About (back to top)

We are pleased to invite you to attend the first AIROYoung Workshop. AIROYoung is the youth chapter of AIRO, the Italian Operational Research Society. Its aim is to foster collaboration between students and early-career researchers interested in the field of OR, and to provide them with new opportunities to advance their carreer and expand their network. It also strives to connect the demand and the offer in the OR job market, both in academia and in the industry.

Participation to the workshop is free of charge. Furthermore, AIROYoung members can request a travel grant. Register now!

This workshop is organised by Lavinia Amorosi (University of Rome, La Sapienza) and Alberto Santini (University of Bologna), who are also part of AIROYoung's steering committe together with Martina Fischetti (Danish Technical University) and Veronica Dal Sasso (University of Padova). AIRO is currently chaired by Prof. Daniele Vigo.

This workshop has been made possible thanks to the sponsoring of:

Call for Papers (back to top)

We invite contributions from all researchers in the area of Network Optimisation.

Young researchers (PhD students, recent PhD graduates) can also contribute their work on other areas. These works will be presented in a special «Young Researchers» session.

Interested applicants can send a short abstract (max 1 page) to airo.young.researchers@gmail.com, and should prepare a 30-minutes presentation. Please use the subject «AIROYoung Workshop Submission».

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.

Programme (back to top)

Thursday, February 16, 2017
13:00 – 14:00 Registration (room 34, 4th floor)
14:00 – 15:00 Invited speaker (room V, 4th floor)
Prof. Justo Puerto, University of Seville

A fresh view on k-sum optimization and the Discrete Ordered Median Problem

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break (room 49, 4th floor)
15:30 – 17:30 Seminar session (room V, 4th floor)
15:30 – 16:00 Arthur Kramer, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Enhanced arc-flow formulation to minimize weighted completion time on identical parallel machines

16:00 – 16:30 Thalis Zis, Technical University of Denmark

Minimization of pollutant emissions of ocean going vessels near and at ports

16:30 – 17:00 Giusy Macrina, University of Calabria

Green vehicle routing problem with mixed vehicle fleet, partial recharge and time windows

17:00 – 17:30 Martina Fischetti, Technical University of Denmark

Cable routing of real-world offshore wind parks: can we improve it using Mixed Integer Linear Programming?

20:00 Social dinner
Friday, February 16, 2017
09:30 – 10:30 Invited speaker (room V, 4th floor)
Prof. Maria Grazia Scutellà, University of Pisa

Optimizing Green Wireless Local Area Networks: nominal and uncertain scenarios

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break (room 49, 4th floor)
11:00 – 12:30 Seminar session (room V, 4th floor)
11:00 – 11:30 Rosario Paradiso, University of Calabria

A Periodic Inventory Routing Problem Investigation

11:30 – 12:00 Anna Melchiori, IAC-CNR

Optimizing Emergency Transportation through Multicommodity Quickest Paths

12:00 – 12:30 Tommaso Colombo, University of Rome Sapienza

Combining supervised and unsupervised learning techniques to detect postural disorders

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Seminar session (room V, 4th floor)
14:00 – 14:30 Tommaso Pastore, University of Napoli Federico II

The solution of large-scale Minimum Cost SAT Problem as a tool for data analysis in bioinformatics

14:30 – 15:00 Umberto Dellepiane, ACT Operations Research

Bi-level Approach for Supporting Large-Scale Cross-Sectorial Flows Optimization in Industrial Symbiosis

15:00 – 15:30 Giorgio Grani, University of Rome Sapienza

Revenue Management: a Market-Service decomposition approach for the Sales Based Integer Program model

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break (room 49, 4th floor)
16:00 – 17:30 Seminar session (room V, 4th floor)
16:00 – 16:30 Alberto Santini, RWTH Aachen

A comparison of Acceptance Criteria for the Adaptive Large Neighbourhood Search Metaheuristic

16:30 – 17:00 Giacomo Lanza, University of Rome Sapienza

A Progressive Hedging-Based Meta-Heuristic for the Service Network Design Problem with Stochastic Travel Time

15:00 – 15:30 Lavinia Amorosi, University of Rome Sapienza

New Optimization Problems in Telecommunication Networks

17:30 – 18:00 Closing (room V, 4th floor)

Travel and accommodation (back to top)

Getting to Rome

By plane

There are two main airports in Rome: Roma Fiumicino international airport and Roma Ciampino low cost airport. Both are located outside the city, about 45 min away from the city centre.

To get from Fiumicino International Airport to Sapienza University Campus you have three options:

To get from Ciampino low cost airport to Sapienza University Campus you have three options:

By train

Rome is well connected to the main Italian cities as well as less touristy and remote places throughout the country thanks to Trenitalia's railway network. Main train stations in Rome are Roma Termini Station, (central hub of public transport in Rome for both buses and Metros A and B), and Roma Tiburtina Station (Buses and Metro B).

Getting around: bus, tram and metro

If for any reason you take a bus, tram, or the metro, you need a single ticket, which costs €1,50 and is valid for 75 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at tickets machines, in bars, tobacconists and news-stands.


It is possible to reserve your room at a special rate for Sapienza at Casa dell'Aviatore, which has two locations, one in Viale dell'Università (7 min away from the Statistical Departement) and another in Via Spallanzani (15 min away from the Statistical Department). To reserve your accommodation, simply fill out the accommodation form and send it to Mrs. Lavinia Amorosi either via mail or by fax (+39 06 4991 0433). Please take into account that a limited number of rooms are available, so it is better to reserve as soon as possible. Cut off date for reservation is the 10th of January. For more information about Casa dell'Aviatore visit the web site casaviatore.it.

Special rates are available for workshop participants: see the rates summary.

Other hotels are available close to the university, such as the Globus Hotel and the Ateneo Hotel.

Getting to the Statistics Department

The Statistics Department is located whitin the Sapienza University Campus (main entrance in Piazzale Aldo Moro 5). A campus map is available here.

Travel Grant (back to top)

AIROYoung members can benefit from a travel grant provided jointly by AIRO and EURO. The grant amount depends on the travel expences incurred and the total number of participants at the workshop. If you are not an AIROYoung member, send an e-mail to airo.young.researchers@gmail.com in order to enroll to AIRO. To be eligible to join AIROYoung, you must either (a) be a Bachelor, Master's or PhD student; or (b) have obtained your PhD at most five years ago; or (c) be younger than 35.

The travel grant is available for the first 15 participants in order of registration.

By enrolling in AIROYoung, you also become a member of AIRO and can therefore join our newsletters, receive the 4OR journal, and enjoy discounts to the association's initiatives, e.g. the «Optimization and Decision Science» annual conference which in 2017 will be held in Sorrento in early September.