Dear Colleagues and Friends, it is with utmost pleasure that we wish to inform you that the 2020 edition of the competition of our Society for the Polish book on operational and systems research – although with a delay caused largely by the specific conditions of action during the epidemic time – comes to the end. You shall find below the final results of the competition. We shall be addressing separately all of the participants of the competition (whom we would like to thank very much, especially the proposers), and, of course the laureates. We would like to emphasise that the quality of the candidate books was indeed high and the subject matter very well fitting the prerequisites of the competition, and the final decision of really difficult. This fact also entailed the broadening of the list of laureates. The results of the competition shall be announced in the media, to which we have access. Let me thank once again all those involved in the competition and assure you that the edition 2022 is under preparation.

On behalf of the Board of the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society,
Jan W. Owsiński, Secretary General

Books proposed in the competition of the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society – final results







Pattern Recognition: A Quality of Data Perspective

Władysław Homenda; Witold Pedrycz

Ist prize,
5 000 PLN



Dynamic Business Process Management in the Knowledge Economy: Creating Value from Intellectual Capital

Marek Szelągowski

IInd prize,
3 000 PLN



Optimising inventory processes – selected models and methods (in Polish)

Grzegorz Tarczyński

IIIrd prize ex aequo,
1 000 PLN



Decision making under uncertainty. Scenario planning, decision rules and selected economic applications (in Polish)

Helena Gaspars-Wieloch

IIIrd prize ex aequo,
1 000 PLN



Optimising transport of fast depreciating goods – models and algorithms (in Polish)

Marcin Anholcer

Diploma of participation



Modelling of social processes in organisations with cellular automata (in Polish)

Agnieszka Kowalska-Styczeń

Diploma of participation



Decision models in order picking in the modern warehouses (in Polish)

Aleksandra Sabo Zielonka

Diploma of participation



Layered models of security systems for use in rail transport (in Polish)

Adrian Gill

Diploma of participation



Subjective assessment of stock exchange investments – the quantitative approach (in Polish)

Renata Dudzińska-Baryła

Diploma of participation



Applying signal processing in streaming data fusion (in Polish)

Krzysztof Brzostowski

Diploma of participation



Inconsistency of judgments in the analytic hierarchy process (in Polish)

Anna Prusak

Diploma of participation



Modelling of data variability in the framework of the DEA method (in Polish)

Artur Prędki

Diploma of participation



Fuzzy Transportation and Transshipment Problems

Amarpreet Kaur, Janusz Kacprzyk, Amit Kumar




Quadratic programming in decision support (in Polish)i

Tadeusz Trzaskalik, Renata Dudzińska-Baryła, Sławomir Jarek, Maciej Nowak






It is our really great pleasure to inform you that the consecutive BOS conference, that is – BOS/SOR2020 took place, after the change of date and after switching to virtual mode, on December 14-15, 2020. You can verify for yourself that the content of the meeting was truly interesting and motivating – the realised schedule of the meeting is provided here below, and the blue-coloured papers lead to respective presentations. We sincerely hope you shall find them not only highly interesting, but also stimulating.


Final Session Schedule of the BOS/SOR2020 Conference,
Palais Staszic, Warsaw / virtual mode

Systems and Operational Research 2020

Organised by the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society, in cooperation with the
Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Warsaw School of information Technology


14 December 2020 - Monday

12:00 CET*: opening of the Conference

Introductory Address by Janusz Kacprzyk, President, Polish Operational and Systems Research Society

12:15 CET: Jorge Hernandez Hormazabal: Enhancing and implementing knowledge based ICT solutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture production systems (RUC-APS) (invited plenary); Chair: Janusz Kacprzyk

13:00 CET: Tadeusz Trzaskalik: Classification of alternatives in Bipolar Multistage Method; Chair: Janusz Kacprzyk

13:45 CET: Session I: Multiple criteria decision making and optimisation; Chair: Ignacy Kaliszewski

Alexander Yazenin & Ilya Soldatenko: Model of a minimal risk portfolio under hybrid uncertainty

Andrzej Łodziński: Supporting the process of negotiations with the use of multi-criteria analysis

Ignacy Kaliszewski & Olga Karelkina: Multiobjective optimization via web-based services

Jakko Hakula: Evaluation of digital services by voting towards MCDM: the pedagogy of the Saari triangle

Dmitry Podkopaev: A library for solving multiobjective multiple-choice knapsack problems


15:45 CET: Session II: Trading and exchange models and algorithms; Chair: Lech Kruś

Przemysław Juszczuk & Lech Kruś: Towards effective trading systems - investigating the efficiency of market indicators

Jerzy Tchórzewski & Dariusz Ruciński: Quantum-inspired method of modelling the neuronal day-ahead market of the Polish electricity exchange

Dariusz Ruciński: Data quotation period and the quality of ANN teaching as a Polish Power Exchange model


17:30 CET: Closing of the first day of the Conference


15 December 2018 – Tuesday

9:00 CET: Jerzy Józefczyk, Mirosław Ławrynowicz & Grzegorz Filcek: On problems and methods of coordinated scheduling and location; Chair: Ignacy Kaliszewski

