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2024 Scheduling and Strategic Planning (SSP) Conference

In-person  |  July 8-9-10  |  Dallas/Forth Worth, TX, USA

Overview

Join us in-person in Dallas/Fort Worth, USA on July 8-9-10.

Our conference is hosted by American Airlines.

Looking forward to hearing from you and our community about the latest challenges and developments, new ideas, case studies, and latest technological advances. Major topics to be discussed and reviewed relate to the challenges in network planning and scheduling: Advances on forecasting and network and schedule optimization, such as demand forecasting, market share forecasting, robust scheduling, fleet assignment, network strategies, codeshare/alliance decisions, maintenance routing, collaboration between schedule optimization and revenue management and crew/airport/air/maintenance management, and many more.

As usual, we will meet and network with colleagues from many airlines, service and product providers, and academia!

So far, colleagues from the following confirmed attendance:

Air Canada Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Air France Georgia Institute of Technology
Allegiant Air German Aerospace Center
Amazon/Prime Air Texas A&M University
American Airlines The Chinese University of Hong Kong
British Airways TravelingWiki Aviation
Cathay Pacific Airways University of New South Wales
Copa Airlines Airbus
Delta Air Lines Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Icelandair Amadeus
JetBlue Airways Andriyanov & Partners Mathematicians and Economists PartG 
Philippine Airlines Boeing
Qantas Airways Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Saudia Airlines Endava
Southwest Airlines Kearney
Southwest Airlines Pilots Association Luthansa Systems
United Airlines Optifly
Sabre
Zulu Airline Systems


Besides our technical program, we will enjoy a welcome reception, a social event with dinner, and lunches. 

We look forward to seeing you in Texas!

REGISTRATION

Use the following link to sign up for this event.

Register for SSP 2024

  • Airline and Academic Delegates

USD 350, for Agifors members

USD 400, for non-members

  • All Other Delegates

USD 550, for Agifors members

USD 600, for non-members


    After June 19, a late registration fee of USD 100 will apply.

    Cancellations after June 24 will incur a late cancellation fee of USD 150.

    Not an AGIFORS member yet? Membership is free; just visit https://agifors.org/join-us

    Venue

    We will meet at the American Airlines Campus.


    Just 10 mins away from the DFW International airport, American Airlines campus co-locates key facilities and services that support American's team members and customer experience. 

    We will have a campus tour as well! Come experience the American heritage, headquarters, and CR Smith Museum and more.

    Hotel Accommodations

    We are not hosting our conference in a hotel. You can stay at any hotel in the D/FW area.

    There are various hotels around the conference venue. And they offer shuttle service to/from the conference venue. Below are hotels closest to AA campus. 

    We advise you make your reservations as early as possible.

    Homewood Suites

    15-min walk to AA Campus.

    Shuttle service to/from the conference location. 

    Holiday Inn Dallas Fort Worth Airport S

    20-min walk to AA Campus

    Shuttle service to/from the conference location. 

    Springhill Suites by Marriott Dallas DFW Airport

    15-min walk to AA Campus.

    Shuttle service to/from the conference location. 

    Candlewood Suites DFW South

    18-min walk to AA Campus.

    Shuttle service to/from the conference location. 

    Marriott DFW South

    20-min walk to AA Campus.

    Shuttle service to/from the conference location. 

    Host City - Dallas/Fort Worth

    Dallas is known as Big D. As the ninth-largest city in the US, Dallas is all about BIG fun, BIG events, and BIG attractions. Home to exclusive shopping, world-renowned museums, five-star dining, lush green spaces, and vibrant nightlife, in Dallas, a visitor can do it all. And, in no small way. 



    Fort Worth sights are an interesting combination of sophistication and earthiness. Locals often brag that Fort Worth is, “Where the West begins,” and rightfully so. This city was founded on wealth from cattle and hardworking cowboys. Even now, the city’s own herd of handsome longhorn cows strut through the Fort Worth Stockyards twice a day! (source)

    Weather

    Texas in the summer has a lot of sunshine and high temperatures. July average daytime temperature is 96 Fahrenheit degrees (36 Celsius) and at nighttime 77 Fahrenheit degrees (25 Celsius). We will be in air-conditioned, comfortable spaces. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth. Layered outfit would be preferable. (source)

    Host Airline


    SPONSPORED BY

    Gold sponsors



    Silver sponsors

    Bronze sponsors



    The policy of AGIFORS for all study group meetings is to have the registration fee for Airline and Academics delegates as low as possible. The philosophy behind this is that academics are likely to enter new lines of thought into our field, and having a strong presence by airlines brings great value both to vendors and airlines. This would only be possible because of our sponsors. Thank you!

    Sponsorships are available at three levels: Gold (USD 5000), Silver (USD 3500), and Bronze (USD 2000). With each package your company will be recognized an official sponsor, and your logo will be included in all communications regarding the conference. Please contact us at ssp@agifors.org for benefits for each level such as a vendor booth, logo/banner placement in various places in the conference venue, vendor presentation (showcasing your company, products and services), etc. 

    You can sign up for sponsorship online here.

    (Please make sure to select SSP)

    Conference Agenda

    Monday, July 8

    Welcome reception early evening

    (no conference program)

    TUESDAY, July 9

    Keynote address, technical program

    Social event and networking dinner at Stockyards, Fort Worth

    Wed, July 10

    Technical program

    AA campus tour

    Close at 5pm

    Keynote Address

    To be announced soon



    Call for Presentations

    Our conferences are driven by the contributions of you and our SSP community. We always have a great exchange between operations research and analytics professionals in our industry. This year as well, join us, present your work and ideas to a diverse audience of industry leaders, receive feedback and suggestions, and help generate new ideas. Submit your abstract and help shape the future of our profession in the airline industry.

    Talks can be on any relevant topic, including but not limited to network planning, fleet planning, robust scheduling, schedule reliability, gate assignment, block time design, demand forecasting, market share forecasting, maintenance routing, schedule adjustments to reduce crew demand and costs, and more. Especially this year, we encourage talks on synergies between network and schedule optimization and crew planning, scheduling, and training.

    Presentation entries closed

    Please contact ssp@agifors.org for inquiries. Thank you.

    Presentation first draft due June 25, 2024

    Final version due July 5, 2024


    Technical presentation requirements:

    • A 25-40 minute presentation, including Q&A
    • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
    • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS SSP audience and to accept directions from the selection committee in doing so
    • No live demo’s (screenshots are fine insofar as they illustrate or help visualize concepts or demonstrate results)
    • No promotion of commercial products or companies or advertising please
    • However, logo of the speaker's organization is allowed
    • Must register and attend the conference
    • Slide 1 (cover) must contain

    Title

    Presenter’s name and organization

    Date

    The following copyright statement: Copyright © by [speaker name/company name]. Published by AGIFORS with permission.

    Reach out to ssp@agifors.org for any questions. 

    General Information

    Attire

    Business Casual

    Social Events - Smart Casual

    Visa Requirements

    Please check visa requirements for entering the US here.

    If you would need a letter from AGIFORS to confirm your attendance to the conference, please email ssp@agifors.org.


    MORE INFORMATION

    For questions or more information, please contact SSP study group chairs:

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