13 to 17 June 2022


Escuela Latinoamericana de Verano en Investigación Operativa

at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

A week summit of talks, activities, and workshops

The Escuela Latinoamericana de Verano en Investigación Operativa (ELAVIO) is a summer school promoted by the Asociación Latino-Ibero-Americana de Investigación Operativa (ALIO) and supported by IFORS (International Federation of Operations Research Societies), aimed mainly at young researchers and graduate students (doctorate and master) from Latin-Ibero-American countries, with exceptional performance and interested in the areas of Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Applied Mathematics. This year, the mexican operations research society (SMIO) hosts this event which is one of the most important operations research events in Latino-Ibero-America.

The purpose of the ELAVIO is to promote new collaborations and motivate new generations in Operations Research through mini-courses and plenary conferences that address emerging issues and current research areas. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their work. In all previous editions of ELAVIO, camaraderie prevailed and contacts were strengthened between members of research groups from different countries.

The official languages of the Workshop are English, Spanish and Portuguese. The lectures and mini-courses will be in any official language. In all cases, the slides will be in English.

The ELAVIO XXIV will be organized by SMIO and held in Nuevo León, Mexico from June 13 to 17, 2022, at the facilities of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey, which are located in ​​Monterrey, Mexico.

Monterrey is an extensive industrial and business center surrounded by mountains, home to more than four million inhabitants, and offers a wide variety of tourist (canyoning, climbing, waterfalls), recreational and cultural inns, which surely makes the stay during ELAVIO more attractive.

Moreover, Monterrey has several dynamic operations research groups that will be converging at ELAVIO.


ELAVIO topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Combinatorial optimization

  • Polyhedron theory

  • Integer Linear programming

  • Non-linear programming

  • Multi-objective programming

  • Bi-level programming

  • Stochastic optimization

  • Probabilistic models

  • Metaheuristic algorithms and their applications

  • Simulation

  • Analytical methods for Big Data

  • Data science

  • Applications of Operations Research to solve problems in areas such as sustainability, health care, humanitarian logistics, green logistics, logistics, distribution and transport, sports, agribusiness, engineering, telecommunications, production, finance, big data, science data, among others.

Registration and scholarships

  • ELAVIO will have around 40 scholarships for advanced students of related bachelor's degrees, master's or doctoral students, post-docs, or recently graduated doctors.
  • Lodging and meals will be provided during the days of the ELAVIO.
  • ELAVIO requires that applicants have carried out some research on one of the ELAVIO Topics of interest.
  • To apply for a scholarship, you must fill out the FORM which should include:

    • Short Curriculum Vitae with a maximum of two pages, the file must be saved indicating its name followed by the letters CV, for example: "HernánHernández_CV.pdf".
    • Extended Summary of a research work that will be presented during the event, in free format with a maximum of two pages. The file must be saved indicating its name followed by the letters RE, for example: "HernánHernández_RE.pdf" .
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor or researcher from the institution to which the participant belongs. It is preferred that the letter be written by the applicant's thesis supervisor. It must be sent by the professor or researcher to yasmin.riossolis@tec.mx.
    • Students participating in the school must pay a registration fee of 50 USA dollars (low-income countries or special cases may ask for a fee grant).

IFORS and EURO scholarships:

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) offers some fellowships for participants in this event. This scholarship will cover the participant's airfare (up to a certain limit).

The Association of European Societies for Operations Research (EURO) offers some scholarships for participants in this event. This scholarship will cover the participant's air tickets (up to a certain limit). The student's university must be in a EURO country.

Important dates

10 / Jan / 2022 Registration starts

30 / Mars / 2022 Registration ends

15 26 / April / 2022 Acceptance / rejection and type of scholarship

30 / May / 2022 Deadline registration fee

13-17 / June / 2022 ELAVIO XXIV

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