10:00 CET: Session III: Advances in optimization techniques for machine learning; Chairs: Serena Crisci & Giorgia Franchini)

Pasquale Cascarano: ADMM DIP-TV: combining Total Variation and Deep Image Prior for image restoration

Giorgia Franchini: Steplength and mini-batch size selection in Convolutional Neural Networks

Marek Pecha: Balancing predictive relevance of ligand biochemical activities

Simone Rebegoldi: A stochastic inexact restoration trust-region method with application to machine learning

Marco Viola: Line-search second-order methods for optimization in noisy environments


12:30 CET: Intermission: Open resources in the digital repository of the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, by Joanna Niesłuchowska-Kubacz

12:40 CET: Session IV: Management & Economics; Chair: Jerzy Tchórzewski

Leszek Klukowski: Problems of Polish public debt – state from before Covid-19

Jan Gadomski & Lech Kruś: Short and long term objectives of an enterprise. bi-criteria analysis

Radosław Marlęga & Jerzy Tchórzewski: Metaidentification of the management system of the PEPE in terms of control theory and systems

Jarosław Stańczak & Jan Owsiński: Evolutionary k-means clustering method with controlled number of detected groups applied in determining the typology of Polish municipalities


14:40 CET: Session V: Data analysis, modelling and applications; Chair: Zbigniew Nahorski

Jolanta Jarnicka & Zbigniew Nahorski: Comparison of two methods of estimating uncertainty in national greenhouse gas inventories

Jan Owsiński, Cristian Ciurea, Florin Filip & Jarosław Stańczak: Students’ forward thinking – an analysis of cultural divides

Jan Betley, Mateusz Iskrzyński & Magdalena Sochacka: Auto-Machine-Learning on Texts

Antoni Żochowski, Weronika Radziszewska, Katarzyna Szulc & Jörg Verstraete: Approximation of energy-optimal train control

Krzysztof Schiff: Ant algorithm for maximum number of 3-cliques in 3-partite graphs


17:15 CET: Closing of the Conference

* CET: Central European Time; in red fonts: paper not presented




Dear Colleagues and Friends, the new date for our conference was established: December 14-15, 2020 (Monday-Tuesday), at the same place as before: historical Palais Staszic in the heart of Warsaw. We have updated the deadlines accordingly - see the current registration form attached. Please, note that if the Conference goes totally virtual, the fees shall be significantly reduced. As of now, the Call for Papers is still valid, and the publication procedure will go on as usual. Feel cordially invited to contribute by sending a paper and to participate - in whatever form. Let's keep in touch, very sincerely, on behalf of the Board of Polish Operational and Systems Research Society




Dear Colleagues,
we are postponing the BOS/SOR 2020 conference, most probably till December this year. This, though, does not change the publishing procedure - only the deadlines have been moved again. We thank all those who already registered and have sent in their papers, and those who proposed the special sessions. Attached is the updated registration form, indicating changed deadlines. Concerning publishing procedure, then, we intend to publish a volume through Springer Verlag (perhaps even more than one), while possible other texts shall be directed to selected journals. That is why we encourage you not to delay sending in your papers. We look forward to your participation, whether in person, or at a distance (if, finally, the conference goes virtual...),

with best greetings and regards, on behalf of the Board of Polish Operational and Systems Research Society




Dear Colleagues,

we are inviting you again to participate in the BOS/SOR2020 conference (24-26.09.2020, Warsaw), thanking all those who have already expressed their wish to take part and have sent in their papers. We are also grateful for the proposals of special sessions. Attached is the updated registration form, indicating changed deadlines, mainly due to the epidemic conditions. For the same reason it is still possible that the form and/or date of the meeting shall change, of which you shall be duly informed in proper time, of course. Nothing changed concerning publishing procedure - we intend to publish a volume through Springer Verlag (perhaps even more than one), while possible other texts shall be directed to selected journals. That is why we encourage you not to delay sending in your papers. We look forward to your participation, whether in person, or at a distance,

with best greetings and regards, on behalf of the Board of Polish Operational and Systems Research Society.

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BOS / SOR 2020 Conference in Palais Staszic in Warsaw, September 24th-26th, 2020


You are cordially invited to participate in the consecutive BOS / SOR Conference: Systems and Operational Research – BOS / SOR 2020.

BOS / SOR 2020 Conference is organised by the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society and the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The Conference shall take place in Palais Staszic, in the historical heart of Warsaw, the seat of numerous scientific organisations, on September 24th – 26th, 2020 (Thursday through Saturday).

BOS / SOR Conferences are among the most important forums for the Polish community of scholars and practitioners within the broadly conceived systems and operational research domains. We invite also cordially the participants from abroad. The meetings, organised every two years host 150-200 participants, who present some 100 papers, which, after a peer review procedure, are published. The subject matters of the Conferences are quite broad, ranging from theoretical and methodological issues up to applications in industry, economy, education, military, management and administration. A part of the Conferences traditionally takes on the form of guest-organised seminars, frequently reaching the highest scientific levels.


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We invite you to a possibly early registration with the attached registration form. In particular – you are invited to organise special sessions.

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You can contact us through the e-mail address: bos2020@ibspan.waw.pl 


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