About ORAHS

The EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) was formed in 1975 as part of a programme for developing special interest groups within the European branch, EURO of the International Federation of Operational research Societies, IFORS.
The group has at present more than 340 members from more than 30 countries, mainly in Europe but also from overseas (USA, Canada, Brazil, ...). Membership is open to persons with an interest in applying systematic, quantitative analysis to planning and management problems in the health area.
The objectives of the group are:

  • communication of ideas, knowledge and experience concerning the application of OR approaches and methods to problems in the health services area;
  • cooperation on the form of mutual assistance between members or on joint projects;
  • inspiration with regard to approaches and attitudes in the field of applied OR.

The ORAHS 2022 conference

ORAHS provides a network for researchers involved in the application of systematic and quantitative analysis in support of planning and management in the health services sector. The meeting is open to anyone with a quantitative background and those who have interest in the subject area.
ORAHS 2022 will be the ORAHS in the red zone, focused on the organization and reaction of health systems when confronted with emergency situations like the COVID pandemic.

  • Hospitals and public authorities: how to react to extreme scenarios rearranging their resources?
  • Territorial health systems: how and to what extent complement the hospital system to cope with a pandemic?
  • Clinical practice: decision support for diagnosis and treatments, when fighting against a new virus for the first time.

Several members of the Italian O.R. scientific community did their best to help the national health system in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizing ORAHS 2022 just in the heart of the 2020 red zone will have a very special meaning. It will give ORAHS deserved resonance in the regional and national health system, in public administration and on the media, raising public awareness about our discipline and its contribution to help decision-makers to save lives, minimize costs and solve problems.

Why the University of Bergamo? It is the place of the first master's degree course Engineering and Management for Health in Italy, which merges biomedical engineering, management engineering and health care optimization.

2022
July 17-22

Bergamo
Italy

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participants

110
contributions

Plenary speakers

Ger KOOLE

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Giuseppe REMUZZI

Mario Negri Institute, Italy

Pier Giorgio VILLANI

Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona, Italy


Round table speakers

Stefano BOCCINI

IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Paola CAPPANERA

University of Florence, Italy
Chair of AIRO Health

Furio COTRI

AVIS Milan

Nicholas DRAGHETTI

Reply Laife

Andrea REMUZZI

University of Bergamo, Italy

Conference chairs

Ettore LANZARONE

University of Bergamo

Giovanni RIGHINI

University of Milan


Scientific committee

Local committee

  • Giuliana Carello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Sergio Cavalieri, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Roberto Cordone, University of Milan, Italy
  • Martina Doneda, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Alberto Ceselli, University of Milan, Italy
  • Francesca Maggioni, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Sara Mattia, CNR-IASI, Italy
  • Elena Tanfani, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Maria Teresa Vespucci, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Semih Yalçindağ, Yeditepe University, Turkey

ORAHS board

  • Roberto Aringhieri (Joint Coordinator), Italy
  • Melanie Reuter-Oppermann (Joint Coordinator), Germany
  • Sally Brailsford, UK
  • Mike Carter, Canada
  • Leonid Churilov, Australia
  • Fredrik Dahl, Norway
  • Patrick Hirsch, Austria
  • Fermín Mallor Giménez, Spain
  • Stefan Nickel, Germany
  • Marion Rauner, Austria
  • Patrick Soriano, Canada
  • Christos Vasilakis, UK
  • Joe Viana, Norway


Organisational secretariat

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Conference Schedule

Program for accompanying persons is also available:     Accompanying program



Sunday, July 17th

Welcome
party


Welcome party

6:30 pm
Cloister of the Sant'Agostino historical building of the University of Bergamo,
P.le Sant'Agostino 2, 24129 Bergamo





Monday, July 18th

Scientific sessions
City tour or hospital visit


Scientific sessions


City tour - group A

5 pm
Guided tour of Bergamo (the città alta)



Hospital visit - group B

5 pm
Visit to Humanitas Gavazzeni hospital: COVID management in action in a red zone hospital





Tuesday, July 19th

Scientific sessions
City tour or hospital visit


Scientific sessions


Hospital visit - group A

5 pm
Visit to Humanitas Gavazzeni hospital: COVID management in action in a red zone hospital



City tour - group B

5 pm
Guided tour of Bergamo (the città alta)





Wednesday, July 20th

Conference
boat trip


Boat trip to Lake Como

Bus from Bergamo to Carate Urio (Como).

Guided visit to the Italian style gardens of the Urio Castle.

Lunch in a lake-view restaurant, 3 minutes walk from the castle.

Boat from Carate Urio (Como) to Bellagio (Como) with guide on board.

Free time in Bellagio (Como).

Boat from Bellagio (Como) to Como.

Bus from Como to Bergamo.




Thursday, July 21st

Scientific sessions
Social dinner


Scientific sessions


Social dinner

at Villa Maliana
(with bus service to and from the restaurant)





Friday, July 22nd

Scientific sessions
Business meeting


Scientific sessions and business meeting

Organizers





Sponsors


Conference info and dates

Scientific sessions:
University of Bergamo (Sant'Agostino historical building), P.le Sant'Agostino 2, 24129 Bergamo
- Lecture Hall (Aula Magna) for plenary lectures
- Lecture Hall (Aula Magna), Room 6 and Room 8 for parallel sessions

Welcome party (Sunday 17th):
University of Bergamo (Cloister of the Sant'Agostino historical building), P.le Sant'Agostino 2, 24129 Bergamo

Social dinner (Thursday 21st):
Villa Maliana, V.le A. De Gasperi 4, 24030 Almenno San Bartolomeo (Bergamo).

