Computer science and engineering

Weber G., Vasant P., Marmolejo Saucedo J. A.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, vol.25, pp.416-418, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 25
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jocs.2018.04.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-418
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


During previous decades, modern approaches to Operational Research (OR), Computation and Optimization have attracted a growing number of scientists, pedagogues, advisors, deciders and practitioners. Actually, very strong and smart ("intelligent") computational techniques arose for handling a very large number of real-world challenges and crises, in particular, in relation with the main areas of optimization in theory and practical use. Those real problems are characterized by their tremendous non-convexity and complexity, In the communities of OR, Analytics and Computation worldwide, researchers and investigators from different fields, spectra, continents and regions have cooperated to find smart answers for those striking and urgent difficulties. Within that scientific global family, there are scholars from IFORS, its regional groupings and, inside of them, national OR societies and working groups. High increase of human population, feeling of being lonely or lost, problems with the fast process of "globalization", related "losses" everywhere on the globe, illness, societal conflicts and wars, prove that the "Human Factor" ought to be considered and taken into account much more than in past eras by researchers, educators, leaders, engineers, officials, and also medical doctors, advisers and trainers. Important representations and incorporations of the "Human Factor" through Intelligence, Humanity and Humility should be hosted to a rising degree in the areas of OR, Analytics and Computation. (C) 2018 Published by Elsevier B.V.