The EURO Working Group on Humanitarian Operations and the University of Bath School of Management are pleased to announce the 7th EURO HOpe Mini-Conference, which will be in-person and will take place in Bath, United Kingdom.
The mini-conference aims to convene researchers and practitioners developing and making use of operations research tools, techniques, and methodologies to aid and improve humanitarian action in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. We welcome any contributions that are on the broad scope of humanitarian operations, including, but not limited to disaster preparedness and response, refugee crisis, conflicts, pandemic response, sustainability, as well as creative and critical reflections.
Abstract Submission and Registration
Authors who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to submit their abstracts (maximum 250 words) for consideration by the organising committee. Abstracts may involve ongoing work or completed research. Abstracts for consideration should be submitted by emailing EUROHOpe@bath.ac.uk by 7 July 2023. All authors will receive an email no later than 28 July 2023 regarding whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the mini-conference.
Registration, which is free of charge, should be completed by emailing EUROHOpe@bath.ac.uk with a completed registration and submission form by no later than 11 August 2023. When registering, please be sure to fill out all possible fields.
About EURO HOpe
Humanitarian Operations Research studies decision-making problems related to providing logistical assistance for humanitarian purposes, and in response to humanitarian crises. The primary objective of humanitarian operations is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. Scientific interest and research output on the topic have seen a rapid increase within the last decade.
The purpose of this EURO Working Group is to create a platform that facilitates communication among the interested parties and forms an active group working towards achieving these objectives. It will constitute a reference point for the active research community to advance the development and application of Operations Research methods, techniques, and tools to the field of Humanitarian Operations. Meetings will encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and researchers in this area and stimulate the work on emerging issues with sound scientific methods.
Accommodation and Travel
Getting to Bath
The nearest train station is Bath Spa. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport. Regular buses run from Bristol airport to the city of Bath.
For some international travel, you may need to fly into London Heathrow or London Gatwick. You can get directly from the airport to the centre of London by using the Heathrow Express or the Gatwick Express. From there, you should get a train from London Paddington to Bath Spa.
Getting to EURO HOpe 2023
The best way to get to the School of Management, University of Bath is via bus or taxi. There are direct bus routes to the University campus or many taxi companies to choose from. The University uses Veezu taxis.
Find out more travel advice for getting to campus.
There are a number of places to stay in Bath. We recommend:
We have a corporate rate with Hampton by Hilton in Bath City Centre, with the option to book individually or for up to 8 rooms. Any group requests will need to be booked via email.