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25 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 1st MINOA PhD school (Integer Optimization and Data Science)

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CNR-IASI, as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ETN MINOA (, announces the school for PhD students and post-docs on the theme "Mixed Integer Non linear Optimization meets Data Science".

The school will be held on June 25-28, 2019 in Ischia (Italy) at Hotel Hermitage.

The topics and the lecturers will be the following:

Deep Learning for AI - by Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal, CANADA)
Clustering for Big Data - by Ravi Kumar (Google, US)
Machine Learning for Combinatorial Optimization - by Andrea Lodi (Polytechnique Montréal, CANADA)
Support Vector Machines - by Laura Palagi (Sapienza Università di Roma, ITALY).

The school will also include two industrial demonstration by:
Pierre Bonami (IBM, FRANCE)

For more information and registrations please visit the web page

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24 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 RISIS Summer School on Data Science for Studying Science, Technology and Innovation

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The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde in collaboration with the Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Policy Studies (RISIS) Project (EU H2020 Grant Agreement n°824091) is delighted to announce the Summer School on Data Science for Studying Science, Technology and Innovation to be held in Glasgow, UK, 24th – 28th June 2019.
Objectives: The RISIS project aims to transform the field of Science and Innovation Policy (STI) studies into an advanced research community. As part of this mission, the Summer School on Data Science for Studying Science, Technology and Innovation will bring together leading experts in data science and the next generation of STI scholars. The aim is to develop both the methodological and conceptual knowledge as well as cutting edge data science tools and techniques. The summer school also acts as a platform to develop of a community of emerging scholars and to facilitate future collaborations. The course is open to all career levels including PhD researchers, early career and established scholars.
Expected Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants will become familiar with:
- The basic workflow of data science
- Critical choices needed to conduct a data science analysis with publication data as well as the assumptions behind metrics and approaches
- Advanced analysis of publication data through descriptive and exploratory modelling, network analysis and text-mining
- R as the rapidly becoming standard data science tool
Target Audience:
The Summer School targets scholars and policy analysts studying STI at all stages from PhD researchers through to established scholars. The target group will have some experience with the basic quantitative methods in the topic, while the Summer School will help them to reach to a more advanced level of understanding.
Teaching Style:
The summer school is designed as interactive learning. All sessions will include hands-on exercises (at least 1/3 of the time) in which participants would address practical questions in groups and present their findings. All sessions will utilise a sub-sample of the KNOWMAK dataset.

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17 Jun 2019 21 Jun 2019 Machine Learning Crash Course

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Machine Learning is a key to develop intelligent systems and analyze data in science and engineering. Machine Learning engines enable intelligent technologies such as Siri, Kinect or Google self driving car, to name a few. At the same time, Machine Learning methods help deciphering the information in our DNA and make sense of the flood of information gathered on the web, forming the basis of a new “Science of Data”. This course provides an introduction to the fundamental methods at the core of modern Machine Learning. It covers theoretical foundations as well as essential algorithms. Classes on theoretical and algorithmic aspects are complemented by practical lab sessions.

This introductory course is suitable for undergraduate/graduate students, as well as professionals.

Course Structure:

06/17 Monday 9:30-13:00 Lessons - 14:00-16:00 Laboratory
06/18 Tuesday 9:30-13:00 Lessons - 14:00-16:00 Laboratory
06/19 Wednsday 9:30-12:30 Talks
06/20 Thursday 9:30-13:00 Lessons - 14:00-16:00 Laboratory
06/21 Friday 9:30-13:00 Lessons

The course started in 2013 has seen an increasing national and international attendance over the years with a peak of over 100 participants in 2015.

Important dates:

application deadline: April 19
notification of acceptance: TBA
registration fee deadline: TBA

Registration fee (note):

students and postdocs: EUR 50
professionals: EUR 150
UNIGE students and IIT affiliates: no fee
Once accepted, each candidate has to follow the instructions in the acceptance email and proceed with the payment.

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17 Jun 2019 20 Jun 2019 DISC Summer School 2019: When Game Theory Meets Systems and Control

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Since 1990, DISC has successfully organized yearly summer schools on various topics pertinent to theoretical and practical aspects of systems and control, with an international audience of about 40-60 participants. Together with the graduate course program that is maintained by DISC, the summer schools form part of the educational facilities that DISC offers to PhD students in systems theory and control engineering. The main goal of the summer schools is to familiarize young researchers with recent developments in systems and control as well as in neighboring disciplines, and to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy, in an informal atmosphere, discussions with top researchers in systems and control. The summer schools also provide an opportunity for DISC staff members and others to upgrade their knowledge of specific areas of interest.

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06 Jun 2019 07 Jun 2019 Swiss Operations Research Days 2019

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The Swiss Operations Research Days are a unique opportunity for researchers from the Swiss academic community and Operations Research professionals in Swiss enterprises and public organizations to learn about each other’s work and interests and to exchange current research developments in Operations Research. The aim is not just to exchange knowledge, but to promote collaboration, initiate new projects and to have a good time with inspiring discussions. Jointly organized by UNIL and SVOR/ASRO, and sponsored by SVOR/ASRO, the 17th Swiss OR Days will take place at the University of Lausanne on June 6th and June 7th, 2019.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Nils Boysen, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dr. Judit Lienert, Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Dübendorf
Dr. Marco Laumanns, Bestmile SA, Lausanne
Please send your abstract for a contributed talk by May 10th, 2019 at the latest.

Please register for the event by May 24th, 2019 at the latest.

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13 May 2019 17 May 2019 5th Winter School on Complex networks: theory, methods, and applications

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Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline —including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others — and the study of “network science” has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.

The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.

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01 Apr 2019 05 Apr 2019 Course on Stochastic Modelling

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EURO is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of bursaries for PhD students to attend NATCOR (National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research) courses in the UK to PhD students on a number of different topics in OR.

The NATCOR course fees and accommodation (typically bed and breakfast) will be funded by EURO for successful candidates.

Applicants must be PhD students, from one of the EURO member countries or studying in one of the EURO member countries. (see Applicants must have good English Language skills as all NATCOR courses will be in English. Preference will be given to students in their first or second years but all are welcome to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received support from EURO for NATCOR or other PhD schools.

To apply for a bursary, candidates from a EURO member society country, or studying in a EURO member society country, should submit a zip file containing the application form, their curriculum vitae (including their academic track record), a letter outlining their motivation to attend, and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to Applicants should declare on their application if they are receiving any additional support from their PhD funding body or other sponsor.

Important Dates
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 4, 2019

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14 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 Winter School on Network Optimization

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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 no later than the 31st October .

(Further information is available in the link)

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07 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2019 2019 Grid Science Winter School & Conference

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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.

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16 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2018 Summer school "Smart City looks like"

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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 and will be updated continuously.

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25 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 Operations Research - Machine Learning

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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

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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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Twitter ( @EriceGraphs

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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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