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Special issue on OR and Big Data in Agriculture

  • 1.  Special issue on OR and Big Data in Agriculture

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    Call for Papers

    Special issue on OR and Big Data in Agriculture


    Guest Editors:

    Víctor M. Albornoz, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile.

    Héctor Cancela, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

    Alejandro Mac Cawley, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    Sergio Maturana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    Andrés Weintraub, Universidad de Chile.


    This special issue of the International Transactions of Operational Research aims at collecting contributions that define the state of the art to support decision-making problems in smart farms, agricultural supply chains, precision agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, small scale farming, land use and environmental protection using Operations Research methodologies and Big Data techniques.

    The deadline for submission is December 31, 2019 and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    Sensing applications in smart farms.

    Precision agriculture based on OR and Big Data.

    Agribusiness supply chain optimization.

    Forest supply chain optimization.

    Food supply chain optimization.

    Decision support systems in Agriculture based on OR and Big Data.

    OR and Big Data for small scale farming and land use.

    OR and Big Data for policy planning in agriculture.

    OR and Big Data for sustainable development.

    Environment studies and environmental protection based on OR and Big Data.


    Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of the International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR), published by the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS). Papers should be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found in the journal homepage. Authors should upload their contributions using the submission site, indicating in their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue.


    Other inquiries should be sent directly to any of the Guest Editors in charge of this issue: Víctor M. Albornoz (, Héctor Cancela (, Alejandro F. Mac Cawley (, Sergio Maturana ( and Andrés Weintaub (

    Victor M. Albornoz
    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
    Santiago, Chile.