ROW15 – Real Option Workshop August 18.-19., 2015 – Lappeenranta, Finland

The next Real Option Workshop – ROW15 will be held in Lappeenranta, Finland on August 18.-19., 2015 at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. ROW15 is organized to act as a platform for the real option research community to share their ideas and research on real options and other topics relevant to real options.

The workshop theme is: “Real option research in general”. Both, theoretical and application-oriented papers are welcome within the scope of the workshop theme. The workshop is doctoral student friendly in that also work-in-progress papers can be presented.

Schedule available HERE in pdf

!! Information about the evening program on Tuesday the 18th HERE!!

Download PDF proceedings from HERE

Important Dates:
15-Feb-2015 – Submission system open
31-May-2015 – Short and full paper submission deadline
15-Jun-2015 – Notification of decisions
30-Jun-2015  – Registration deadline
15-Jul-2015 – Camera-ready short and full paper deadline
18-Aug-2015 – Workshop starts

Keynote speakers include:
Prof. Christer Carlsson, Åbo Akademi U., Finland, President of the International Fuzzy Sets and Systems Association (IFSA) and honorary president of FORS

Keynote: “Fuzzy real options are not for sissies” abstract available HERE in PDF. Slides will become available after the talk.

Prof. Leonid Chechurin, Lappeenranta University of Technology and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia

Keynote: “Notes on systematic creativity and design evaluation”

Conference Venue:

Conference is held at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland.

See campus map with indications (bus stop and specific building where the workshop is held) HERE in PDF. The workshop is held at the “student association building” (a white building to the left getting off the bus). On Tuesday there will be a small reception booth in the lobby of the student association building, where participants can register.

Bus number 5 with the direction “YLIOPISTO” goes directly to the University main building (last and automatic stop). The bus starts from the railway station, goes via the city center, and continues to the university (and vice versa). The schedule for the time of the conference is not yet available, but the busses generally go every 20 minutes or so. The bus ride to the university will take about 20 minutes from the city center and about 30 minutes from the railway station.

An interactive map of the city can be found here.

Paper Submission:
Researchers wishing to contribute to the workshop are invited to submit either SHORT PAPERs (max. 4 pages) or FULL PAPERs (max. 12 pages).

Authors are strongly encouraged to carefully prepare their manuscripts according to the IEEE style using the template available at the workshop web-site. Only camera ready papers with the correct formatting can be published in the proceedings. The workshop does not provide any editing service.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission system in PDF or MS Word format. The submission system IS OPEN since Feb-15-2015.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two referees, and successful papers by registered participants will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Deadline for paper submission is 31-May-2015.


Enter the submission system HERE

Download PDF call for papers HERE

Local organizing committee:
Mikael Collan, LUT, Finland (Chair)
Pasi Luukka, LUT, Finland (Co-chair)

International Scientific Programme Committee:
Mikael Collan, LUT, Finland, (Chair)
Stein-Erik Fleten, NTNU, Norway (Co-chair)
Pasi Luukka, LUT, Finland (Co-chair)
Mario Fedrizzi, U. Trento, Italy
Yuri Lawryshyn, U. Toronto, Canada
Christer Carlsson, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Makoto Goto, Hokudai U., Japan
Kalevi Kyläheiko, LUT, Finland
Jozsef Mezei, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Markku Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Tero Haahtela, Aalto U., Finland
Farhad Hassanzadeh, U. North Carolina, USA
Jani Kinnunen, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Eero Kasanen, Aalto U., Finland
Luiz Brandão, PUC-RIO, Brazil
Lauri Frank, U. Jyväskylä, Finland
Marco Antonio Guimaraes Dias, PUC-RIO, Petrobras, Brazil
Jörg Freiling, University of Bremen, Germany
Michel-Alexandre Cardin, NUS, Singapore

Detailed information about the workshop and contact information:
Mikael Collan (Chair) [email protected]
Pasi Luukka (Co-chair) [email protected]

The registration fee is 120€ and includes the lunches and the workshop evening program.
Enter the registration system HERE

Directions on how to get to Lappeenranta University of Technology from HERE

In association with:

Lappeenranta University of Technology


Finnish Real Options Society

Endorsed by:

Finnish Operational Research Society