Behavioural OR Summer School 2024

The EURO Working Group on Behavioural OR (EWG-BOR) is organising a EURO PhD School in Vienna, September 16th–20th, 2024 funded by The Association for European OR Societies (EURO) and EWG-BOR.

EWG-BOR was established in January 2017 as a platform for academics, teachers and practitioners interested in behavioural OR (BOR). Behavioral Operations research (BOR) studies how human behaviour, cognition and emotions affects, and is affected by, OR-related activity, and how to use this understanding to improve OR practice and education. This is a new emerging area in OR which  is receiving growing interest. The  main activities of EWG-BOR include the organization of dedicated streams in EURO and IFORS conferences, workshops, PhD schools, as well as a regular online seminar series. To date, these activities have been extremely well attended. 

The summer school  is a great opportunity to learn about BOR concepts and the different ways to conduct BOR studies. It will bring together international students and researchers with different backgrounds and research interests, fostering interdisciplinarity and networking. Previous summer schools on BOR  (see e.g. have been very successful and people have made valuable contacts there.

The univie: summer school Behavioural Operations Research 2024 will offer participants the opportunity to learn about BOR concepts and the different ways to conduct BOR studies. It will bring together researchers with different expertise and research interests, fostering interdisciplinarity and networking opportunities that are particularly valuable for young scholars. In addition, participants will receive 5 ECTS credits for successful completion of the summer school.


EURO Summer Institute

Decision-making under uncertainty for commodities and financial markets

We are very happy to announce the upcoming EURO Summer Institute on Decision-making under uncertainty for commodities and financial markets to be held in Ischia, Naples (Italy). The date for the institute is September 15 – 25, 2024. For more info please visit the ESI website 

As announced on the website, the deadline for application submission for the EURO Summer Institute on „Decision-Making Under Uncertainty for Commodities and Financial Markets“ to be held at Sorriso Thermae Resort, Forio d’Ischia (Na), Italy, September 15 – 25, 2024 has been extended to May 30, 2024.

Who can apply?

  • The applicant has to be a current PhD student or researcher with less than two years research experience since completing the PhD.
  • The applicant has to come from a EURO member society country, or study in a EURO member society country.
  • Up to two candidates can be appointed by IFORS, according to the EURO and IFORS exchange for ESWIs (see the website for additional information).
  • The applicant must not have been a laureate of a previous EURO Summer/Winter Institute.

What to submit?

  • A Curriculum Vitae, including information about education, research projects, publications, awards, and other pertinent experiences (pdf format).
  • A single-authored or co-authored paper in the field of “Optimization under Uncertainty” where the applicant is the main contributor and which has not yet been published or accepted for publication (pdf format).
  • A statement outlining the motivation for participating in the ESI (at most one page).
  • A letter of recommendation from one referee (preferably the thesis advisor or head of department).

The institute focuses on all aspects of decision making under uncertainty and applications in commodities and financial markets. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimization techniques under uncertainty
  • Stochastic programming
  • Robust optimization
  • Distributionally robust optimization
  • Portfolio selections and risk management
  • Credit risk management in financial institutions
  • Machine Learning to identify risk drivers in ESG investments

EURO 2024 Copenhagen

With great pleasure, the Danish OR Society (DORS) welcomes you to the 33rd EURO Conference at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) from 30th June – 3rd July 2024.

With a population of 5.8 million, Denmark has a strong operations research community. DORS can proudly count on over 300 members from academia and industry. Born in 1962, DORS has the dual purpose of promoting development within the different branches of operations research and work for its applications within different problem domains.

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

The conference venue is in DTU Lyngby campus in the northern part of Copenhagen, close to the sea and the forest of Dyrehaven. The campus is connected to the city of Lyngby and Copenhagen via bus and suburban train lines. We have a modern campus with upgraded learning facilities.

Copenhagen is a central transport hub in Europe, making it easy to reach by plane, train and car. The airport of Copenhagen is a central hub of Scandinavian Airlines with connections to all over Europe and important overseas hubs. By train, there are connections from Norway, Sweden and Germany to Copenhagen central and bridges like the Øresundsbroen and the Great Belt bridge ensure a dense and connected highway system. 

Assoc. Prof. Dario Pacino, DTUProf. Jesper Larsen, DTU
Assoc. Prof. Dario Pacino
President of DORS
Chair of Organizing Committee
Prof. Jesper Larsen
Head of OR Section
at DTU Management

Keydates & deadlines:

  • Abstract submission opens: Sunday, October 1, 2023
  • Registration opens: Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at hrs. 23:59 CET
  • Early registration closes: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at hrs. 23:59 CET
  • Author registration deadline: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at hrs. 23:59 CET

PMS 2024, the 19th International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling

Welcome to PMS 2024, the 19th International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling. The workshop takes place from April 3–5, 2024, at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

PMS is an international workshop series initialized by the EURO Working Group on Project Management and Scheduling. The workshop is held every two years in different locations in Europe and brings together researchers and practitioners from Computer Science, Operations Research, Optimization Engineering, Mathematical Programming, and Industrial Engineering. The scientific program covers a broad range of topics related to project management and scheduling, including both theoretical and applied research. Abstract submission opens on September 1, 2023. Further information can be found here.

IFORS Global Webinar Series

IFORS Prize for OR in Development
4th of October 2023, 9:00 am Washington DC / 3:00 pm Rome / 9:00 pm China

Janny Leung (IFORS President)
Frits Spieksma (IFORS Vice President)
Mario Guajardo (Award Chair)

Register for this free webinar on the IFORS website:

Kuo-Hao Chang, National Tsing Hua University,
National Science and Techology Center for Disaster Reduction
Safer Homeland: Developing Evacuation Simulation and
Humanitarian Relief Logistics Models for Effective Disaster
Preparation and Response in Taiwan

Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires
Data Science and Simulation Tools Developed at Public Universities
for Supporting Argentina’s COVID-19 Response Decision-Making