Special Issue on “OR in Healthcare”

Guest Editors:

Evrim Gunesa, Koc ̧ University, Turkey
Ineˆs Marquesb, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana Vianac, Polytechnic of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal 

The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will publish a special issue on OR in Healthcare at the occasion of the 22nd Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2020) to be held in Seoul, South Korea, from June 21 to 26, 2020. Although we strongly encourage the submission of papers presented at the special sessions devoted to this subject at the IFORS 2020 conference, this Call for Papers is open to the entire community of academics and practitioners.

We encourage contributions that illustrate the interplay between theory and practice, with new and innovative methods or uses of Operations Research methods in all areas of health and health care. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
* Public health policies
* Performance evaluation
* Incentive contracts and payment systems
* Screening and prevention
* Health care logistics and supply chains
* Health care resource and capacity planning
* Location problems in health care
r Workforce scheduling
* Patient and appointment scheduling
* Operating room planning and scheduling
* Emergency medical systems
* Home care and long-term care
* Blood services
* Disease modeling and policy
* Cancer treatment planning
* Infectious diseases

The deadline for submission is October 31, 2020.

All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of the International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR), published by the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS). They should be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found on the journal homepage. Authors should upload their contributions using the submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itor, indicating in their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue. Other inquiries should be sent directly to the Guest Editors in charge of this issue: Evrim Gunes (egunes@ku.edu.tr), Ineˆs Marques (ines.marques.p@tecnico.ulisboa.pt), and Ana Viana (ana.viana@inesctec.pt).