Conference Agenda and Timetable

Program may change without advance notice.


Paper abstracts may be found on the Technical Program Abstracts page.


Monday 2 October 2017



 17:00 - 18:00  Outgoing Council Meeting

 19:00 - 21:00

 Welcome Reception and Cocktails
 
Sponsored by Jeppesen

   

Tuesday 3 October 2017



 08:30 - 08:50

 Introductions / Conference Overview
 08:50 - 10:10


 [Best Presentation Crew] Making Numbers Count

 Afeef Abdul Rahiman Qatar Airways


 [Best Presentation Ops] Probabilistic Decision Making and Operations: Why it pays to play  games of chance
 Tim Niznik - American Airlines


 10:10 - 10:25
 Coffee Break - Sponsored by FICO

 10:25 - 12:30


 Ken Wang Tribute


 Zero based Network Planning Model

 Denise Allan - British Airways


 A Dynamic Scheduling Methodology

 Ira Gershkoff - T2RL


 A Much Improved Fleet O&D Algorithm with Tight Revenue Cuts

 Peter (Xiaoqing) Sun Sabre


 12:40 - 13:30


 Business Lunch
 
Sponsored by Hitit

 13:30- 15:15



 Modelling Strategic Trade-offs

 Andrew Cook - University of Westminster


 Boeing Presentation

 

 Resilient Airline Operations

 Goran Stojkovic Jeppesen


 Hitit Presentation


 15:15 - 15:30

 Coffee Break - Sponsored by Jeppesen

 15:30 - 17:35

 Anna Valicek Paper Competition - Mirela Stojkovic

Dynamic programming decomposition for choice-based revenue management with flexible   products

 Sebastian Koch -  University of Augsburg, Germany


Modeling Crew Itineraries and Delays in the National Air Transportation System

 Keji Wei -  Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA


 17:35 - 18:15  Towards the Optimal Balance between Operational Planning and Recovery

 John Paul Clarke - Georgia Institute of Technology


   
 18:15 + 


 Drinks at a neighborhood pub
 
Sponsored by T2RL
 List of nearby public houses (aka pubs)

 AGIFORS will buy your first pint at (choose one):
The Stanhope Arms

The Hereford Arms

The Gloucester Arms


 Dinner on your own
   

Wednesday 4 October 2017


 
 08:30 - 09:15
 Keynote Address
 Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways 

 09:15 - 10:10

 Armando Silva Tribute

 Measuring Value of Revenue Management
 
PROS
 
 
 10:10- 10:25

 Coffee Break - Sponsored by FICO

 10:25 - 12:10


 The End of RMS as We Know It? (Deep) reinforcement learning for airline revenue management
 
Rodrigo Acuna-Agost - Amadeus
 
 Multi-Dimensional Nesting – A conceptual introduction to a unifying RM model
 Benjamin Gordon -
 Delta Air Lines

 FlightAware Presentation

 12:10 - 13:15


 Business Lunch
 
Sponsored by Gurobi

 13:15- 20:00
 
 London city tour by Routemaster Bus
 Walking tour of Churchill War Rooms
 Sponsored by FlightAware

 20:00 - 22:30


 Dinner at Quaglino's Restaurant in St. James
 Sponsored by  Boeing

   

Thursday 5 October 2017


 
 08:30 - 10:30 

 Recent Advancements in Effective Disruption Management

 Michael Clarke - Sabre

 

 Determining Optimal Maximum Take-Off Masses (MTOMs) in an Uncertain Flight Network

 RWTH Aachen University


 Airline updates

 

 10:30 - 10:45

 Coffee Break - Sponsored by FICO

 10:45 - 12:30


 On the Random Consideration Set Choice Model of Manzini and Mariotti
 Guillermo Gallego - HKUST School of Engineering


 Passenger Online Reviews Processing Models and Practices

 Hari Sankaranarayanan Amadeus


 Optimizing the Baggage Levers to Maximize Ancillary Revenue

 Venkat Vemula Etihad Airways



 12:30 - 13:45


 Business Lunch
 Sponsored by Global Eagle

 13:45 - 15:15



 Amazon Air Network Design and Fleeting

 Hoda Parvin & David Michael Amazon


 Global Eagle Presentation


 Airline Updates


 15:15 - 15:30

 Coffee Break

 15:30 - 17:30

 Gurobi Presentation


 [Best presentation RM] The Bid Price - Swiss Army Knife of RM

 Jonas Rauch Lufthansa


 Balancing Revenue and Load-Linear Objectives in Capacity-Based Revenue Management

 Felix Geyer RWTH Aachen University


 18:00

 Meet in Hotel Lobby
 
 Busses depart hotel for Westminster Pier
 
 19:00   Gala Dinner Cruise on the Thames 
 
Sponsored by Amadeus
 City Cruises at Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH

 BE LATE - BE LEFT!

 23:45  Arrive back at hotel
   

Friday 6 October 2017

 
 08:30 - 10:30

 The Future of Aircraft Boarding

 Michael Schultz DLR German Aerospace Center


 The Air Cargo Load Planning Problem

 Felix Brandt - FZI Research Center for Information Technology


 Improving a Path Generation Model

 Nikki van Ommeren - Air France/KLM


 10:30 - 10:45  Coffee Break - Sponsored by FICO

 10:45 - 11:40

 FICO Presentation


 Flight Efficiency Improvements enabled by Cross-Border Arrival Management for London   Heathrow

 Thomas Guenther - Harris Orthogon GmbH


 12:20 - 13:45  Business Lunch
 Sponsored by T2RL

 Study Group Updates

 13:45 - 14:10  Business Meeting

 14:10

 Conference End

 14:50 +   New AGIFORS Council Meeting


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