The aviation industry has undergone profound transformations in recent times, especially after COVID-19, and the assumptions are that the market will continue to change remarkably in response to the challenges of a pandemic including new forms of competition, sustainable development and technological progression. This signifies that there are substantial aviation research challenges to confront and opportunities to seize. The SoAR Symposium is being launched as a research forum grounded in the fields of Operations Research and Economics in order to analyze aviation markets and push the boundaries of knowledge forward. The symposia will consist of:

  1. invited talks by distinguished keynote speakers;
  2. extended presentations and discussions of consolidated research;
  3. “pitch” presentations of research intentions, particularly those developed in the framework of doctoral and post-doctoral projects.

The program will include approximately 12 full paper presentations with dedicated discussants and some early stage presentations.

The Symposium will be held on March 30-31, 2023, at Amphitheater Hélène Boucher.

Short papers are on orange background in the table.
Speakers are bold and blue for each talk.
Symposium's program SoAR 2023
Thursday 30/03/23
09.00-09.10Welcome: Christian Bontemps and Patrick Senac
09:10-09:30Introduction to the conference - Matthieu Blondel (Arthur D. Little)
Chair: Christian Bontemps
Keynote lecture : "Supply Shocks, Adaptation, and Emissions", Silke Forbes (Tufts University)
10.30-11.00Coffee Break
Chair: Miguel Urdanoz
"Input Technology and Airline Pricing", Anantha Divarakuni (University of Bergen) and Paula Navarro (Norwegian School of Economics)
Discussant: Kevin Remmy (University of Mannheim)
"Analyzing Uncertainty in Air Cargo Turnaround Times", Anne Lange (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences) and Sarah Van der Auweraer (IESEG School of Management)
Discussant: Sylvain Bourjade (Toulouse Business School)
"The CORSIA international climate agreement as a game", Inge Mayeres (TM Leuven), Stef Proost (KU Leuven) and Saskia Van der Loo (TM Leuven)
Discussant: Estelle Malavolti (ENAC & Toulouse School of Economics)
Chair: Antonio Antunes
"Optimization model for flight scheduling and fleet assignment with demand-supply interactions", Tiago Florentino Dias (Universidade de Lisboa)), António R. Andrade (Universidade de Lisboa) and Sofia Kalakou (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
Discussant: Sebastian Birolini (University of Bergamo)
"Competing on Emissions Charges", Nicola Adler (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Gianmarco Andreana (University of Bergamo) and Gerben de Jong (Free University of Amsterdam)
Discussant: Benny Mantin (University of Luxemburg)
"Trends of Noise and Emission Charges for Airports in Europe", Peter Forsyth (Monash University), Cathal Guiomard (Dublin City University), Hans-Martin Niemeier (University of Applied Sciences of Bremen) and Oscar Sanabria (University of Applied Sciences Bremen)
"Queue jumping", Benny Mantin (University of Luxemburg), Rajiv Saini (University of Luxemburg) and Marshall Murwisi Manondo (University of Luxemburg)
16.00-16.30Coffee Break
Chair: Angela Bergantino
"Estimating Airport Leakage with Connected and Automated Vehicle Adoption", S. Karam (University of Pennsylvania), Megan S. Ryerson (University of Pennsylvania), Amy M. Kim (University of British Columbia) and Max Z. Li (University of Michigan)
Discussant: António Antunes (University of Coimbra)
"Skiplaggability in the global aviation system: A data-driven study on the extent of price discrimination through hidden city options in the years 2010 to 2021", Xiaoqian Sun (Beihang University), Sebastian Wandelt (Beihang University) and Anming Zhang (University of British Columbia)
Discussant: Nicole Adler (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Do airlines adopt sustainable aviation fuels under modal competition?", Sai Bravo (ENAC) and Estelle Malavolti (ENAC & Toulouse School of Economics)
Discussant: Paula Navarro (Norwegian School of Economics)
Friday 31/03/23
Chair: Flavio Porta
"Mathematical model of transport safety assessment in multimodal transportation systems ith participation of air transport", Viktoriia Ivannikova (Dublin City University, Business School), Kostiantyn Cherednichenko (National Aviation University, Kyiv) and Olena Sokolova (National Aviation University, Kyiv)
"New mathematical model for extended arrival management capabilities", Majid Soolaki (University of Westminster), Tatjana Bolic (University of Westminster), Gérald Gurtner (University of Westminster) and Luis Delgado (University of Westminster)
"Forecasting Turnaround Times for Air Cargo Operations", Sandria Weisshuhn (University of Luxemburg), Anne Lange (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences) and Sarah Van der Auweraer (IESEG School of Management)
Chair: Nicole Adler
Keynote lecture : "Simulation-based optimisation through machine-learning for airline operations problems"", Bruno Santos
10.30-11.00Coffee Break
Chair: Estelle Malavolti
"Sliding doors: Alitalia’s exit and ITA’s entry impact on pricing strategies?", Angela Bergantino (University of Bari), Mario Intini (University of Bari) and Ada Spiru (University of Bari)
Discussant: Davide Scotti (University of Bergamo)
"Economic effects of supply shocks in civil aviation; a diff-in-diff approach", Mark G. Lijesen (Free University of Amsterdam)
Discussant: Flavio Porta (University of Bergamo)
"Frequency spatial correlation as a measure of competition between airlines", Paul Rochet (ENAC) and Chantal Roucolle (ENAC)
"Assessing potential mitigation of aviation emissions through network redesign of long-haul connections", Nicola Avogadro (University of Bergamo), Sebastian Birolini (University of Bergamo), Mattia Cattaneo (University of Bergamo) and Stefano Paleari (University of Bergamo)
Chair: Gianmaria Martini
"Persistent and transient productive efficiency in the African airline industry", Davide Scotti (University of Bergamo)
Discussant: Chantal Roucolle (ENAC)
"Equilibrium in the Aircraft Leasing Market: Theory and Evidence", Sylvain Bourjade (Toulouse Business School), David Martimort (Toulouse School of Economics) and Catherine Muller-Vibes (Toulouse Business School)
Discussant: Gianmaria Martini (University of Bergamo)
"Price Competition and Endogenous Product Choice in Networks: Evidence from the US Airline Industry", Christian Bontemps (ENAC & Toulouse School of Economics), Cristina Gualdani (Queen Mary University) and Kevin Remmy (University of Mannheim)
Discussant: Miguel Urdanoz (Toulouse Business School)
"Evaluation of the shift in demand in the US/Europe Market following the COVID crisis", Christian Bontemps (ENAC & TSE), Andrea Gualini (University of Bergamo) and Gianmaria Martini (University of Bergamo)
"Developing a network scheduling optimizer to maximize connecting revenue and improve infrastructure utilization at Air France", Augustin Lesgourgues (Air France)
16.30Farewell Coffee and Tea - adjourn