Symposium Agenda

All times are tentative and subject to change without advanced notice.


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Monday October 10th

2000 Welcoming Reception - Sponsored by INFORM

Tuesday October 11th

0830 Opening Remarks and Introductions - Goran Stojkovic & Semi Gabteni - AGIFORS

0850 The Role of Human Intervention with RM Systems. User Influence: What is it Good For? - Bill Brunger

0930 Keynote presentation - AI arrived to Revenue Management , Carlos Jovel Munguia, VP Revenue Innovation, LATAM

1015 Tea Break

1030 Nonparametric Estimation of Customer Segments in Airline Revenue Management, Johannes Ferdinand Jörg, Catherine Cleophas, RWTH Aachen University

1110 Using Revenue Management segmentation and Social Media to stimulate demand on a changing macroeconomic environment - Rafael Martinez, Aerolineas Argentinas

1150 Digitalization in Flight Operations and the Impact on Operations Research, Jeffery Oboy, M2P

1230 Business Luncheon - Sponsored by Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

1345 Vendor presentation - Flight Aware

1400 Next Gen Ops System Implementation at Qatar Airways, Piyush Taori & V.P. Praveen

1440 Some Recent Improvements in Operations Recovery Mangement, Xiaodong Luo Sabre

1520 Vendor presentation - Amadeus

1530 Tea Break

1545 Anna Valicek Paper Competition - Mirela Stojkovic

1550 Finalist: Metaheuristics for efficient aircraft scheduling and re-routing at busy terminal control areas, Marcella Sama, Roma Tre University

1650 Finalist: Customized Offers in Airline Revenue Management, Michael Wittman, MIT

1750 End of Technical Session for Day 1

Dinner - on your own

Wednesday October 12th

0830 A multistage stochastic programming model for air cargo assignment under capacity uncertainty, Felipe Delgado, Ricardo Trincado, Bernardo Pagnoncelli, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

0910 Preference-based trip trade system for pilots, June Ma, American Airlines, AGIFORS Crew Study Group Meeting Best Presentation

0950 On the move towards full Crew and Fleet integration Tomas Gustafsson Jeppesen

1030 Tea Break

1045 SWIM in Airline Operations - JP Clarke Georgia Tech

1125 Real-time optimization of Slot Assignment, Valentin Weber - Amadeus & Jeremy Baillie - Qantas

1205 Vendor presentation Jeppesen

1220 Housekeeping and logistics

1230 End of Technical Session for Day 2

1230 Business Luncheon

1500 Busses depart the hotel

1600 Networking Event and Dinner at Viña Mar winery - Sponsored by Jeppesen and FlightAware

2100 Busses depart the winery

2200 Arrival back at hotel

Thursday October 13th

0830 LARCH: A package for estimating multinomial, nested, and cross-nested logit models that account for semi-aggregate data - Jeffery Newman Georgia Tech 

0910 Robust Revenue Opportunity Modeling - Richard Ratliff Sabre

0950 Revenue maximization through revenue forecasting - Burak Ozdaryal, United

1030 Tea Break

1045 Airline updates: AM, AF, UA, AA

1120 Cabin Configuration Analysis ICF

1200 Optimizing baggage handling using Lean Six Sigma, Willem-Jozef Van Goethem, Fransis Musila, Thomas Omondi, Kenya Airways

1240 Business Luncheon - Sponsored by FICO

1410 An Integrated Optimization Approach to the Challenge of Aircraft Maintenance Planning - Luis Alvarez, INFORM

Airline Maintenance Basing Strategy & Inventory Planning - The Right Parts, Right Place, Right Risk, Right Cost, - Boeing

1450 Vendor presentation INFORM

1505 AGIFORS website presentation - David Foster and Richard Ratliff

1515 Tea Break

1530 Vendor presentation APIHOTELS

1545 Airline Operations in Digital Airline - Part I. Lukasz Stankiewicz

1625 Aircraft boarding strategies - Massoud Bazargan - Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University

1705 Study Group updates

1730 End of Technical Session for Day 3

1830 Busses depart hotel

1900 Gala Dinner at Bali Hai sponsored by Amadeus

2300 Busses depart the restaurant

2330 Arrival back at hotel

Friday October 14th

0900 Data-Driven Models for Itinerary Preferences of Air Travelers, Rodrigo Acuna-Agost, Amadeus

0940 Critical assessment of five methods to correct for endogeneity in discrete-choice models - C. Angelo Guevara Universidad de Chile

1020 Vendor presentation GEE

1035 Tea Break

1050 Estimation of airline itinerary choice models using Amazon Mechanical Turk - Laurie Garrow, Ziran Chen, Virginie Lurkin - Georgia Institute of Technology and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

1130 Predictive Maintenance Check from Analysis of Airplane Sensor Data - Digital Aviation, Boeing

1210 Best Presentations Award Voting

1210 End of Technical Session for Day 3

1215 Closing Business Lunch


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