17th ESICUP Meeting

17th ESICUP CONFERENCE – announcement

After cancelling the conference last year we are now pleased to announce that the 17th ESICUP meeting will be held ONLINE in 2021 and provides a forum for those working in the Cutting & Packing field, bringing together researchers from all over the world.

This year there will be a set of tutorials as well as the sessions. All the events will be held via ZOOM, and these will be scheduled over a whole week.

Abstracts accepted to last year will be automatically accepted this year. If you submitted and abstract last year and it was accepted and you still want to use it this year please email [email protected] and let us know.

The ESICUP organising committee

Now videos are available in this link.

Meeting Aims and Objectives

The 17th ESICUP Meeting is the 2020 regular meeting of ESICUP and follows meetings in Wittenberg (Germany), Southampton (United Kingdom), Porto (Portugal), Tokyo (Japan), L’Aquila (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Copenhagen (Denmark), La Laguna (Spain), Lille (France), Beijing (China), Portsmouth (UK), Ibiza (Spain), Liège (Belgium),  Zoetermeer Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) and Mexico City (Mexico).

ESICUP 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 web page and the organization of meetings. Founded in 1988, during the EURO/TIMS Conference in Paris, by Prof. Gerhard Waescher and Prof. Harald Dyckhoff, it has now around 600 members, registered on the web site, from the entire world. ESICUP is since 2003 a Working Group of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).

Topics of Interest

In this meeting contributions dealing with any aspect of the Cutting and Packing problems formulation, resolution or application are welcomed. This includes theoretical achievements, algorithms development and real-world implementations. Different problems, related with Cutting and Packing, are also welcomed. Typical, but not exclusive topics of interest are:

  • One-Dimensional Problems
  • Two-Dimensional Rectangular Problems
  • Nesting and irregular shapes packing
  • Three-Dimensional Packing
  • Bin-Packing
  • Container Loading
  • Problem generators and benchmarks
  • Additional Objectives and Constraints in C&P
  • Typologies
  • Industrial applications

Organising Committee

Julia Bennell, University of Leeds
Francisco Parreno, University of Castilla-La-Mancha
Antonio Martinez-Sykora, University of Southampton

Program Committee

Julia Bennell (Chair), University of Leeds
José Fernando Oliveira, University of Porto
Ramón Alvarez-Valdes, University of Valencia
François Clautiaux, Université de Bordeaux
Tony Wauters, University of Leuven
Michele Monaci, University of Boulogne
Antonio Martinez, University of Southampton

  • February 15, 2021 – Deadline for Abstract Submission.
  • February 26, 2021 – Notification of acceptance.
  • March 20, 2021 – Deadline for registration.
  • March 22-26, 2021 – 17th ESICUP Meeting.

Registration fee: FREE.

In order for your abstract to be kept on the book of abstracts it is required to give the presentation.

If you have any further question please contact [email protected]

Registration to the conference must be made by sending an email to [email protected] within March, 11 2021. Please, use the following template and include the required information:

Subject: 17th ESICUP Meeting Registration

To submit a communication to the 17th ESICUP Meeting write an abstract (3000 characters maximum, approximately 1 page, and elucidative about the problem tackled, the methodology used and the main conclusions drawn) on a cutting and packing topic and submit it no later than February 1, 2021. The notification of acceptance of your communication will reach you until February 19, 2021. The abstracts of the accepted communications will be included into the 17th ESICUP Meeting proceedings book that will be available to download.

The submission process is done by sending an email to [email protected]. Use the following template and, please, include the required information:

Subject: 17th ESICUP Meeting Submission

Communication Title:

The sessions will start at 13:00pm (GMT) and finish at 16:00pm (GMT).

More detail schedule will be announced in due course.

The programme is available here: 17th_ESICUP (2)