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The Annual Meeting Poster Session Call for Presentations has been extended to 30 September!


2018 Student Paper Award Announcement

The winners of the 2018 Railway Applications Section Student Paper Award are:

First Prize: Fei Yan; Nikola Bešinović; Rob M.P. Goverde, “Multi-objective Periodic Railway Timetabling”, Technical University of Delft

Second Prize: Rolf N. van Lieshout; Paul C. Bouman; Dennis Huisman, “Determining and Evaluating Alternative Line Plans in (Near) Out-of-Control Situations”, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Third Prize: Manuel Fuentes; Luis Cadarso; Ángel Marín, “A Hybrid Model for Robust Crew Scheduling in Rapid Transit Networks”, Technical University of Madrid

The winners will present their research at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, 4 November 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.

For further details, see the Student Paper Award page.


Planning for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Phoenix has begun. See the Annual Meeting page for latest details.

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