RUB Research School


Name Armborst , Kathrin
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Economics
Chair/Working group at home institution /

International activity

Country Spain
Location Barcelona
University /
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity conference visit
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report The International Conference IFORS 2014 - The art of modeling - was the 20th conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) and was held in Barcelona, Spain. Invited by Luce Brotcorne, senior researcher and chair of the session Revenue Management and Pricing, I submitted an abstract which was accepted after going through a competitive review process. At the conference I gave a talk on 'Optimization of flight business travel procurement'. It was a great opportunity for me to present results and applications of my dissertation to a top international audience at IFORS 2014. Numerous discussions with researchers and practitioners revealed great interest in my research activities and confirmed the importance of my decision support system and its significant impact on minimization of flight business travel expenses and corporate's success.