Themes & Scope

The scope of the conference is presenting ideas and experiences, sharing knowledge and creating a point of contact among researchers and practitioners from various sectors (applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics), private and public companies, industries and policy makers.

The theme is open in the wide field of optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods, and their application in industrial and territorial systems. A partial list of conference topics is reported here, but the list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Related topics are also acceptable.

All researchers, academics, practitioners and students working on the conference themes are invited to participate to ODS2018 submitting a short paper or an abstract, and organizing sessions.

Institutional Sponsors



Industrial Sponsors




Selection of Papers

The ODS2018 Program Committee will select the papers to be presented at the conference.



The conference is organized into plenary and parallel sessions. The conference languages are Italian and English. Each speaker can give only one talk.

We already encourage prospective session chairs to submit us proposals for sessions they could be willing to organize.