Operational Research

IO 2018, Aveiro, Portugal, September 5-7

  • Maria João Alves
  • João Paulo Almeida
  • José Fernando Oliveira
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
Conference proceedings IO 2018

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 278)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cátia Barbosa, Nuno Falcão e Cunha, Carlos Malarranha, Telmo Pinto, Ana Carvalho, Pedro Amorim et al.
    Pages 1-13
  3. Fábio Barbosa, Agostinho Agra, Amaro de Sousa
    Pages 15-28
  4. Flávia Barbosa, José Fernando Oliveira, Maria Antónia Carravilla, Eduardo Ferian Curcio
    Pages 29-41
  5. Alexandra Borges, Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, José Fernando Gonçalves
    Pages 57-72
  6. Mário Couto, Ana Camanho
    Pages 73-89
  7. Sofia Cruz-Gomes, Mário Amorim-Lopes, Bernardo Almada-Lobo
    Pages 91-106
  8. Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Teresa Pereira, Márcia Oliveira
    Pages 125-141
  9. Sara Martins, Pedro Amorim, Bernardo Almada-Lobo
    Pages 159-171
  10. Carolina Soares de Morais, Tânia Rodrigues Pereira Ramos, Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa
    Pages 173-188
  11. Ana Teixeira, Eliana Costa e Silva, Cristina Lopes, João Ferreira Santos
    Pages 199-214
  12. Clara B. Vaz, Ângela P. Ferreira
    Pages 215-232
  13. Hendrik Vermuyten, Joana Namorado Rosa, Inês Marques, Jeroen Beliën, Ana Barbosa-Póvoa
    Pages 233-245

About these proceedings


This book gathers selected contributions by top Portuguese and international researchers in the field of Operations Research, presented at the 19th Congress of APDIO (Portuguese Association of Operational Research). The papers address a broad range of complex real-world problems, which are approached using recent theoretical techniques. Of particular interest are the applications of e.g. linear, nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, multiobjective optimization, metaheuristics and hybrid heuristics, multicriteria decision analysis, data envelopment analysis, clustering techniques and decision support systems, in such varied contexts as: supply chain management, scheduling problems, production management, logistics, energy, finance and healthcare.

This conference, organized by APDIO and held in Aveiro, Portugal in September 2018, offered an ideal opportunity to discuss the latest developments in this field and to build new bridges between academic researchers and practitioners. Summarizing the outcomes, this book offers a valuable tool for all researchers, students and practitioners who wish to learn about the latest trends in this field.


Modeling Continuous Optimization Discrete Optimization. Nonlinear Programming Metaheuristics Multicriteria Decision Analysis Decision Support Systems Data Envelopment Analysis Clustering Analysis simulation game theory networks scheduling supply chain logistics production management

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria João Alves
    • 1
  • João Paulo Almeida
    • 2
  • José Fernando Oliveira
    • 3
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics/CeBERUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics/CeDRI-IPB and LIAAD-INESC TECPolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management/INESC TECUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Mathematics/LIAAD-INESC TECUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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