EURO: the Association of European Operational Research Societies

7th MINI EURO CONFERENCE

DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, GROUPWARE, MULTIMEDIA AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

Tutorial : Monday, March 24, 1997

Conference : Tuesday to Thursday, March 25-27, 1997 Bruges - Belgium

Mailing address:

Professor Jean-Pierre BRANS - EURO BRUGES 1997 Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Centre for Statistics and O.R. Pleinlaan, 2 - B - 1050 Brussels - Belgium Tel: + 32 2 629 2070 - Fax: + 32 2 629 2282 e-mail: jpbrans@is1.vub.ac.be



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Conference FEE

Before Jan 15, 1997 After Jan 15, 1997
Tutorial only, March 24, 1997 BEF 4500BEF 6000
Conference, March 25-27, 1997 BEF 10000BEF 12000
Both Tutorial and Conference BEF 13000 BEF 15000

All fees are now expressed in BEF. They are substantially lower than the US$ fees announced in the call for papers.

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7th Mini Euro Conference - Mailing address

Professor Jean-Pierre BRANS - EURO BRUGES 1997 Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Centre for Statistics and O.R. Pleinlaan, 2 - B - 1050 Brussels - Belgium Tel: + 32 2 629 2070 - Fax: + 32 2 629 2282 e-mail: jpbrans@is1.vub.ac.be

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GENERAL INFORMATION

a. EURO

EURO is the Association of European Operational Research Societies. All together these societies are covering over 12,000 members form the different European countries but also from Israel, Egypt and South Africa. It aims are the development and the promotion of the O.R. Science.

Euro is organising a large international conference two times every three years. The last one, EURO XIV, took place in Israel in 1995 and the next one, EURO XV, will be organised in SPAIN in July 1997.

Euro is publishing monthly its Bulletin and EJOR, the European Journal of Operational Research.

More information about EURO can be obtained from its secretariat: Pr. Ph. Van Asbroeck, c/o ULB-SMG, Bvd du Triomphe, CP 210/01, B 1050 Brussels, BELGIUM, tel. +32 2 650 5885

b. Mini EURO Conferences

Since 1984, EURO has also been organising specialised conferences, known as Mini EURO EURO Conferences, which focus on promising O.R. topics.

Through these conferences, EURO hopes to fulfil its goal of promoting the development of new fields and encouraging new applications.

Past Mini EURO Bruges Conferences were held successively in Bruges (1984), Lunteren (1985), Herceg-Novi (1987), Warwick (1988), Thessalonika (1993) and Liege (1994).

c. 7th Mini EURO Conference, Bruges

The next Mini EURO Conference will be held in Bruges, Belgium.

Bruges is the romantic Flanders city. It has been called the Venice of the North and is renowned for its lovely canals, graceful swans, old trees, quaint streets, famous museums and and quiet atmosphere.

The conference will be devoted to Decision Support Systems, Groupware, Multimedia and Electronic Commerce. The purpose is to survey advanced concepts and new technologies, bringing together researchers and practioners to present and to discuss recent developments in the field and to evaluate their managerial impact.

A comprehensive tutorial for those willing to enter the field will be organised the first day.



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CONFERENCE LOCATION - REGISTRATION DESK

The Conference will be held simultaneously in two adjoining first class hotels in Bruges: 

1. SOFTEL HOTEL (SF): Boeveriestraat 2, B 8000 Bruges, Belgium Tel. +32 50 340971 Fax. +32 50 344053 Tutorial - Parallel Sessions - Closing Session 2. PARK HOTEL (PK): Vrijdagmarkt 5, B 8000 Bruges, BELGIUM Tel. +32 50 333364 Fax. +32 50 334763
EDS Exhibition Room (GDSS Room, Multimedia Corner, Software Demonstration and Free Paper Demonstration Are, Book Exhibition)
The registration desk will be located in the SOFITEL HOTEL. Opening: Sunday, March 23 at 16:00



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STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE

Attendance will be limited. The conference will include several kinds of activities : a tutorial on the conference theme, the presentation of papers, software demonstrations, panel sessions, a book exhibition and an attractive social programme.

a. Tutorial Day on "Groupware, Multimedia and Electronic Commerce" - March 24

On Monday, March 24, 1997 (9:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00), a one-day tutorial on "Groupware, Multimedia and Electronic Commerce" will be given by Prof. T. JELASSI and Prof. A.A. ANGEHRN (INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France).

