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Operational Research

IO2017, Valença, Portugal, June 28-30

  • A. Ismael F. Vaz
  • João Paulo Almeida
  • José Fernando Oliveira
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
  • Presents selected contributions in the field of Operations Research emerging from the XVIII Congress of APDIO (the Portuguese Association of Operational Research) held in Valença on June 28–30, 2017

  • Addresses complex real-world problems using recent techniques

  • Offers a valuable tool for researchers, students, and practitioners wishing to learn about the latest trends in this field

  • Narrows the gap between academic research and real-world applications

Conference proceedings APDIO 2017

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 223)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Margarida Carvalho, Andrea Lodi, João Pedro Pedroso
    Pages 11-23
  3. Rosekelly Araújo Costa, Teresa Pereira, Isabel Cristina Lopes
    Pages 25-38
  4. M. Fernanda P. Costa, Ana Maria A. C. Rocha, Edite M. G. P. Fernandes
    Pages 39-55
  5. Manuel Eliseu, M. Isabel Gomes, Angel A. Juan
    Pages 57-67
  6. Leão José Fernandes, Susana Relvas, Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa
    Pages 87-99
  7. António Fernandes, Clara Bento Vaz, Ana Paula Monte
    Pages 101-119
  8. Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Teresa Pereira, Elisabete Dias
    Pages 121-134
  9. João N. C. Gonçalves, Helena Sofia Rodrigues, M. Teresa T. Monteiro
    Pages 135-149
  10. Alvaro Neuenfeldt Júnior, Elsa Silva, A. Miguel Gomes, José Fernando Oliveira
    Pages 151-164
  11. Olena Kostylenko, Helena Sofia Rodrigues, Delfim F. M. Torres
    Pages 165-176
  12. Eloísa Macedo, Tatiana Tchemisova
    Pages 177-199
  13. William Emiliano, Lino Costa, Maria do Sameiro Carvalho, José Telhada
    Pages 201-213
  14. Alberto Martinho, Eduardo Alves, Ana Maria Rodrigues, José Soeiro Ferreira
    Pages 215-234
  15. William Hitoshi Tsunoda Meira, Leandro Magatão, Susana Relvas, Ana Paula Ferreira Dias Barbosa Póvoa, Flávio Neves Junior
    Pages 235-248
  16. Bruna Mota, Ana Carvalho, Maria Isabel Gomes, Ana Barbosa Póvoa
    Pages 249-257
  17. Mariana Araújo Nogueira, Maria Sameiro Carvalho, José António Vasconcelos
    Pages 259-268

About these proceedings


This proceedings book presents selected contributions from the XVIII Congress of APDIO (the Portuguese Association of Operational Research) held in Valença on June 28–30, 2017. Prepared by leading Portuguese and international researchers in the field of operations research, it covers a wide range of complex real-world applications of operations research methods using recent theoretical techniques, in order to narrow the gap between academic research and practical applications. Of particular interest are the applications of, nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, data envelopment analysis, clustering techniques, hybrid heuristics, supply chain management, and lot sizing and job scheduling problems. In most chapters, the problems, methods and methodologies described are complemented by supporting figures, tables and algorithms.
The XVIII Congress of APDIO marked the 18th installment of the regular biannual meetings of APDIO – the Portuguese Association of Operational Research. The meetings bring together researchers, scholars and practitioners, as well as MSc and PhD students, working in the field of operations research to present and discuss their latest works. The main theme of the latest meeting was Operational Research Pro Bono. Given the breadth of topics covered, the book offers a valuable resource for all researchers, students and practitioners interested in the latest trends in this field.


modeling optimization routing scheduling nonlineear programming mixed integer programming supply chain logistics data envelopment analysis clustering analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Ismael F. Vaz
    • 1
  • João Paulo Almeida
    • 2
  • José Fernando Oliveira
    • 3
  • Alberto Adrego Pinto
    • 4
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of Minho, School of EngineeringBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and LIAAD-INESC TECPolytechnic Institute of Bragança, School of Technology and ManagementBragançaPortugal
  3. 3.INESC TEC - Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Porto, INESC TEC - Faculty of EngineeringPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Porto, Department of MathematicsPortoPortugal

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