The scientific program is arranged in 18 parallel streams which reflect a broad spectrum of operations research theory and practice. In line with the conference theme there is an emphasis on optimization models and methods and data heavy application areas.
Each stream consists of sessions. A session is 90 minutes long and contains usually three (rarely four) presentations, so most presentations are 30 minutes long, including (a few minutes) discussion and (very little) changeover time. Each lecture room is equipped with a laptop (PDF viewer; if possible avoid powerpoint) and video projector or flat screen (no overhead projectors, usually no black/white boards) as well as a laser pointer. That is, you usually only need to bring your presentation on a USB key.
Session chairs moderate the session (chairs are indicated in the program). They check that all speakers are present and all presentations are installed on the provided laptop before the session starts. Chairs open and close the session, take care that all speakers abide to the allotted time frame, and moderate the discussion. In case of no shows or last minute cancelations, the time slot is left empty, so that all presentations start as indicated in the program.
The detailed conference schedule is online and can be found in the book of abstracts. We have made some suggestions for the talks you might like in the "my program" feature. The conference app is available for Android and iOS.
The conference overview is as follows.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (Business Day)
9.00 Opening session WA (incl. plenary talk by Mike Trick)
10.50 Sessions WB
13.10 Sessions WC
15.00 Semiplenaries WD
16.05 Sessions WE (incl. GOR Master Prize winners)
17.45 Business Panel
19.30 Aachen Reception
Thursday, September 4, 2014
8.15 Sessions TA
10.15 Semiplenaries TB
11.25 Sessions TC
13.45 Semiplenaries TD
15.00 Sessions TE (incl. GOR Dissertation Prize winners)
16.45 GOR members convention (invitation)
19.30 Conference Dinner
22.30 After Dinner Party
Friday, September 5, 2014
8.15 Sessions FA
10.10 Semiplenaries FB
11.20 Sessions FC
13.00 Closing ceremony FD (incl. plenary talk by Brenda Dietrich)