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. http://bor.aalto.fi/summerschool.html) 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.

Link: https://bor.univie.ac.at/bor-summer-school-2024/

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 https://esi2024.unibg.it/ 

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

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.

ATMOS 2024

ATMOS 2024: 24th Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems

Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham
London, UK, September 5-6, 2024
Conference website: https://algo-conference.org/2024/atmos/
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2024


The 24th Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2024) will be part of ALGO 2024 (https://algo-conference.org/2024/), which will take place at the Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham, United Kingdom. ATMOS is scheduled on 5-6 September 2024.

Since 2000, ATMOS brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for transport optimization. The symposium provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques. The aim of making transportation better gives rise to very complex and large-scale optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from algorithms, mathematical optimization, theoretical computer science, and operations research.


SPEAKER: Eduardo Uchoa, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil
TITLE: Exact Algorithms for Vehicle Routing: advances, challenges, and perspectives
ABSTRACT: The vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) is among the most widely studied problems in operations research and combinatorial optimization. The current state-of-the-art exact VRP algorithms employ a combination of column generation and cut separation, known as Branch-Cut-and-Price (BCP) algorithms. This presentation examines notable recent contributions made by various researchers in the field. Additionally, the talk showcases VRPSolver, a very flexible package that implements a BCP algorithm that achieves outstanding performance for many routing, packing, and scheduling problems. Furthermore, VRPSolverEasy, a recent Python application built on top of VRPSolver, is introduced. While heuristic algorithms are likely to remain the dominant approach for practical routing, the availability of exact solutions for reasonably sized instances opens up new possibilities.


Submission deadline: Sunday June 30, 2024 (AoE)
Notification to authors: July 31, 2024
Camera ready submission: August 7, 2024
Symposium: September 5-6, 2024


The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers addressing the following topics:

  • Congestion Modelling and Reduction
  • Crew and Duty Scheduling
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Delay Management
  • Design of Pricing Systems
  • Electromobility
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Models for User Behaviour
  • Line Planning
  • Mobile Applications for Transport
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Multi-modal Transport Optimization
  • Routing and Platform Assignment
  • Route Planning in Road and Public Transit Networks
  • Rostering
  • Timetable Generation
  • Tourist Tour Planning
  • Traffic Guidance
  • Vehicle Routing
  • Vehicle Scheduling

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and advancing the following techniques: Algorithmic Game Theory, Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph and Network Algorithms, Heuristics and Meta-heuristics, Mathematical Programming, Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Online and Real-time Algorithms, Simulation Tools, Stochastic and Robust Optimization.


Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other journals or conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that, in case of acceptance, at least one of the authors will register at ALGO/ATMOS 2024, attend the conference on-site, and present the paper.

Submissions must be in the form of a single PDF file prepared using the LaTeX OASIcs style file (https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publishing/series/details/oasics) and must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2024).

ATMOS 2024 accepts two types of submissions, both of which will be reviewed with the same quality standards by the Program Committee.

(a) REGULAR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: A regular paper submission should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state its key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission should not exceed 12 pages including title page and abstract, but excluding references and an optional appendix. Authors should include all necessary details in their submission so that the Program Committee can judge the correctness, importance and originality of their work. Any material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted (from the main part of 12 pages) due to space limitations can be put into the optional appendix, which will be read at the Program Committee’s discretion. Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.

(b) SHORT PAPER SUBMISSIONS: A short paper submission may present preliminary results or work-in-progress on a specific topic. Authors should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state the paper’s key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. A short paper submission should have at least 4 and at most 6 pages. Authors should provide sufficient details in their submission so that the Program Committee can judge the correctness, importance and originality of their work. Short papers will be allotted upto 6 pages in the proceedings.


The proceedings will be published on the Dagstuhl Open Access Seriesin Informatics (OASIcs) publication service.


Paul Bouman (co-chair), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
David Coudert, INRIA and Université Côte d’Azur, France
Mattia D’Emidio, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Twan Dollevoet, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Daniele Frigioni, University of Aquila, Italy
Loukas Georgiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Marc Goerigk, University of Passau, Germany
Andrew Goldberg, Amazon, USA
Vera Grafe, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Irene Heinrich, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Spyros Kontogiannis (co-chair), University of Patras, Greece
Jesper Larsen, Technical Universtity of Denmark, Denmark
Niels Lindner, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Philine Schiewe, Aalto University, Finland
Sabine Storandt, University of Konstanz, Germany
Rolf van Lieshout, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Marie Schmidt, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Anita Schöbel, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
Christos Zaroliagis, University of Patras, Greece (Chair)


All questions about submissions should be emailed to the PC co-chairs:

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/ .