This conference series serves as a forum foran international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspectsof multi-disciplinary scheduling. The aim is to bring together schedulingresearchers and practitioners from all the disciplines that engage with scheduling research. In order to further promote interaction between researchers and practinoners we have set up a forum that you might like to contribute to. The forum currently has 7 posts. The latest topic is entitled What scheduling resources should you know about?. Or why not take a look at a random post.
We are also very pleased to announce a competition track at MISTA 2013. The competition is based around multi-mode resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem (MRCMPSP) in which multiple projects have to be scheduled, while taking into account the availability of local and global resources. The competition has a cash prize associated with it. Please see here for more details.
We are very happy to be working with a number of partners, who are supporting the conference. A complete list is available here. Through their generous support, we are able to offer three student scholarships.
The conference runs every two years (usually in August), with the last conference (MISTA 2011) being run in 2011 in Arizona. Previous conferences were run in Dublin (2009), Paris (2007), New York (2005) and Nottingham (2003).
The next conference will be in Ghent, Belgium (27-29 Aug 2013).
Each conference publishes two types of papers (full papers and abstracts). Both types of submissions are fully refereed by our international program committee but the abstracts tend to receive a lighter review as they are typically shorter, reporting work in progress, maybe do not have results to include at the time of writing.
The MISTA conference series has been assigned an ISSN, which you might want to use when citing papers/abstracts published in the proceedings. The ISSN number is ISSN 2305-249X. The 2003 proceedings also has an ISBN number (ISBN-10: 0954582101 or ISBN-13: 978-0954582104).
All accepted submissions, whether a full paper or an abstract has the opportunity to submit a paper to a special issue of The Journal of Scheduling. In 2003 (Nottingham) we produced our own post volume of selected paper, with the help and assistance of Springer. In 2005 (New York), a guest edited special issue of Annals of Operations Research served as an outlet for the selcted paper. Since 2007 (Paris) The Journal of Scheduling has been the journal that has been associated with the conference. So, in 2007 (Paris), 2009 (Dublin) and 2011 (Arizona), these conferences had a special issue of the Journal of Scheduling associated with the conference.
We are very keen to promote the conference to the wider community and would be very interested in discussing how the conference could be used to promote scheduling products, consultancy services, books, new innovations etc. This can either be one through sponsorship or by registering as a conference delegate. As an industrial delegate you pay the same rate as an academic delegate and you do not have to submit a paper/abstract and we would be very open to assigning you a timeslot in which to give talk on your company, products, problems that you face etc. If this is of interest, please get in touch.
Below are just some of the disciplines that are of interest to the conference delegates, although the list os by no means exhaustive. For some of the topics, we have provided links to give you extra information..