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2nd.Global Conference on Theory and Applications of OR/OM for Sustainability(GCTAOS)

Movingforward the world climate change and sustainability agenda

6-8 September,Beijing, CHINA

It is widely-accepted that a proper balance of economic, environmental and social objectives needs to be managed in organizations’ global operations to survive and remain competitive. This triple-bottom-line perspective is central to organizational sustainability strategies 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 GCTAOS (Beijing, September 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 an improved set of solution approaches that integrate disruptive technologies, mathematical models and solution methods to address a wide variety of business and operations management problems under the climate change and sustainability domain.


School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, China

Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science, China

General Chairs

Prof. Ernesto DR Santibanez Gonzalez, Universidad de Talca,Chile and UFSB, Brazil Prof. Ying Fan, Beihang University, China

Program Committee Chair and members

Prof. Qiuhong Zhao, Beihang University, China (Chair)

Prof. Derek Bunn, London Business School, UK

Prof. Edwin Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Alexandre Dolgui, École des Mines de Nantes, France

Prof. Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Janny Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Nelson Maculan, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Joseph Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Prof. Zhi-Hai Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

Prof. Zhihua Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China

International Scientific Committee

Carlos Bana e Costa (Portugal)

Olga Battaïa (France)

Arijit Bhattacharya (UAE)

Derek Bunn (UK)

Edwin Cheng (HK),

Alok Choudhary (UK)

Alexandre Dolgui (France)

George Harkos (Greece)

Donald Huisingh (USA)

Charbel Jabbour (UK)

Mohamad Jaber (Canada)

Lenny Koh (UK)

Janny Leung (China)

Jiyin Liu (UK)

Rodrigo Lozano (Sweden)

Nelson Maculan (Brazil)

José Fernando Oliveira (Portugal)

Erwin Pesch, (Germany)

Joseph Sarkis (USA)

Malin Song (China)

Christopher Tang (USA)

Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Turkey)

Simone Zanoni (Italy)

Xiaoling Zhang (HK)

Zhihua Zhang, (China)

Joe Zhu (USA)

General Track

In addition to plenary sessions, workshops will be organized in seven clusters, but not limited to

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

Organizational Committee Chair and members

Prof. Zhongfeng Qin, Beihang University, China (Chair)

Prof. Malin Song, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, China

Prof. Weiguo Fang, Beihang University, China

Prof. Yashai Li, Beihang University, China

Qi Zhang, Beihang University, China

Qi Lin, Beihang University, China

Instructions for Submission

All papers must be written in English and should describe original work. The length of the paper is limited to a maximum of 8 pages (The standard conference format will be issued through the conference website, which is under construction and will be available later).

Registration Fee

For all participants, the registration includes admission to all conference sessions, registration materials, copy of CDROM proceedings, coffee/tea breaks, banquet of September 7th, lunches from September 7 to 8 and the social program. Early registration fee before August 5 is USD$350 (RMB2450). After August 5, it will be USD$450 (RMB3150).

Important Dates

• Abstract Submission Deadline: April 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


Authors of the best conference papers will be invited to submit a full and updated version to some of the reputed scientific journals that will dedicate special issues to this conference.

Also some of these special issues will have an open call for submissions.

Contact Information

Further information on the conference programme and on how to be involved in shaping the conference will be available at the conference website which will be available on February 2017 and will be issued at next round announcement.

For more information at this stage, please contact:

The conference secretary,GCTAOS2017@163.com

Prof. Ernesto DR Santibanez Gonzalez,santibanez.ernesto@gmail.com

Prof. Ying Fan,yfan1123@buaa.edu.cn

Prof. Qiuhong Zhao,qhzhao@buaa.edu.cn

Prof. Zhongfeng Qin,qin@buaa.edu.cn