Call for participation to EWG POR conference in Bologna 11-12th March

The 2nd conference of the EURO Working Group on the Practice of Operations Research will take place on 11th and 12th March in the beautiful city of Bologna (Italy) and is going to focus on “Operations Research meets Machine Learning: how to get the most of both worlds to achieve excellent Decision Support Systems”.

We welcome contributions on innovative examples of projects where OR & ML were integrated in PRACTICAL ways, working with public or private sector organisations (or as consultants providing services to such organisations), to foster discussion on this very actual issue.

Presentations must be:

– Business focused – we are in the Practitioner’s world,

– Share lessons learned from implementing ML combined with OR

– Highlight food for thought on the topic

– Non commercial: a simple showcase of capabilities is NOT likely to be selected

Please send a short abstract to [email protected] indicating:



Country (author/project):

Title (max 100 characters):

Abstract (max 750 characters):

Short bio (max 600 characters):

Selected contributions will be presented at the first session on 11th March (15 minutes, incl. Q&A), otherwise there is still the possibility to bring a poster, that will be object of quick (3 minutes) presentations at a poster session on 12th and will be shown at the conference premises throughout the duration of the event.

Deadline is set at 25th January 2019 and final confirmation will be provided by 1st February.