C&P: 14th ESICUP Meeting

By: ESICUP on: 2017-02-06 20:19:36

14th ESICUP Meeting
Liège, Belgium, May 3 - 5, 2017

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

The 14th ESICUP Meeting is the 2017 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: February 17, 2017 (extended deadline)


Liège, Belgium, May 3 - 5, 2017

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


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 2017 edition is the 14th 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 Liège, Belgium. 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), Portsmouth (UK) and Ibiza (Spain). This year edition will be held at the  University of Liège in Liége.

Local Organising Committee

Cèlia Paquay (Chair), University of Liège
Sabine Limbourg, University of Liège
Luiz Henrique Cherri, University of São Paulo

Program Committee

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

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 February 24, 2017 and their abstracts will be published (if registered for the conference) in the abstract book of the 14th ESICUP Meeting which will be available for download. No further conference proceedings will be published.

Conference Fees

Early registration fee (until February 13, 2017): 130 Euro. 
Late registration fee (after February 13, 2017): 150 Euro.

Important Dates

February 17, 2017 - (Extended) Deadline for Abstract Submission.
February 24, 2017 - Notification of acceptance.
March 17, 2017 - Deadline for early registration and authors registration.
May 3-5, 2017 - 14th ESICUP Meeting.