GEOSAFE Workshop on Robust Solutions for Fire Fighting, July 19-20, 2018, L'Aquila, Italy

RSFF (Robust Solutions for Fire Fighting), is an international workshop that intends to be a platform of exchange between researchers and practitioners interested in emergency management, in particular bushfires. The workshop welcomes participation of researchers from the area of algorithms and practitioners both working on emergency management issues.

The main focus of the workshop is robustness, seen as an approach to simplifying and securing solutions with the aim of making processes less affected by disruptions.

The workshop is organized within the Work Package WP3 of the European Project GEOSAFE (H2020-MSCA-RISE project n. 691161).


Solicited contributions cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Diffusion and Propagation Models
  • Disaster Management
  • Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  • Emergency OR
  • Evacuation Models
  • Exact and Parameterized Algorithms
  • Heuristics and Metaheuristics
  • Integer Programming
  • Inverse Combinatorial Optimization
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Network Algorithms
  • Online Algorithms
  • Probabilistic Combinatorial Optimization
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • Robust Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Wildfire Management


Submitting papers

RSFF papers must be formatted according to the CEUR-WS one column style, with a maximum length of 12 pages, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form, in PDF format, via the mail.

Review process

RSFF welcomes the submission of original research papers not published elsewhere relevant to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process. Each contribution will be refereed by at least two experts in the field.
Proceedings now published at CEUR-WS, Volume 2146.


Accepted papers will be included in the RSFF Proceedings published on the CEUR-WS website. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend RSFF to present the paper in order to have it included in the workshop proceedings.

Camera ready instructions

  1. To generate a camera ready version of accepted papers, make use of the RSFF.sty Latex style.
  2. Download, fill and sign the Copyright form.
  3. Prepare a .zip file with all sources, the pdf of the paper, and the signed copyright form.
  4. Send the .zip file to


Paper submission deadline : April 29th, 2018, May, 6th, 2018

Notification of acceptance : June 1st, 2018

Camera ready papers : June 15th, 2018

Registration : June 22nd, 2018

Workshop dates : July 19-20th, 2018


University of L'Aquila, Italy. More details to be communicated.


  • Christian Artigues - LAAS-CNRS - FRANCE
  • Serafino Cicerone - University of L'Aquila - ITALY
  • Marc Demange - RMIT - AUSTRALIA
  • Gabriele Di Stefano - University of L'Aquila - ITALY (co-Chair)
  • Leszek Gasieniec - University of Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Cecile Murat - Paris Dauphine University - FRANCE
  • Alfredo Navarra - University of Perugia - ITALY (co-Chair)
  • Petrica Pop Sitar - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
  • Pierpaolo Vittorini - University of L'Aquila - ITALY