Welcome to 19th Mini-Euro Conference
Mini EURO Conferences are specialized conferences of EURO (the Association of European Operational Research societies) focusing a particular promising OR theme of research.
The 19th Mini EURO Conference will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, from 6 to 8 September 2006, on the theme "Operation Research Models and Methods in the Energy Sector". This Mini EURO Conference is aimed at providing an open forum in which researchers and practitioners can discuss and share their experience regarding the application of OR models and methods to tackle in a creative and effective manner the challenging problems arising in the energy sector.
As far as areas of application are concerned, original contributions in the following topics (but not limited to) are welcome: Power systems planning (power generation expansion planning, network planning, equipment location, spatial planning, reliability); Power systems operation (unit commitment, generation dispatch, network reconfiguration management, remote load control, reliability); Environmental issues (interactions between energy and the environment, dispersed and large-scale generation, integration of renewables, global warming abatement); Deregulation and liberalization (energy and power pricing, network services pricing, coordination with energy efficiency and environmental policies, network congestion prevention and management, energy and power purchase strategies, competition); Energy policies (security of supply, market transformation and energy efficiency, interactions between the energy sector and the whole economy, demand-side management); Local and regional planning (urban energy planning, load forecasting, interactions with land use planning); Technical issues (protection, voltage stability, reactive power, transmission losses).
From a methodological perspective approaches are expected from a broad spectrum of OR models and methods, such as single and multiple objective mathematical programming, decision and risk analysis, meta-heuristics and evolutionary programming, game theory, simulation, data envelopment analysis, etc.
Download: Call for papers (215 kb PDF file)