Scientific Programme

The 6th Student Conference on Operational Research

Presentation Streams

The conference will cover a wide range of topics in operational research, including but not limited to:

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty
  • Defence and Security
  • Disaster Management
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Forecasting
  • Healthcare
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Metaheuristics
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Optimisation
  • Revenue Management
  • Safety and Reliability Analysis
  • Simulation
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Supply Chain Management
  • System Dynamics
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Vehicle Routing

Plenary Speakers

To be announced.


WORHP Workshop

This hands-on session gives an introduction to the solver family WORHP, consisting of the NLP solver WORHP, the optimal control library TransWORHP and the tool WORHP Zen for parametric sensitivity analysis.

Using the graphical user interface WORHP Lab we will study basic and advanced concepts of optimisation and optimal control based on practical applications and examples. We will cover topics like parameter identification as well as real-time optimization and model predictive control.

To draw the most knowledge and fun out of this session, we recommend to bring your windows laptop, so you can try out our examples with WORHP Lab directly in the course.

For more information about WORHP see The workshop will be given by Dr. Matthias Knauer (Universit├Ąt Bremen / WORHP developer)


To be announced.

Instructions for Speakers

  • We ask all speakers to be familiar with the time and the location of their stream and talk, as specified in the conference booklet.
  • Speakers should arrive at the location of their stream and talk 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the session.
  • Upon arrival you will be met by the chair of the session. Please introduce yourself and, if applicable, provide the chair with a copy of your presentation to upload onto the seminar room computer.
  • Each seminar room will contain a computer equipped for Powerpoint and PDF presentations. Please ensure that you are familiar with the equipment before the start of your talk.
  • Talks are strictly 20 minutes long plus 5 minutes for questions and answers. Anyone going over this time will be asked to stop by the chair.
  • To aid you with the timing of your presentation, the chair will show the “time remaining” cards when you have 5 minutes and then 1 minute remaining for your presentation.


Attendees are also kindly invited to submit a paper (no more than 10 pages) that will be published electronically as part of the SCOR 2018 Proceedings which will be available in the Dagstuhl OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs). Paper submissions will undergo a rigorous selection process based on refereeing by at least 2 reviewers specializing in the research topic. Papers must be formatted using the OASIcs LaTeX v2018 template and sent to

Conference Proceedings of last SCOR conferences: