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SSP 2021 Detailed Agenda and Timetable

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  Monday, May 17
 UTC Duration Title Speakers
13:45  Attendees start logging in 
14:15 0:10 Study Group Chairs' welcome remarks Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)
14:25 0:05 President's welcome address Laurie Garrow (AGIFORS President)
14:30 0:45 Keynote address: People and the Pandemic: Southwest & COVID-19 Adam Decaire (Southwest Airlines)
15:15 0:30 Market Demand Forecasting Anupama Lakshmana (Sabre Labs)
15:45 0:30 Sponsor presentation - Lufthansa Systems Julia Dorsel (Lufthansa Systems)
16:15 0:15 Break  
16:30 0:45

An Optimization Model for Generating Aircraft Rotations Considering Various Operational Restrictions

Mohammad Kouhi (Vueling Airlines) 
Francisco López Ramos (Vueling Airlines)

17:15 0:50 Choice-Based Airline Schedule Design and Fleet Assignment Vikrant Vaze (Dartmouth College)
18:05 0:40 A Completely New Platform to Harmonize Lufthansa Group’s Network Planning Fabio Ghielmetti (Lufthansa Group)
Susanne Schwanz (Lufthansa Systems)
18:45 0:15 Airline Update - GOL Airlines Renato Carbonieri  (GOL Airlines)
19:00 Day1 Closing Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)
    Tuesday, May 18
 UTC Duration Title Speakers
14:00 0:10 Attendees login and welcome Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)
14:10 0:35 Use of Shopping and Booking Data to Calibrate QSI models Jim Barlow (Amadeus), Adam Seredynski (Amadeus)
14:45 0:30 Frequency Regulation: Approaches and Potentials Felix Presto (Hamburg University of Technology)
15:15 0:30 Sponsor presentation - Zulu Airline Systems Gerald Bush (Zulu Airline Systems)
15:45 0:15 Break  
16:00 1:30 Panel Discussion
How to fight the pandemic and navigate to recovery
Mirco Bharpalania (Lufthansa Group)
Terrence Bradshaw (American Airlines)
Rodrigo Correia (LATAM Airlines)
Matt Muehleisen (Southwest Airlines)
Emre Pekesen (Pegasus Airlines)
Laurie Garrow (AGIFORS President) - moderator
17:30 0:45 Integrated instead of Sequential Optimization - A New Approach
to Solving Multi-Hub Network Planning & Scheduling Problems

Marius Radde (Lufthansa Systems), Ralf Schneider (Lufthansa Systems), Peter Lietz (Lufthansa Systems)

18:150:15 Airline Update - Allegiant Air John Pepper (Allegiant Air)
18:300:15 Airline Update - COPA AirlinesArturo Ford (COPA Airlines)
18:450:15 Airline Update - jetBlue AirwaysMatthew Urbanek (jetBlue Airways), Lisha Duan (jetBlue Airways)
19:00 Day2 Closing Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)
Wednesday, May 19
 UTC Duration Title Speakers
14:00 0:05 Attendees login and welcome Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)
14:05 0:40 Mining the Airline Schedule Data: Strategic View on Fleet Deployment and Mission Diversification Ahmed Abdelghany (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
14:45 0:45 Fleet Assignment and Bank Structure Integration in Airline Scheduling Problem Enis Ciftci (Yildiz Technical University)
15:30 0:30 Sponsor presentation - Amadeus Jeremy Million (Amadeus)
16:00 0:45 An Airline Scheduling Perspective on Urban Air Mobility Sergej Bukovac (Lufthansa Systems)
16:45 0:15 Break  
17:00 0:45 Flight Numbering Automation Jeff Warren (Sabre Labs)
17:45 0:45 Case study - Taking Network Forecasting Accuracy to the Next Level during the COVID Crisis Reza Baharnemati (Amadeus), Kaori Bray (Southwest Airlines),
Lonny Hurwitz (Southwest Airlines)
18:30 0:45 Dynamic Scheduling Shahram Shahinpour (Sabre Labs), Rama Thiruveedhi (Sabre Labs)
19:15 0:10 Conference Closing Cumhur Gelogullari, Judith Semar (Study Group Chairs)

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