EURO Practitioners’ Forum 5th Annual Conference

OR in Collaboration


Conference programme

The theme of this year’s conference is the Collaboration of Operations Research practitioners with practitioners from other fields, like Machine Learning, Econometrics, Simulation, etc. We will talk about inspiring examples of synergies arising across fields, where multiple disciplines amplify each other in the ultimate quest to deliver impact on business, society, economics, and human lives in general. Speakers are also invited to share their experiences of difficulties they have encountered with such multi-disciplinary collaboration and any insights or strategies on how to address these.


  1. Knowledge Exchange: Facilitate the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and practical insights among practitioners in the field. More particularly, we want attendees to become curious about cross-discipline exchange.
  2. Networking: Provide a platform for professionals to build meaningful connections, fostering collaboration and partnerships within the industry and academy.
  3. Professional Development: Offer opportunities for attendees to enhance their skills, stay updated on industry trends, and gain practical knowledge to improve their performance in their respective roles.

Submission guidelines

We invite submissions which showcase successful collaboration examples of Operations Research with other fields and look forward to insightful discussions and networking opportunities with practitioners from various fields.

Please send your (maximum of) 1-page abstract in MS Word or PDF format to [email protected]

Link to Word template download            Link to Latex template download

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 28 June, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 July, 2024
  • Author registration: 5 September, 2024
  • Early registration (latest date for registration with conference dinner): 12 September, 2024
  • Registration deadline: 30 September, 2024
  • Event: 14-15 October, 2024

Organisation committee:

Vladimir Fux (Zalando), Carlos Henggeler Antunes (Univ. Coimbra), Maria João Alves (Univ. Coimbra), Ricardo Saldanha (SISCOG), Susanne Heipcke (FICO), Andy Harrison (QinetiQ)

Venue information

The conference will take place in the Student HubUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal. The Student Hub is located on the ground floor of the Faculty of Medicine building, Rua Larga, right in the heart of the historical town.

See this document for detailed travel instructions and maps.

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