Operations Research 2018 - Last Call For Participation

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ
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Registration is still possible, don't delay!

Operations Research 2018
International Conference on Operations Research
Brussels, Belgium, September 12-14, 2018



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.


The scientific program has been published at

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


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

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


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


Website: https://www.or2018.be

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @OR2018Brussels