Call for Participation in ELAVIO XXIII, Lleida, Spain

July 1 – 5, 2019


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

The ELAVIOs are schools supported by ALIO (the Latin-Iberoamerican Association of Operations Research) and are mainly 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.

ELAVIO XXIII will be held in 2019 in Spain from July 1st to July 5th, in Lleida located between Barcelona (160 km) and Madrid (450 km). Lleida is a Spanish city having the oldest University foundation in Catalonia and the third oldest of Spain. In addition, it is a touristic destination for skiing in the Pyrenees and visiting the Boi Valley hosting an important concentration of Romanic style churches (Humanity heritage recognition). The event will be held at the University of Lleida, in the Cappont Campus, by the river Segre crossing the city.

Registration for ELAVIO XXIII and the Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 30th at the student’s Residence located in the same Campus where participants will have accommodation. Over the following 5 days, a range of mini-courses and tutorials on advanced topics of specific interest will all be held at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Tourism. Closing Ceremony will take place on Friday afternoon.

Research topics for the School include, but are not limited to:

  • Combinatorial optimization; linear, nonlinear and integer programming.
  • Stochastic optimisation, stochastic processes and probabilistic models.
  • Metaheuristics and its applications
  • Discrete, continuous and agent based simulation
  • Big data analytics and related OR methods.
  • Applications of operational research to problem solving in areas such as sustainability, health care, logistics, sports, agroindustry, engineering, telecommunications, finance and production, big data, cutting and packing problems.

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

Chairs of the ELAVIO XXIII Organizing Committee:

  1. EWG ORAFM coordinator and ELAVIO General Chair Prof. Lluís M. Plà Aragonès [email protected]
  2. ALIO President and ELAVIO Chair. Prof. Guillermo Durán [email protected]
  3. SEIO President and ELAVIO Chair. Prof. Emilio Carrizosa Priego [email protected]

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:
10/01/2019 deadline for applications to be sent to National OR Society;
31/01/2019 deadline for the National Society to submit the candidates to the IFORS VP;
28/02/2019 - submission of the candidates to ELAVIO organizers;
20/03/2019 - deadline for confirming participation
1-5/07/2019 - ELAVIO XXIII.

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

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