Who Should Attend? If you are responsible for managing, carrying out, or supporting practice projects, you will benefit from this array of practice-focused events. Sessions will be of interest to analysts, consultants, military officers, engineers, managers, and others engaged in some aspect of practice. In this page we highlight aviation, transportation, and electronic commerce. There are many additional sessions on other aspects of practice. Visit the main conference page for more details.
Professor Christer addresses the current potential of modeling support for maintenance along with the problems and possible growing awareness of that potential. The Beale medal is awarded by the United Kingdom Operational Research Society.
The prestigious Franz Edelman Award recognizes outstanding examples of implemented OR/MS, that had a significant impact on performance of a client organization. This is a report from the first-place winner of the 1997 competition.Nejib Ben-Khedher, Josephine Kintanar, William Stripling, and Cecile Queille: Decision Support Scheduling Systems for the French National Railway. The national railroad of France teamed up with Sabre Decision Technologies to address the problem of train capacity allocation in France's high-speed Trains Grand Vitesse - and was able to increase profits by as much as 5%. Join us to learn how this team came up with a capacity-allocation-and-scheduling system that effectively handles more than 50 million passengers each year in 140 cities throughout France and Europe.
Professor Kozmetsky reviews the need for increased emphasis on integration of quantitative methods with digital communication, information processing, and data mining to combine managerial and operational decision making. Global paperless processing offers opportunities for breakthroughs in real-time controls to support the functions of planning and control.
Gail S. Hines, Federal Express Corp., Gail Blauer-Jones, Unysis, Sarah F. Davies, First USA Bank, Ellis L. Johnson,Georgia Institute of Technology, Angela McBride,American Airlines, Bruce W. Patty, MCGI.
Get a glimpse of the FAA's approach, and learn how bringing together operations, technology and economic analyses promotes sound business decisions at the FAA.
Use current methodologies to solve the problems of crew pairing, fleet assignment, and bid prices. Both modeling and computational issues will be discussed.
Learn about decision support applications in real-time aircraft routing, crew and passenger management, maintenance routing and scheduling, airport facility management, and dealing with FAA control.
Come prepared to speak about major problems, opportunities to apply OR, and issues facing you, your work group and the entire profession. You will take away new knowledge of what’s going on currently in the OR world, including current conceptsand approaches and how they can help you in practice.
Review studies on the effects of driver ‘personalities,’ particle hopping models, and the modeling of transient behavior in traffic flow.
Learn of new ideas in vehicle reidentification and travel time measurement, derivation of true densities and their use in real-time estimation, and using data detection techniques to design traveler information systems.
Explore the latest modeling and solution methodologies for the vehicle routing problem, and discuss possible directions for future research.
Hear about a new model for freeway and artery traffic dynamics and consider strategies for improving corridor traffic conditions.
Learn what current OR/MS methods are applied to improve decision making, policy, management and services in passenger rail carrier operations.
Hear about the multi-billion-dollar automobile distribution enterprise at Norfolk Southern, including its activities, the logistics of this enormous effort, and a new model for planning the necessary facilities.
Share the lessons learned and implications for future modeling strategies from amodel used in the Chicago area. Review the methods employed to analyze demand and network flows for toll highways, and discuss the development of a transportation model that uses both geographic information and expert systems technologies.
Discover how MultiRail, the service design and planning tool used by most majorrailroads in North America, can lead to more reliable and executable service. Take a look at the ways in which this integrated approach improves competitiveness with other modes of transportation, both in quality and in cost.
In the past, railroad operating plans ignored the needs of the customer, and failed.See how new plans have been developed to identify those needs, and hear what lessons were learned from them.
Find out how new technologies aid in locating traffic incidents, consider the effects of messaging on driver behavior, and review an algorithm for diverting traffic from incident locations.
Learn how traffic signal preemption can improve transit performance, review a mathematical model for real-time control of fixed-route transit service, and discuss a general cost model based on the Indianapolis Public Transit Corporation’s data.
Marketing and trading via the Internet have created new roles and issues. Review the roles of knowledge brokers and intermediaries, business-to-business procurement processes, and architecture for the Web-based environment.
Why do electronic markets require as much intermediation as traditional markets? What is the effect of "cloud computing: on agents and intermediaries? What are the technologies that form the basis for comparison of agents' roles. Discuss these and other issues related to intermediation.
Discover why classical estimation techniques are not the best for Internet consumer information, learn of a new method of producing quick and accurate estimates of demand characteristics, and receive guidelines for exploiting accessible, real-time information from the Internet.
Find out what the "good" and "poor" characteristics of Web sites are and why they're important, and learn to maximize the Web's potential by tapping technology.
What has research shown regarding the psychology of Internet shoppers? Who will drive the industry in the future - experts or consumers? Get the answers that will enable you to market on the Web successfully.
Discover new strategies for successful electronic commerce, including how to priceon-line services, and hear results of studies on banking with personal computers.
The advent of privately held utilities changed the emphasis of the industry to one of profit and competition, presenting a new opportunity for the use of OR and a strong need for OR analysts. Review the latest international developments and new areas of research that have come about as a result of these changes.
Discuss the gains and losses of teaching in spreadsheets and the problems that arise in the transition. This workshop presents lessons learned and offers many examples that will be of interest both to teachers and to anyone who wishes to learn about performing OR/MS in spreadsheets.
Model managers, developers, evaluators and users faced with the challenges of simulation validation, also known as VV&A, will learn how to approach VV&A and will take away some valuable tools that will help them.
Several software demonstrations are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. These presentations will show how leading software systems can help you find solutions to complex problems. The demonstrations will be complemented by exhibitors showcasing the latest software products, technical reference materials, and specialized services.
Tour the Convex Division of HP to see a modern manufacturing facility using state-of-the-art manufacturing and material management strategies. HP is the only vendor that offers scalable, binary-compatible, technical computing solutions with shared memory and message-passing capabilities.
Visit three areas of the Bell facility: the final assembly line for the Kiowa Warrior and the AH-1W SuperCobra helicopters, the composite area that uses new computer-driven manufacturing equipment, and Bell's Hall of Heritage for an overview of the company's history.
The History of Dallas (Monday, October 27, 10 am - 4 pm; $48) See the exhibit that depicts JFK's life, legacy, and impact on the world; have lunch at the famous Landry's in the West End Historic District; and view buildings of historic significance throughout the city.
Cultural Highlights (Tuesday, October 28, 1 pm - 5 pm; $32) From the Meyerson Symphony Hall backstage area to the Dallas Museum of Art to the African-American Museum, you will experience the unique arts facilities of Dallas.
Special Breakfast Speaker (Tuesday, October 28, 8:30 am - 9:30 am) Listen to painter and SMU art professor Mary Vernon discuss "The Unfathomable Human Body: Is Fashion a Plot to Make Us All Look Bad, or Is It Something We Have Done to Ourselves?"
The Hyatt Regency Dallas is in the center of the city's historic West End District, minutes from fine shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The West End District is a lively turn-of-the-century business and retail area and is close to the beautifully restored Union Station, parks and plazas. Dallas, like Texas itself, is to most visitors larger than life, and its attractions include excellent museums, parks, and unique architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and I. M. Pei. The legendary Neiman-Marcus calls Dallas home and promises a shopping experience like no other.During October the temperatures in Dallas are comfortable, ranging from about 50 to 70F. The city is served by Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field, which accommodate all major air carriers. Special fares are available to conference attendees. A trolley system, the McKinney Avenue Trolley, connects the West End area with downtown Dallas.