2018 Fall Technical Symposium

Call for Papers

2018 Fall Technical Symposium

Cincinnati-Dayton Chapter of INFORMS

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

October 19, 2018

The Cincinnati-Dayton INFORMS Chapter will host a technical symposium, and we welcome the submission of short summaries which will be posted in online proceedings. Submissions by practitioners are especially welcome.

Deadlines:  Abstracts must be submitted by August 31 for full consideration and scheduling. 

Proceedings from the 2014-2017 conferences are available at: https://www.informs.org/Community/Cincinnati-Dayton-Chapter/Symposium/

RSVP Registration Online: For the registration form, please click here.

Conference Fees:  $15 Students, $35 Professionals (includes 2019 chapter membership dues)

Presenter Submission Procedures

To submit your short summary for a presentation or poster for review for the 2018 Meeting, please email the document to: cindayinformsgroup@gmail.com


Each electronic submission must include the title of the submission, the authors, and the abstract. Please use the following guidelines when preparing your submission:

1.      Submissions and final papers are acceptable in MS Word only.

2.      Using the template example on the following, copying the format, font and style.

3.      Short summaries are a 1-page max 

4.      An author is limited to submitting a maximum of three (3) submissions, either single or multiple-authored.

5.      In the case of multiple authors, all correspondence will be sent to the first author, unless otherwise requested.

6.      By submitting, you are agreeing to allow the Cincinnati-Dayton Chapter of INFORMS to post your work in our proceedings and online.  It is thus assumed that any prior release approval has been granted. 

7.      All presenters need to have completed registration to attend and present a paper. 

8.      Questions concerning the electronic submission process can be directed to cindayinformsgroup@gmail.com.

For the application process, please click here.



Without sponsor support, this event would not be possible.

In addition to our Cincinnati-Dayton INFORMS Chapter, Wright State University's Department of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering (BIE) Department is our primary sponsor.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018 or subsequent Cincy-Dayton INFORMS events, please contact our chapter:  cindayinformsgroup@gmail.com


2018 Schedule


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Agenda

Authors: Matthew JD Robbins, AFRL


Morning Session


Panel on Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management

Panelists:  Ben Rhinehart, Crown Equipment Co.

Angela Moeder, Midmark Corp.

Josh Brown, Honda

Kevin Cordonnier, Honda

Moderator: James Hamister, WSU




Insights into the Aircraft Availability Conundrum

Presenter: Tamiko Ritschel, AFMC/A9


Big Data Analysis with Topological Data Analysis (TDA)

Presenter: Elizabeth Campolongo, OSU, Trevor Bihl, AFRL, Juan Ramirez, Ball, Ryan Kramer, AFRL 


Coffee Break


Effect of Rack Design on Visibility and Profit in a Retail Store

Presenter: Brad Guthrie and Pratik Parikh, WSU   


Military Planning Using Robust Markov Decision Processes

Presenter: Andrew Keith and Darryl Ahner, AFIT   


Marketing Marketing Analytics in a Government Context: Application Case Studies

Presenter: Amanda Reboulet, AFMC/A9A Ross Jackson, Wittenberg Uni


Optimal Prize Collecting Aircraft Routing

Presenter: Bryan Kolano, Michael Larkin and Jade Baker, AFIT





Keynote Speaker (1220 – 1320)

Daniel Steeneck AFIT---Estimating Demand for Substitutable Products when Inventory Records are Unreliable



Afternoon Session


Sole Source Contracting Timelines

Presenter: Sophia Morrell, AFMC/A9A


Approximate Dynamic Programming for Military Medical Evacuation Dispatching Policies

Presenter: Phillip Jenkins, Matthew Robbins and Brian Lunday, AFIT


Following Instructions: Results and Implications from a Comparative Analysis of Three Air Force Instruction Corpora for Acquisition, Logistics, and Personnel

Presenter: Ross Jackson, Wittenberg Uni Amanda Reboulet, AFMC/A9A


Assessing Partial Association between Ordinal Variables: A General Framework

Presenter: Dungang Liu, University of Cincinnati 


Heavy Hors d'oeuvres


Influence Modeling: Mathematical Programming Representations of Persuasion under Either Risk or Uncertainty

Presenter: William Caballero and Brian Lunday, AFIT   


Female STEM Student Mentoring Program

Presenter: Emily Kloos and Sandra Furterer, University of Dayton 


Optimizing Aircraft Non-Availability Resourcing to Enable Cost-Effective Readiness

Presenter: Greg Gehret AFLCMC, Mary Godby AFSC, Danielle Beckham AFMC, Jeremy Brogdon AFMC