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October 29, 2007 / or4green

INFORMS ’07 Sustainability Talks

The 2007 INFORMS annual meeting is Nov 4-7 in Seattle, USA. A partial listing of sustainability-related talks follows below.

If you attended or gave one of these talks, please pass along any thoughts, impressions, etc. by submitting a comment at the end of this post or send an email to or4green at yahoo dot com.

Joint Clusters: Decision Analysis, Energy, Natural Res & the Environment/ Energy
Session: Joint Session DAS/ENRE: Expert Elicitations For Energy Technology, Sunday Nov 04, 08:00 – 09:30
– Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy R&D at the Department of Energy, R. Keeney, K. Jenni  
– Photovoltaic Technology Options for Addressing Climate Change: an Expert Elicitation, A. Curtright, D. Keith, G. Morgan 
– Uncertainty, Climate Change, and Advanced Solar R&D, E. Baker, J. Keisler 
– Use of Experience Curves to Estimate the Future Cost of Power Plants with CO2 Capture, S. Yeh, M. Antes, M. Berkenpas, E. Rubin

Cluster: CPT – 123-Supply Chain Optimization
Session: Supply Chain Optimization I, Monday Nov 05, 16:30 – 18:00
Talks include:
– Assessing the Maturity Level of Environmental Business Processes,
K. Cowan, R. Harmon

Cluster : CPT – 125-Sustainable Development
Session: Sustainable Development, Tuesday Nov 06, 10:00 – 11:30
Talks include:
– A Game Theoretic Model of the Market Competition Between Green and Ordinary Products, G. Hu, B. Bidanda, L. Wang
– Modeling a Two-stage Closed-loop Remanufacturing Supply Chain, I. Dogan, R. Babu Chinnam

Cluster: CPT – 031-Ethics in OR
Session: Ethics in OR, Tuesday Nov 06, 10:00 – 11:30
Talks include:
– Fuel Efficiency Model for Vehicles, A. Soni, P. Khot
– The Sustainable Supply Chain: Integrating Social Practices, A. Awaysheh & R. Klassen

Cluster: Closed-Loop Supply Chains and Sustainable Operations
Session: OR/MS and Sustainability, Tuesday Nov 06, 13:30 – 15:00
– Energy Modeling at the Machine Level, J. Twomey, H. Liao, L. Whitman, B. Yildirim
– Determining the Environmental Effects of a Remanufacturing Strategy for an Aluminum Automotive Powertrain Part, S. Govetto (Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Group, GA Tech), B. Bras
– A Triple Bottom Line Comparison of Carpet Reclamation Strategies for Urban Regions, C. Guidry, B. Bras
– Organic Production Systems: An Emerging Operations Strategy?, L. Demeester, M. Qi, L. Van Wassenhove

Cluster : Closed-Loop Supply Chains and Sustainable Operations
Session: Quantitative Models for CLSC Design and Operation, Wednesday Nov 07, 08:00 – 09:30

Cluster:  CPT – 029-Energy
Session: Energy Industry Issues, Wednesday Nov 07, 08:00 – 09:30
Talks include:
– Cooperative Agents, Culture, and Sustainable Energy Choices, G. Daneke

Cluster : Closed-Loop Supply Chains and Sustainable Operations
Session: Effects of Take-back Legislation on Supply Chain Design and Operations, Wednesday Nov 07, 10:00 – 11:30
– Effects on E-waste Regulation on New Product Introduction, Q. Wang, E. Plambeck 
– An Analysis of Monopolistic and Competitive Collection Schemes for Recycling, T. Boyaci, F. Toyasaki, V. Verter
– Efficient Take-back Legislation, A. Atasu, M. Sarvary, L. Van Wassenhove
– Remanufacturing Under Take-back Legislation: Cost Benefits or Potential Competition?, G. Esenduran, E. Kemahlioglu-Ziya, J. Swaminathan

Cluster: Energy, Natural Res & the Environment/ Energy
Session: Energy Under the CO2-constrained World, Wednesday Nov 07, 10:00 – 11:30
– A Partial Plus General Equilibrium Approach to the Simulation of the Impact of EU ETS, P. Linares,…
– Optimal Energy R&D Portfolio Investments Under Carbon Tax Uncertainty, E. Shittu, E. Baker 
– Analyzing the Long-run Impact of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Y. Chen, D. Burtraw, S. Gabriel, B. Hobbs, S. Kim, K. Palmer, A. Paul
– Modelling the Value of Windpower in an “Ontario-like” Electricity System: A MPEC Approach, S. Rogers, P. Dabrowski

Cluster: CPT – 030-Environment, Energy, and Natural
Session: Energy Issues, Wednesday Nov 07, 13:30 – 15:00
Talks include:
– Greening the Supply Chain: Improving Carbon Emissions in the Distribution of Food and Beverages, S. Cholette & K.Venkat

Cluster: CPT – 104-Reverse Supply Chains
Session: Reverse Supply Chains, Wednesday Nov 07, 15:30 – 17:00

In addition to the talks listed here, there are others on reverse supply chains, clsc, remanufacturing, etc.

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