14 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Winter School on Network Optimization
The 8th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at Hotel Estoril-Éden, Monte Estoril, from the 14th to the 18th of January 2019. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students. In this edition of the school, the lecturers and subjects to be addressed are:
Markus Leitner (Univ. of Vienna) - Layered graph approaches for combinatorial optimization problems;
William Cook (Univ. of Waterloo) - The Traveling Salesman Problem and Computational Discrete Optimization;
Giovanni Rinaldi (IASI) - Maximum weight cuts in graphs and extensions;
Francisco Saldanha da Gama (Univ. de Lisboa) - Logistics network design: capturing uncertainty and risk;
Tolga Bektas (Univ. of Southampton) - Compact formulations, projections and some polyhedral results for the vehicle routing problem.
The school is part of the activities of the of the ENOG (European Network Optimization Group) and of CMAFCIO (Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional) University of Lisbon. The event is also endorsed by the EURO (the Association of European Societies) and APDIO (the Portuguese OR society). Potential participants are invited to submit their CVs to the address NetOpt2019@fc.ul.pt no later than the 31st October .
(Further information is available in the link)
07 Jan 2019
11 Jan 2019
||La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe
2019 Grid Science Winter School & Conference
The 3rd Grid Science Winter School and Conference will cover theoretical and algorithmic aspects of electrical and interdependent networks that have immediate and potential future importance to the research community. The areas of focus for this incarnation of the Winter School and Conference are emerging from theoretical needs perceived within DOE Office of Electricity, the Grid Modernization Initiative, and ARPA-E. Several of these needs are challenging crosscuts between related, but often isolated, research areas, including Analysis, Optimization, Control and Machine Learning over Physical Networks.
Consistent with previous editions, the entire event will last for five days (January 7-11, 2019) -- three days of the Winter School followed by two days of the Conference, with the exact proportion to be determined based upon availability of the lecturers and seminar speakers. The Winter School portion will consist of 9 lecture blocks (each block representing a subject) given in three days to roughly 30-40 graduate students and postdocs chosen via an application and screening process to ensure high quality attendees that are able to extract the maximum possible from the event. To ground the students and to establish a common frame of conference for the following theoretical topic areas, the School will open with overview presentations on the the physics and engineering of the energy networks. This introduction will be followed by a series of lectures that introduce the students to a range of advanced theoretical topics that are not typically available at their home institutions. The approximately 90 minute lectures will consist of a general introduction to the area and in depth discussion of examples to provide a more solid understanding of the approaches. The intent is not to make the students immediately able to apply the theoretical techniques, but rather to demonstrate the usefulness of the methods, stimulate interest in them, and develop crosscutting collaboration between students from different disciplines.
The Winter School is followed by the Conference consisting of presentations by established and emerging top researchers in theoretical methods applied to energy networks. Robust discussion and debate of topics will be encouraged. Each junior attendee of the Winter School will be required to present a poster and a committee of judges will select several posters for presentation at the Conference.
16 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
||Eurasian National University
Summer school "Smart City looks like"
1st International Summer School "SMART CITY looks like"
Building the Cities of the Future
July 16th - 25th, 2018 2018, at Eurasian National University (ENU) - Astana, Kazakhstan
By participating in the International Summer School "SMART CITY LOOKS LIKE" students will explore interdisciplinary approaches while working in interdisciplinary and intercultural groups of students and lecturers in order to analyze what smart city looks like: cities aiming to become more energy efficient, clean and green, while addressing Citizen engagement, governance and critical needs.
The school is interdisciplinary and will cover topics in both ICT and other relevant areas. In particular, the school will include lectures on wireless sensor network technologies, open data, urban data analytics, cybersecurity, as well as, mobility, sustainability, energy and urban planning.
Students of all levels are welcome. ICT students, Msc Student, PhD students and researchers at the early stage of their career are particularly encouraged to apply.
English proficiency is required for all summer school programs offered by University of Milano-Bicocca.
Attendance is open to International students. Applications are processed first-come-first-serve, but we reserve the right to exclude applicants whose profile is not well-aligned with the course's prerequisites.
The deadline for the first call of application is March 18th, 2018; notifications of acceptance will be given continuously as the applications come in.
The summer school will take place at the ENU's main campus in Astana, a city with big plans of development situated in a country that has a clear social-oriented program, based on a new quality of life for the greatest possible number of citizens focused on the modernization of the society and the state on the basis of industrial-innovative development.
