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The Spring School on Supply Chain and Transportation Network Design is aimed at students and researchers wishing to enlarge their knowledge in this field. Ten tutorial lectures will be given by internationally renowned scientists.

The Spring School will be immediately preceded by Optimization Days 2010, which will be held from May 10 to 12 (AM) at HEC Montréal. It will also be followed by the Spring School on Combinatorial Optimization in Logistics.

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May 12 (PM) to 14, 2010.


HEC Montréal
Room Banque de développement du Canada
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal H3T 2A7, Canada


Jean-François Cordeau

Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Gilbert Laporte


Fees: $200 CDN until February 28, 2010; $300 CDN after February 28. Students: $100 CDN until February 28; $150 after February 28.

We have reached the maximum number of participants for this event. We therefore cannot accept any new registration.

Information to register for PLU6000 course

Accommodation and transportation

Please consult the website of the Optimization Days conference.


Wednesday, 2:00 pm

Cynthia Barnhart
Massachussetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Transportation Service Network Design

Wednesday, 3:45 pm

Bernard Gendron
Université de Montréal, Canada
Decomposition Methods for Network Design

Wednesday, 5:30 pm

Cocktail: Atrium Hydro-Québec

Thursday, 9:00 am

Alper Atamtürk
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Polyhedral Approaches to Network Design

Thursday, 10:45 am

Marc Goetschalckx
Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Robust Global Supply Chains

Thursday, 2:00 pm

Stefan Nickel
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Location Problems in Supply Chain Management

Thursday, 3:45 pm

Alain Martel
Université Laval, Canada
Designing Robust Value-Creating Supply Chain Networks

Friday, 9:00 am

Stephen Graves
Massachussetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Optimizing Strategic Safety Stock Placement in Supply Chains

Friday, 10:45 am

James F. Campbell
University of Missouri – St. Louis, U.S.A.
Hub Location and Hub Network Design

Friday, 2:00 pm

Moritz Fleischmann
University of Mannheim, Germany
Designing Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Friday, 3:45 pm

Michel Gendreau
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Metaheuristics for Network Design