Journal Articles:

                                   Received the Best Paper Award by the Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management College (HOCM of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS)

Press release by our collaborator CDEMA

An executive summary for this article appeared in November 2014 issue of the IIE Magazine.

                       Web of Science Highly Cited Paper (received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.)

This paper has been among the most read and cited papers of the journal.

This paper has been among the most read and cited papers of the journal.


Book Chapters/Proceedings:

  • Gultekin, C., Olmez, B., Balcik, B. Ekici, A., Ozener, O.O. 2020. “A decomposition-based heuristic for a waste cooking oil collection problem”,Green transportation and new advances in Vehicle Routing Problems, Springer,
  • Adsanver, B., Coban, E., Balcik, B., 2020. “Drone Routing for Post-disaster Damage Assessment”, Dynamics of Disasters, Springer, to appear.
  • Balcik, B. Smilowitz, K., 2020. “Contributions to humanitarian and non-profit operations: equity impacts on modeling and solution approaches”, In: “Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics”, Springer, pp. 371-390.
  • Balcik, B., 2016. “Selective routing for post-disaster needs assessments”, Dynamics of Disasters Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights, Springer.
  • Balcik, B., Iravani, S., Smilowitz, K., 2010. “A review of equity in nonprofit and public sector: A vehicle routing perspective”, Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.
  •  Huang, M., Smilowitz, K., Balcik, B., 2011.“Models for relief routing: Equity, efficiency and efficacy”,  Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences; papers selected for the 19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory at University of California, Berkeley, 17, 416–437.
  • Balcik, B., Meral, S., 2004. “A multi-item integrated location/inventory model”, Proceedings of the 24th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Adana, Turkey, June 2004.
  • Tursel, D.E., Balcik, B., 2004. “A tabu search approach for a multi-item integrated location/inventory problem’”, Proceedings of the International Logistics Congress, Izmir, Turkey, December 2004.