Deadline for abstract submission: extended to May 10th, 2022
Notification of acceptance: extended to May 11th, 2022
Deadline for early registration: extended to May 22th, 2022
Deadline for registration (corresponding authors to be included in the program, no deadline for other registrations): June 15th, 2022
Deadline for optional extended version submission: June 30th, 2022
Conference: July 17th-22th, 2022
Full conference Early (until May 15th) Normal (from May 16th)
Regular on site 525 € 600 €
Student on site * 350 € 425 €
* To get the student price, a (signed) document must be uploaded during the registration


Accompanying Early (until May 15th) Normal (from May 16th)
Adult 350 € 425 €
Child (3-12) 200 € 250 €
Child (0-2) free free


Regular and student registrations include:
· Admittance to all sessions
· Abstracts/program book
· Welcome reception on Sunday
· City tour on Monday
· Hospital tour on Tuesday
· Coffee and tea during the breaks
· Lunches
· Day boat trip on Wednesday
· Conference dinner on Thursday

Accompanying registrations include:
· Welcome reception on Sunday
· City tour on Monday
· Day boat trip on Wednesday
· Conference dinner on Thursday
· Activities on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday



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All attendees who wish to present their work at ORAHS 2022 must submit an abstract written in English and containing no more than 1500 characters
(no formulas or mathematical notation are allowed).
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference booklet.
The submission must be done by the attendee who will present the work; each registration to the conference can be associated to at most one abstract.
In case the author prefers to present a poster, please notify the organizers after submitting the contribution.

Abstract submission is through the EURO system:    Submit your abstract
Deadline for abstract submission: extended to May 10th, 2022


In addition, attendees who wish can also submit an extended version of the work to be considered
for publication as a chapter in a volume of the AIRO Springer Series:
           www.springer.com/series/15947
Please, follow the instructions of the AIRO Springer Series for templates (latex or word) and other information.
The maximum length for the chapter is 10 pages.

Abstract submission will be through the Springer system.
Deadline for optional extended version submission: June 30th, 2022

All participants can submit a full paper for publication in one of the following special issues dedicated to the ORAHS 2022 conference.

Special issue “OR for Healthcare in Adversities and Pandemics”
on Operations Research for Health Care

Joint special issue of ORAHS 2021 and ORAHS 2022
Guest editors: R. Aringhieri, E. Lanzarone, M. Reuter-Oppermann, A. Rutherford, M.T. Vespucci

Details and the call for papers will be made available on the journal webpage:
www.journals.elsevier.com/operations-research-for-health-care
Submission deadline: December 31th, 2022
Targeted date for pubblication: September 2023

Special issue “Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for Advanced Decision Processes in Healthcare Organizations”
on the Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

Joint special issue of ORAHS 2022 and GISEH 2022, devoted to papers with an industrial target rather than an OR one
Guest editors: V. Augusto, G. Koole, E. Lanzarone, M. Sarazin, G. Vanden Berghe, P. Wieser

Details and the call for papers will be made available on the journal webpage:
www.springer.com/journal/10696
Submission deadline: December 31th, 2022
Targeted date for pubblication: September 2023

For the participants who wish, it will be possible to book them at discounted rates together with the registration to the conference.
The list of the affiliated accommodations includes:


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By Plane
Bergamo is closely connected to three international airports: Bergamo Orio al Serio, Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate.
Bergamo Orio al Serio
The international Airport of Orio al Serio is just 5 km from Bergamo city center. It is connected to many Italian and European destinations, and has a large number of low-cost airlines. The Bergamo local bus service runs daily (line 1) to and from the airport every 30 minutes, and the journey takes about 20 minutes. For further information visit www.atb.bergamo.it.
Milano Malpensa
Malpensa airport is the largest of the three airports and is located approximately 30 km North-West of Milan. From the airport Milano Malpensa to the city of Bergamo, the shortest path is to pass through the Milan central railway station (Stazione Milano Centrale), taking a first train inside the airport and then a second train from Milan central railway station to Bergamo railway station. See the timetables at www.trenitalia.com.
Milano Linate
Milano Linate Airport has a wide range of domestic and short and medium range international flights. It is located 50 km far from Bergamo city center. Buses of the ATM company provide daily connection between Linate Airport (the bus stops near Arrival zone 6) and Milan central railway station (they operate every 30 minutes from 06.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.). Then, take a train from Milan central railway station to Bergamo railway station. See the timetables at www.trenitalia.com.

By Train
Bergamo railway station is directly connected to Milan and other Northern Italian cities. The travel time from Milan to Bergamo is approximately 40 minutes, and the trains depart almost every hour. The station is located in Lower Bergamo, in Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi. See the timetables at www.trenitalia.com.

By Car
Bergamo is located along a major motorway connecting Turin-Milan-Venice-Trieste (the A4 motorway).
Conference chairs and committee: orahs2022@unibg.it
Ettore: ettore.lanzarone@unibg.it
Giovanni: giovanni.righini@unimi.it

Organisational secretariat (provided by Promoest): orahs2022@promoest.com
Barbara Colonnello (Promoest): b.colonnello@promoest.com
Chiara Paola Codebò (Promoest): c.codebo@promoest.com

Conference booklet

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Photos

Bergamo's photos will be replaced by ORAHS 2022's photos after the conference