The exact location on campus and some more practical details will be announced to participants together with the notification.
Participation to the school is 480€ and includes accommodation and lectures as such with accompanying material, exercises, visits and social events connected to the program.
The course Web Site is found at http://www.summerschoolbicocca.com/018-07-smart-city-looks-like.php and will be updated continuously.
25 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Operations Research - Machine Learning
The École des Ponts ParisTech will organize a Summer School on the interactions between Operations Research and Machine Learning, which will be held June 25 - 29, 2018 in Fréjus (French Riviera), with the following lecturers:
Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research): Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory
Marco Lübbecke (Aachen University): Title coming soon
Yinyu Ye (Stanford University): Data Driven Optimization and Applications
Note that it takes place precisely the week before ISMP 2018, which will also be held in France.
Location. Villa Clythia in Fréjus, a wonderful resort of the French Riviera.
Registrations. Not open yet
Organizers. Axel Parmentier and Frédéric Meunier
Sponsor. The "Operations Research and Machine Learning" chair of Air France and École des Ponts ParisTech
06 Apr 2018
06 Aug 2018
||University of Nottingham
SCOR 2018: Student Conference on Operational Research
The 6th Student Conference on Operational Research will take place at the University of Nottingham from April 6th – 8th 2018.
The Student Conference on Operational Research is a bi-annual meeting where you can showcase your work, establish new connections, and share your experiences. We are pleased to invite PhD students and postgraduate students working in the Operational Research and Managerial Sciences. Our goal is to create a friendly environment where you can talk to colleagues of similar interests, receive constructive feedback and learn about edge cutting applications of Operational Research. The scientific program will include keynote speeches, parallel sessions and workshops. While the scientific program satisfies our intellects the social program will include activities where you can meet and network with fellow students.
In addition to abstract submission, you are invited to submit full papers to be electronically published as part of conference proceedings. Abstracts should contain a maximum of 250 words and 3 to 5 keywords. Full paper submissions must be 10 pages long at most.
The conference precedes the NATCOR course “Heuristics and Approximation Algorithms”, on the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham. We look forward to seeing you there.
01 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018
||Università della Calabria, Cosenza
2nd AIROYoung Workshop
We are pleased to announce the 2nd AIROYoung Workshop which will take
place on March 1-2 at the University of Calabria, Italy, on the topic:
Logistics Optimisation and Applied Operational Research.
AIROYoung is the youth chapter of AIRO, the Italian O.R. Society. The
AIROYoung workshop is the perfect venue for PhD students and young
researchers to showcase their work, get feedback and network.
To increase the participation of young researchers, we offer the
* No enrollment fee;
* Free accommodation for 3 nights (28 Feb, 01 and 02 Mar);
* Free meals (2 lunches and one social dinner);
* Free shuttle from Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF).
Travel support is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, until
there are available funds.
This year's invited speakers are:
* Geir Hasle, Acting Research Manager, Group of Optimisation,
Mathematics and Cybernetics, SINTEF Digital (Oslo, Norway)
* Roberto Roberti, Assistant Professor in Logistics, School of
Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, the
Contributed talks are welcome on all topics pertaining to O.R.
Other information can be found at the workshop's website:
The organising committe,
Annarita De Maio
26 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
Fourth School on Column Generation
2018 School on Column Generation
REGISTRATION IS OPEN, SPACE IS LIMITED.
The 2018 School on Column Generation is the fourth of its kind (after
Paris, France, in 2014, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2010 and Montréal, Canada,
in 2006) and aims at teaching the state-of-the-art in column generation and
branch-and-price to advanced students and PhD students but also to
practitioners and researchers interested. The lectures will be given by
renowned scientists in the field, complemented by hands-on experience in a
computer lab. The participants will have the opportunity to present their
own research or application problems in order to foster discussions and
create a real workshop atmosphere.
Topics to be covered include: Basic theory (decompositions, reformulations,
convexification, discretization, etc.), vehicle routing and crew scheduling
applications, shortest path subproblems, column generation heuristics,
master problem issues (stabilization, aggregation), branching and cutting,
and hints on implementation issues. In particular, on Thursday, we will
spend a whole day with the SCIP framework and learn about implementing
Lectures are given by Guy Desaulniers, Jacques Desrosiers, Marco Luebbecke
and Roberto Wolfler-Calvo.
The practical session with SCIP/GCG is given by Jonas Witt.
The program starts on Monday at 9.00 and ends on Friday around 17.00, so we
will have five full days of school.
15 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Measuring the impact of OR projects - challenges and experiences
Practical application of Operations Research to real-life cases is normally aimed at “optimising” some aspects of the process under study, and measuring and communicating the impacts of the project is key to project’s success (and indeed the whole value proposition). Sharing experiences, best practices and potential risks across a vast panel of OR practitioners presents a great opportunity to ensure adequate visibility to the value OR generates.
15 Jan 2018
19 Jan 2018
7th Winter School on Network Optimisation
The 7th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at Hotel Estoril-Éden, Monte Estoril, from the 15th to the 19th of January 2018. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students. In this edition of the school, the lecturers and subjects to be addressed are:
Adam Ouorou (Orange Labs) - Robust optimization in telecommunications;
Martine Labbé (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles) - Bilevel programming: Stackelberg games and Pricing Problems;
Ivana Ljubic (ESSEC, Paris) - Recent Developments on Exact Solvers for the (Prize-Collecting) Steiner Tree Problem;
Silvano Martello (Univ. of Bologna) - Packing problems in one and more dimensions;
Juan José Salazar-Gonzalez (Univ. de La Laguna) - Models and Algorithms for Vehicle Routing Problems with Pickups and Deliveries.
The school is part of the activities of the CMAFCIO (Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional) University of Lisbon as well as of the ENOG (European Network Optimization Group). The event is also endorsed by the EURO (the Association of European Societies) and APDIO (the Portuguese OR society).
Potential participants are invited to submit their CVs to the address NetOpt2018@fc.ul.pt no later than the 31st October.
18 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
||Ile de Porquerolles
CP & OR Summer School
Let us introduce the Joint ACP and GdR RO Summer School 2017.
It will be held September, 18-22th, 2017 in Porquerolles island, France.
This summer school is co-organized by the ACP and the French constraint programming working group for "Constraints and Operational Research" within the CNRS research group "Operational Research".
The topic of the school is "Hybridization of Constraint Programming and Operational Research: from practical opportunities to concrete implementation of solutions".
During this week, participants will be raised awareness on several classical and novel challenges at the frontier between Constraint Programming and Operational Research. This year a focus will be done on the tools that allow to provide concrete implementation of solutions. Particularly, the participants will be challenged on a given problem both in terms of modeling and implementation of a solution in their own standalone tool.
The school is intended for PhD students, masters students and industrial practitioners, who want to get a good understanding of capabilities and current research directions in the area of Constraint Programming, particularly at the frontier with Operational Research. Prior knowledge of Constraint Programming is not required, but general problem solving skills, good programming and mathematical skills will be helpful.
Email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017
Swedish Summer School in Computer Science
This is a preannouncement that the Theoretical Computer Science Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology will again arrange the Swedish Summer School in Computer Science (S3CS) during the latter half of
July next year.
The 4th edition of S3CS will focus on circuit complexity --- one of the truly classic areas in theoretical computer science, which has seen an exciting revival in the last few years. We are very happy to announce that our speakers are two of the key players behind this revival, namely Benjamin Rossman (http://www.math.toronto.edu/rossman/) and Ryan Williams (http://web.stanford.edu/~rrwill/).
S3CS 2017 will again be held at the beautiful venue Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago. A formal call for participation with more detailed information will follow in early 2017, but for now you can make note of the following timeline:
- Mid-March: Application deadline
- Mid-April: Notification
- Sun July 16: Arrival
- Mon July 17 -- Fri July 21: Lectures
- Sat July 22: Departure
With best regards,
14 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Sigevo Summer School 2017
*** S I G E V O S U M M E R S C H O O L
*** For GECCO students!
*** We have grants to ease your participation!
.......... Held along with ACM GECCO 2017 Conference ..........
July 14-20-21 (plus activities in July 15-19) BERLIN
>>> Only 30 positions are available for students: tell us on your participation during the registration process of GECCO 2017
*** Call for Participation***
SIGEVO is a special interest group of ACM always looking for new ways to improve the research and learning on genetic and evolutionary computation.
In this quest for disseminating the knowledge and making activities in this domain we will organize, for the first time, a Summer School around GECCO 2017 in Berlin: S3 (Sigevo Summer School).
We seek for PhD students to participate in this great event, offering:
1. One day before GECCO (July 14th), with lectures and interactions to world class researchers in this domain.
2. Two days after GECCO (July 20th and 21st) of discussions, presentations, and joint works.
3. Oriented interactions and learning in tutorials and sessions of GECCO.
4. Great networking opportunities and up to 6 awards to recognize outstanding performance.
The many appealing activities during S3 will include:
- A first day (get together) where students will meet each other, form groups, and listen to short lessons. An assignment will be done to students and links for a close interaction to mentors will be created for the whole school and conference duration.
- Questions, competitions and awards (economic plus diploma prizes) will be offered to the students who perform the best, granted at the end of the summer school. We have up to 6 awards in different categories: come and participate!
- Opportunities to attend a big number of high quality GECCO tutorials plus continuous interaction to the summer school staff and mentors, what will raise the abilities and vision of students: don't miss this.
- The first day after GECCO, students will discuss with mentors, so as to finish their assignments. Also, the staff in S3 will evaluate during this day the solution to the questions made the first day and offer, on the very last day, the results and winners.
- The last day of the summer school (two days after GECCO) students will present their assignments to the whole board of mentors. Enjoy this boosting to your knowledge, your PhD thesis, and your networking to this community!
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
- Attend *ALL* the 1+2 days of S3, plus attending some tutorials and sessions of GECCO 2017.
- Have a valid registration to GECCO itself, plus a small fee of 100 euros to participate in the school.
- Fulfill an assignment, participate in the school challenges, and follow the standards of proper social and research behavior.
Students of the S3 will be eligible for travel, register and lodging grants of GECCO.
See the special section on S3 that will appear soon in the web page of GECCO: http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/Summer+School
Any comments or questions on the school organization, please contact Prof. Enrique Alba (email@example.com).
Prof. Enrique Alba
University of Malaga
02 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017
Summer school on optimisation, big data, and applications
The fee of the School is 100 €.
The accommodations expenses for six nigths are 150 €.
The School is intended to be an advanced course for Master, PhD students, Postdocs.
The number of partecipants is limited to 50.
The main objective of the School is to provide machine learning models and novel optimization algorithms for big data problems and applications.
The lectures will be given by:
C.J. Lin http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin
S. Sathiya Keerthi http://www.keerthis.com/
L. Palagi http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~palagi
M. Pontil https://www.iit.it/it/people/massimiliano-pontil
29 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
||University of Toronto
Summer School on Random Graphs and Probabilistic Methods
We are pleased to announce that the Fields Institute is hosting the Summer School on Random Graphs and Probabilistic Methods from May 29 to June 9, 2017.
This school is part of the Focus Program on Random Graphs and Applications to Complex Networks (May 29 to June 23, 2017).
The following four instructors will each give mini-courses consisting of several lectures (topics to be announced):
- Dimitris Achlioptas, UC Santa Cruz
- Louigi Addario-Berry, McGill University
- Andrzej Rucinski, Adam Mickiewicz University and Emory University
- Lutz Warnke, Georgia Tech
Other instructors will give individual lectures, including Pawel Pralat (Ryerson University) and Michael Molloy (University of Toronto).
More details can be found here:
We are inviting graduate students and post-docs to apply for funding by the end of January 2017. We will select students in early February. Here is the link to the application:
05 May 2017
13 May 2017
||Erice Conference Centre
Summer School on Graphs, Algorithms and Applications
School on "Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications"
International School of Mathematics -- "Guido Stampacchia"
Centre "Ettore Majorana" for Scientific Culture
Erice, Sicily (Italy)
May 5--13, 2017
* Paolo Boldi, University of Milan, IT
* Shiri Chechik, Tel Aviv University, IL
* Andrew V. Goldberg, Amazon.com Inc., US
* Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
* Jon Lee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US
* Andrea Lodi, Polytechnique Montréal, CA
* Piotr Sankowski, University of Warsaw, PL
* Martin Skutella, Technische Universität Berlin, DE
* Mariagrazia Speranza, Claudia Archetti, University of Brescia, IT
* Ola Svensson, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
* Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton University, US
* Paolo Toth, University of Bologna, IT
DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL:
Prof. Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno
Dr. Andrew V. Goldberg, Amazon.com Inc.
