RailDresden 2025 – 11th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis

Dresden, Germany, April 1–4, 2025

Information about RailDresden2025

RailDresden 2025 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of railway operations modelling and analysis. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest covering both passenger and freight transport are:

  • Railway alignment and network design
  • Line planning
  • Timetabling (scheduling and routing)
  • Rolling stock and crew scheduling
  • Railway maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Railway traffic management and rescheduling
  • Disruption management and contingency planning
  • Train delay prediction and conflict detection
  • Railway capacity assessment of nodes, lines and networks
  • Railway performance: punctuality, stability, robustness, resilience
  • Railway safety analysis and risk assessment
  • Railway signalling and control systems
  • Train trajectory optimization and train control
  • Driver Advisory Systems and Automatic Train Operation
  • Passenger flows in stations, on platforms, and dwell times
  • Passenger assignment
  • Rail freight transport
  • Rail yard operation and design
  • Multimodal transport systems, interaction with air, urban, and micro-mobility
  • Energy saving in railways
  • Emerging railway technologies
  • Rail governance and economics
  • Railway simulation and digital twins

Paper Submission and Important Dates

RailDresden 2025 submission options include:

  • Type A: Research paper
  • Type B: Industrial paper

The authors of research papers (Type A) should submit a full paper of a maximum length of 20 pages in ICROMA format including figures and references, while the authors of industrial papers (Type B) can submit a paper of at most 10 pages. The full research papers will be reviewed according to the standard scientific criteria: technical merit, originality, clarity and relevance. The review of the industrial papers will retain the former criteria except scientific originality. The purpose of an industrial paper is to showcase innovations and applications of research and development in the railway industry. The main author of an industrial paper is not affiliated with an academic institute. All the manuscripts should be original work. The paper template is available on the website: www.raildresden2025.de. Authors shall submit the full manuscript electronically using the aforementioned conference website.

  • Submission system open: August 1, 2024
  • Deadline paper submission: October 10, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: December 20, 2024
  • Registration system open: November 1, 2024
  • Submission final paper: February 1, 2025
  • Early-bird registration end: February 1, 2025
  • Closure online registration: March 21, 2025
  • Conference days: April 1-4, 2025

30th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF)

We cordially invite researchers and practitioners to participate in the 30th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association (DGF) organized by the Department of Finance of RWTH Aachen University between September 26 and 28, 2024 

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of recent research papers. Guidelines for the submission are:

  • Submissions are only accepted through the online submission system (https://www.conftool.net/dgf2024/index.php?page=submissions).
  • The submission period is from February 01, 2024, to April 30, 2024 (midnight, CET).
  • Submissions are subject to a double-blind review process. Thus, papers have to be submitted in an anonymous format (no reference(s) to author(s) or affiliation(s)).
  • Only full papers in English are considered for review. Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 120 words.
  • Submissions accepted for presentation are also eligible for a special issue of the Journal of Business Economics comprising among other things Stefan Nagel’s keynote speech (see separate call on the Journal homepage; independent submission required, this is not an official publication outlet of the DGF)

For all necessary information (including location, accommodation, etc.) please visit www.dgf2024-conference.de.

On September 26, 2024, RWTH Aachen University will host several events, including a doctoral workshop and a Women-in-Finance event. Beginning in the early afternoon at about 3:00 pm, all participants are invited to join: 

  • a Women-in-Finance keynote speech by Mila Getmansky Sherman (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management),
  • a Meet-the-Editors session with Thierry Foucault (HEC Foundation Chaired Professor of Finance) and Stefan Nagel (Fama Family Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business),
  • a practitioners’ talk on asset management.

We are looking forward to welcoming all participants to the get-together starting at 7:00 pm and hope for strong participation in the Thursday events. For more information on the Women-in-Finance and doctoral workshops, please visit www.dgf2024-conference.de.

On September 27 and 28, 2024, the School of Business Studies of FH Aachen will host about 30 sessions and a poster session, featuring the presentations of approximately 95 research papers. We are particularly proud to announce that this year’s keynote speech will be delivered by Stefan Nagel. Following the keynote, participants will have the opportunity to join a city tour of the beautiful and historic city of Aachen, followed by the conference dinner at City Hall Aachen.

The best paper and the best paper exclusively written by a PhD student will both be awarded prizes.

This year’s conference will include the following special sessions:

Deutsche Bundesbank Session on Banking Supervision & Regulation:

Topics to be addressed in this dedicated session include the linkages between bank and non-bank financial intermediaries, credit, sovereign and ESG risk, deposit stability and liquidity risk, interest rate risk and asset/liability management, stress testing and risk models, systemic risk and financial stability, as well as big data and machine learning in financial regulation.

