and on technology (e.g., papers that focus on integration technologies for MORT). Examples include papers that have investigated the following MORT in the context of healthcare (please note that the list is not exhaustive):
· Soft OR techniques like Soft Systems Methodology with quantitative OR technique.
· Markov Modelling and Monte-Carlo Simulation
· Agent-Based Simulation and Optimization Algorithms (like “Packing and Cutting”)
· Discrete-Event Simulation and Optimization
· System Dynamics and Discrete-Event Simulation
· Distributed computing technologies that integrate different OR applications
· Review papers that span across methodology

Key Dates
Submissions of Extended Abstracts: April 12, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2012
Final Camera-Ready Submission: June 12, 2012
Early Registration:July 1, 2012

Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by April 12, 2012
The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.
Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.
The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 12, 2012.

The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.
The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.
Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before the June 12, 2012
The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included in the author registration fee).Additional pages will require an additional fee.
If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings.

For further information please contact Navonil Mustafee (, Korina Katsaliaki ( or

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