Thursday, December 21, 2017

[DMANET] ORBEL 32 - Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has
been extended from December 22nd to January 5th.

ORBEL 32, 32nd annual conference of the Belgian Operational Research
Society Liège, Belgium, February 1 – 2, 2018

We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students interested in
quantitative methods for decision making to attend the 32nd annual
conference of the Belgian Operational Research Society (ORBEL 32) on
February 1 – 2, 2018 in Liège.

ORBEL is the annual conference of the Belgian Operational Research (OR)
Society, a member of EURO, the association of European OR Societies, and
Belgian representative of IFORS (International Federation of OR

ORBEL 32 is organized by the research centre QuantOM (Quantitative Methods
and Operations Management) of HEC Liège - Management School of the
University of Liège.

The conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers and users of
OR, statistics, computer science, and related fields.

It provides managers, practitioners, and researchers with a unique
opportunity to exchange information on quantitative techniques for
decision making.

ORBEL welcomes every year more than one hundred participants from Belgium
and from France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

The confirmed keynote speakers of this edition are:

Prof. Michel Bierlaire, EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Title: Modeling advanced disaggregate demand as MILP

Prof. Dominique Feillet, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne and LIMOS

Title: Vehicle routing problems with road-network information

Prof. Martin Savelsbergh, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems
Engineering, Georgia Tech

Title: Recent advances in criterion space search algorithms for multi-
objective mixed integer programming


We invite contributions in all fields of methodology and application:

continuous, discrete or stochastic optimization, graphs and networks,
multicriteria decision making, decision theory, game theory, simulation,
queueing theory, complexity theory, data mining, ...;

supply chain management, production planning, scheduling, project
management, transportation and traffic management, energy management, DEA
and performance management, financial modelling, ...;

applications in industry, in the energy sector, in life sciences and in
bioinformatics, in public services, in engineering, in health care, in
banking, in telecommunications, in sports, in media and entertainment,


Abstract submission deadline: December 22, 2017

Extended abstract submission deadline: January 5, 2018

End of early registration: January 22, 2018

ORBEL 32: February 1 – 2, 2018


Arda, Yasemin (Chair)

Bay, Maud

Crama, Yves

Hoffait, Anne-Sophie

Limbourg, Sabine

Michelini, Stefano

Paquay, Célia

Pironet, Thierry

Rodriguez Heck, Elisabeth

Schyns, Michaël

Smeulders, Bart


The conference will take place in the main building of HEC Liège, in the
heart of the City of Liège, Belgium's third largest city and the largest
agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region.

Liège is home to the third inland port of Europe and the eighth freight
airport in Europe.

Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical patrimonium,
Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 40 kilometers
from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 kilometers from Aachen (Germany).

It is less than 1.5 hours away from Köln, 2.5 hours from Paris, and 4
hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the new
magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago

In the name of the organizing committee,

Yasemin ARDA & Yves CRAMA

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