OR 2021 Conference | August 31 – September 3, 2021 (Online) | Last Call for Papers

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until May 12, 2021 
Please submit your abstract via the EURO online tool. We are looking forward to your contribution!
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Conference Website: www.or2021.unibe.ch
Abstract Submission: https://www.euro-online.org/conf/or2021/
Registration: https://or2021.unibe-pay.ch/en/pay?tid=5d5e9afb
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The International Conference on Operations Research – the joint annual conference of the Operations Research Societies of Switzerland (SVOR), Germany (GOR e.V.) and Austria (ÖGOR) – will be held online from August 31 to September 3, 2021. The conference connects academics and practitioners from operations research, management science, data science and analytics. Designed around this year’s special theme – «Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making» – the OR 2021 is an excellent platform to share the most recent research, to discuss trends in the industry and interact with leading experts. Please join us! Abstracts can be submitted from January 15 to May 12.
Important Dates
o   Extended abstract submission deadline: May 12, 2021
o   Acceptance notification: May 17, 2021
o   Early registration deadline: May 30, 2021
o   Submission for proceedings (optional): July 15, 2021
o   Virtual conference: August 31 – September 3, 2021
Invited Talks (confirmed)
o   Mirjam Dür, Augsburg University (Plenary)
o   Claudia Archetti, ESSEC Business School (Semi-Plenary)
o   Margaretha Gansterer, University of Klagenfurt (Semi-Plenary)
o   Daniel Kuhn, EPFL (Semi-Plenary)
o   Frauke Liers, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Semi-Plenary)
o   Renata Mansini, University of Brescia (Semi-Plenary)
o   Sophie Parragh, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Semi-Plenary)
o   Marc Uetz, University of Twente (Semi-Plenary)
o   David Wozabal, Technical University of Munich (Semi-Plenary)
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: or2021@pqm.unibe.ch. We can’t wait to welcome you at the virtual OR 2021!

VeRoLog – Webinar series

The EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization (VeRoLog) is excited to launch a series of webinars. From April on, on the last Thursday of each month, from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (CET), one or two speakers from academia and/or industry will present the most exciting developments in their research domains. The initiative aims at fueling networking and discussions on the most important challenges and developments in vehicle routing, logistics, transportation, and supply chain management. The target audience is senior and junior academics as well as practitioners from business companies. The organizing committee is made up of Sophie N. Parragh (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Roberto Roberti (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), and Marlin Ulmer (Technische Universität Braunschweig). The program of the webinar series and all related information is available on the website of the group (http://www.verolog.eu). To receive all the information on the initiative, you can subscribe to the VeRoLog newsletter, check the VeRoLog website, or follow us on Twitter (@ewgverolog).

The webinar series will be kicked off on April 29, 4 pm (CET) with a plenary talk by VeRoLog coordinator Daniele Vigo on “Integrating Machine Learning into state-of-the-art Vehicle Routing Heuristics”. Please visit  https://www.euro-online.org/websites/verolog/webinar/ for further information.

Job offer – University of Bayreuth

The newly established Chair of Food Supply Chain Management (Prof. Christian Fikar) of the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health at the University of Bayreuth (Campus in Kulmbach, Bavaria) is currently hiring:

a Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) (75%) – Food Supply Chain Management: We are looking for a motivated junior scientist, having completed a Master’s degree with research interest in the field of quantitative food supply chain management (e.g., operations research, operations management, analytics). The position is available for 4 years starting as soon as possible.

a Research Associate / Lecturer (‘Akademischer Rat auf Zeit’) (f/m/d) (100%) – Food Supply Chain Management: We are looking for a highly motivated scientist, preferably having work experience at a postdoctoral level, with a proven track record in the field of quantitative food supply chain management (e.g., operations research, operations management, business analytics, data science). The position duration is for 6 years subject to a positive performance evaluation after 3 years (3+3) starting as soon as possible.

Please follow the links for more detailed information:

Doctoral Researcher: https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/universitaet/arbeiten-an-der-universitaet/stellenangebote/wiss-personal/Food-Supply-75/index.html

Research Associate: https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/universitaet/arbeiten-an-der-universitaet/stellenangebote/wiss-personal/Food-Supply-100/index.html

IFORS Global Webinar Series

Einladung der IFORS-Präsidentin Grazia Speranza:

The overall aim of the IFORS Global Webinar Series is to strengthen research activities and foster potential collaboration by encouraging the exchange of ideas and the sharing of our successes and challenges. The fourth Global Webinar is organized by NORAM (CORS and INFORMS)  and will take place on February 5th at 11:00 a.m. EST(4:00 p.m. GMT). Anyone interested can find information about the webinar on the IFORS website https://www.ifors.org/ or register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QBGZKDTaR9G8wOE7XJy4xw

Invited speakers:

Elise Miller-Hooks, George Mason University, Modeling Shifts in World-wide Maritime Flows in a Changing Global Landscape and Introduction of the new IFORS journal: Sustanability Analytics and Modeling

Vedat Verter, Michigan State University, Coordination in Emergency Response System Design:  An Application to Hazardous Materials Transportation in Chengdu City, China

Jacqueline Griffin, Northeastern University, Drug Shortages and Medical Supply Chains, Through the Lens of the UN’s Sustainability Goals