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 .