Conferences and Workshops of interest for AIROYoungers

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06 Apr 2018 06 Aug 2018 SCOR 2018: Student Conference on Operational Research

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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.

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01 Mar 2018 02 Mar 2018 2nd AIROYoung Workshop

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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
following support:
* 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
Giusy Macrina
Rosario Paradiso
Vittorio Solina

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26 Feb 2018 02 Mar 2018 Fourth School on Column Generation

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2018 School on Column Generation


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.

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15 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2018 Measuring the impact of OR projects - challenges and experiences

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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.

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15 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 7th Winter School on Network Optimisation

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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 no later than the 31st October.

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18 Sep 2017 22 Sep 2017 CP & OR Summer School

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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.

Any questions?
Email organizers at

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16 Jul 2017 22 Jul 2017 Swedish Summer School in Computer Science

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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 ( and Ryan Williams (

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,
Jakob Nordstrom

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14 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 Sigevo Summer School 2017

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*** 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!

- 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:

Any comments or questions on the school organization, please contact Prof. Enrique Alba (


Prof. Enrique Alba
University of Malaga

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02 Jul 2017 08 Jul 2017 Summer school on optimisation, big data, and applications

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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
S. Sathiya Keerthi
L. Palagi
M. Pontil

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29 May 2017 09 Jun 2017 Summer School on Random Graphs and Probabilistic Methods

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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:

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05 May 2017 13 May 2017 Summer School on Graphs, Algorithms and Applications

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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, 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

Prof. Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno
Dr. Andrew V. Goldberg, Inc.
Prof. Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Prof. Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton University

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 ( 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 (

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16 Feb 2017 17 Feb 2017 First AIROYoung Workshop on "Emerging Optimisation Problems on Complex Networks"

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Dear colleagues,
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.

Important Dates
Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2017
Workshop: February 16th-17th, 2017

Interested applicants can send a short abstract (max 1 page) to

Invited Speakers
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:
Looking forward to hearing from you.

The organizing committee:
Lavinia Amorosi (University of Rome, Sapienza)
Alberto Maria Santini (University of Bologna)

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15 Jan 2017 21 Jan 2017 Stochastic programming with applications in energy, logistics and finance

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• 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:
We will then send confirmation and payment information.
Places are allocated at a first come basis.

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15 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research

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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.

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