Areas of Expertise

The members of ICOOR have proven experience both on theoretical research and development of practical applications in several areas including:

  • Transportation (purchasing and distribution, bus scheduling, railroad scheduling, airplane scheduling)
  • Personnel management (rostering, crew scheduling, timetabling)
  • Energy (production and network planning, industrial cogeneration, teleheating networks)
  • Production (planning, line balancing, shop scheduling, cutting and packing)
  • Telecommunications (network design, service design and management)


Scientific and commercial expertise

The complementary capacities of ICOOR’s members make it a unique pole of excellence in Optimization and Operations Research:

  • The scientific competencies of ICOOR complements with some as ten successful academic spin-off and commercial enterprises founded or leaded by its members
  • They have the scientific coordination of several national and international research projects
  • The members of ICOOR are leading very well known international research groups in optimization and operations research
  • They are involved at the highest levels of responsibility in the international OR societies and in the most valued international journals and conferences
  • The added value of ICOOR is to join several different competencies and abilities into a single body



The expertises of the ICOOR’s members are proved by the 400 publications appeared on strictly peer-reviewed international journals and books in the last 10 years.


These publications can be grouped as follows:

  • Bioinformatics and Chemistry
  • Constraint Programming and Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy and Environment
  • e-Learning
  • Facility Location
  • Graph Theory
  • Health System
  • Informatics
  • Mathematical programming tools and theory
  • Network Design
  • Packing and Cutting
  • Production Scheduling
  • Telecommunication
  • Timetabling
  • Transportation