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EVM Europe 2012 is now finished

Dec
06

EVM Europe seen through the eyes of an American speaker

EVM Europe 2012 in Twente (The Netherlands) was a success in terms of quality of the speakers, content of the presentations and interaction between participants. 

Next year, EVM Europe 2013 will be held in our home town, Ghent (Belgium), where OR-AS will be again responsible for the organization and sponsoring.

Thank you sponsors, partners, speakers, participants and all organizers. Thank you Gaëtane for taking care of... everything.

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Welcome to EVM Europe 2012

Nov
27

Welcome to EVM Europe 2012

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Last call for participants: EVM Europe 2012

Nov
23

Final call for EVM Europe 2012

EVM Europe 2012 is ready for take-off!

Yesterday, the partnership between EVM Europe and IPMA NL has been signed, and hence, everything and everyone is now ready to start. The final details will be put on our website, our program schedule can be visited here, and the conference proceedings are now being printed and will be put in the conference bags this weekend.

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Project scheduling at Ghent University - A case study (11/2012)

Nov
20

The Mutum Paraná II bridge, Case B

On Wednesday, October 31, 134 students had to solve the Mutum Paraná II bridge case study (part B) as part of the course “Project Management” at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. The aim was to analyse project data and to present the results to the project team of the company in a written report. Below you find some key metrics of their analyses:

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LP and IP examples: Corrections

Nov
13

Small errors corrected in our LP/IP examples

Two small errors in our LP and IP examples have been corrected thanks to remarks of two students:

Errors corrected:

  • Small error in one constraint of the "product line investment" removed, thanks to the remark of Pu Linyan (Peking University, International MBA (China)).
  • Small error in the solver of the "floataway tours problem" solved, thanks to the remark of Thomas Lettens (Vlerick Business School (Belgium)).
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Linear and Integer Programming: Examples available

Oct
24

Operations Research for students at Vlerick Business School, UCL School of Management and Ghent University

Message to students Decision Sciences at Vlerick Business School and UCL School of Management but also the Operations Research students at Ghent University: Examples of linear programming (LP) and integer programming (IP) available.

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EVM Europe 2012 - Program available and ready to lift off!

Oct
20

EVM Europe 2012 is ready to lift off!

The fourth annual earned value analysis conference for continental Europe where research meets practice

Learn more on the state-of-the-art research and the best practices on integrated project controls.

After Geneva (Switzerland), Ghent (Belgium) and Valencia (Spain), EVM Europe moves to the north. It is our pleasure to let you know that the fourth annual EVM Europe conference will be held at Twente, The Netherlands, on November 28-29, 2012.

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Message to students: Show your talent and start your professional career today!

Oct
15

Battle of Talents

Dear students of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration,

As programme director of Business Engineering, I strongly support initiatives that have a clear added value for the development of our students and that give students extra chances to develop their enterpreneurial skills.

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The Project Scheduling Game at Ghent University - Edition 2012

Oct
10

Time/cost trade-offs at Ghent University

Today, no less than 164 students from Ghent University (including several Erasmus students) have optimized time/cost trade-offs in project scheduling using the Project Scheduling Game. 164 people together in a room that is too small with only 50 computers... so we divided the group in two subgroups:

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New paper: Operations Research in the health care sector

Oct
02

Operations Research and Health Care

A new personnel allocation and scheduling article

The article titled "An integrated nurse staffing and scheduling analysis for longer-term nursing staff allocation problems" by Broos Maenhout and Mario Vanhoucke has appeared in Omega - The International Journal of Management Science.

See the original research article here.

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