New IFORS Journal – Call for Nominations for Editor

Call for Nominations
Editor-in-Chief, Sustainability Analytics and Modeling (SAM)
Deadline for Nominations: 31st of October 2020

IFORS is launching a new journal together with Elsevier, Sustainability Analytics and Modeling (SAM), and is seeking candidates for the inaugural editor-in-chief. The search committee intends to propose a candidate for approval by IFORS by end of November 2020. (Aim and Scope listed here)

The committee seeks input from IFORS member societies and regional groupings on nominations for editor-in-chief. Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of Sustainability Analytics and Modeling include:

– demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics and methods related to sustainability analytics and modeling,
– demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary research,
– significant prior editorial experience in high-quality journals,
– vision for the new journal, for the intersection of sustainability analytics modeling and operational research, and for the role of scholarly publications in the electronic and open-access age,
– commitment to the workload involved,
– ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process, and
– strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with and lead groups of people.

Members of the search committee

– Rosiane de Freitas, VP representing ALIO, Federal University of Amazonas
– Karla Hoffman, VP representing NORAM, George Mason University
– Stefan Nickel, VP representing EURO, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
– Sunity Shrestha Hada, VP representing APORS, Tribhuvan University
– Grazia Speranza, IFORS President, University of Brescia

Aim and Scope (Preliminary)
Sustainability Analytics and Modeling is an international journal looking at quantitative challenges in sustainability from an Operations Research and Analytics point of view.
A special emphasis will be given to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) stated by the UN ( No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace and Justice Strong Institutions, Partnerships to achieve the Goal.
SAM publishes high-quality operations research and/or analytics approaches to challenges in sustainability from researchers and practitioners. Also, interdisciplinary submissions with a quantitative focus are welcome.
Typical methods include (but are not restricted to): Mathematical Programming, Heuristics, Multi-Criteria-Decision-Making, Simulation, Forecasting, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, …
Case studies or numerical experiments should be based on real world data, if possible.

Please submit nominations (including self-nominations), comments, and recommendations by 31th of October 2020. The information may be sent by email to the chair of the Editorial Search Committee:

Stefan Nickel