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INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Conference 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

EURO WG Pricing & Revenue Management Workshop 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The 2017 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference will be held at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. The event is the premier forum for both academics and practitioners who are active in research in the fields of pricing analytics and revenue management. Registration (for both events) and abstract submission is now open.

The conference will be preceded by the annual workshop of the EURO Working Group Pricing & Revenue Management: a single-track workshop focused on succesful applications of recent scientific insights. 

Invitation to practitioners

The field of revenue management has witnessed many examples of theoretical models being successfully applied in practice. Nevertheless, as a practitioner it can sometimes be difficult to connect the models and assumptions in scientific presentations to one’s own concrete business problems, or to get in touch with the right person who is knowledgeable about the pricing or RM challenge one is facing. At the same time, for many researchers it is not always clear what the `real’ problems are that need to be solved in practice. To help bridging this gap between academia and industry, the conference facilitates sessions especially devoted to practical RM problems. We invite practitioners to deliver a short presentation (10 to 15 minutes) about their company’s profile and a concrete pricing or RM challenge they face. Submit a practical talk!

Dynamic pricing challenge!

A major open problem in our field is Dynamic Pricing with Competition and Incomplete Information. Practical relevance is enormous, but the problem appears intrinsically hard. To make progress, we organize a challenge to gain insight into what types of pricing algorithms work well. We invite everyone to participate in this challenge by submitting a pricing policy. We will evaluate all policies by simulating a competitive market with unknown demand characteristics. The winning team earns 500 euro. Participate in this challenge!

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