Welcome to the EURO WISDOM Forum. WISDOM stands for Women In Society: Doing Operational Research and Management Science.



Our terms of reference.

Our members:

Research subcommittee

Events subcommittee

PR subcommittee


Check the first newsletter here.

Interested in participating? Join us on LinkedIn or become an Ordinary Member.


We are happy to announce the first publication by WISDOM, titled "Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusivity in EURO Activities".

WISDOM Initiatives

YoungWomen4OR: This initiative aims to introduce to our community emerging young women working in OR, either in academia or in the industry. The WISDOM Forum will promote selected individuals by spotlighting their work through EURO channels and providing networking and mentoring opportunities. This year, we received over 30 applications from emerging young women working in Operational Research (the deadline for the candidates’ application was September 15th, 2020). We are delighted to announce the names of the 12 women selected by the Events subcommittee as the finalists in this exciting event:

  1. Lavinia Amorosi, Sapienza University Rome, ITALY
  2. Beatriz Brito Oliveira, INESC-TEC, PORTUGAL
  3. Cátia da Silva, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
  4. Annarita De Maio, University of Calabria, ITALY
  5. Alina G. Dragomir, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
  6. Martina Fischetti, Vattenfall, System Design Department, DENMARK
  7. Lucy Morgan, Lancaster University, Management Science, UNITED KINGDOM
  8. Bruna Mota, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
  9. Meltem Peker, Newcastle University, UNITED KINGDOM
  10. Mercedes Pelegrín García, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau CEDEX, FRANCE
  11. Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, Technical University of Darmstadt, GERMANY
  12. Jessica Rodriguez Pereira, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Over the next 12 months we’ll highlight the twelve winners individually. More information can be found here.


The first YoungWomen4OR is Dr Lavina Amorosi from Sapienza, University of Rome. Lavinia is pursuing an academic career and is interested in teaching international collaborations and creating interactions for OR with companies.

Meet Dr Beatriz Brito Oliveira from INESC TEC, University of Porto. Beatriz is interested in developing research on shared mobility, to help advance the state‐of‐the‐art, and to develop and foster new international collaborations.

The third YoungWomen4OR is Dr Cátia da Silva from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Cátia is interested supply chain management, logistics, sustainable supply chains, and decision support systems.

Let's meet the fourth YoungWomen4OR Dr Annarita De Maio from University of Calabria, Italy. Annarita is interested in projects related to circular economy, sustainability and pollution reduction, post-disaster logistics and security.

Meet Dr Alina Dragomir from University of Vienna. Her main interests involve the topic of waste collection in a city logistic context.

Dr Martina Fischetti, from Vattenfall, has been working on advanced mathematical optimization models applied to wind energy problems. Take a look here to know a little bit more about her!

It is time to meet Dr Lucy Morgan, from Lancaster University. She has been working on uncertainty quantification in simulation and simulation analytics.


Upcoming events


Would you like to contribute to the wider EURO community? The WISDOM Forum are conducting a survey to explore the participation in OR (sub-)disciplines by gender, to identify potential challenges to participation, and to create insights into different academic career paths. The survey is open to ALL genders, we wish to understand the career paths of men and women. Your responses will contribute not only to our research, but toward shaping Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the wider EURO community. We would really appreciate you donating 10 minutes of your time to fill in this survey here.

WISDOM Roundtable in EURO21 Athens

WISDOM will organise a Roundtable in EURO21 Athens Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format on the 11-14 July 2021. EURO21 Athens is the largest and most important conference for Operational Research and Management Science (OR/MS) in Europe organized by EURO – the European Association of Operational Research Societies and the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS). The conference will be held at the University of West Attica (UNIWA) in Athens located in the area of the Holy Olive Grove “Eleonas” of the ancient Athenians, where Plato taught his students. Several outstanding Plenaries and Tutorial Speakers have been selected and will present the state-of-the-art in Operations Research and outline pathways of its future developments, while participants will have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in a series of special issues of very important journals. To date, more than 1900 abstracts have been submitted by researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in any branch of Operational Research, mathematical modelling or economic analysis, which are organized under 18 Scientific Areas and 141 Streams with more than 490 Sessions.

Meanwhile, let's take a look of what to see in Athens during EURO2021 (suggestions from Katerina Papapostolou and Chara Karakosta, WISDOM PR subcom).

EURO21 Athens website provides useful information about Athens:

Some options for coffee or drink:

Some Restaurants below (there is always the choice of a souvlaki, which is almost everywhere nice):

  • Athinaikon
  • Very interesting for wine or tsipouro and something to eat is Karamanlidika, Sokratous 1, Athens
  • Klimataria
  • Anafiotika
  • Dioskouroi, Dioskourwn 13 or Adrianou 39, Athens
  • Mavro provato, Arrianou 31, pagkrati

For more options see here.

Regarding the transportation here you can find all the tickets available for your transportation in Athens. There are different ticket packs, I recommend the 3-day tourist ticket 20,00 €. For tickets see more here. See here for access to points of interest in Athens by public transport. For child entertainment I would propose the following:

  • Allou fan park, with a dedicated “Kidom” area with games and entertainers for children
  • Attica Park which is a zoological park with a lot of things to do for children and their parents (shopping, coffee, restaurant, events, etc.)

And, finally some shopping centres:


Past events

WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR in "OR in the Energy and Transportation Sectors"

On May 31st, 2021 we had a EURO WISDOM Forum Lightning Talks. The invited speakers were Dr Martina Fischetti, Dr Meltem Peker Sarhan, Dr Alina Gabriel Dragomir, Dr Annarita De Maio, and Dr Lavinia Amorosi. Professor David Pisinger, from the Technical University of Denmark, had also joined us during the webinar. More information can be found here.


First EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar

The EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar took place Friday 16th April 2021, 15.00-15.30 Central European Time. This session was devoted to the Facility Location Optimisation. More information can be found here.

Watch here.


WISDOM Christmas Webinar: 21st December 2020, 16.00 –17.30 CET. During this webinar, speakers shared their experiences and vision on leadership in the world of OR and analytics by reflecting on their definition of leadership, and what they propose leaders in OR and analytics should aspire to achieve. They focused on specific questions on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) challenges for OR/analytics, and discussed how leaders in OR can contribute to tackling EDI challenges. Please see the flyer for more information.

Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Webinar OR/MS for Healthcare and Gender, July 20, 2020

Watch here.


WISDOM Webinar: Bias/Fairness and Artificial Intelligence, April 20, 2020

Watch here.


EURO 2019 Women in OR

2018 Women in Science 


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