Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Hub Location”
Guest Editors: Sibel A. Alumur, James F. Campbell
Hub location problems arise in various applications in transportation and telecommunication network design. Application areas include network design for express shipment delivery, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload motor carriers, airline passenger and freight transportation, railway networks, liner shipping, urban public transportation networks, and computer and telecommunications networks.
For this special issue of Computers & Operations Research, we will specifically solicit revised and extended versions of hub location papers presented at the 14th International Symposium of the Locational Decisions (ISOLDE) conference in Toronto and Huntsville, Canada in July 2017. In addition, we eagerly welcome the submission of high quality, visionary papers that are not associated with this conference.
We hope the special issue will document the state-of-the-art in hub location research and provide a framework for future research that moves the field forward by better solving larger problems with more realistic assumptions, and by leveraging the best research in related disciplines. Researchers from all disciplines are invited to consider this special issue as an outlet to publish their high quality work on the topic.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) http://ees.elsevier.com/cor. Corresponding author must select “SI: Hub Location” as the Article Type to make sure that the paper will be considered for the special issue.
First Submission Date – February 15, 2017
The deadline for submission to the special issue is October 1, 2017.
The plan is to publish the special issue in early 2019.
Sibel A. Alumur
Department of Management Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, CANADA
James F. Campbell
Supply Chain & Analytics Department
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121, USA