Call for Papers: Central European Journal of Operations Research (CEJOR) Special Issue on In the face of Crisis: Human factors in Organizational and Operational Research

Guest Editors:
M. Butlewski, T. Ewertowski, K. Hankiewicz, J. Majchrzak, R. Mierzwiak, M. Nowak, M. Rauner, J. Sadłowska-Wrzesińska, T. Wakolbinger, G-W. Weber

The Central European Journal of Operations Research (CEJOR) invites submissions to Special Issue entitled “In the face of Crisis: Human factors in Organizational and Operational Research”, which aim is to provide the most recent research and innovative developments regarding the human factor based crisis management situations related to operational research. The COVID-19, as an example of a pandemic, has a great impact on many subsystems like financial markets or transportation systems. The special issue will focus on theoretical, methodological and applied Operational Research contributions to improvements for both organizations and human factors driven systems impacted by different crisis.

Topics are drawn from, but not limited to, the following fields of human factors and OR:

· Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics on Human Resource Management
· Impact assessment of Epidemics and Pandemics on manufacturing industries
· Quality Management in manufacturing industry in the Epidemics and Pandemics situation
· Labor markets after Epidemics and Pandemics
· Leadership during the crisis
· Management Strategies for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Mathematical models for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Assessment of personal protective equipment for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Inventive heuristics in search of solutions limiting the effects of Epidemics and Pandemics
· Inventive Problem Solving to solve problems related with Epidemics and Pandemics
· Modeling the development of Epidemics and Pandemics situations
· OR in monitoring and limiting Epidemics and Pandemics
· Uncertain Systems Analysis for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Application of Grey Methods for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Mathematical modeling, Data science, Deep learning applied for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Artificial intelligence applied for Epidemics and Pandemics
· Generalization effects in OR and research on epidemiology, information and rumor propagation.
· Ergonomicproblemsofindustry4.0andbenefitsduringtheepidemicandpandemicthreat
· Additional criteria for occupational risk assessment in epidemic and pandemic situations.

Content and design of the submitted papers have to reveal a relationship between the aforementioned fields and the various methods of Operational Research.

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Submission deadline of full papers: October 1, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

The format of manuscripts for Central European Journal of Operations Research (CEJOR) as well as guidelines and templates can be found on the following web page: http://www.springer.com/business+&+management/operations+research/journal/10100.

During the online submission, please make sure to select “SI Human Factors – Crisis” in the first step of the submission process.

The maximal length of a paper is 20 pages.

All contributions will be rigorously refereed and a certain number of submissions will be selected. For submission of your paper and on any other related question please contact (via e- mail) one of the following guest editors:

Prof. Dr. Marcin Butlewski
Poznan University of Technology Faculty of Engineering Management Division of Applied Ergonomics
E-mail: marcin.butlewski@put.poznan.pl

Dr. Tomasz Ewertowski
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management Division of Risk and Quality Management
E-mail: tomasz.ewertowski@put.poznan.pl

Dr. Krzysztof Hankiewicz
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Management and Computing Systems
E-mail: krzysztof.hankiewicz@put.poznan.pl

Dr. Rafał Mierzwiak
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Marketing and Organization Development
E-mail: rafal.mierzwiak@put.poznan.pl

Dr. Joanna Majchrzak
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Marketing and Organization Development
E-mail: joanna.majchrzak@put.poznan.pl

Dr. Marcin Nowak
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Marketing and Organization Development
E-mail: marcin.nowak@put.poznan.pl

Prof. Dr. Marion Rauner
University of Vienna
Department of Business Decisions and Analytics, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien, Room 04.340 E-mail: marion.rauner@univie.ac.at

Prof. Dr. Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Risk and Quality Management
E-mail: joanna.sadlowska-wrzesinska@put.poznan.pl

Prof. Dr. Tina Wakolbinger
WU-Vienna – University of Business and Economics, Vienna Institute for Transport and Logistics Management
E-mail: Tina.Wakolbinger@wu.ac.at

Prof. Dr. Gerhard‐‑Wilhelm Weber
Poznan University of Technology
Faculty of Engineering Management
Division of Marketing and Organization Development
E-mail: gerhard-wilhelm.weber@put.poznan.pl