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SSP 2024 Agenda

All times are Dallas/Fort Worth local time (CDT) (UTC-5)

Conference Venue:

American Airlines Skyview 8 Building

1 Skyview Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Map to Venue


Start time Details 
17:00 - 17:30Check-in at Skyview 8, collect badges
17:30 - 19:30

Welcome Reception 


Start time Details 

Registration desk open (check-in, collect badges)


Conference Opening, introductions

Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar - AGIFORS SSP chairs


Keynote Address

Brian Znotins

SVP, Network Planning, American Airlines


Integrating Gate Assignment Feasibility

Nicholas Etz, United Airlines


The Impact of Passenger Preferences for Schedule in an Airline Revenue Management Simulator

Emmanuel Carrier, Delta Air Lines  (speaker) & Peter Belobaba


Coffee/Snack Break 

10:40 Sponsor Presentation: Kearney

Crew Friendly Scheduling for Large Networks

Yacine Benziani, Nazar Emirov, Ketan Date, Amadeus

11:40 Swap-based Heuristic for Aircraft Routing

Nitin Srinath, United Airlines


TravelingWiki special talk

Jonathan Sutter, TravelingWiki

12:10 Lunch

Keynote Address

Nawal Taneja

Airline Business Strategist and Author

13:30  Sponsor Presentation: Gurobi Optimization

Incorporating Passengers’ Schedule Preferences into PassengerSim

Laurie Garrow, Georgia Institute of Technology

14:30 The Acquisition of Regulatory Filings to Inform Pricing Decisions: Evidence from Airline Yield Management

Hengda Jin, Texas A&M University

14:55 Coffee/Snack Break 

Social & Networking Event

at Forth Worth Stockyards

15:10 Depart Skyview 8 by bus

16:00 Watch Herd Cattle Drive

16:15 Explore Stockyards (on your own)

18:00 Billy Bob's Texas - Dinner, Line Dancing

21:00 Depart from Stockyards, return to Skyview 8


 Start time Details 

Next Level of Network Planning & Scheduling @ Lufthansa Group – Integrated Production Optimization to Increase Network Profitability and Schedule Robustness

Christian Kumpf, Lufthansa Group, Judith Semar, Lufthansa Systems and Bernhard von Mutius, Kearney


The impact of Airport Congestion on Aircraft Sizing

Rohan Nanda, Airbus

 09:30 Sponsor Presentation - Lufthansa Systems


Optimizing Flight Itineraries in Hub-And-Spoke Networks

Luis Correa, Copa Airlines


Coffee/Snack Break 

 10:40 AA Campus Tour - Skyview 8, Skyview 6
 11:45 Lunch
 13:00 Sponsor Presentation - Amadeus

Predicting a Schedule's OTP and How that Impacts Schedule Build

Pascale Batchoun, Air Canada


QF Network Design using Simulation and Optimization Approach

Ketan Date, Amadeus | Mahmood Mayat and David Donohoe, Qantas Airways


Simultaneous Optimization of Airline Network and Fleet with Evolutionary Algorithms and Data Pipelines

Mikhail Andriyanov, Andriyanov & Partners Mathematicians and Economists PartG


Coffee/Snack Break 


Schedule Reliability Optimization

Shahram Shahinpour and Sureshan Karichery, Sabre


Supply-Demand Dynamics for Long-Term Aircraft Demand Forecasting

Younes El Jarari Charqui, Airbus


Airline Capacity Planning Using An Iterative Optimization Model

Carlos Jose Nohra Khouri and Reza Baharnemati, Amadeus

 16:45 - 17:00

Best Presentation Award

Conference Closing and Farewell

Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar - AGIFORS SSP chairs

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