ROADEF/EURO Challenge Winners 2019

The French Operational Research (OR) and Decision Support Society (ROADEF) jointly organises with the European Operational Research Society (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO challenge.

The challenge launched in 2018 was a cutting optimization problem in collaboration with Saint-Gobain.

This challenge was open to everyone, and particularly to young researchers, excluding people professionally involved with the industrial partners.

The open source category was awarded €10,000.

The junior category of young researchers had the opportunity to tackle a complex industrial optimization problem. The challenge gave them an opportunity to explore the requirements and difficulties encountered in industrial applications. The Award given for the junior category was €10,000.

A scientific prize dedicated to qualitative submissions was also presented. The Award given for scientific category was €5,000.

€10,000 was awarded for the best overall team.

The ROADEF/EURO jury 2019 consisted of François Clautiaux, Jean François Côté, Michele Monaci, Elsa Silva, Lydia Tlilane and Quentin Viaud.



The winners of the 2019 ROADEF/EURO Scientific Award are:

Ramón Álvarez-Valdés

María Teresa Alonso

Francisco Parreño

Universidad de Valencia/ Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


The award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2019 Conference in Dublin (Ireland).

The winners of the 2019 ROADEF/EURO Open Source Award, Best Junior Award and Best Overall Team Award are:

Luc Libralesso

Florian Fontan

PhD students at G-SCOP Grenoble, France.


The award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2019 Conference in Dublin (Ireland).

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