OR2017 Conference Jointly Organized by Mathematics and Economics Department
The International Conference on Operations Research 2017 took place at the campus of Freie Universität Berlin on September 6 - 8. The conference is the yearly meeting of the German Operations Research Society. With 910 participants from 46 different countries, it was the largest OR ever. In this year, it was organized by the Department of Economics and the Institute of Mathematics in a joint endeavor.
The conference motto "decision analytics for the digital economy" took up the trend towards analytics that currently revolutionizes the field. With 595 talks in 212 session of 21 parallel streams, and 22 industrial sponsors that supported the conference's business track, the exhibition, 5 preconference workshops, and two hackathons, OR offered ample opportunities to discuss and experience the latest academic and commercial trends.
The photo shows (from left to right) co-organizer Ralf Borndörfer, Holger Reich, the director of the institute of mathematics, and Andreas Löffler, the dean of the economics department, at the opening session of OR 2017 in the audimax at Henry-Ford-Building.