EURO Working Group on the Practice of Operational Research - VVSOR - VVSOR

Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research | Dutch
19 - 20 March 2020

EURO Working Group on the Practice of Operational Research

Challenges in the deployment of OR projects

19-20 March 2020

The third edition of the EURO Practice of OR working group conference will be held in Berlin.


Optimization in Finance – Practice and Challenges by Adrian Zymolka, Managing Director at Axioma, Germany

Delivering OR Solutions for Everyday Operations in Energy Trading by Colin Silvester, Senior Modelling Specialist at Uniper, UK

Successful Value Chain Optimization at a Chemical Company by Steffen Klosterhalfen, Operations Research Expert at BASF SE, Germany

Operations Research supporting Germany’s energy transition by Ralf Werner Head of IT Management (CIO) and Digital transformation (CDO) at Open Grid Europe

Call for contributions

You are invited to contribute to the discussions. The focus will be OR projects that have met with difficulties during their implementation, including particularly tricky or unusual technical requirements that had to be addressed during the development phase; or issues related to the use or acceptance by non-OR expert end-users.
Contributions that discuss experiences with the management of change in operations due to the introduction of an optimization or analytics application in an organization are of particular interest.

Please send your (maximum of) 1 page abstract in MS Word or PDF format to

Submission deadline: 10th December 2019

Early registration and speaker registration deadline: 10 February 2020

More information and a list of keynote speakers can be found here.