The Summer School. The first edition of ELAVIO was held in Chile in 1994. Since then, the School has run the event every summer to promote education in operational research among young researchers and graduate students (PhD and Master’s degree levels). See Previous Editions.

The purpose of ELAVIO is to stimulate new collaborations and encourage the involvement of young people in OR by bringing them up to date on research topics through short courses and plenary conferences. Participants also have the opportunity to present and discuss their works. At all previous editions of the School a strong sense of camaraderie developed, solidifying contacts between the members of research groups from different countries.

ELAVIO XXIII will be held in 2019 in Lleida (Spain) from June 1st to July 5th. Hosting the event will be the Universitat de Lleida.

Registration for ELAVIO XXIII and the Opening Ceremony will take place on June 1st at the University, Over the following 5 days, a range of mini-courses and tutorials on advanced topics of specific interest will all be held at the University.

Topics covered by the School include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Combinatorial optimization and polyhedral theory; linear, nonlinear and integer programming.
  • Graph theory.
  • Metaheuristics and its applications.
  • Discrete, continuous and agent based simulation, stochastic processes and probabilistic models.
  • Applications of operational research to problem solving in areas such as sustainability, health care, logistics, sports, agroindustry, engineering, telecommunications, finance and production, big data.

The School is organized by the Universitat de Lleida and sponsored by: