CORE@50 Conference Announcement

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ


CORE, the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, a research center of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), will hold a conference from May 23 to May 27, 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Former and present CORE members and CORE visitors, friends of CORE, and other interested persons, are invited to participate in the conference and celebratory events.

Founded in 1966 in association with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, CORE has become a leading interdisciplinary research institute in the fields of economics, operations research, and econometrics.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will entail scientific and community events spanning the entire  2016 year, under the motto Bridging Gaps: bridging gaps between the first 50 years of CORE and its next 50 (and more) years; between generations; between scientific disciplines; as well as gaps within societies and economic systems, and between countries and between world regions.

The CORE@50 Conference will be the centerpiece of the 50th anniversary celebrations. It will feature:
  • The award of UCL Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) degrees to three distinguished former CORE members, Profs. Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton), Michel Goemans (MIT) and George Nemhauser (Georgia Tech).
  • Four plenary lectures given by the three DHC recipients and by Prof. Victor Chernozhukov (MIT).
  • Eight invited plenary scientific sessions on Social networks, theories and methodsPersonal income taxInteger non-linear optimizationCorporate income taxFinancial constraints, productivity, and growthCooperation and resource sharing for supply chain managementComputational challenges in energy; and Environmental and natural resources economics.
  • Contributed scientific sessions (see CFP below).
  • Cultural and social events, including the conference dinner.
See the preliminary schedule for more details. Further information will be available on the CORE@50 Conference

We will welcome submissions to the contributed sessions.  Areas of particular interest for the conference include:
  • Economics and Game Theory, in particular: Industrial organization, Public economics, Political economy, Environmental economics, Welfare economics and social choice theory, General equilibrium, and Game theory;
  • Econometrics, in particular: Financial econometrics, Time Series econometrics, Complex data analysis and stochastic models, and Bayesian methods;
  • Operations Research, in particular: Linear and nonlinear optimization, Discrete optimization, Modelling and solution of industrial economics problems, and Supply chain management;
  • Human and Economic Geography, in particular: Location-allocation models, Spatial data quantitative analyses, Transport geography in a sustainable mobility context, and Models in spatial analysis.
To present your work at the CORE@50 Conference, please submit a one-page abstract through the conference website, between November 1 and December 31, 2015, following the instructions and using the LaTeX template from that website.

Important dates:
  • November 1, 2015: contributed abstracts submission opens
  • December 15, 2015: conference registration opens
  • December 31, 2015: contributed abstracts submission deadline
  • January 31, 2016: acceptance notification
  • February 29, 2016: speaker registration deadline for inclusion in conference program
  • March 31, 2016: deadline for registration without additional charge
  • May 23-27, 2016: CORE@50 conference

Conference registration information will be available on the conference website.

Conference fees, per person:

Former CORE members without financing may apply no later than February 29, 2016 for a waiver of registration fees.

  • Luc Bauwens (CORE, UCL)
  • Philippe Chevalier (CORE, UCL)
  • François Maniquet (CORE, UCL)
  • Anthony Papavasiliou (CORE, UCL)
  • Maurice Queyranne (CORE, UCL; and Sauder School of Business at UBC)
  • Francisco Santana Ferra (CORE, UCL)

Axelle Depireux
Communications Officer | Administrative Assistant
Center for Operations Research and Econometrics
Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis
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