CfP: 13th ESICUP Meeting

By: ESICUP on: 2015-12-12 10:17:18

13th ESICUP Meeting
Ibiza, Spain, May 18 - 20, 2016

co-hosted by ESICUP - The EURO Special Interest Group on Cutting, EURO, INESC TEC and University of Southampton.

The 13th ESICUP Meeting is the 2016 regular meeting of the ESICUP (EURO Special Interest Group on Cutting and Packing) and provides a forum for those working in the Cutting & Packing field, bringing together researchers from all over the world.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016  (extended deadline)


Ibiza, Spain, May 18 - 20, 2016

co-hosted by ESICUP - The EURO Special Interest Group on Cutting, EURO, INESC TEC and University of Southampton.


The purpose of ESICUP – The EURO Special Interest Group on Cutting and Packing is to improve communication among individuals working in the field of Cutting and Packing. It brings together practitioners, researchers and instructors from all around the world. Apart from the organization of meetings, the activities of the group include the promotion of publications and the maintenance of a website.

The group has been initiated by Harald Dyckhoff and Gerhard Wäscher at the occasion of the 1988 EURO/TIMS Conference in Paris. Since 2003, ESICUP is organized as an international working group of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). It currently has around 600 registered members. For more information on ESICUP see

The Meeting

The 2016 edition is the 13th regular meeting of the ESICUP. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from all over the world who are interested in presenting their research results and in learning about the latest developments in the field of Cutting & Packing. The meeting will take place in Beijing, China. It follows meetings in Wittenberg (Germany), Southampton (United Kingdom), Porto (Portugal), Tokyo (Japan), L'Aquila (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Copenhagen (Denmark), La Laguna (Spain), Lille (France), Beijing (China), and Portsmouth (UK). This year edition will be held  at the  University of the Balearic Islands in Ibiza (Centre of Ibiza and Formentera, located close to city centre).

Local Organising Committee

A. Martinez Sykora (Chair), University of Southampton
António Galrão Ramos, INESC TEC and School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto
Elsa Silva, INESC TEC
Margalida Homar, UIBCongrés, University of the Balearic Islands

Program Committee

Ramón Alvarez-Valdes (Chair), University of Valencia
Julia Bennell, University of Southampton
Gerhard Wäscher, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
José Fernando Oliveira, University of Porto
A. Miguel Gomes, University of Porto
A. Martinez Sykora, University of Southampton

Topics of Interest

Contributions dealing with any aspect of Cutting and Packing are invited. This includes theoretical achievements, model formulations, development of algorithms and real-­‐world implementations. Typical – but not exclusive – topics of interest are:

* One-­‐dimensional problems
* Two-­‐dimensional rectangular problems
* Packing of irregular shapes, nesting
* Three–dimensional packing, container loading
* Bin packing problems
* Knapsack problems
* Typologies
* Problem generators, benchmark problem instances
* Variants and extensions of cutting and packing problems
* Industrial applicationsPresentations on other problems which are closely related to Cutting and Packing are also welcomed.

Abstract Submission

As for the submission of abstracts, please follow the procedure described in the “Abstract Submission” section on the meeting website (see below). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 15, 2016 and their abstracts will be published (if registered for the conference) in the abstract book of the 13th ESICUP Meeting which will be available for download. No further conference proceedings will be published.

Conference Fees

Early registration fee (until March 15, 2016): 130 Euro
Late registration fee (after March 15, 2016): 160 Euro

Important Dates

March 1, 2016: Extended deadline for abstract submission
March 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2016: Deadline for early registration and authors registration
May 18-20, 2016: 13th ESICUP Meeting