TSL Conference 2020

Second Triennial Conference

Arlington, VA

May 27 – 29, 2020 Cancelled

Conference proceedings are available here.


The Transportation Science and Logistics Society Conference has been created to provide an opportunity for all members to gather on a triennial basis to present and to discuss the state-of-the-art in optimization applied to transportation science and logistics. The conference welcomes abstracts on all transportation science and logistics topics including but not limited to air transportation, facility logistics, freight transportation and logistics, intelligent transportation systems, and urban transportation planning and modeling. Abstracts that explore new problems or address major societal challenges such as aging, equity, and the environment are highly encouraged.

The health and welfare of TSL members and conference attendees is our top priority. With the rapid spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and related closures as well as travel bans, the TSL Conference Organizing Committee and the TSL Officers cancelled the TSL Conference 2020. We will publish conference proceedings of accepted abstracts soon.

Washington, D.C.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed.

Abstracts should be 3-4 pages in length. To ensure all presentations are of the highest quality, abstracts should highlight the main contributions of the research and include outcomes of computational studies, if applicable. You are encouraged to use the conference template. Submissions should be made via https://acgi.informs.org/oasis_login.php. Choose “TSL 2020” as the event.

Dates of Interest

  • Abstract submission deadline: 12/1/2019  12/19/2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 2/1/2020 2/15/2020
  • Deadline for early registration: 4/1/2020
  • Conference: 5/27/2020-5/29/2020


Please register through the INFORMS system.

  • Early Bird Registration (before 4/1/2020): $450
  • Regular Registration: $500
  • On-site Registration: $525
  • Early Bird Student Registration (before 4/1/2020): $100
  • Student Regular Registration: $250
  • Guest Registration: $250

Non-TSL members (except guests) add $25 to each registration above.

All registrations include two lunches for three days of the conference, an opening reception on Tuesday, May 26, and the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday, May 28.

All conference attendees are required to agree to the INFORMS Meeting Code of Conduct.

The goal is to keep the conference small enough for deep interactions and large enough to accommodate the TSL Society's wide interests. With this in mind, there may be at most one paper presentation per registered presenter. Each presentation must be accompanied by at least one full paid registration.

PhD Student Travel Support

The United States National Science Foundation has granted the conference 30 $1000 scholarships to support the travel of PhD students currently studying at US universities. Application details can be found here.


The conference will be organized around a small number of parallel tracks. The conference will also include plenaries and sessions designed specifically for PhD students. Preliminary Schedule:

  • Tuesday evening: Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Parallel Sessions and Keynote
  • Thursday: 8:30 am – 4 pm Parallel Sessions. Evening: Conference Dinner.
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm Parallel Sessions.

Social Agenda

In addition to a broad look at the future of transportation, this workshop will provide numerous opportunities to network with colleagues and establish new working relationships.

There will be a welcome reception on Tuesday evening. On Thursday evening, we will adjourn for dinner at the National Press Club.


The conference will be held on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University at the Antonin Scalia Law School. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station on the Orange Line.

For driving and Metro directions to GMU Arlington Campus see here.

GPS Address (for mobile devices and Google maps): 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.

Where to Stay

INFORMS has partnered with Stay 22 to provide you with all available accommodations (hotels, Airbnbs, etc.) at the lowest price online. This pricing is equal or better than what you’ll find on any discount travel or hotel website.

Organizing Committee

Barry Thomas, General Chair – University of Iowa
Elise Miller-Hooks, Local Chair – George Mason
Ann Campbell, TSL President-Elect – University of Iowa
Jean-Francois Cordeau – HEC Montreal
Alan Erera, TSL President – Georgia Tech
Carolina Osorio – MIT
Tom Van Woensel, TSL Past-President – TU Eindhoven

