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IBOSS-ECMath Workshop "Optimization Methods in Health Care"

October 18-19, 2018, Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

The workshop aims to connect people working in the intersecting field of operations research and process planning in health care. We will introduce and discuss computational optimization methods that improve the efficiency of current health care planning systems and how we can contribute to make them routine applications in daily operations.


Obtain the full schedule as [pdf]. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00 - 10:30
Matthias Diemer (Charité & VOPM)

Requirements for Practical Use Cases
Joachim Gerst (Charité)

10:30 - 11:00
IBOSS: Information Based Optimization of Surgery Schedules
Katharina Bieker (Uni Paderborn)
Mona Rams (FU Berlin)
Alexander Tesch (ZIB)
11:00 - 11:30
Current Developments in the IBOSS Optimization Tool
K. Bieker, M. Rams, A. Tesch
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 - 12:15
HealthFaCT - Optimization of medical care in rural environments
Johanna Schneider (ITWM)
12:15 - 12:45
Routing of patient transports based on historical data
Sebastian Tschuppik (Erlangen) 
12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:15
OP-Benchmarking in Digmed
Enno Bialas (digmed)
14:15 - 14:45
Operating Room Planning in Timerbee
Marcus Ehrenburg (Imilia GmbH)
14:45 - 15:15
Interactive operating theater scheduling with planning horizons
Michael Helmling (ITWM)
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Simulation-based evaluation of operating room management policies
Jan Schönfelder (UNIKA-T)
16:00 - 17:00
Open Discussion on Selected Topics in Practical Challenges in Healthcare
Dinner (Luise)
Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00 - 10:30
Invited talk
Models, algorithms and performance analysis for adaptive operating room scheduling
Guanlian Xiao (University of Eindhoven)

10:30 - 11:00
Invited Talk
Scheduling under uncertainty – an overview of recent developments
Roel Leus (KU Leuven)
11:00 - 11:30
Stochastic Extensible Bin Packing
Guillaume Sagnol (TU Berlin)
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30
Open Discussion on Selected Topics in Mathematical Optimization of Healthcare
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch + Farewell

All talks will take place in the Seminar room at ZIB.



The IBOSS-ECMath worshop "Optimization Methods in Health Care" takes place at the Zuse Institut Berlin, located at Takustraße 7,  14195 Berlin-Dahlem (see the map). All talks will be in the seminar room, directly accessible from the lobby of the ZIB-building.


The nearest public transport stops are:

  • Metro: Dahlem-Dorf (line U3)
  • Bus: Arnimallee (bus line X83 from Rathaus Steglitz)


The dinner will take plce at Luise Restaurant, Königin-Luise-Straße 40-42, 14195 Berlin.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge and lunch and coffee will be provided. For organizational purposes, please send an email to  if you plan to attend.

Please also indicate in your registration email if you are interested in joining the dinner.

Organization committee

Ralf Borndörfer

Guillaume Sagnol

Alexander Tesch



Financial and organizational support by ECMath and Modal AG  is gratefully acknowledged.

The IBOSS-ECMath Workshop "Optimization Methods in Health Care" is a joint activity of the ECMath and the project IBOSS funded by the BMBF.

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