ORAHS 2019

Date: July 28 – August 2, 2019
Venue: Karlsruhe, Germany

The EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) was formed in 1975 as part of a programme for developing special interest groups within the European branch, EURO of the International Federation of Operational research Societies, IFORS.

ORAHS provides a network for researchers involved in the application of systematic and quantitative analysis in support of planning and management in the health services sector. The meeting is open to anyone with a quantitative background and those who have interest in the subject area. For more information about ORAHS please visit the website: ORAHS website . For more information about EURO please visit the website: EURO website


– Martin Schuster
Professor of Anesthesiology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy at the Fürst-Stirum-Hospital Bruchsal and Rechbergklinik Bretten, both academic teaching hospitals of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.

– Dolores Romero Morales
Professor in Operations Research at Copenhagen Business School

– Matthias Reumann
Researcher in Sustainable, Resilient Health Systems at IBM Research – Zurich


The ORAHS Event will beginn with the Doctoral Consortium (DC) and the Hackathon from Wednesday, July 24th till Saturday, July 27th. The ORAHS Conference will officially start with a Welcome Reception at the International Department of Karlsruhe on Sunday, July 28th and will end on Friday, August 2nd in the afternoon.
In case of any question relating the conference schedule, please contact the organizing team at orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu.

Programme Committee
– Stefan Nickel, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany (Programme Chair)
– Roberto Aringhieri, University of Turin, Italy
– Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton, UK
– Maria Captivo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
– Mike Carter, University of Toronto, Canada
– Tuğba Çayirli, Ozyegin University, Turkey
– Leonid Churilov, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Australia
– Evrim Didem Güneş, Koc University, Turkey
– Fermin Mallor, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
– Inês Marques, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
– Teresa Melo, HTW Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany
– Marion Rauner, University of Vienna, Austria
– Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
– Katja Schimmelpfeng Uni Hohenheim, Germany
– Patrick Soriano, HEC Montreal, Canada
– Christos Vasilakis, University of Bath, UK
– Joe Viana, Akershus Universitetssykehus, Oslo, Norway

Abstract Submission

ORAHS2019 will offer oral as well as poster presentations. Submissions are restricted to one per person – one talk OR one poster. If you want to submit an abstract for a poster, please use the invitation code 9d97d9c8.

Submission deadline oral presentations: 25.03.2019 extended deadline
Submission deadline posters: 10.04.2019
Acceptance info oral presentations: 05.04.2019
Acceptance info posters: 20.04.2019

Submission Link

Conference Registration

Registration opens: 15.03.2019
End early bird rate: 30.04.2019

Full Conference Early
(until 30.04.2019)
(from 01.05.2019)
Regular 525 € 600 €
Student 350 € 425 €


Accompanying Early
(until 30.04.2019)
(from 01.05.2019)
Adult 350 € 425 €
Child (3-12) 200 € 250 €
Child (0-2) free free


(until 30.04.2019)
(from 01.05.2019)
Practitioner Day
150 € 150 €
DC 50 € 50 €
Hackathon tbd tbd


The regular and student registrations include:

  • Admittance to all sessions
  • The abstracts/program book
  • Welcome reception on Sunday
  • City tour on Monday
  • BBQ on Tuesday
  • Coffee and tea during the breaks
  • Lunches
  • Day trip / boat trip on Wednesday
  • Conference dinner on Thursday

In order to get the student price, a (signed) document must be uploaded during the registration.
This can show the immatriculation as a student or state that the participant is a PhD student with less than half a position.

The accompanying registrations include:

  • Activities on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Welcome reception on Sunday
  • BBQ on Tuesday
  • Day trip / boat trip on Wednesday
  • Conference dinner on Thursday

Contact: orahs2019@ksri.kit.edu

Conference Website: https://orahs2019.de/