INTERNATIONAL
SUMMER
CONFERENCE
2024

Empowering Human 
Decision Making in
a Robotics &
Data-Driven World

JUNE 6-7, 2024
VALÈNCIA (ES)

Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (CPI)
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)

Camino de Vera s/n Edificio 8G, Acceso A, 3º, Av. dels Tarongers, 46022 València

The International Summer Conference 2024 (ISC 24) stands as a premier European event for decision-makers, industry experts, academic professionals and anyone interested in the future of decision science and technological innovation.

At the core of this conference are in-depth discussions and analyses across a spectrum of technological domains. Notably, experts delve into the intricacies of Mathematical Optimization, Operational Research/Management Science, AI & Machine Learning, Statistics, Robotics & Automation, Simulation & Emulation, and Decision Processes Analysis and Design.

Each of these areas represents a crucial facet of the evolving landscape of decision science, contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference. Attendees explore how these advancements impact decision-making in Healthcare, Transportation, Manufacturing, Finance, and numerous other sectors.

ISC24 IN NUMBERS

The event will showcase a diverse assembly of
165 participants
hailing from 11 countries
including Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Turkey, the UK, Switzerland, Argentina, the USA and Canada.

This global gathering will include representation from
29 universities and
28 companies.

Attendee profiles encompass
48 managers, entrepreneurs or executives,
52 master’s or PhD students and
65 researchers or professors,
making it a melting pot of ideas and expertise.

ISC 24 PUBLISHERS

PLANNED TOPICS & TRACKS

Decision Science in Transportation

DS in Sustainable Transportation: Javier Faulin & Luis Cadarso
DS in Aeronautical Management: Juanjo Ramos & Laura Calvet
DS in Maritime Transportation: Jana Ries

Decision Science in Healthcare and Hospitals

DS in Healthcare and Hospitals: Fermin Mallor
Healthcare Applications of DS: Giovanni Righini & Elena Perez
DS in Bioengineering: Adrian Colomer & Valery Naranjo

Decision Science Methods and Tools

Artificial Intelligence Tools for DS: Jose A. Moreno & Christopher Exposito
Optimization Models and Methods for DS: Eva Barrena & David Canca
Computing Tools for DS: Jose L. Guisado
Optimization Algorithms for DS: Javier Panadero
Statistical Methods for DS: Patricia Carracedo & David Hervas
Business Analytics for DS: Sean McGarraghy
Statistical Tools for DS: Isabel Serra & Carles Serrat
DS in Shape Analysis and Applications: Ximo Gual
Mathematical Methods for DS: Raffaele Cerulli

Decision Science in Finance, Banks & Insurance

DS in the Insurance Sector: Armando Nieto
DS in Corporate Strategy: Patricia Rodriguez

Decision Science in Smart Cities and Communities

DS in Safe and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure: Griselda Lopez & Sara Moll

Decision Science in Logistics

DS in the Agrifood Industry: Lluis Pla
DS in Logistics and SCM: Paolo Marone
DS in Sustainable Logistics: Patrick Hirsch

Decision Science in Risk Analysis

DS in Disaster Management: Stephan Onggo & Canan Gunes
DS in Catastrophe Disasters: Guillermo Franco

Decision Science in Telecommunication Networks

Internet of Things for DS: Fatos Xhafa
Telecommunication Networks for DS: Ferran Adelantado & Daniele Tarchi

Decision Science in Business and Marketing

DS in Marketing: David Lopez
Research for Real-Life DS: Martin Gomez-Ravetti

Decision Science in Production and Manufacturing

DS in Industrial Engineering: Massimo Bertolini & Teresa Murino
DS in Manufacturing: Emanuele Carpanzano & Loris Roveda
DS in Industry 4.0: Josefa Mula
DS in Manufacturing with AI: Raul Poler

Decision Science in Sustainability

DS for Modeling Climatic Change: Pau Fonseca
DS for the Sustainable Development Goals: Alberto Conejero
DS in Energy Projects: Alvaro Garcia & Miguel Ortega

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Guillermo Franco

Dr. Franco is the Global Head of Catastrophe Risk Research at Guy Carpenter, with over 20 years in research and industry. Leading the firm’s R&D in parametric risk transfer, he’s also an active collaborator with UC Santa Cruz and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Previously, he led the Decision Analytics practice at AIR Worldwide and was a Research Fellow at Columbia University, focusing on natural disasters’ socioeconomic impacts. He’s conducted extensive field research worldwide, holds advanced degrees from Columbia University, and is a key member of the EERI and EEFIT, with more than 50 scholarly publications.

Canan G. Corlu

Dr. Corlu is an Associate Professor in the Administrative Sciences Department of Metropolitan College at Boston University. Her primary research interest is in the area of design and analysis of stochastic simulations under input uncertainty, and applications of data analytics and simulation-based optimization in operations management and supply chain management.

Marco Maccalli

Electronic Engineer (Politecnico di Milano), Representative before the European Patent Office, the Unified Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office; Italian Patent and Trademark Agent. Active in IP since 1992. Founding partner of Maccalli & Pezzoli IP firm in 2000. Assists Clients in: defining protection strategies; performing prior art searches; advising on patentability/freedom to operate/validity of patents; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications up to grant (main technical fields: electronics, telecommunications, information technology, electrotechnics, mechanics); IP-related lawsuits; IP rights licensing strategies.

