CORS / Optimization Days 

HEC Montréal, May 29-31, 2023


HEC Montreal, 29 — 31 May 2023

CORS and CIRRELT are excited to jointly organize their annual conference at HEC Montreal. Optimization Days is an annual conference organized alternately by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and the Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions (GERAD). The aim of the meeting is to survey current research trends in operational research, optimization methods and their applications, and to provide an opportunity for interaction between various research groups from around the world. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Mathematical programming; heuristics; constraint programming; optimal control theory; numerical methods of optimization; statistical methods; applications to engineering, management science, healthcare systems, transportation, economics, urban and environmental problems, resource management, biology, telecommunications networks, robotics, expert systems, energy modeling, etc.

All those interested in operational research and optimization methods and their present or potential applications are invited to participate. We are especially interested in talks on new methods of optimization and their applications. The languages of the conference will be English and French.

In 2023, Optimization Days will be held at HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, near the Campus of the Université de Montréal. Here is a list of the invited speakers:

Plenary speakers

  • Christian Blum, Spanish National Research Council (IIIA-CSIC), Spain

Construct, Merge, Solve & Adapt: A General Recipe for Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Science and partnership :  Value chains complexity in the forest sector

Decision making to face the challenges of sustainable development

  • Amelia ReganUniversity of Washington, Seattle, and University of California, Irvine, USA

Faster Exact Methods For Large Scale Real-time Logistics Operations -- Implications for both Researchers and Practitioners

Data-driven models for efficient healthcare delivery

Tutorial speakers

Non-parametric discrete choice models: estimation and optimization in revenue management

Blackbox optimization: Algorithms and applications

Tutorial on Constraint Programming and Scheduling

Combinatorial auctions for the procurement of truckload services : models and solution approaches for inherent decisional problems


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