Call for Participation in ELAVIO XIX Quito, Ecuador, February 23 - 27, 2015

EURO is pleased to announce the travel-sponsorship of up to two participants to join the XIX ELAVIO - Latin-American Summer School in Operations Research
Participants must be studying in a EURO member country - please see

The XIX ELAVIO will take place in Quito, Ecuador, February 23 - 27, 2015.

The ELAVIOs are schools supported by ALIO (the Latin-Iberoamerican Association of Operations Research) and mainly are addressed to young researchers and postgraduate students (both at the PhD and master level) from Latin-Iberoamerican countries. However, Ph.D. students from all over the world with excellent skills and special interest in the areas of Operations Research, Informatics, and Applied Mathematics are also welcome to apply.

The ELAVIO 2015 will be hosted at the Escuela Politecnica Nacional (EPN) in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, from February 23th to 27th, 2015. The two million inhabitants city has a rich cultural and touristic offer that will significantly enhance the ELAVIO 2015 experience for all participants. Besides of one of the largest colonial old towns in Latin-America, there are various museums to visit, and a cable car which can bring tourists above the 4,000 meters barrier. Additionally, several touristic destinations in the Ecuadorian Andes can be reached within one-day trips.

ELAVIO 2015 will include mini-courses, invited talks, as well as discussion panels where participants can share their research advances, open problems, and related issues. Selected contributed papers from participants will be presented in special tracks.

Research topics of the school include, but are not limited to:
1. Combinatorial optimization and polyhedral theory.
2. Nonlinear optimization.
3. Modeling with linear and nonlinear integer programs.
4. Applications to problem solving in the areas of sustainability, environmental care, logistics, fishery, agricultures, engineering and production, among others.

The official languages of the school are: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Talks and lectures will be either in English or in Spanish (in the latter case with English slides). Candidates selected MUST be proficient in both Spanish and English. More details with regard to this topic will be published on the website.

Students interested in applying for travel grant must send the following
documents (pdf file format) to their National OR Society:
- short curriculum vitae to include evidence of language proficiency in Spanish and English;
- a recommendation letter from an academic of the applicant's university or institute;
- summary (max. 2 pages) of a work to present at the school in case of acceptance.

After selecting the best candidate the National OR Society will send his/her document with a short recommendation letter 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
Email: [email protected]

Important dates:
1/11/2014 ­ deadline for applications to be sent to National OR Society;
30/11/2014 ­deadline for the National Society to submit the candidates to the IFORS VP;
10/12/2014 - submission of the candidates to ELAVIO organizers;
18/01/2015 - deadline for confirming paticipation
23-27/02/2015 -­ ELAVIO XIX.

The accepted candidates will receive the travel grant from EURO and accommodation grant from ELAVIO.


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