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
 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


 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


 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


 Conference End

 14:50 +   New AGIFORS Council Meeting

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