Conference Format

The conference format closely follows the last years (such as OR2015 Vienna and OR2014 Aachen). When making your travel arrangements, please note the period Aug 30 (Tuesday) to Sep 2 (Friday), 2016. On the afternoon of the pre-conference day (Tuesday) there will be workshops and a get-together event (barbecue and beer, 17:00-22:00); the front desk will be open (13:30-20:00). The actual conference will start on Wednesday at 9 o'clock in the morning and close at Friday at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon (schedule overview).

Main elements of the conference

Invited plenary and semi-plenary presentations:
The program committee, with the help of the stream chairs, have arranged a number of invited plenary and semi-plenary presentations. There will two plenary presentations (60 minutes) and eleven semi-plenary presentations (45 minutes).

Presentations within sessions:
There will be around 475 presentations that are organized in parallel sessions within thematic streams. Usually there are three 30-minute presentations (incl. discussion time) within a 90-minute session (with a few exceptions; in particular, in the case of four talks within a session each presentation should last no longer than 20-25 minutes). Presentations are selected by the stream chairs based on the submission of short abstracts (there are only oral presentations, no posters). Abstract submission had been possible starting from January until May 9 (using a web-based abstract submission form of the EURO conference tool). Everyone may submit a contributed abstract to a suitable stream. In addition the stream chairs will arrange invited sessions on specific topics; invited researchers use respective session codes when submitting an abstract.

The first author of an abstract is supposed to give the speech (only one presentation per person). The abstracts will be made available in a conference handbook together with the conference schedule and additional information. This requires that the presenting author has registered for the conference and that the respective payment has been received.

Lecture rooms are equipped with a computer and video-projector (and microphone if necessary). The speakers generally bring their presentation file on a USB storage device in a common format (ppt/pptx, pdf). The use of one's own computer is usually also possible (VGA connection). In case of no shows or last minute cancellations, the assigned time slot is left empty, so that all presentations start as indicated in the program.

Proceedings volume:
There will be a printed post-conference proceedings volume (to be published by Springer next year). Authors of accepted abstracts/presentations are invited to submit a 6-page manuscript until July 15 Aug 8, 2016 (optional).

Exhibition:
There will be a valuable exhibition with interested companies (Wednesday to Friday). (Please contact us if you would like to participate or to get involved in another way.)

Breaks:
The conference should provide an interactive forum. This involves discussions within the breaks.

(Semi-)Social program: There will be a get-together event on Tuesday, a reception on Wednesday, the conference dinner on Thursday, as well as tours. On a separate web page we list recommendations for your free time during your stay in Hamburg.

 

Conference Schedule

The conference takes place from Aug 30 (Tuesday) to Sep 2 (Friday), 2016. On the afternoon of the pre-conference day (Tuesday) there will be workshops and a get-together event; the registration front desk will be open (13:30-20:00). The actual conference will start on Wednesday at 9 o'clock in the morning and close at Friday at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon (schedule overview).

In the following we list the main events during these days. Please note the important dates before the conference regarding abstract submission, registration/payment, and (optional) proceedings submission.

Tuesday (pre-conference day): workshops, registration, get-together event

Wednesday: registration, opening plenary (in the morning), scientific sessions, business sessions (experts from industry describe the successful use of OR in practice), exhibition, breaks, welcome reception (evening)

Thursday: scientific sessions, exhibition, breaks, general meeting of GOR e.V. (late afternoon), conference dinner (evening)

Friday: scientific sessions, exhibition, breaks, closing plenary (after a light lunch)

 

Registration/Payment

Registration: Conference participants need to register for the conference. This also includes committee members, stream chairs, and session chairs.

Payment: Payments are due subsequently to the registration, after one has received the respective invoice by e-mail. The usual mode of payment is a bank transfer (SEPA); in case of credit card payments, there is an additional payment fee of 3%. Reduced early registration payment fees are available until June 30, 2016, yet first authors of accepted abstracts need to register until June 15 for inclusion in the program.

 

Additional Information

Wi-Fi/WLAN will be available during the conference at the conference venue.

An informal get-together (barbecue and drinks) takes place on Tuesday, 17:30–22:00 at the conference venue. The reception on Wednesday evening will take place at the International Maritime Museum. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday in the Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg. We organize two semi-scientific industry tours (Airbus, Lufthansa Technik). On a separate web page we list recommendations for your free time during your stay in Hamburg.

If one needs child care services, please contact us.