Andrea De Martin

Professional with almost 20 years dedicated to innovation and achievement of goals in supply chain optimisation processes. With extensive experience in planning and distribution models within fashion, affordable luxury, retail and FMCG sectors. Degree in Economics and Business Administration and Master in Logistics and Multimodal Transportation. Since 2005 Logistics Director of OVS responsible for full management of the physical flow of goods according to defined business plans and requirements coming from more than 2000 stores ( Oviesse, Upim & Blu Kids Stefanel, GAP flags) in Italy and abroad. Previous experiences: Responsible for Foreign Development and Logistics Projects in Gruppo Coin; Electrolux Logistics Dpt, Responsible for Italian distribution and Transportation and of white goods (appliances) and components to factories in Italy

Elena Meneghetti

Her carrier spans from global strategic planning in multinational companies in the 90s, to consultancy for development and internationalization and eventually C-Suite Executives Coach and Advisor.  Following her Magna Cum Laude degree in Languages, has continued as Researcher at the University in Milano and London on international cultures, origin of languages and political propaganda. A true innovator, she is an expert in the way our brain functions, has developed her unique methods for achieving one’s own excellence and coaches Executives in 5 different languages.  ELEMENS peculiar and innovative method merges her expertise in language and communication, both inter- and intra-personal, with the latest scientific discoveries, especially biology, physics, neuroscience and can be applied wherever there is human interaction and growth potential.

ISC24 ACTIVITIES

APERITIF

Join the DSA for a sunset aperitif at UPV Terrace. Connect with decision science experts over a drink. Participation is included in the regular or student fee ticket.

  • June 6th at 5 PM
  • UPV Terrace, Camino de Vera s/n Edificio 8G, Acceso A, 3º, Av. dels Tarongers, 46022 València

YOGA

After a long day, what could be better than some yoga with your colleagues? Participation is included in the regular or student fee ticket.

Make sure to have your towel with you!

  • June 6th at 6.30 PM
  • UPV Terrace, Camino de Vera s/n Edificio 8G, Acceso A, 3º, Av. dels Tarongers, 46022 València

GALA DINNER

Don’t miss the chance to expand your professional network by attending the exclusive Gala Dinner on June 6th, an event that will bring together all participants of the IS Conference 24.

  • June 6th at 9 PM
  • Submarine Restaurant at the Oceanogràfic de València, C/ d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1b, Quatre Carreres, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Dress Code: Smart Elegant

ISC24 PROGRAM

Please note that the  program is still being finalized and is subject to change.

ISC 24 MEDIA PARTNER

IDA, standing for Inform, Decide, Act, serves the collective voice of the Decision Science Alliance. As a comprehensive platform, IDA provides a diverse array of content presented in engaging formats.

IDA will feature a dedicated area for live streaming, interviews, roundtables, and workshops discussing pressing topics in Science Communication.

TRACK CHAIRS

ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

GENERAL CHAIRS
Angel A. Juan, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain 
Raffaele Maccioni, Decision Science Alliance, Italy

SPONSORSHIP & REGISTRATION CHAIRS
Maddalena Mazzali, Decision Science Alliance, Italy

BOARD LIASON
Cristina Caracciolo, Decision Science Alliance, Switzerland

Program Chairs & Proceedings Editors
Angel A. Juan, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain 
Giovanni Rigini, Università di Milano, Italy
Emanuele Carpanzano, SUPSI, Switzerland
Pau Fonseca, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Patrick Hirsch, BOKU, Austria

LOCAL COMITTEE
Patricia Carracedo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Elena Perez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Veronika Tsertsvadze, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Marc Escoto, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Raquel Soriano, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Mauro Laguna, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Celia Osorio, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Antoni Guerrero, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Noelia Fuster, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jon A. Martin, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Chen Wenwen, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yangchongyi Men, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Mohammad Peyman, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Elnaz Ghorbani, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Xabier A. Martin, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Publicity & IDA Magazine Chair
Luca Lisci, Decision Science Alliance, Italy

Business Chair
Roberto Klaus, Decision Science Alliance, Switzerland

Website Master
Xabier A. Martin, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Mauro Laguna, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

SCIENTIFIC COMMIETTEE
Javier Faulin, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Luis Cadalso, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Lluis M. Pla, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
David Lopez, ESADE Business School, Spain
Armando Nieto, Divina Pastora, Spain
Stephan Onggo, University of Southampton, UK
Canan Gunes, Boston University, USA
Guillermo Franco, Guy Carpenter, USA
Paolo Marone, Spindox, Spain
Pau Fonseca, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jose A. Moreno, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Cristofer Exposito, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Fermin Mallor, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Eva Barrena, Universidad Pablo de Olavides, Spain
David Canca, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Juanjo Ramos, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Laura Calvet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jose L. Guisado, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Massimo Bertolini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Teresa Murino, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Sean McGarraghy, University College Dublin, Ireland
Alberto Conejero, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Patrick Hirsch, BOKU, Austria
Giovanni Rigini, Università di Milano, Italy
Elena Perez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Emanuele Carpanzano, SUPSI, Switzerland
Loris Roveda, SUPSI, Switzerland
Javier Panadero, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Patricia Carracedo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
David Hervas, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ferran Adelantado, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Daniele Tarchi, Università di Bologna, Italy
Adrian Colomer, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Valery Naranjo, Universitat Politècnica de València
Josefa Mula, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Griselda Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Sara Moll, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jana Ries, University of Portsmouth, UK
Martin Gomez-Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Patricia Rodriguez, Grupo Catalana Occidente, Spain