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This is the agenda for the technical presentations and is subjected to change as required.


 

Monday

07:15

Vendor Setup

 

 

 

 

09:15

Coffee

09:30

Welcome

 

 

10:00

Keynote address

 

Alison Short, Vice-President Revenue Planning, Optimization & Analytics - Air Canada

 

Innovation at Air Canada: Skate where the puck is going to be

 

 

11:00

Coffee Break

 

 

11:30

Ken Wang Scholars Introduction

11:45

Crew Management Best Presentation

 

Hector Barrocal (Copa Air)

12:15

SSP Best Presentation

 

Hossein Dashti, Ron Chu (American Airlines)

12:45

Lunch Sponsored by Cavan Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:00

Sponsor - Cavan Solutions

14:15

Sponsor - NavBlue

14:30

Onboard Wi-Fi Predictive Maintenance: Identifying Aircraft Wi-Fi Antenna Failure Using Big Data

 

Ehsan Rahimi - United Airlines

15:00

Introducing ATL@GT and AirSim, a Competitive Revenue Management Simulation Tool

 

Laurie Garrow (Georgia Tech)

15:30

Air Cargo Ground Operations Optimization: A Service Vehicles Coordination Problem

 

Jenny Tonka (U Liege)

16:00

Coffee Break

 

 

16:30

Maintenance Cost Optimization for Engines, Airframe and Landing Gears

 

Keith Dugas (Air Canada)

17:00

Optimizing Conjointly Multiple Airlines Operations - a Case Study on the Lufthansa Group

 

Marie Carre (Swiss)

17:30

Combined Language Models with Optimization for Conversational Trip Planning

 

Mourad Boudia (Amadeus)

18:00

Close

 

 

 

Tuesday

08:00

Coffee

08:30

Welcome

08:45

Anna Valicek Award Final

 

 Thomas Hagspihl, - Apron layout Planning - optimal positioning of aircraft stands

 

 Jan-Rasmus K√ľnnen, - The value of flexible flight-to-route assignments in pre-tactical air traffic management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00

Coffee Break

 

 

11:30

Combined Revenue Management and Fleet Assignment optimization

 

Fedor Nitikin, Bertalan Juhasz (Finnair)

12:00

Exploration vs Exploitation: The Case for using Aircraft as Weather Sensors

 

Lavanya Marla (UIUC)

12:30

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:45

Revenue Optimization for Airline Branded Fares

 

Adam Bockelie et al (Air Canada)

14:15

Willingness-to-pay Estimation and Pricing Optimization for Airline Seat Assignment

 

Yury Sambale (Air Canada)

14:45

Improved Decision Making for Disruptive Weather Events using Ensemble Forecasts

 

John Williams (IBM), Mike Robinson (MITRE), Tim Niznik (AA)

15:15

Coffee Break

 

 

15:45

Using an Autoencoder to Develop Health Indicators and RUL Prognostics for Aircraft Systems with Few Failure Instances and Varying Flight Conditions

 

Ingeborg de Pater (TU Delft)

16:15

Learning from the Crowd: using Generative AI to Predict Willingness to Pay of Sparse Passenger Streams

 

Giacomo Bonciolini (Swiss)

16:45

Application of Large Language Models for Reliability Analysis

 

Soheil Parsa (Boeing)

17:15

Close

 

 

 

Wednesday

08:00

Coffee

08:30

Welcome

08:45

Reserve Price Optimization for Airlines - Ancillary Products

 

Maelle Zimmermann (Ivado Labs)

09:15

Wind Optimal Routing with Airspace Constraint Avoidance

Greg Feldman (Cavan Solutions)

09:45

Amazon Air's Aircraft Recovery Model

 

Chyi-Fu Hong, Tim Jacobs, Stefan Karisch (Amazon)

10:15

Application of quantum computing in the field of airline Revenue Management

 

Alexander Papen (Amadeus)

10:45

Grab Lunch to-go

11:00

Board Buses for Networking Event

 

 

 

Thursday

08:00

Coffee

08:30

Welcome

08:45

Dynamic Ancillary Pricing: Leveraging Contextual Bandits with Limited Historical Data

 

Bogusz Stefańczyk (Flyr)

09:15

Distributionally Robust Airport Ground Holding Problem under Wasserstein Ambiguity Sets

 

Haochen Wu (Univ of Michigan)

09:45

Using Machine Learning to Predict the On-Time-Performance of a Flight Schedule

 

Pascale Batchoun (Air Canada)

10:15

Coffee Break

 

 

11:00

Integrated Predictive Maintenance Tool for Business Aircraft through Continuous Monitoring in Practice

 

Ashwin Rai (Ivado Labs)

11:30

Ground Time Awareness in Fleet Assignment Models

 

Nitin Srinath, Ahmed Marzouk (United Airlines)

12:00

An Engine Shop-visit Optimization Model for Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvement

 

Alejandro Vicente (Vueling)

12:30

Lunch

12:45

 

13:00

 

13:15

 

13:30

 

13:45

Predictive AI/ML Analysis of Maintenance Operations Effectiveness

 

Vitali Volovoi (Mitek analytics)

14:15

Application of Alternative Economic Theories in the Airline Industry

 

John Lancaster (Analytic Pricing)

14:45

Business Meeting

15:00

 

15:15

 

15:30

Close

 

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