EWG ESICUP, EURO working group on Cutting and Packing

EWG ESICUP, EURO working group on Cutting and Packing
NameEWG ESICUP, EURO working group on Cutting and Packing
AnnouncementESICUP gathers practitioners, researchers and Operations Research educators with interests in the area of Cutting and Packing. The purpose of ESICUP is to improve communication among individuals working in this field. Besides the promotion of publications, the activities of the group include the maintenance of a website and the organization of meetings.

Founded in 1988, during the EURO/TIMS Conference in Paris, by Prof. Harald Dyckhoff and Prof. Gerhard Wäscher, it has now members from the entire world. ESICUP is since 2003 an EURO Working Group of the Association of European Operational Research Societies.

We encourage both researchers and practicioners interested in Cutting and Packing to join us.
Websitehttp://www.fe.up.pt/esicup
BoardScientific Committee:

  • Gerhard Wäscher, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

  • Ramón Alvarez-Valdes, University of Valencia, Spain

  • Julia Bennell, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

  • Miguel Gomes, University of Porto, Portugal

Webmaster:

  • Luiz Henrique Cherri, University of São Paulo, Brazil


Coordinator Julia Bennell
j.a.bennell@soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton
Business School
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton Hampshire
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2380 595671
Fax: +44 2380 593844
Url: http://www.management.soton.ac.uk/people/details.php?Name=JuliaBennell&PHPSESSID=1a9c7fbf9d687079e5a1305d40572d45
Purpose and historyESICUP gathers practitioners, researchers and OR educators with interests in the area of Cutting and Packing. This EWG has its roots in SICUP, a group founded in 1988, during the EURO/TIMS Conference in Paris, by Prof. Harald Dyckhoff and Prof. Gerhard Wäscher.

During its life SICUP promoted three special numbers of EJOR on Cutting and Packing:

  • H. Dyckhoff and G. Wäscher, EJOR 44 (2) (1990)

  • E. Bischoff and G. Wäscher, EJOR 84 (3) (1995)

  • P. Wang and G. Wäscher, EJOR 141 (2) (2002)



The group has also organized workshops within major OR conferences, mainly in the form of invited sessions or organized clusters:

  • IFORS 2002, Edinburgh

  • INFORMS 2000, San Antonio, USA

  • EURO 1998, Brussels

  • IFORS 1996, Vancouver

  • TIMS 1995, Singapore

  • IFORS 1993, Lisbon

  • ORSA/TIMS 1992, San Francisco, USA

  • IFORS 1990, Athens

  • EURO/TIMS 1988, Paris



The average number of members attending these workshops has been 30 and a web page was kept running.

At Edinburgh meeting, it was decided that the moment of becoming a formal group had arrived. Considering the distribution of the member´s nationalities and without excluding anyone from belonging to the group, EURO looked the right environment. During EURO 2003 Conference, at Istanbul, ESICUP - EURO Special Interest Group on Cutting and Packing was formally announced.

Since then invited sessions or organized clusters have been organized within the following major OR conferences, an autonomous meeting each year, as well as EURO Summer Institutes, special issues in highly regarded journals, etc.
MembersBy December 2016 ESICUP had around 450 users registered in the web site. Around 50 people attend each year the annual ESICUP Meeting and the stream on Cutting and Packing, organized each ,year in the EURO K or IFORS K Conferences, gathers a similar number of members. In total, 360 researchers have attended at least once, an event organized by ESICUP.
Past activitiesMeetings

  • Cutting and Packing stream, EURO 2003 Conference (Istanbul)

  • 1st ESICUP Meeting - 2004 (Lutherstadt Wittenberg)

  • Cutting and Packing organised sessions, EURO 2004 Conference (Rhodes)

  • 2nd ESICUP Meeting - 2005 (Southampton)

  • Cutting and Packing stream, IFORS 2005 Conference (Hawaii)

  • 3rd ESICUP Meeting - 2006 (Porto, POrtugal)

  • Cluster on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2006 Conference, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006

  • 4th ESICUP Meeting - 2007 (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Cluster on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2007 Conference, Prague, July 8-11, 2007

  • 5th ESICUP Meeting - 2008 (L´Aquila, Italy)

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at IFORS 2008 Conference, Sandton (South Africa), July 13-18, 2008

  • 6th ESICUP Meeting - 2009 (Valencia, Spain)

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2009 Conference, Bonn (Germany), July 5-8, 2009

  • 7th ESICUP Meeting - 2010 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), ALIO/INFORMS "Meeting within a meeting"

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2010 Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), July 11-14, 2010

  • 8th ESICUP Meeting, Copenhagen (Denmark), May 19-21, 2011

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at IFORS 2011 Conference, Melbourne (Australia), July 10-15, 2011

  • 9th ESICUP Meeting, March 21 - 23, 2012(La Laguna, Spain)

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2012 Conference, Vilnius (Lithuania), July 8-11, 2012

  • EURO Summer Institute 2012 - Cutting and Packing, July 16 -27, 2012 Porto, Portugal

  • 10th ESICUP Meeting, April 24 - 26, 2013, Lille, France

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2013 Conference, July 1-4, 2013, Rome, Italy

  • 11th ESICUP Meeting, March 19 - 21, 2014, Beijing, China

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at IFORS 2014 Conference, July 13-18, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

  • 12th ESICUP Meeting, March 29 - 31, 2015, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2015 Conference, July 12-15, 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 13th ESICUP Meeting, May 18 - 20, 2016, Ibiza, Spain

  • Stream on Cutting and Packing at EURO 2016 Conference, July 3-6, 2016, Poznan, Poland



Database of publications on C&P organized accordingly to Gerhard Wäscher ´s new typology.

Website
ESICUP website is under constant development and improvement. It offers the following facilities:

  • Message board

  • Members directory

  • Research support


    • Data sets

    • Problem generators

    • Typology of C&P

    • ESICUP Meetings

    • Nesting XML format and viewer

    • Stable Cargo




Future activitiesMeetings

PublicationsSpecial issues

  • European Journal of Operational Research , 183-3, pp.949-1620, 2007 (Eds. José F. Oliveira, Gerhard Wäscher )

  • International Journal in Production Economics, 145, pp.449-450, 2013 (Eds. José F. Oliveira, Gerhard Wäscher, Julia Bennell)

  • International Transactions in Operational Research, 23, pp.1-368, 2016 (A. Miguel Gomes, José Fernando Gonçalves, Ramón Alvarez-Valdés, J. Valério de Carvalho)


Last modification2016-12-17


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