Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Agifors Council has decided to organize all study group meetings ONLINE in 2021.
SSP Study Group meeting will be held on Monday May 17, Tuesday May 18, and Wednesday May 19.
We are excited for our community to meet again, after a short break last year!
In these challenging times, we decided to greatly reduce the registration fees for the online meeting, as we feel now more than ever that we need to work together and support one another, to address the challenges we face. Registration fees:
Register here for the SSP 2021 Meeting.
Not an AGIFORS member yet? Membership is free; just visit https://agifors.org/join-us
Presentation Files: AGIFORS SSP2021 Presentations.zip
Here is the Detailed agenda and timetable
Here are the Technical presentation abstracts
We thank our sponsors, for supporting the SSP community!
Gold Sponsorship (USD 500)
It has always been the policy of AGIFORS to have the registration fees for airline staff and academics as low as possible. Academicians are likely to introduce new approaches and thinking into our field, and having a strong airline presence brings great value to both the vendors and the airlines. This would only be possible because of our sponsors - thank you!
Our sponsors will get a 20-minute sponsor presentation within the main program and their logo will be posted on this website. If you would like to sign up as a sponsor or for any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online sponsorship form.
We are thrilled to announce that Adam Decaire, Vice President of Network Planning at Southwest Airlines will deliver a keynote address on Monday, May 17th. Here is Adam's biography.
We hope you can join us!
We are delighted to introduce our distinguished panel, and excited to have a live discussion around the timely topic of recovery. Our panel will discuss the challenges faced by airlines due to the pandemic, and the initiatives taken and new approaches employed and further needed, along with their thoughts on how our community can help the airline industry navigate to recovery.
(Click photos for biographies)
Data & Analytics
Models and Systems,
Sr Director of
Sr Director of
Sr VP of
Sales & Network Planning
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility
Georgia Institute of Technology
We are looking forward to an enriching meeting with 226 representatives from the following 46 airlines,
30 academic institutions, and 29 solution providers, vendors, industry, government, and other organizations.
|AeroFlot||Lufthansa Group||Beihang University||Airbus|
|Air Asia||Malaysia Airlines||Bilkent University||Airlines Reporting Corp.|
|Air Canada||Pegasus Airlines||Coventry University||Amadeus|
|Air France - KLM||Qatar Airways||Cranfield University||Amadeus Labs|
|Air Mauritius||Saudi Airlines||Dartmouth College||Boeing|
|Air Transat||Singapour Airlines||Delft University of Technology||Boom Supersonic|
|Alaska Airlines||SkyUp Airlines||DHBW Mannheim||Cirium|
|Allegiant Air||Southwest Airlines||DLR (German Aerospace Center)||Collins Aerospace|
|Amazon Air||SunExpress Airlines||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Dassault Systemes|
|American Airlines||Swiss Air||Eskisehir Technical University||Decisal|
|Cathay Pacific Airlines||Turkish Airlines||FernUniversität Hagen||FICO|
|China Airlines||United Airlines||Fraunhofer IAIS||FlightBI|
|Copa Airlines||VietJet Air||Hamburg University of Technology||Hubtimizer GmbH|
|Delta Air Lines||Virgin Australia||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||IATA|
|EasyJet Airlines||Vueling Airlines||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay||IBM|
|Emirates Airlines||Wizz Air||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||ICF|
|Ethiopian Airline||Wheels Up||Indian Institute of Technology Madras||Jeppesen|
|Etihad Airways||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Khimba Ai Ltd|
|Finnair||McGill University||Lift Airline Planning|
|flydubai||Purdue University||Lufthansa Systems|
|GOL Airlines||Universidade de São Paulo||OTG Management|
|Gulf Air||University of Bergamo||Passur Aerospace|
|Hawaiian Airlines||University of Hamburg||Sabre|
|Icelandair||University of Mannheim||Sabre Labs|
|Jazeera Airways||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Simulate!|
|jetBlue Airways||University of the Philippines Diliman||SlotSched Consulting|
|LATAM Airlines||University of Washington||Stena Line|
|LOT Polish Airlines||University of Westminster||Zulu Airline Systems|
|Yildiz Technical University|
We already expect technical presentations from Amadeus/Optym, American Airlines, Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa Systems, Sabre Labs, and others. There is still room for your contribution. Especially this year, we would more than welcome presentations describing the unique challenges the pandemic brought to your company and how you have been addressing them, as well as unique opportunities you identified and plan to capitalize on going forward.
We encourage technical presentations discussing, in depth, OR/ML methodology to solve airline scheduling and planning problems, as well as business use cases describing how OR/ML/Analytics is utilized, without going into the underlying math, to solve a problem and/or improve processes.
Topics of interest include but not limited to
The following are requirements for participation in the technical program:
Please submit your technical presentation proposal using the form here.
If you cannot access the form, or for any inquiry, please contact email@example.com with the speaker names, organization, title and abstract of your talk, and duration.
Please inform us of your intent to present by no later than April 27, 2021.
Draft presentation due May 2nd
Final presentation due May 10th
This year the Agifors Council has introduced a a new concept in sponsoring the Study Groups: the Diamond Sponsorship level. The price of this package is USD 1,500.
When you opt for this package, you will be a gold sponsor on all of the study group meetings:
Application for this package is through the same page as the Gold package.