Last update: 13/03/2018



The Summer School. The first edition of ELAVIO was held in Chile in 1994. Since then, the School has run the event every summer to promote education in operational research among young researchers and graduate students (PhD and Master’s degree levels). See Previous Editions.


The purpose of ELAVIO is to stimulate new collaborations and encourage the involvement of young people in OR by bringing them up to date on research topics through short courses and plenary conferences. Participants also have the opportunity to present and discuss their works. At all previous editions of the School a strong sense of camaraderie developed, solidifying contacts between the members of research groups from different countries.


ELAVIO XXII will be held in 2018 in Chile from March 5th to March 9th, in Marbella located 170 km (106 mi) north Santiago on the Pacific coast. Marbella is an attractive tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches that should significantly enrich the experience for participants. Hosting the event will be the University of Chile, Chile’s main centre for scientific and academic activity.


Registration for ELAVIO XXII and the Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 4th at the University, in Santiago City, on Sunday afternoon a bus chartered by the School will transport invited professors and students to Marbella. Over the following 5 days, a range of mini-courses and tutorials on advanced topics of specific interest will all be held at the Marbella Resort. Closing Ceremony will take place on Friday morning, and that afternoon the bus will transport back all the participants to Santiago.


Topics covered by the School include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Combinatorial optimization and polyhedral theory; linear, nonlinear and integer programming.
  • Graph theory.
  • Metaheuristics and its applications.
  • Discrete, continuous and agent based simulation, stochastic processes and probabilistic models.
  • Applications of operational research to problem solving in areas such as sustainability, health care, logistics, sports, agroindustry, engineering, telecommunications, finance and production, big data.


The School is organized by the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile) and sponsored by: ICHIO (Instituto Chileno de Investigación Operativa), ISCI (Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería), ALIO (Asociación Latino-Iberoamericana de Investigación Operativa); and IFORS (International Federation of Operational Research Societies).

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