It will present basic concepts, supporting technologies and specific real-world applications.

It is particularly recommended for those who either are new to the field or want to update their knowledge about it.

A comprehensive handout will be provided by the lecturers to all tutorial participants.

An additional fee is requested for attending this tutorial.

b. The Conference - March 24-27

1 Opening Session

The opening session will be held on Monday, March 24, from 18:00 to 19:30 in the Hendrik Pickery Room of the Belfry Halls of the City of Bruges (on Market Square). Professor Michel THEYS (SEMA Group) will be the plenary speaker.

After the opening session, the participants are invited by the Council of the City of Bruges for a reception in the Jan Garemijn Room of the Belfry Halls.

2 Presentation of Papers

Over 300 submissions were received and only 234 of them were selected.

The selected papers are grouped in nine parallel sessions :

1. Conceptual Frameworks

2. DSS Applications I

3. DSS Applications II

4. DSS Applications III

5. DSS Applications IV

6. GDSS

7. Multimedia

8. Electronic Commerce

9. Multicriteria DSS

These nine parallel sessions will take place in the Sofitel Hotel according to the enclosed timetable (cf. the preliminary programme).

A 30 minutes time slot has been allocated to each presentation. There will be two sessions each having three presentations in the morning and one session with four presentations in the afternoon (except on Thursday).

Each conference room will be equipped with an overhead projector and, on request, with a PC and a LCD screen.

3 Panel Sessions

There will be three panels during the conference, one per day. Well-known researchers, including some pionneers in the field, have been invited to take part in these panels.

  • Panel I - Intelligent DSS : Experiences and Expectations.

  • Panel II - Electronic Commerce : Achievements and Challenges.

  • Panel III - Group DSS : Perspectives and Prospects.

4 EDS Exhibition Room

A special room will be available in the Park Hotel for the EDS Exhibition Room. It will include three sections :

The GDSS Demonstration Room :

The GDSS-Promethee & Delphi software developed jointly by the U.L.B. and V.U.B. universities in Brussels and by EDS will be demonstrated twice a day. Each time up to 18 delegates can take part in a real-life group decision application.

The EDS Multimedia Corner :

Multimedia tools and applications will be demonstrated by EDS specialists.

The Software Demonstration and Free Paper Presentation Area :

All participants, research laboratories, professional software developers will have the opportunity to make software demonstrations or to present free papers.

Multiple demonstrations can be scheduled according to time and space availability.

Demonstrations can be announced at the end of a paper presentation.

Moreover, free presentation of unscheduled papers can be arranged by all participants in this area. The room will be equipped with an overhead projector.

No timetable will be set up in advance for these activities. It will be up to the participants to organise and announce their presentations. A special panel located close to the registration desk will be available for this purpose.

5 Closing Session

The closing session will be held on Thursday, March 27, from 16:00 to 17:00 in the Sofitel Hotel. The plenary speaker will be Prof. R. SPRAGUE (University of Hawaii, USA).

6 Book Exhibition

A book exhibition will be held in the Park Hotel, close to the Software Demonstration Area.



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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

a. For Presentation in the Lecture Rooms (SF)

  • 5 notebooks (486 DX4-100 or Pentium, 8Mb RAM, Windows 95 and MS-Office 95)

  • 5 Color LCD projection screens.

    Paper presenters who need a computer for their presentation are kindly asked to bring their own equipment. However, the organisers will lend a notebook and a LCD projection screen, on first-come first-serve basis, to the authors who request it.

b. In the Software Demonstration Area (PK)

  • - 3 Pentium 133 MHz or higher, 16Mb RAM, 2Mb video card, CD-ROM, sound card, Windows 95 and MS-Office 95.

  • - 2 Power Macintosh, 16Mb RAM, 2Mb video card, CD-ROM, MS-Office.

  • - HP Laserjet and Apple LaserWriter printers.

c. For Free Paper Presentations (EDS Exhibition Room - PK)