EURO Gold Medal 2010

The EURO Gold Medal is the highest distinction within OR in Europe. It is conferred on a prominent person for an outstanding contribution to the Operational Research science. The award will be officially bestowed at the opening plenary session of the EURO XXIV Conference in Lisbon, if there is a suitable candidate. The EURO Gold Medal shall be awarded for a body of work in operational research, preferably published over a period of several years. Although recent work should not be excluded, care should be taken to allow the contribution to stand the test of time. The potential prize recipient should have a recognized stature in the European OR community. Significance, innovation, depth, and scientific excellence should be stressed. To emphasize the European flavour of the Award, all societies are strongly urged not to propose a candidate from their own country. No currently active officer of EURO (Executive Committee member, EURO Gold Medal jury member, Organising and Programme Committees Chairpersons of the EURO XXIII Conference) is eligible. Nominations for the 2010 EURO Gold Medal can come from EURO member national societies, the previous EURO Gold Medal laureates and jury chairs.

[Read more in the EURO webpage]

EDSM 2010 Announcement

The EDSM (EURO Distinguished Service Medal) is awarded for recognition of distinguished service to the Association of European OR Societies (EURO) and to the profession of OR. The award will be officially delivered at the Opening Session of the 2010 EURO Conference (Lisbon, July 11-14, 2010). The EDSM 2010 will be given to an individual who has served the European OR community and the profession effectively for many years. No currently active officer of EURO (Executive Committee member, EDSM 2010 jury member, Organising and Programme Committees Chairpersons of the EURO 2010 Conference) is eligible. The laureate will receive a medal, a diploma and will be invited to all future EURO Conferences without payment of the registration fees.

[Read more in the EURO webpage]

EURO Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize (MSSIP 2010) on the topic of Optimization in Telecommunications

The MSSIP Prize is awarded for an outstanding innovative contribution to Management Science/OR each year when a EURO Conference takes place time the subject is Optimization in Telecommunications and the prize will be awarded at the EURO 2010 Conference taking place in Lisbon (Portugal).

The submitted work should consist of a recent paper in which a theoretical result or a practical implementation is explained. The prize is sponsored by SAP AG (12000 Euro).

Submissions in electronic form should be sent before 1 January 2010 to the Jury Chair, Eric Gourdin: The prize is intended to recognize the role of Operational Research/Management Science in the context of modern telecommunications.

[Read more in the EURO webpage]

EDDA 2010 Announcement

The EDDA (EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award) is a EURO instrument consisting in a prize that is awarded at each EURO-K conference. The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding PhD thesis in Operational Research defended in the countries having an OR society that is member of EURO. It will be awarded for the fourth time at the closing session of the EURO 2010 conference (Lisbon, July 11-14, 2010).

[Read more in the EURO webpage]

EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2010

The purposes of the competition are to:

- recognise outstanding accomplishments in the practice of Operational Research,

- attract more application-oriented papers to EURO Conferences,

- promote the practice of Operational Research in general.

All interested authors are invited to submit papers describing an application of Operational Research which has original features, whether in methodology, application or implementation. The age limit for the papers is four years. The papers must not have been submitted concurrently to another competition.

The application is open to Operational Research specialists from any part of the world.

[Read more in the EURO webpage]

EURO/ROADEF Challenge 2010

Since 1999, the ROADEF challenge is an international operations research contest where teams have to solve an industrial optimization problem.

Thanks to the success of the previous six challenges, the French Operational Research (OR) and Decision Support Society (ROADEF) organizes or the first time jointly with the European Operational Research Society (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2010 dedicated to a large-scale energy production management problem with varied constraints in collaboration with EDF.

More than 40 teams from more than 20 countries registered for the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2010 by January 11 2010 and had to solve a first set of instances. By February 25 2010, on the basis of the programs evaluation carried our by EDF, the best teams are selected for the final stage, which aims at solving a harder set of instances. Teams shall submit their final code before June 5, 2010.

EDF will propose three prizes: 4000 Euros for the "junior" category, 4000 Euros for the "senior category" and 2000 Euros for a special "multi-thread" category. Final results will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the EURO XXIV Conference in Lisbon. The qualified teams will be also invited to present their work on dedicated session stream.

More in formation on the ROADEF/EURO challenge web site.

Conference Agenda

Sunday July 11th, 2010
10:00 - 19:00
Monday July 12th, 2010
08:00 - 18:00

Opening Session
Sunday July 11th, 2010
16:30 – 18:30
Faculty of Sciences, Building C3

Welcome Reception
Sunday July 11th, 2010
19:00 – 22:30
Faculty of Sciences, alley between Building C5 and Building C6

Boat Trip
Sunday July 11th, 2010
12:00 Cais do Sodré
Monday July 12th, 2010
20:00 Cais do Sodré
Wednesday July 14th, 2010
20:00 Cais do Sodré

Show and Official Banquet
Tuesday July 13th, 2010
19:30 Parque das Nações

Closing Session
wednesday July 14th, 2010 17:20 Faculty of Sciences, Building C3

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