Prof. Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Prof. Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton University
DIRECTORS OF THE COURSE:
Prof. Franco Giannessi
Erice is among the oldest cities in Sicily. The town is placed on the homonymous mount Eryx, religious center of the Elimi, which is famous for its temple where the Phoenicians worshipped Astarte, the Greeks Aphrodite and the Romans Venus. Throughout history Erice was contended by many different populations, and each of them left a palpable sense
of history. Erice is nowadays an enchanting wonderfully preserved Mediaeval town offering the most breathtaking views in Sicily.
Advanced undergraduates, MS and PhD students, and young scientists (35 or under) interested in graph algorithms are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should complete their application on the School Website (http://www.graphalgorithms.it) by February 28, 2017. Application material includes a short CV and optional recommendation letters. Space is limited. Acceptance notifications will be sent around March 2017.
The registration fee for the School is 900 Euro. It includes meals and accommodation for 8 days, i.e., from May 5 (evening) to May 13 (morning).
More information is avalaible on the School Web Site (http://www.graphalgorithms.it)
FOLLOW US ON:
Twitter (https://twitter.com/EriceGraphs) @EriceGraphs
16 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017
||University of Rome, La Sapienza
First AIROYoung Workshop on "Emerging Optimisation Problems on Complex Networks"
We are pleased to invite you to attend the first AIROYoung Workshop on "Emerging Optimization Problems in Complex Networks" which will take place at the Statistical Department of the University of
Rome, Sapienza on 16th-17th February 2017.
AIROYoung is the youth chapter of AIRO, the Italian Operational Research Society. Its aim is to foster collaboration between students and early-career researchers interested in the field of OR, and to provide them with new opportunities to advance their carreer and expand their network. It also strives to connect the demand and the offer in the OR job market, both in academia and in the industry.
Participation to the workshop is free of charge and it is possible to reserve your accommodation at a special rate booking via AIROYoung.
Furthermore, AIROYoung members can request a travel grant.
We invite contributions from all researchers in the area of Network Optimization. Young researchers (PhD students, recent PhD graduates) can also contribute their work on other areas. These works will be presented in a special «Young Researchers» session.
Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2017
Workshop: February 16th-17th, 2017
Interested applicants can send a short abstract (max 1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Justo Puerto, University of Sevilla, Spain.
Maria Grazia Scutellà, University of Pisa, Italy.
We hope you will be able to attend this exciting workshop!
The event and further info are available on the workshop web site: http://workshop.airoyoung.org
Looking forward to hearing from you.
The organizing committee:
Lavinia Amorosi (University of Rome, Sapienza)
Alberto Maria Santini (University of Bologna)
15 Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017
||Passo del Tonale
Stochastic programming with applications in energy, logistics and finance
• Applications of stochastic optimization and robust optimization
• Modeling in energy, logistics and finance
• Multistage stochastic programming: methods and algorithms
• Risk management
Confirmed list of speakers
Endre Bjørndal, NHH
Mette Bjørndal, NHH
Giorgio Consigli, University of Bergamo
Stein-Erik Fleten NTNU
Steven A. Gabriel, University of Maryland
Ronald Hochreiter, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Daniel Kuhn, EPFL
Abdel Lisser, Université Paris Sud
Francesca Maggioni, University of Bergamo
Vitor de Matos, UFSC
Georg Pflug, University of Vienna
Andy Philpott , Univeristy of Auckland
Shmuel Oren, Berkeley
Ramteen Sioshansi, Ohio State University
Yves Smeers, UCL
Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU
Maria-Teresa Vespucci, University of Bergamo
Golbon Zakeri, University of Auckland
Limited number of places:
A) PhD students: 380 euro - Shared double room and 3 meals per day included
B) Other participants: 660 euro - Shared double room and 3 meals per day included
Please register by sending an email to us indicating category as soon as possible to: email@example.com
We will then send confirmation and payment information.
Places are allocated at a first come basis.
15 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017
||Hotel Europe, Zinal
Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research
The objective of the Winter School is to expose the audience to modern topics on Optimization and Operations Research. Every year, two prominent researchers are invited to provide tutorials on selected topics, and to discuss some of their recent research with the students. Designed for doctoral education, the course is open to academic researchers (professors, researchers, PhD students) and professionals (from industry and public authorities), interested in optimization and operations research.
The course is organized by Prof. Michel Bierlaire, Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR), School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL). It takes place in Zinal, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. The special environment triggers a specific atmosphere that encourages scientific and personal exchanges among the participants.
In addition to the lectures, workshops will be organized every day where the students will have the opportunity to work on recent papers of the invited lecturers, under their guidance.