Scientific Committee

Niels Agatz – Erasmus University
Shoshanna Anily – Tel Aviv University
Claudia Archetti – University of Brescia
Ilke Bakir – University of Gronigen
Mike Ball – University of Maryland
Hillel Bar-Gera – Ben Gurion University
Mehdi Behroozi – Northeastern University
Tolga Bektas – University of Liverpool
Ashlea Bennett Milubrn – University of Arkansas
Christian Bierwirth – University of Halle-Wittenberg
Steve Boyles – University of Texas
Luce Brotcorne – INRIA
James Campbell – University of Missouri-St. Louis
Marilene Cherkesly – Université du Québec à Montréal
Joseph Chow – New York University
Andrew Churchill – Mosaic Data Science
Catherine Cleophas – University of Kiel
Leandro Coelho – University Laval
Ivan Contreras – Concordia University
Teodor Crainic – Université du Québec à Montréal
Iman Dayarian – University of Alabama
Rene de Koster – Erasmus University
Guy Desaulniers – Polytechnique Montreal
Maged Dessouky – University of Southern California
Karl Dörner – University of Vienna
Zhijie Dong – Texas State
Jan Ehmke – University of Magdeburg
Ozlem Ergun – Northeastern University
Kjetil Fagerholt – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Yueyue Fan – UC Davis
Miguel Figliozzi – Portland State University
Emma Frejinger – CIRRELT
Kevin Furman – Exxon Mobil
Margaretha Gansterer – University of Klagenfurt
Song Gao – University of Massachusetts
Michel Gendreau – École Polytechnique de Montréal
Bernard Gendron – Université de Montréal
Nikolas Geroliminis – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Gianpaolo Ghiani – University del Salento
Ricardo Giesen – Pontifical Catholic University Chile
Bruce Golden – University of Maryland
Justin Goodson – Saint Louis University
Mario Guajardo – Norwegian School of Economics
John Gunnar – Carlsson University of Southern California
Zhaoxia Guo – Sichuan University
Leila Hajibabai – North Carolina State University
Richard Hartl – University of Vienna
Geir Hasle – SINTEF
Jessica Heier Stamm – Kansas State University
Mike Hewitt – Loyola University Chicago
Dennis Huisman – Erasmus School of Economics
Michael Hyland – University of California, Irvine
Manuel Iori – University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Ola Jabali – HEC Montreal
Alexandre Jacquillat – MIT
Ahmad Jarrah – The George Washington University
Bogumil Kaminski – Warsaw School of Economics
Burcu Keskin – University of Alabama
Alireza Khani – University of Minnesota
Matthias Klapp – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Natalia Kliewer – Free University of Berlin
Changhyun Kwon – University of South Florida
Martine Labbe – Université libre de Bruxelles
Nadia Lahrichi – Polytechnique Montreal
Kamal Lamsal – James Madison University
Gilbert Laporte – HEC Montreal
Jorge Laval – Georgia Tech
Fabien Lehuede – IMT Atlantique
Wei Liu – UNSW Sydney
David Lovell – University of Maryland
Monireh Mahmoudi – Michigan State University
Emmanuele Manni – Universita del Salento
Lavanya Marla – University of Illinois
Neda Masoud – University of Michigan
Dirk Mattfeld – Technical University of Braunschweig
Andres Medaglia – Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Jorge Mendoza – HEC Montreal
Pitu Mirchandani – Arizona State University
Juan Carlos Munoz – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Chase Murray – University at Buffalo
Marco Nie – Northwestern University
Maciek Nowak – Loyola University Chicago
Gizem Obaygin – Sabanci University
Jeff Ohlmann – University of Iowa
Yanfeng Ouyang – University of Illinois
Pratik Parikh – Wright State University
Hyoshin Park – North Carolina A&T
Sophie Parragh – University of Linz
Jennifer Pazour – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Matthew Petering– University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Olivier Peton – IMT Atlantique
David Pisinger – Technical University of Denmark
Stefan Poikonen – University of Colorado, Denver
Warren Powell – Princeton University
Harilaos Psaraftis – Transport DTU
Marie-Eve Rancourt – HEC Montreal
Walter Rei – CIRRELT
David Rey – UNSW Sydney
Debjit Roy – IIMA
Juan Jose Salazar – University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Samitha Samarnayake – Cornell University
Maxmillian Schiffer – Technical University of Munich
Frederic Semet – Centrale Lille, France
Max Shen – University of California, Berkeley
Siqian Shen – University of Michigan
Karen Smilowitz – Northwestern University
Larry Snyder – Lehigh University
Senay Solak – University of Michigan
Oguz Solyali – Middle East Technical University
Yongjia Song – Clemson University
Grazia Speranza – University of Brescia
Remy Spliet – Erasmus School of Economics
Christos Tarantilis – Athens University of Economics and Business
Alejandro Toriello – Georgia Tech
Michal Tzur – Tel Aviv University
Marlin Ulmer – Technical University of Braunschweig
Halit Uster – SMU
Vikrant Vaze – Dartmouth
Daniele Vigo – University of Bologna
Thomas Vossen – University of Colorado
Stein Wallace – Norwegian School of Economics
S. Travis Waller – University of New South Wales
Hai Wang – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chiwei Yan – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yafeng Yin – University of Michigan
Shu Zhang – Chonqing University
Lei Zhao – Tsinghua University