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INFORMS Annual - Very Subjective Recommendations


With the INFORMS Annual Meeting coming up, braving the challenge of hybrid versus virtual versus in person sessions and presentations in all time zones is definitely worth it this year! 

Watch out for these recommendations from the TSL communications team. Of course, these are just a few picks from the great smorgasbord of this year’s hybrid conference. Find more information on the schedule here!/10390

Sunday 24

Enjoy an early start by visiting the virtual session VSA81 on Future mobility and urban community @ 6:00 AM PDT.

Martin Savelsbergh will give a plenary talk @ 9:45 AM PDT right after the opening session, on Challenges and Opportunities in Crowdsourced Delivery Planning and Operation.   

Monday 25

The Informs Award sessions take place in hybrid form on Monday.

  • Session MB05 @ 7:45 AM PDT honors Warren Powell, the winner of our Herman lifetime achievement award. 
  • Session MC05 @ 11:00 AM PDT will give the winners of our Best dissertation, TSL Best Paper, and Transportation Science Paper of the Year awards the opportunity to present three outstanding works of TSL research.

Tuesday 26

Don’t miss the sessions on Last-Mile Logistics for E-Commerce: In person as TC35 @11:00 AM PDT or online as VSC82 @ 11:00 AM PDT.

Ann Campbell will present the 2021 UPS George D. Smith Winner Reprise in Keynote 05 @1:30 PM PDT.

Look beyond TSL by peeking into the hybrid session TD03 on Business Analytics in the Age of AI @ 2:45 PM PDT or look into Emerging Themes in Urban Transportation Planning in Session TD36 @ 2:45 PM PDT.

Wednesday 27

In the session on Airline Operations Recovery, researchers present ways to make airlines fly again in the age of the pandemic, WB11 @7:45 AM PDT

Picking up on recent challenges, Christopher S. Tang gives a Plenary Keynote on Improving Supply Chain Resilience: Looking Back and Looking Forward @ 9:45 AM PDT