• 21 September 2016 11:26 | David Foster (Administrator)

    This year we have 75 people (and counting) from 40 organizations (airline, academic and industry) joining us. Details are on the 56th Symposium Attendees page.

  • 02 September 2016 16:14 | David Foster (Administrator)

    Join us at the SWIM Workshop on 10 October 2016 to participate in a one-of-a-kind open forum involving Airlines, ANSPs, data aggregators as well as research & academia – all coming together to collectively brainstorm on how to make the most out of SWIM as it gains momentum on a global scale.

    Now that more real-time data is becoming available (for free) via SWIM, it is time to explore what value this data can provide to airlines. The live SWIM feeds are well-positioned to complement existing data used by airlines or provide faster/cheaper ways of getting that same data – in both cases providing airlines opportunities not just for improvement and efficiency but more importantly for innovation.

    The workshop is structured in 3 parts:

    (1) Part 1: Sets the stage by providing a summary of the state of the art in SWIM from the perspectives of ANSPs, Airlines and vendors.

    (2) Part 2: Showcases SWIM implementation success stories presented by invited speakers from the industry

    (3) Part 3: Focuses on the future opportunities of leveraging SWIM in a moderated discussion with participants and on brainstorming necessary steps to be taken by all stakeholders to get the most out of SWIM.

    Who will benefit?

    - Airlines

    - ANSPs

    - Data aggregators

    - Application providers/system integrators

    - Research & Academia

    What topics will be covered?

    - SWIM State of the Art

    - Success stories of using SWIM

    - Innovation driven by SWIM

    - Use cases for using SWIM to do things differently or more efficiently

    - Roadmap for making the most out of SWIM

  • 02 September 2016 11:12 | David Foster (Administrator)

    We have a full schedule of papers from a wide range of airline OR and analytics topics. We have posted the full list along with abstracts at: Technical Program

  • 31 August 2016 09:36 | David Foster (Administrator)

    The two finalists that will be presenting their research at the 56th Annual Symposium are:

    Many thanks go to everyone who submitted a paper to the competition. You can still read all the submissions at Current Competition.

  • 25 August 2016 16:36 | David Foster (Administrator)

    The list of accepted papers that will be presented at the 56th Symposium has been released and can be found at Technical Program.

  • 12 August 2016 17:02 | David Foster (Administrator)

    If you are interested in presenting at the annual symposium, The deadline for abstracts has been extended to August 29 2016.

    See the 56th Annual Symposium page for details.

    For all questions, please contact Semi Gabteni at

  • 02 August 2016 11:37 | David Foster (Administrator)

    You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2016 AGIFORS Symposium. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you.

    If you are interested in presenting at the study group meeting in Santiago, please complete the on-line submission form and submit it directly via the web at Symposium Presentation Request

    If you have any technical problems with submitting your abstract online, please email Semi Gabteni with your abstract and bio information as required on the online form.

  • 02 August 2016 11:29 | David Foster (Administrator)

    AGIFORS Symposium 2016 has been scheduled for 10-14 October 2016 in Santiago, Chile. The conference is being hosted by LATAM Airlines. This year's conference will take place at the majestic Ritz Carlton Hotel located in Santiago. The official conference website is available at 56th Annual Symposium

    The standard registration fee is 500 USD per (airline, or academic) delegate, 800 USD per delegate for others. An academic delegate must be a full-time registered student, or faculty member at a recognized academic institution. An airline delegate must be employed by an IATA recognized carrier.

    The daily delegate fee is 200 USD. This specially negotiated registration option is open to local delegates and for exceptional cases. A daily delegate is eligible to participating in all day time activities and social activities on a given day.

    In addition there is a special social registration of 250 USD per accompanying guest (eligible to participating only in the sponsored social program). Major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) will be accepted.

    Registrations received after 5th Sep 2016 will be considered late, and subject to a 150 USD surcharge. Cancellations received after 5th Oct 2016 are subject to a 150 USD surcharge.


    Please complete the on-line registration form

    In addition, each delegate will be responsible for making his/her own hotel reservations in addition to the conference registration.

  • 13 June 2016 17:14 | David Foster (Administrator)

    The AGIFORS 56th Annual Symposium has been scheduled for 10-14 October 2016.

    We have a packed technical program and strong sponsorship, which should make for a wonderful conference. In addition, the finalists for the Anna Valicek Paper will compete.

    Conference Overview

    This year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research. 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.

    Who Should Attend this Conference

    The AGIFORS Symposium provides an ideal forum for airline senior management, airline personnel, vendors, and members of academia to review and debate the most pressing issues facing the global airline industry today, offer potential solutions, and provide opportunity for high level networking.

    • Airline executives in airline operations, cargo and logistics, crew management, revenue management and distribution, strategic and schedule planning
    • Business Solution Managers
    • Key Information Technology System Users
    • Project Managers, Directors, Team Leaders
    • Operations research practitioners and managers
    • Software vendors in the airline information technology field

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

    Goran Stojkovic


  • 18 May 2016 20:48 | David Foster (Administrator)

    Submissions are now invited for the 2016 Anna Valicek graduate student paper award competition. The Anna Valicek award recognizes original and innovative research in the application of operations research to airline and/or airline related business problems.

    Up to two finalists will be selected and will receive air transportation, accommodations, and registration fees to attend the Annual Symposium to be held in Santiago, Chile, to present their work. The winner will be awarded a silver medal and a U.S. $2,500 honorarium. The other finalist will be awarded a bronze medal and a U.S. $1000 honorarium.

    Submissions for the 2016 Anna Valicek Award will close on July 1, 2016, 18:00 EDT. There will be no deadline extension.

    Details about requirements, judging criteria and how to submit an entry can be found at Current Competition

Contact us

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

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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