Operational research: methods and applications

Petropoulos, Fotios and Laporte, Gilbert and Archetti, Claudia and Ayhan, Hayriye and Battarra, Maria and Bennell, Julia A. and Boylan, John E. and Breton, Michèle and Canca, David and Charlin, Laurent and Chen, Bo and Cicek, Cihan Tugrul and Jr, Louis Anthony Cox and Currie, Christine S. M. and Demeulemeester, Erik and Ding, Li and Disney, Stephen M. and Ehrgott, Matthias and Eppler, Martin J. and Erdoğan, Güneş and Fortz, Bernard and Franco, L. Alberto and Frische, Jens and Greco, Salvatore and Gregory, Amanda J. and Hämäläinen, Raimo P. and Herroelen, Willy and Hewitt, Mike and Holmström, Jan and Hooker, John N. and Işık, Tuğçe and Johnes, Jill and Kara, Bahar Y. and Karsu, Özlem and Kent, Katherine and Köhler, Charlotte and Kunc, Martin and Kuo, Yong-Hong and Lienert, Judit and Letchford, Adam N. and Leung, Janny and Li, Dong and Li, Haitao and Ljubić, Ivana and Lodi, Andrea and Lozano, Sebastián and Lurkin, Virginie and Martello, Silvano and McHale, Ian G. and Midgley, Gerald and Morecroft, John D. W. and Mutha, Akshay and Oğuz, Ceyda and Petrovic, Sanja and Pferschy, Ulrich and Psaraftis, Harilaos N. and Rose, Sam and Saarinen, Lauri and Salhi, Said and Song, Jing-Sheng and Sotiros, Dimitrios and Stecke, Kathryn E. and Strauss, Arne K. and Tarhan, İstenç and Thielen, Clemens and Toth, Paolo and Berghe, Greet Vanden and Vasilakis, Christos and Vaze, Vikrant and Vigo, Daniele and Virtanen, Kai and Wang, Xun and Weron, Rafał and White, Leroy and Woensel, Tom Van and Yearworth, Mike and Yıldırım, E. Alper and Zaccour, Georges and Zhao, Xuying (2024) Operational research: methods and applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 75 (3). pp. 423-617. ISSN 0160-5682

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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.

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Journal of the Operational Research Society
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