57th Annual Symposium

The 57th Annual Symposium hosted by British Airways will be October 2-6, 2017 in London, England.

As always, this year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research and analytics. Various topics to be discussed include airline operations, airline strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, OR management, revenue management, robust planning, and scheduling planning. Representatives from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, and consultants will discuss new ideas and present technical papers. The conference includes a vendor program for you to review the latest products. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above or related topics.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Goran Stojkovic

Email: Goran.Stojkovic@jeppesen.com


UPDATED: A list of registered attendees (as of October 3) can be found at:

2017-10-03 57th Annual Symposium AGIFORS.pdf


Millennium Gloucester, Kensington

4-18 Harrington Gardens

London SW7 4LH

Telephone: +44-2073736030

Delivery instructions for meetings and events


Paper Winners

Best Technical

Amazon Air Network Design and Fleeting 

Hoda Parvin & David Michael - Amazon

Best Innovation

The End of RMS as We Know It? (Deep) reinforcement learning for airline revenue management

Rodrigo Acuna-Agost & Thomas Fiig – Amadeus

Best Presentation

Probabilistic Decision Making and Operations: Why it pays to play games of chance

Tim Niznik - American

High Level Agenda

Visit the Technical Program Schedule page for details


 Monday October 2

 19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception (Sponsored by Jeppesen)

 Tuesday October 3

 08:30 - 08:50 Opening Remarks and Introductions
 08:50 - 10:10 Technical Session
 10:10 - 10:25 Coffee Break (Sponsored by FICO)
 10:30 - 12:40

 Ken Wang Tribute & Technical Session

 12:40 - 13:45 Lunch (Sponsoered by Hitit)
 13:45 - 15:30 Technical Session
 15:30-15:45 Coffee Break (Sponsored by Jeppesen)
 15:45 - 18:30 Anna Valicek Paper Competition
 18:30 Drinks at a neighbourhood pub (Sponsored by T2RL)

The Stanhope Arms

The Hereford Arms

The Gloucester Arms


 Wednesday October 4

 08:30 - 09:15 Keynote Speaker: Alex Cruz, CEO, British Airways
 09:15 - 10:10 Armando Silva Tribute & Technical Session
 10:10 - 10:25 Coffee Break (Sponsored by FICO)
 10:25 - 12:10 Technical Session
 12:10 - 13:15 Lunch (Sponsored by Global Eagle)
 13:15 - 20:00 City Tour (Sponsored by FlightAware)
 20:00 - 22:30 Dinner (Sponsored by Boeing)

 Thursday October 5

 08:30 - 10:30 Technical Session
 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break (Sponsored by FICO)
 10:45 - 12:30 Technical Session
 12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (Sponsored by Global Eagle)
 13:45 - 15:15 Technical Sessions
 15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
 15:30 - 17:30 Technical Session
 18:00 Busses depart hotel
 19:00 - 23:30 Thames Cruise & Gala Dinner (Sponsored by Amadeus)

 Friday October 6

 08:30 - 10:30 Technical Session
 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break (Sponsored by FICO)
 10:45 - 12:20 Technical Session
 12:20 - 13:45 Lunch (Sponsored by T2RL)
 13:45 - 14:10 AGIFORS Business Meeting

Above times may change without advance notice.


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General Information


Current forecasts call for highs around 60F/15C, partly cloudy with some rain showers.

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and the Welcome Reception. Men typically wear khakis and button-down or polo shirts. Women generally wear casual skirts/dresses/slacks and polo shirts/blouses. Please bring a light sweater or jacket as meeting rooms can be cool.

Casual dress is appropriate for the afternoon/evening social event; please wear comfortable shoes.


The UK uses the GB Pound.

Mobile/Cell Phone Information

Please review your service providers international coverage policy for information about calls/data plans. Review data roaming information carefully as roaming charges may be high. 

The Country Code for the UK is +44.

Photo credits:London Eye by Sir CiarĂ¡n Devane. BOEING trademark used with permission.

Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, 931 Monroe Drive,  Ste 102 #653, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634

Email: president@agifors.org

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