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Industrial Panel

The Industrial Track was an excellent vehicle for companies to advertise and promote their innovative products and services, connect with other companies and engage in discussions about research and development initiatives. We started with a panel entitled ‘Ways of Achieving Successful Interactions between Clients and Analystsy’ and had the presence of Sue Merchant (Blue Link Consulting, United Kingdom) and Michele Nappi (Università di Salerno, Italy) as the panel co-chairs; Anne van Rossum (Almende B.V., Netherlands), Stefano Armenia (University of Rome “La Sapienza", Italy), Alexander Biele (Airbus Group Innovations, Germany), Solomon Y. Sonya (United States Air Force Academy, United States) and Luigi Schiuma (IBM, Italy).
European Project Space

The European Project Space (EPS) provided an insight on new research projects financing opportunities related to Horizon 2020. The EPS started with a panel entitled ‘European Project Space on Intelligent Technologies for Innovation and Sustainability’. The panel was chaired by Paolo Dell'Olmo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and had as participants Carlos A. Iglesias (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Daniela Mercurio (H2020 National Contact Point, Italy), Dijana Petrovska-Delacretaz (Mines Telecom / Telecom SudParis, France) and Ulrico Celentano (University of Oulu, Finland).
Posters Session

Today 10 posters were scheduled to be presented in a forum for presenters from around the world to highlight their work and to share their successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort, or an innovative idea. The Poster presentations provided other conference participants an opportunity to quickly and easily become acquainted with the presenters’ poster topic.
Keynote Lecture

Combinatorial Design of Machines and Machining Lines - New Application Domain for OR
Alexandre Dolgui, École des Mines de Nantes, France
  New and very interesting applications of Operational Research to the design of machining lines are presented. A complex machine or machining line consists of a sequence of work positions through which products move one way in order to be processed. Designing such a production system represents a long-term decision problem involving different crucial decision stages. Combinatorial design is one of them; it mostly deals with assigning the set of indivisible units of work (named tasks or operations) to work positions (or stations). In literature, the most attention was paid for combinatorial design of assembly lines (assembly line balancing problems). In our work, we develop approaches and formulations of combinatorial design for machining lines and complex machines. Novel algorithms in this domain and real life applications will be presented and discussed. Possible generalisations of our results to other problems in Production and Logistics will be suggested.
Closing Session

At the closing session, A "Best Paper Award", a "Best Student Paper Award" and a "Best PhD Project Award" were conferred to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Program/Conference Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
Farewell Cocktail

Time to say goodbye and what a great way of doing it. Enjoy a laugh with new and old friends and we hope to have your presence at the conference’s next edition.
Social Event

Time to network and socialize with peers. The conference delegates participated in a relaxed and informal social event and banquet.
The social event started with a guided bus tour of Rome, followed by a dinner at "Castello Orsini" with an Opera show with the Soprano voice of Emanuela Mari.