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Call for Papers: DAIS Best Track Paper Competition 2023 IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 20-23, 2023, New Orleans, LA Data Analytics & Information Systems Track The Data Analytics & Information Systems (DAIS) Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) announces the DAIS Best Track Paper Competition . The purpose of this competition is to honor outstanding papers in research and practice of data analytics and information systems. Section 1. Eligibility Requirements and Application Process The paper topic should fit the DAIS themes. The paper must present original research results and ...
During the INFORMS annual meeting last week, we held our annual business meeting. Thanks to Jan for leading TSL in the past year, and thanks to Sara and Justin for organising TSL's part of INFORMS! During our business meeting, we (i) presented our new officers, (ii) handed out many awards, (iii) looked back and forth, and (iv) Karen provided an update on our flagship journal Transportation Science. Congratulations to five newly elected officers: Margaretha Gansterer (TSL VP/President-elect), Lavanya Marla (Secretary), Layla Martin (Communications Chair), Heng Chen (SIG Air-Transport Vice Chair), Sibel Alumur Alev (TSL Cluster Vice Chair). Look out for our ...
With all of us making our way to the US (Indianapolis, to be exact) for this year's INFORMS, the question emerges: What to do at this massive conference? Which sessions to attend? Within the TSL Communications Team, we (very subjectively), would of course recommend you to attend the many sessions we host! For example, did you know that we're now having a Mid-Career Award (the Stella-Dafermos Award)? Our award sessions will take place on Tuesday between 8:00-9:15AM (Best Paper awards), 11:00-12:15 AM (Mid-career and lifetime awards), 12:30-1:45 PM (Dissertation Award). You can even remain seated in room 209 for that :) A new concept at this INFORMS is Flash ...
The 2022 TSL workshop theme focused on "Transportation and logistics prospects in light of digitalization and autonomous technologies". We had the opportunity to discuss how the transportation and logistics landscape is being transformed by technologies such as the Internet of Things and autonomy. Autonomous vehicles, such as cars, trucks, ships, and drones, stay connected and interact in various manners thanks to developments in communication. The contributions to the workshop hit the nail, allowing us to have a rich discussion around the workshop theme. The talks covered and combined topics such as autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, decarbonization, crowd ...
The application window for TSL Cross Regional Grants remains open until August 31. These grants were created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The grants and application process are described below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students to study abroad and two others more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one of the Cross-regional Collaborative Grants is funded in partnership with VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is August 31, 2022 . The awards will ...
Special issue of Networks on Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization Guest Editors: Martin Josef Geiger, Asvin Goel VeRoLog is the Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization within EURO, the Association of the European Operational Research Societies. The VeRoLog conference is an annual meeting bringing together the large community of researchers and practitioners interested in vehicle routing optimization and its relationship with logistics. This call for papers seeks high quality methodological contributions on vehicle routing optimization and logistics optimization to relevant real-world applications in industry ...
The application window is open for TSL Cross Regional Grants . These grants were created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The grants and application process are described below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students to study abroad and two others more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one of the Cross-regional Collaborative Grants is funded in partnership with VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is August 31, 2022 . The awards will be announced at the TSL Business ...
Dear TSL members and friends! Do you know people who might be suitable for the TSL Dissertation Award or the Stella Dafermos Mid-Career Award? Please don't forget to apply by next Thursday (June 30th) for the Dissertation Award and by next Friday (July 1st) for the Mid-Career Award! We are looking forward to many great applications!
Dear TSL Members and Friends! Next week Friday (June 3rd), Hamsa Balakrishnan will give a presentation on "The promise and the challenge of advanced air mobility" in the TSL Webinar. We hope to see many of you there! You can sign up for the seminar here: Registration Link As always, you can find more information about Hamsa's talk, as well as our speaker series, here: Webinars
The Stella Dafermos Achievement Award in Transportation Science Call for Nominations The Stella Dafermos Award in Transportation Science will be awarded for the first time in 2022. It is an annual award with a $750 honorarium. The award announcement will be made at the TSL Business Meeting at the Fall INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. The Stella Dafermos Achievement Award in Transportation Science is awarded by the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL) to a mid-career scholar who has made fundamental scientific contributions to transportation science and logistics. To be eligible for the award, an individual must be ...
TSL Dissertation Prize 2022: Call for Nominations Nominations are invited for the year Dissertation Prize Competition sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & Logistics. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the winner. In addition, the winner and the recipient of an honorable mention (if any) each receives a plaque announcing the award. The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations. Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods. Practical importance ...
Nominations are invited for the year Dissertation Prize Competition sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & Logistics. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the winner. In addition, the winner and the recipient of an honorable mention (if any) each receives an 8x10 plaque announcing the award. The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations. Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods. Practical importance or applicability in solving important ...
TSL Dissertation Prize 2022: Call for Nominations Nominations are invited for the year Dissertation Prize Competition sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & Logistics. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the winner. In addition, the winner and the recipient of an honorable mention (if any) each receives an 8x10 plaque announcing the award. The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations. Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods. Practical ...
As part of our TSL webinar, we are hosting a panel discussion on warehouse software. Among others, we will address the following questions: What is the current state of Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Execution Platforms, and specialized warehouse software in practice? What type of information could a researcher assume would be available as an input to a warehouse algorithm? What general knowledge or technology gap areas exist in making advances in such software? The webinar will be held on March 17th, 2022 at 10 AM EST (attention: the US is already in summertime, while Europe is still in wintertime in that week!). For more info, please look here: ...
Dear TSL members, I wish you a happy and healthy new year. I am looking forward to being your TSL President of 2022! First, my huge thanks go to our former president Mike Hewitt and all the former and current board members and all individuals engaged in TSL. Thank you for keeping our society alive and interactive when physical interaction is often complicated. I promise to keep TSL as interactive, effective, and valuable as possible with all of you in the coming year. There are good reasons to look forward to our society’s activities in the upcoming year. Mike Hewitt agreed to keep the monthly TSL webinars running, supported by our special interest groups. ...
VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize VeRoLog DDP 2022 Announcement The VeRoLog Doctoral Dissertation Prize (VeRoLog DDP) is issued by the EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog) and is awarded at each VeRoLog annual conference. The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding PhD thesis on Operational Research methods applied to Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization. It will be awarded at the VeRoLog 2022 conference (Hamburg, June 13-15, 2022). Eligibility of applications The VeRoLog DDP 2022 jury will only consider PhD theses in Operational Research defended between 1 January 2020 and 31 December ...