VR-Bank eG  Region Aachen Session on Household Finance and Retail Banking:

This dedicated session centers around research related to the financial decision-making of private households. The topics covered include consumer behavior in retail banking, financial inclusion, literacy, and accessibility, technological innovations in personal finance, household expectations regarding economic issues, household consumption and saving behavior, as well as behavioral economics in household finance.

Session on Stochastic Finance and Statistics:

The dynamic nature of financial markets and the inherent yet changing risks, ranging from systemic to asset-specific risks, require reliable and sophisticated methods to support the management of risk exposures and mitigation of financial risks. Therefore, this session is dedicated to exploring how one can measure, detect, surveil, and infer changes in the stochastic structure of financial data and risks.

Session on Behavioral and Experimental Finance:

Behavioral perspectives are now being integrated into various fields to enhance our understanding of decision-making and market outcomes. Experiments have become a popular method for causally studying these behavioral questions. This session aims to bring together work from all fields of finance where research is conducted with a behavioral perspective and/or through experimental methods. The goal is to better understand when behavioral approaches are necessary to accurately describe behavior and when such descriptions can be based on standard assumptions.

Early bird registration for conference participation is from May 1 to July 31, 2024. Late registration starts September 1 and is available until September 20, 2024.

We are looking forward to an interesting conference and to welcoming you to Aachen!

Kind regards,

Wolfgang Breuer                           Andreas Knetsch                   Philipp Schmitz                                       
Peter Letmathe                             Lisa Spantig                          Ansgar Steland

CO@Work: Computational Optimization at Work 2024

The summer school CO@Work 2024 will be held from September 16 to 27, 2024, at Zuse Institute Berlin and is organized jointly by TU Berlin, HTW Berlin, and Zuse Institute Berlin, and co-sponsored by GOR, Forschungscampus MODAL, I²DAMO, Gurobi, and FICO. This block course addresses everyone interested in the use of computational optimization and mathematical programming in concrete applications from practice, in particular advanced masters students, PhD students, and post-docs. CO@Work2024 will be the seventh incarnation of this workshop series, and the fifth one being held in Berlin.

Application is open now until we reach the capacity limit, latest on June 1, 2024.

The registration fee will be 100 EUR per participant, waived for students from Berlin universities. The language of the course is English.


We will start with an opening session and welcome reception on Monday. The other days will follow the template schedule with lectures in the morning and hands-on exercises in the afternoon. The day of the excursion during the second week is still tentative. Examinations for all students that wish to obtain an ECTS certificate will be held one week after the summer school, on-site for students from Berlin universities and remotely for other participants.

Monday, September 16History of Operations Research and Mathematical Optimization
Tuesday, September 17Fundamentals of Linear Programming and Modelling
Wednesday, September 18Fundamentals of Mixed Integer Programming
Thursday, September 19Advanced Mathematical Optimization
Friday, September 20Interactive Optimization and Learning
Saturday, September 21Computational Challenge
Sunday, September 22Day off
Monday, September 23Applied Machine Learning and Optimization
Tuesday, September 24Excursion
Wednesday, September 25Energy Systems
Thursday, September 26Traffic and Logistics
Friday, September 27Industry Day and Closing Session

Further pieces of information can be found under https://co-at-work.zib.de/ .

FedCSIS 2024

19th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems
FedCSIS 2024 (IEEE #61123

Belgrade, Serbia, 8–11 September, 2024

For more information, please visit https://2024.fedcsis.org/

The mission of the FedCSIS Conference Series is to provide a presentation, discussion and a reputable publication forum in computer science and intelligence systems. The forum invites researchers and practitioners from around the world to contribute their research results focused on their scientific and professional interests in a chosen area of computer science.

OR 2024 – International Conference on Operations Research 2024

Data, Learning, and Optimization

The International Conference on Operations Research is jointly organized by the German Operations Research Society GOR), the Austrian Society for Operations Research (ÖGOR), and the Swiss Operations Research Society (SVOR/ASRO).

This conference is a place to exchange ideas and interact with other academics, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of Operations Research, Management Science, Data Science, and Analytics. The OR 2024 will take place from September 3-6, 2024 on the downtown campus of the Technical University of Munich.

We invite academics, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to attend and submit a paper to OR 2024. The conference is a great platform to share your research findings, discover new applications and practices, discuss trends and interact with professionals and leading experts. Join us in this experience!


  • February 1, 2024
    Abstract submission opening
  • April 1, 2024
    Registration opening
  • April 30, 2024
    Abstract submission deadline
  • May 15, 2024
    Acceptance notification
  • May 30, 2024
    Early-bird registration deadline
  • June 30, 2024
    Presenting author registration deadline
  • September 2, 2024
    Preconference workshops
  • September 3-6, 2024

For further informations, visit https://or2024.de/ .