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15th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition

  • 1.  15th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition

    Posted 03-10-2023 06:46

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

    The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Lehigh University invites you to contribute to the 15th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition.

    The competition is organized by the conference organizers of MOPTA and AIMMS. The first phase's submission deadline is May 31, 2023, 23:59 Eastern Time. Finalists are expected to attend and present their results at the 2023 MOPTA Conference to be held on August 16-18, 2023, at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

    This year's challenge:
    The goal of the competition this year is to plan locations of electric vehicle charging stations under uncertainty. The problem description is posted on the competition website:


    Information on eligibility, registration, submission, and competition format are posted on the competition websiteTeams of at most three students can participate and should list a faculty advisor. The team leader must be a graduate student, though the other team members can be advanced undergraduate students. Each team member must be registered as a full-time student at a recognized educational institution during the Spring term of the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Students with any background are eligible. Collaboration between students from different departments is strongly encouraged. Each finalist team will receive free registration for the conference for up to two team members. As the conference is international, so is the competition. Teams from all over the world can participate, as long as at least one team member can come to the conference, should the team make it to the final round. The official language of the competition is English.


    First Prize: $1200 for the winning team (+ full scholarship, not including travel, for the AIMMS Campus 2024 event).
    Second Prize: $600 for the second team. 
    Third Prize: $300 for the third team.
    Half-price tickets to the AIMMS Campus 2023 event are available to all teams that use AIMMS as the software platform for their submissions.
    Also, the 10 best teams that use AIMMS as the software platform for their submissions will be awarded $100 in prize money.
    Teams will be ranked by a panel of judges, including representatives from both the conference organizing committee and AIMMS.

    See also:

    For more details about the AIMMS Campus 2023 event, visit
    For more details about the competition, visit

    We look forward to welcoming you at MOPTA 2023.
    Xiu Yang
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Industrial and System Engineering
    Lehigh University

    Xiu Yang
    Assistant Professor
    Lehigh University
    Bethlehem PA