57th Annual Symposium

The 57th Annual Symposium hosted by British Airways will be October 2-6, 2017 in London, England.

As always, this year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research and analytics. Various topics to be discussed include airline operations, airline strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, OR management, revenue management, robust planning, and scheduling planning. Representatives from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, and consultants will discuss new ideas and present technical papers. The conference includes a vendor program for you to review the latest products. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above or related topics.

The organization of our symposium is fully run by professionals who want to promote Airline Operations Research, and bring the subject matter specialists and decision makers together. These professionals do this either in their free time or their employer (airline, academia, vendor) recognizes the value and sponsors AGIFORS by allowing its employee to spend time on it.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Goran Stojkovic

Email: Goran.Stojkovic@jeppesen.com


Registration for the Symposium is now open



Millennium Gloucester, Kensington

4-18 Harrington Gardens

London SW7 4LH

Telephone: +44-2073736030

Hotel reservations are not included in the conference registration, however a block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate. Please book your room directly with the hotel.


Rooms may be booked online: reservations.millenniumhotels.com 

By calling the below numbers:

+442073316195 - Direct reservations line

+442073736030 - Main hotel line

Or via email: reservations.gloucester@millenniumhotels.co.uk


Standard Room (Single Occupancy) inc. Breakfast GPB 140 + VAT

Standard Twin/Double inc. Breakfast GBP 150 + VAT

Book by September 1, 2017 to avoid disappointment. The conference rate may not be available after that date.  

Paper Guidleines

Presentation deadline: September 15th, 2017

Technical Presentation requirements

  • 25 minutes presentation. Q&A excluded.
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Symposium audience (of which a large percentage are airline managers and operations research practitioners) and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing this
  • No live demos (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
  • No reference to any commercial product
  • Supported presentation formats are ppt(x) and pdf.

If you have any scheduling or other constraints, please refer them as soon as possible. We will attempt to comply with them as best possible Preference will be given based on the order of abstract submission.

Please send your questions to  the Symposium Technical Chair, Semi Gabteni at semi.gabteni@amadeus.com.

Agenda (Tenative)

Preliminary Agenda


 Monday October 2

 19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception

 Tuesday October 3

 8:30 - 9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions
 Goran Stojkovic & Semi Gabteni - AGIFORS
 9:30 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker
 10:30 - 12:30

 Ken Wang Tribute & Technical Session

 12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
 13:45 - 15:30 Technical Session
 15:45 - 18:00 Anna Valicek Paper Competition

 Wednesday October 4

 8:30 - 9:15 Keynote Speaker: Alex Cruz, CEO, British Airways
 9:15 - 12:15 Armando Silva Tribute & Technical Session
 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
 13:15 - 22:00 Network Event and Dinner

 Thursday October 5

 8:30 - 12:40 Technical Sessions
 12:40 - 14:10 Lunch
 14:10 - 17:30 Technical Sessions
 19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner (Sponsored by Amadeus)

 Friday October 6

 8:30 - 12:45 Technical Session
 12:45 - 14:30 Closing Lunch

Above times may change without advance notice.


Please consider becoming a sponsor of the Symposium. We are offering a variety of sponsorship packages for your consideration. With each package, your company will be recognized as an official sponsor for the conference. We will recognize you on the symposium website, your company/ products will be brought under attention of the delegates and your contribution to the greater good will be acknowledged prior to the event that is tagged under your companies name. In addition, you can receive extra benefits based on your level of sponsorship.

We have the following sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum, $5,000: right to have a booth and first choice of sponsored events.
  • Gold, $3,000: right for booth and second choice of sponsored events.
  • Silver, $2,000: right for booth and third choice of sponsored events.
  • Chrome, $1,500: booth subject to space available, choice of sponsored events subject to availability.
  • Bronze, $750

Sponsor benefits:

  • Your valued contribution in making a real value for money event possible.
  • Recognition for the sponsored event of choice.
  • Good exposure to prospective clients.
  • Logo and link on the symposium website.
  • Sponsor talk (Gold and Platinum 20 minutes, Chrome & Silver 15 minutes, Bronze none).
  • Opportunity to put a banner in or near the conference room (Chrome and up).

For the Sponsored events, the list of choices is tentatively:

  • Gala dinner 
  • Social event 
  • Social event dinner 
  • Welcome reception 
  • Business lunch on various day
  • Coffee breaks on various mornings and afternoons


  • All fees are payable in US Dollars
  • Sponsorship fees and registration fees are separate: None of the sponsorship levels include free or reduced conference passes. Registration fees are paid separately.
  • A booth is just a table or small area, in vicinity of the conference area, where a sponsor can demonstrate its products.

Should you have any questions information, please contact:

Anne Jan Beeks, AGIFORS Sponsorship Coordinator at Anne-Jan.Beeks@klm.com


Platinum+ Silver Chrome




General Information


The UK uses the GB Pound.

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and the Welcome Reception. Men typically wear khakis and button-down or polo shirts. Women generally wear casual skirts/dresses/slacks and polo shirts/blouses. Please bring a light sweater or jacket as meeting rooms can be cool.

Casual dress is appropriate for the afternoon/evening social event; please wear comfortable shoes.

Mobile/Cell Phone Information

Please review your service providers international coverage policy for information about calls/data plans. Review data roaming information carefully as roaming charges may be high. The Country Code for the UK is +44.

Photo credits:London Eye by Sir CiarĂ¡n Devane. BOEING trademark used with permission.

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634

Email: president@agifors.org

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