Call for Applications for IFORS-EURO Scholar to the EURO Winter Institute in Italy

Date: 14-23 February 2017
Venue: University of Padova Winter-Summer Campus, Bressanone , Italy

The office of the IFORS Vice President for EURO is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a participant to join the 2017 EURO Winter Institute on “Methods and Models in Transportation Problems” to be held at the University of Padova Winter-Summer Campus, Bressanone (Italy), 14-23 February 2017.

The Euro Summer and Winter Institutes (ESWI) are organized to encourage good social and working relationships among promising young OR scientists.

The selected IFORS‐EURO scholar will receive joint sponsorship from IFORS and EURO. IFORS will sponsor the travel costs of the delegate coming from non‐EURO member society. EURO will shoulder expenses related to the registration, accommodation, meals, and social activities to the IFORS fellow. Applicants from developing countries will be given preferential treatment for the slot. Those who have joined EURO Institutes in the past need not apply.

The ESIs and EWIs aim is to facilitate the establishment of a network of promising early stage researchers (with less than 10 years experience in OR), thereby encouraging future collaborative work. EWI 2017 seeks to involve about 20 participants. While featuring lectures by invited speakers, the participants are expected to present and discuss their papers. A special issue of an international journal will be produced, based on the papers presented during the EWI. The varied social program prepared for the participants is one of the unique features that enhance the learning activities. The applications should be sent by email to:

Professor Jacek Blazewicz    
IFORS Vice President for EURO
Poznan University of Technology
Institute of Computing Science
60-965 Poznan, Poland
Tel: +48-61-8790 790
Fax: +48-61-8771 525

Applications should include: (1) a complete CV with a list of papers, (2) a paper proposal (complete text or 3-5 pages long extended abstract) and (3) a letter of recommendation from one referee (preferably the thesis advisor or head of department).

Important dates
Deadline for applications: November 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2016

About EWI 2017

Main topics of interest are OR methods, mathematical models and computation algorithms to solve and support the solution of problems in the field of Transportation and Logistics.

Other related fields of main interest are:

• land-use and transportation planning
• traffic control and simulation models
• traffic network equilibrium models
• public transport planning and management
• applications of combinatorial optimization
• vehicle routing and scheduling
• intelligent transportation systems
• logistics and freight transportation
• environment problems
• evaluation methods.

The EURO Winter Institute on “Methods and Models in Transportation Problems” will take place in Bressanone, Italy, from the 14th to the 23rd of February 2017. The event will be hosted by University of Padova and is organized by Euro Working Group on Transportation, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). Saturday and Sunday is for a joint cultural and outdoors activities. The organizers plan a guided tour at one of the Bressanone area’s impressive cultural/historical sites and by sport activities as ski, sledge or racket ski in the high-alpine area.

EURO Summer and Winter Institutes (ESWI,   provide an excellent forum for PhD students and early career researchers to discuss their research at length with experts in the field, as well as to form links with other early stage researchers.

Around twenty early stage researchers (PhD students and/or those who have less than two years research experience post PhD) from EURO member societies will be invited to participate at the EWI. Each participant is expected to present an unpublished work and discuss it with colleagues and invited senior experts in the field. The EWI will also present a series of lectures by the invited senior experts. After the EWI, the papers can be submitted to a special issue of an OR publication to be announced later.

With the main objective of providing a limited number of carefully selected representatives the unique opportunity of establishing a personal network, addressing an international audience, and eventually creating new research groups around the chosen topic, the ESWI accepts only those who have not participated in any ESWI in the past

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