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University of Heidelberg, September 3 - 5, 2003

OR2003 is the annual international conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR). It serves as a forum for scientists as well as for practitioners in all areas of Operations Research.

We welcome you to attend and participate in the meeting!

Proceedings Submission, Instructions for authors

Conference Web Site:

Overview of held Sessions and Talks (10.10.03) [PDF, Postscript]

Current Program (25.08.03)

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. H. G. Bock
Prof. Dr. W. Domschke
Prof. Dr. R. Fahrion
Prof. Dr. M. Jünger
Prof. Dr. H. Kogelschatz
Prof. Dr. G. D. Liesegang
Prof. Dr. G. Reinelt
Prof. Dr. F. Rendl
Prof. Dr. G. Wäscher
Prof. Dr. R. Fahrion
Prof. Dr. G. Reinelt

Sections and Chairpersons

1. Revenue Management R. Klein (Darmstadt)
G. Wäscher (Magdeburg)
2. Telecommunication and Information Technology A. Martin (Darmstadt)
3. Production, Logistics and Supply Chain Management B. Fleischmann (Augsburg)
4. Services, Transportation and Traffic T. Grünert (Aachen)
5. Scheduling and Project Management A. Drexl (Kiel)
6. Marketing and Data Analysis W. Gaul (Karlsruhe)
7. Energy, Environment and Health S. Fleßa (Heidelberg)
G. D. Liesegang (Heidelberg)
8. Finance, Banking and Insurances S. Trautmann (Mainz)
9. Simulation H. O. Günther (Berlin)
10. Continuous Optimization J. Jahn (Erlangen)
11. Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization P. Gritzmann (München)
12. Applied Probability U. Rieder (Ulm)
13. Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks T. Poddig (Bremen)
H. Rommelfanger (Frankfurt/M.)
14. Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematical Economics and Decision Theory S. Huschens (Dresden)
15. Experimental Economics, Game Theory and Auctioning M. Lehmann-Waffenschmidt (Dresden)
16. Managerial Accounting C. Hofmann (Hannover)
C. Homburg (Köln)
17. Web Technology, Knowledge Management and Decision Support Systems L. Suhl (Paderborn)

Important Deadlines

May 31, 2003
May 31, 2003
Aug 31, 2003
Early registration deadline (reduced conference fee applies)
Deadline for abstract submission
Deadline for submission of proceedings papers


The conference location is University Square (Universitätsplatz) in the Old Town (Altstadt) of Heidelberg. Conference activities start on Tuesday, September 2, with the possibility to register at the conference office from 17:00 to 20:00 at Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz, and to obtain the conference material. From Wednesday to Friday the conference office will be located at the same place. On these days it will be open from 8:30 until 18:00. The opening session will be on Wednesday morning at 9:00.
The scientific program includes invited plenary and invited semiplenary lectures as well as contributed papers.

Plenary Lectures

Thomas M. Cook (Caleb Technologies): "Replane - The Next Big Advance in Revenue Management"
Hans-Ulrich Küpper (LMU München): "OR und Controlling - Der Beitrag quantitativer Theorie zur Selbstfindung und Akzeptanz einer praxisorientierten Disziplin"
George L. Nemhauser (Georgia Tech): "Robust Airline Scheduling: Can Theory be Extended to Practice?"

Semiplenary Lectures

Philippe Baptiste (TU Compiègne): "Recent Advances in Constraint Based Scheduling"
Nicole Bäuerle (U Hannover): "New Control Problems in Insurance Mathematics"
Teodor G. Crainic (U Québec à Montréal): "City Logistics: Issues, Models and Methods"
Wayne DeSarbo (Penn State University): to be announced
Jürgen Eichberger (U Heidelberg): "Game Theory with Non-Expected Utility Preferences"
Jörg Fliege (U Dortmund): "Some Computational Issues in Multicriteria Optimization"
Dirk Helbing (TU Dresden): "Modelle und Experimente zum dynamischen Entscheidungsverhalten"
Ralf Korn (U Kaiserslautern): "Zeitstetige Portefeuilletheorie"
Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen): "On the Capacity and Optimization of UMTS Networks"
Georg Piepenbrock (Tecnomatix Stuttgart): "Integration von Simulation in die Prozessplanung"
David Simchi-Levi (MIT Cambridge): "Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies with Random Demand and Fixed Ordering Cost"
Roman Slowinski (U Poznan): "Knowledge Discovery From Preference-Ordered Data Via Rough and Granular Computing"
Robert Weismantel (U Magdeburg): "From Integral Bases to an Integer Programming Algorithm"

Contributed Lectures

All participants are invited to present contributed papers in any of the sections. These talks are scheduled for 30 minutes including discussion. The conference languages are English and German. Presentations will be grouped into sessions within the sections. For abstract submission please use the conference web site and follow the instructions given there. Please note that presentations at the conference are only possible, if the speaker has registered, submitted an abstract, and paid the registration fee.


All participants planning to attend the conference are requested to register via the conference web site where all instructions are given. The registration fee entitles the participant to attend all sessions and coffee breaks with refreshments, as well as to obtain the conference documentation and a free copy of the proceedings volume. The deadline for early registration is May 31, 2003. Early registrations are only valid if the conference fee is paid before this deadline. After May 31, 2003 the regular fee applies.

Conference registration fees (in EURO) are:
before May 31, 2003 after May 31, 2003
GOR/ÖGOR/SVOR/NVOR Members 120 160
Non-members 200 250
Students 50 70

Banquet and special social activities have separate fees and have to be booked and paid in advance with the registration.

Refund for Cancellations

Refund for cancellations minus a EUR 40,- handling charge is only possible if a written application is received before August 1, 2003. No refund is possible after this date.

Travel Information and Accomodation

Detailed travel information (air, train) can be found at the conference web site. The part of the university where the conference takes place is located in the old town of Heidelberg and thus within walking distance of most hotels. Please note that, since Heidelberg is a tourist city, early booking of hotel rooms is strongly advised. Hotel reservations can be made via the web site.

Social Events

Please use the registration form at the web site to register for one of the following events. The costs for some of these events must be paid together with the conference fee. Tours are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient participation.
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2003:
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2003:
Thursday, Sep 4, 2003:
Registration and informal get together at the University
Barbecue Evening
Conference dinner and boat trip

Proceedings Volume

For submitting contributions to the proceedings volume please follow the instructions given at the web site. Note that the deadline for submissions is August 31, 2003. All submissions will be evaluated by the editorial board after the conference. Due to the strict page limit for the volume, only a selected number of manuscripts of each section can be published in the proceedings. For articles exceeding the page limit of the proceedings, a submission to the journals Operations Research Spectrum or Mathematical Methods of Operations Research is encouraged. Every registered participant is entitled to one free copy of the proceedings volume which will be mailed after the conference.