2nd Global Conference on OR for Sustainability – Beijing 2017

Date: September 6-8, 2017
Venue: Beijing, China

2nd Global Conference on Theory and Applications of OR/OM for Sustainability
“Moving forward the world climate change and sustainability agenda”

It is widely-accepted that for organizations to survive and remain competitive, a proper balance of economic, environmental and social objectives needs to be managed in their global operations. This triple-bottom-line perspective is central to organizational sustainability strategy and operations and requires radical changes in the management of all kind of organizations around the world.

After a successful workshop on Operational Research for Sustainability (TAORS) held in Sitges-2015 as part of the Global Cleaner Production and Consumption Conference, the organization of the Second Global Conference on Sustainability TAORMS (Beijing, Sep/2017) will have a complementary and broader perspective, including business models, operations management, and management science as well. This global scale event has the primary intention to bring politicians, policy-makers, practitioners and academics from all over the world to discuss the future of the planet based on the collaborative work of all the stakeholders. This should be a unique opportunity to share experiences and move forward the current climate change and sustainability world agenda underpinned on the scientific use of data as an essential source to make better decisions. As it has been widely discussed, (reliable) data is the primary source to design mathematical models and solution methods that could provide smart tools for decision-making on a vast arrange of traditional operations and businesses management problems. In this new sustainable setting, problems have become more complex and difficult to solve. Thus decision-makers are aware of the need for a fresh and new body of knowledge and improved set of solution approaches that integrate disruptive technology, mathematical models and solution methods to address a wide variety of business and operations management problems under the climate change and sustainability domain.

General Chairs
· Ernesto DR Santibanez Gonzalez, PhD
· Qiuhong Zhao, PhD (Local committee chair)

Program committee and co-chairs

· Alexandre Dolgui
· Janny Leung
· Lenny Koh
· Nelson Maculan
· Joseph Sarkis
· Qiuhong Zhao
· Weiguo Fang
· Zhi-Hai Zhang

International Scientific Committee

Carlos Bana e Costa (Portugal), Derek Bunn (UK), Edwin Chen (HK), Alexandre Dolgui (France), Alok Choudhary (UK), Charbel Jabbour (UK), George Harkos (Greece), Mohamad Jaber (Canada), Lenny Koh (UK), Rodrigo Lozano (Denmark), Jiyin Liu (UK), Janny Leung (China), Nelson Maculan (Brazil), José Fernando Oliveira (Portugal), Erwin Pesch (Germany), Christopher Tang (USA), Joseph Sarkis (USA), Malin Song (China), Donald Huisingh (USA), Olga Battaia (France), Simone Zanoni (Italy), Qiuhong Zhao (China), Xiaoling Zhang (HK), Zhi-Hai Zhang (China), Zhi-Hua Zhang (China), Joe Zhu (USA)
General Track

In addition to plenary sessions, workshops will be organized in seven clusters.

1. Food security​​
2. Resilient, sustainable and smart cities​
3. Disaster management and Humanitarian Logistics​
4. Nuclear Energy and renewable energy
5. Carbon capture and storage​, emission trading schemes and low carbon economics
6. ​Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
7. Climate Negotiation
Local and international organizing committee (partial list)

· Ernesto DR Santibanez Gonzalez
· Lenny Koh, Malin Song
· Quihong Zhao (chairwoman)
· Zhi-Hai Zhang

Important Dates

· Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5, 2017
· Acceptance notification: April 30, 2017
· Full Papers Submissions: August 4, 2017
· Early Bird Registration: August 5, 2017
· Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017
· Conference: 6-8 September, 2017