© 2018

New Trends in Emerging Complex Real Life Problems

ODS, Taormina, Italy, September 10–13, 2018

  • Patrizia Daniele
  • Laura Scrimali
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods

  • Presents the latest research, trends and perspectives on critical and challenging topics in complex systems

  • Offers an essential reference guide for both researchers and practitioners in operations research


Part of the AIRO Springer Series book series (AIROSS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicholas G. Hall
    Pages 1-9
  3. MohammadMohsen Aghelinejad, Yassine Ouazene, Alice Yalaoui
    Pages 23-31
  4. Arianna Alfieri, Gaia Nicosia, Andrea Pacifici, Ulrich Pferschy
    Pages 33-41
  5. Roberto Aringhieri, Davide Duma, Francesco Polacchi
    Pages 55-63
  6. Laura Bigram, Patrick Hosein, Jonathan Earle
    Pages 65-72
  7. Maria Elena Bruni, D. Nguyen Duy, Patrizia Beraldi, Antonio Violi
    Pages 73-81
  8. Valentina Cacchiani, Carlos Contreras-Bolton, John W. Escobar, Luis M. Escobar-Falcon, Rodrigo Linfati, Paolo Toth
    Pages 83-91
  9. Angela Sara Cacciapuoti, Marcello Caleffi, Adriano Masone, Antonio Sforza, Claudio Sterle
    Pages 93-101
  10. Antonio Candelieri, Ilaria Giordani, Bruno G. Galuzzi, Francesco Archetti
    Pages 103-110
  11. F. Carrabs, R. Cerulli, C. D’Ambrosio, A. Raiconi
    Pages 111-119
  12. Marco Casazza, Alberto Ceselli, Andrea Taverna
    Pages 121-129
  13. M. Cavola, A. Diglio, C. Piccolo
    Pages 141-149
  14. C. Cerrone, M. Gentili, C. D’Ambrosio, R. Cerulli
    Pages 151-159
  15. Xiaochen Chou, Luca Maria Gambardella, Roberto Montemanni
    Pages 169-177

About this book


This book gathers the contributions of the international conference “Optimization and Decision Science” (ODS2018), which was held at the Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina (Messina), Italy on September 10 to 13, 2018, and was organized by AIRO, the Italian Operations Research Society, in cooperation with the DMI (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Catania (Italy). The book offers state-of-the-art content on optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods, as well as their application in industrial and territorial systems. It highlights a range of real-world problems that are both challenging and worthwhile, using models and methods based on continuous and discrete optimization, network optimization, simulation and system dynamics, heuristics, metaheuristics, artificial intelligence, analytics, and multiple-criteria decision making. Given its scope of coverage, it will benefit not only researchers and practitioners working in these areas, but also the operations research community as a whole.


Descrete and combinatorial optimization Traffic and transportation Supply chain management and financial modeling Stochastic and Robust Optimization Heuristics and Metaheuristics

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Daniele
    • 1
  • Laura Scrimali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

About the editors

Patrizia Daniele is a Full Professor of Operations Research at the University of Catania. In 2006 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (DEAS), Harvard University. Her areas of research include global optimization, variational inequality theory, infinite-dimensional duality, humanitarian logistics, equilibrium problems, cybersecurity, and computational procedures. She is the author or editor of 6 books and has published several papers in national and international journals. She is also director of various international workshops and has served on the scientific committees of several national and international conferences.

Laura Scrimali is an Associate Professor of Operations Research at the University of Catania. Her areas of research include convex optimization, variational inequality theory, numerical methods, sustainable development, and equilibrium problems in transportation, economic and finance. She has published several papers in national and international journals and has served on the scientific committees of various national and international conferences.

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