Call for Papers on Analytics and Optimization in Healthcare Management

Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal is seeking submissions to a forthcoming Special Issue on Analytics and Optimization in Healthcare Management.

The discovery and interpretation of meaningful patterns in data is allowing applying data patterns towards effective decision making in several fields. Decision makers may apply analytics to the data to describe, predict, and improve performance. However, since analytics require extensive computation, proper algorithms and software tools are necessary in order to fully exploit the potentialities of data.

This is particularly true in the healthcare domain, where the high uncertainty and stochasticity of data requires to include fair predictions on patients’ evolutions when making medical decisions and managing the different healthcare facilities.
This special issue aims at providing an opportunity to discuss analytics and optimization issues in healthcare systems, to propose new approaches, and to present applications of innovative approaches in real facilities.

Selected papers from the Fourth International Conference on Health Care System Engineering (HCSE 2019) ( are welcome, provided that substantial new results are added with respect those published in the Proceedings Book.

Moreover, the call is open also to researchers who did not attend the conference.

The special issue includes, but not limited to, the following topics.

  • Healthcare Management
  • Medical Decision Aid
  • Analytics and big data in the Health Domain
  • Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in Healthcare Organizations
  • Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation in Patient Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Surgery
  • Hospital Drug Logistics
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Home Care
  • Facility location
  • Appointment booking and scheduling

Submission Guidelines
Please submit your paper online via and use “Analytics and Optimization in Healthcare Management” as article type. The target print publication date is Fall 2021. The submitted papers must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed according to the standards of the FSM journal. We will adopt a rapid and fair review process in order to meet the target publication date. Please feel free to contact the editors with any questions.

Special Issue Editors:

Prof. Vincent Augusto
Department of Healthcare Engineering
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France

Prof. Nadia Lahrichi
Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Prof. Ettore Lanzarone
Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies (IMATI)
National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Milan, Italy

Prof. Taesik Lee
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea

Prof. Jie Song
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Peking University, Beijing, China