Operations Research 2018: Call for participation

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ
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Operations Research 2018
International Conference on Operations Research
Brussels, Belgium, September 12-14, 2018


Call For Participation

We have the great pleasure to invite you to take part in the Operations Research 2018 conference to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on September 12-14, 2018.

The Operations Research 2018 conference is the annual international conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), co-organized this year with the Belgian Operational Research Society (ORBEL) with the support of Université libre de Bruxelles. OR2018 will take place from September 12 to September 14, 2018 at the MCE Conference & Business Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Scientific Program

A preliminary scientific program has been published at https://www.or2018.be/schedule.

Pre-conference workshops


  • GAMS - An Introduction
  • Nonlinear Programming with Artelys Knitro

Plenary speakers and semi-plenary speakers


Plenary speakers

  • Ivana Ljubic (EURO Plenary) - ESSEC Business School, Paris
    From Game Theory to Graph Theory: A Bilevel Journey

  • Holger Hoos - Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Universiteit Leiden
    Learning how to solve it - faster, better and cheaper

Semi-plenary speakers

  • Miguel F. Anjos - GERAD & Polytechnique Montreal
    Optimizing the future of smart grids

  • Nadia Brauner - Université Grenoble Alpes
    A community of teachers for an active pedagogy in OR

  • Richard Hartl - University of Vienna
    Collaboration in Vehicle Routing

  • Henrik Imhof - Sixt
    Optimization, Data Science, and Machine Learning in Car Rental Revenue Management

  • Arie Koster - RWTH Aachen University
    Combinatorial Optimization inspired by Uncertainties

  • Stefan Wolfgang Pickl - UBw München COMTESSA
    Resilience of Complex Networks - Analysis and Optimization of Critical Infrastructures Systems with Executive Towers

  • Francisco Saldanha da Gama - University of Lisbon
    Logistics Network Design and Facility Location: The value of a multi-period stochastic solution

  • Greet Vanden Berghe - KU Leuven
    SISRs: An effective ruin & recreate heuristic based on slack induction

Social Program

Get together (Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 19:00-22:00) - MCE Conference Centre

Before the official opening of the conference, an informal Get-Together will take place on Tuesday, from 19:00 to 22:00, at the MCE conference center.

Check-in at the conference desk will be open during that evening. We will welcome you with a walking dinner and drinks, so please join us, to meet old and new friends and colleagues.

Wednesday Reception (Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 19:00-21:00) - Building K

Please join us on Wednesday night (from 19:00 to 21:00) for a night in Building K of the Solsbosch Campus of ULB with food and drinks!

Admission to the reception is included for all conference participants. Yet, there is a limited number of tickets so please select the option for the Welcome Reception during registration. To enter the location, please show your tickets contained in your conference bag.

Gala dinner (Thursday, Sept. 13th, 19:30-01:00)

The Conference Dinner on Thursday evening, from 7.30 PM, will take place at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in the heart of Brussels. The Belgian Comic Strip Center is housed in one of the oldest districts of Brussels, just a few steps away from Grand’Place and the Royal district, in a splendid Art Nouveau store designed by architect Victor Horta.

The gala dinner ticket includes a free visit of the museum, true temple dedicated to comic strip art. More information about the museum can be found on the official website.

After the dinner, open bar and music to entertain you until 1am.


Registration is possible through the website of the conference https://www.or2018.be.


GOR / ORBEL member € 450
Non member € 550
PhD / Master Student € 250
Retired € 250
Accompanying € 125
Gala dinner € 90
Printed proceedings € 30

The quoted fees are valid for payment by the usual SEPA bank transfers in compliance with the terms of payment. In case of credit card, the amount will be increased by 3% to cover administrative costs. Lack of payment of the applicable fee after the payment period stated in the invoice authorizes the conference organizers to cancel the registration. As of September, 1st only credit card and on-site payment for all items will be possible. Refunds can be asked before September, 1st. Note that a commission of € 50 will be deduced from the paid amount to cover administrative costs.

Every registration type (except Accompanying one) includes: admittance to all sessions and the exhibition; conference material; coffee, tea and lunches throughout the conference; tickets for the get-together event and the welcome reception (up to the capacity of the event, on a first-come first-served basis); wireless internet access at the conference; Springer proceedings online volume.

Accompanying registration includes only the tickets for the get-together event and the welcome reception, and the lunches.


Through our official housing partner, the Brussels Booking Desk, we provide reduced hotel rates for the Operations Research 2018 Conference. https://www.or2018.be/accommodation


Website: https://www.or2018.be

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @OR2018Brussels