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Operational research: methods and applications

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  • Fotios Petropoulos
  • Gilbert Laporte
  • Claudia Archetti
  • Hayriye Ayhan
  • Maria Battarra
  • Julia A. Bennell
  • Michèle Breton
  • David Canca
  • Laurent Charlin
  • Bo Chen
  • Cihan Tugrul Cicek
  • Louis Anthony Cox Jr
  • Christine S. M. Currie
  • Erik Demeulemeester
  • Li Ding
  • Stephen M. Disney
  • Martin J. Eppler
  • Güneş Erdoğan
  • Bernard Fortz
  • L. Alberto Franco
  • Jens Frische
  • Salvatore Greco
  • Amanda J. Gregory
  • Raimo P. Hämäläinen
  • Willy Herroelen
  • Mike Hewitt
  • Jan Holmström
  • John N. Hooker
  • Tuğçe Işık
  • Jill Johnes
  • Bahar Y. Kara
  • Özlem Karsu
  • Katherine Kent
  • Charlotte Köhler
  • Martin Kunc
  • Yong-Hong Kuo
  • Judit Lienert
  • Janny Leung
  • Haitao Li
  • Ivana Ljubić
  • Andrea Lodi
  • Sebastián Lozano
  • Virginie Lurkin
  • Silvano Martello
  • Ian G. McHale
  • Gerald Midgley
  • John D. W. Morecroft
  • Akshay Mutha
  • Ceyda Oğuz
  • Sanja Petrovic
  • Ulrich Pferschy
  • Harilaos N. Psaraftis
  • Sam Rose
  • Lauri Saarinen
  • Said Salhi
  • Jing-Sheng Song
  • Dimitrios Sotiros
  • Kathryn E. Stecke
  • Arne K. Strauss
  • İstenç Tarhan
  • Clemens Thielen
  • Paolo Toth
  • Greet Vanden Berghe
  • Christos Vasilakis
  • Vikrant Vaze
  • Daniele Vigo
  • Kai Virtanen
  • Xun Wang
  • Rafał Weron
  • Leroy White
  • Tom Van Woensel
  • Mike Yearworth
  • E. Alper Yıldırım
  • Georges Zaccour
  • Xuying Zhao
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2024
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number3
Number of pages195
Pages (from-to)423-617
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date27/12/23
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Throughout its history, Operational Research has evolved to include methods, models and algorithms that have been applied to a wide range of contexts. This encyclopedic article consists of two main sections: methods and applications. The first summarises the up-to-date knowledge and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art methods and key developments in the various subdomains of the field. The second offers a wide-ranging list of areas where Operational Research has been applied. The article is meant to be read in a nonlinear fashion and used as a point of reference by a diverse pool of readers: academics, researchers, students, and practitioners. The entries within the methods and applications sections are presented in alphabetical order. The authors dedicate this paper to the 2023 Turkey/Syria earthquake victims. We sincerely hope that advances in OR will play a role towards minimising the pain and suffering caused by this and future catastrophes.