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Advances in Operational Research in the Balkans

XIII Balkan Conference on Operational Research

  • Showcases recent advances in operational research with both theoretical and practical research results

  • Highlights international co-operation in operations research, especially among the Balkan countries

  • Includes applications and case studies in a different areas such as financial decision making, marketing, e-business, project management, scheduling, traffic and transportation

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Table of contents (17 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Combinatorial Optimization & Heuristics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Dichotomy Algorithms in the Multi-class Problem of Pattern Recognition

      • Damir N. Gainanov, Nenad Mladenović, Berenov Dmitriy
      Pages 3-14
    3. Determining the Set of the Most Critical System Components—Optimization Approach

      • Petar Pavlović, Dragana Makajić-Nikolić, Mirko Vujošević
      Pages 15-30
  3. Multicriteria Decision Analysis & Multi-objective Optimization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Multiattribute Methods as a Means for Solving Ecological Problems in Water Resources—Lake Pollution

      • Milena J. Popović, Bisera Š. Andrić Gušavac, Ana S. Katić
      Pages 77-94
    3. Forest Policy Evaluation in European Countries Using the PROMETHEE Method

      • Stefanos Tsiaras, Zacharoula Andreopoulou
      Pages 95-109
    4. The Contribution of ICT in EU Development Policy: A Multicriteria Approach

      • Christiana Koliouska, Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Mariana Golumbeanu
      Pages 111-123
  4. Performance Measurement & Data Envelopment Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137
    2. Analyzing the Efficiency of Travel and Tourism in the European Union

      • Petra Barišić, Violeta Cvetkoska
      Pages 167-186
    3. Interdomain Quality of Service Negotiation Using DEA Analysis and Petri Nets

      • Teodora Aćimović, Gordana Savić, Dragana Makajić-Nikolić
      Pages 187-203
  5. Business Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. Enhancing IT Project Management Maturity Assessment

      • Dragan Bjelica, Marko Mihic, Dejan Petrovic
      Pages 221-236
    3. E-Payment Systems Using Multi-card Smartcard

      • Nenad Badovinac, Dejan Simic
      Pages 237-249
    4. Detection of Click Spamming in Mobile Advertising

      • Safiye Şeyma Kaya, Burak Çavdaroğlu, Kadir Soner Şensoy
      Pages 251-263

About this book

This proceedings volume presents recent theoretical and practical advances in operational research (OR). The papers focus on a number of key areas including combinatorial optimization, integer programming, heuristics, and mathematical programming. In addition, this volume highlights OR applications in different areas such as financial decision making, marketing, e-business, project management, scheduling, traffic and transportation. The chapters are based on papers presented at the 13th Balkan Conference on Operations Research (BALCOR). BALCOR is an established biennial conference. The selected papers promote international collaboration among researchers and practitioners, with a particular focus on the Balkan countries.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Industrial Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Nenad Mladenović

  • Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Angelo Sifaleras

  • Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

    Marija Kuzmanović

About the editors

Nenad Mladenović received his Ph.D in Operational Research at the University of Belgrade. His research interests and expertise lie in metaheuristic methods in combinatorial and global optimization, transportation, clustering data mining, and numerical algorithms and mathematical programming methods. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research and a member of European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europea) MAE. His H research index is 49 by Google scholar.
Angelo Sifaleras is an Associate Professor of Mathematical Programming - Network Optimization at the University of Macedonia, Department of Applied Informatics, School of Information Sciences, Greece, Thessaloniki. His research focuses on algorithms and models for network optimization problems. Currently, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research (YUJOR) and he is also a senior member of ACM.

Marija Kuzmanovic is an Associate Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences. She received her Ph.D in Operational Research at the University of Belgrade. Her research interests are operations research, mathematical modeling, game theory, and preference measurement methods. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research (YUJOR).




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eBook USD 129.00
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Softcover Book USD 169.99
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