Call for Book Chapters: The Contribution of OR, new technologies and innovation in agriculture and tourism

Theme
The agriculture and tourism sectors are of great economic importance for many countries worldwide. Both sectors contribute to economic growth, new job positions and public revenue. Some of their characteristics are the private entrepreneurship dominating in agriculture and tourism, the potential linkages between two sectors, the prospects that new technology offers, the risky environment and the high competiveness that entrepreneurs face, the various factors influencing the final product, along with the implementation of governmental or institutional policies which affect business opportunities. The need for scientific approaches which can handle such issues has already arisen. This book aims to provide a roadmap for researchers and practitioners and to highlight the role and importance of operational research, new technologies and innovation for the benefit of agriculture and tourism in the private and/or public level. Review and conceptual papers are also welcomed, as well as relevant applications to the aforementioned economic sectors.

Indicative topics are (but are not limited to):
–  Agricultural Productivity and Innovation
–  Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy
–  Agro-tourism
–  Competition and Efficiency in Tourism
–  Cultural Heritage in Tourism
–  Decision Analysis & Decision Support Systems
–  e-Commerce
–  Hospitality & Tourism Sector
–  ICT Applications
–  Innovation in Agricultural and Tourism sectors
–  Intelligent Agriculture Systems
–  Management Science & Operations Research in Travel and Tourism
–  Management and Planning of Tourism
–  O.R. Applications in Agriculture and Forest Management
–  Organization and Management of Agricultural Cooperatives
–  Precision Agriculture
–  Production and Operations Management
–  Project Management
–  Resource Scheduling
–  Risk Analysis and Management
–  Smart Agriculture
–  Strategy and Innovation Management
–  Spatial Analysis, Landscape Planning and GIS-based Analysis
–  Supply Chain Management and Logistics
–  Sustainable Development in Tourism
–  Sustainable Farming Systems
–  Telecommunications and Telematics
–  Waste Management
–  Water Resources Management


Type of contributions and length
Original research papers, review papers, as well as empirical studies are welcomed. 
Contributions should typically be 15 to 20 pages in length (excluding references) when applying the Springer formatting instructions. 
Contributions should be original and not be submitted elsewhere.

Submission and formatting guidelines 

Please send the manuscript in the form of an MS Word or PDF file attached to an email to the Volume Editors (lia@ergasya.tuc.gr; nikos@ergasya.tuc.gr); kostas@dpem.tuc.gr.

Submitted manuscripts should conform to the standard guidelines of the Springer’s book chapter format. Please prepare the manuscript using the author guidelines provided in the following link: 
http://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/book-manuscript- guidelines 


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Important dates
–  Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2018
–  Notification of Acceptance: February 17, 2019
–  Final Chapter Submission: March 17, 2019
–  The book is scheduled to be published by mid-2019

Volume Editors
Dr. George Baourakis
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
baouraki@maich.gr

Dr. Evangelia Krassadaki

School of Production Engineering and Management
Technical University of Crete University Campus, Kounoupidiana
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
lia@ergasya.tuc.gr

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Matsatsinis

School of Production Engineering and Management
Technical University of Crete University Campus, Kounoupidiana
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
nikos@ergasya.tuc.gr

Prof. Dr. Constantin Zopounidis
School of Production Engineering and Management
Technical University of Crete University Campus, Kounoupidiana
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
kostas@dpem.tuc.gr

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