Green OR and OM at Upcoming Conferences
Here are a few upcoming conferences with some green operations research and operations management content. Reports from anyone who attends any of these sessions will be most appreciated.
2009 INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice
Held April 26-28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, the practice-oriented conference has some “green strategies” talks this year:
Reducing Carbon Emissions in Logistics: A Solution and Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study, Kaan Katircioglu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Note IBM was mentioned elsewhere on this site for work done in conjunction with the US Postal Service.
Building a Smarter Planet, Grace Y. Lin, IBM Global Business Services
Green Forum at Eroski: Optimizing Logistics Activities with Environmental Criteria, Javier Faulin, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Addressing Carbon Emissions through Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Coordination, Saif Benjaafar, University of Minnesota
POMS College of Sustainable Operations Mini-Conference
This is being held as part of the 2009 POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on April 30, 2009. From the conference site:
The Mini-Conference will feature talks by Charles Corbett and Luk Van Wassenhove on emerging research areas including green supply chains and humanitarian logistics. There will also be an overview of current research and future directions in closed-loop supply chains by Gil Souza, as well as a summary of the scheduled presentations in the POMS 2009 Sustainable Operations Track by track co-chairs Atalay Atasu and Ravi Subramanian.
It has some other components, described on the site. The mini-conference is being set up by the POMS College of Sustainable Operations. Here is an excerpt from their mission statement:
The mission of the College of Sustainable Operations is to create a community of researchers, educators and practitioners sharing a common interest in the application of operations management principles and tools for improving environmental, social and economic sustainability.
No direct analogue in INFORMS; ENRE would be closest.