Benders Day is a one day workshop featuring invited talks on topics related to the work of Jacques Benders, in particular, Benders decomposition. The workshop takes place at Eindhoven University of Technology on May 31, 2024.

The workshop takes place at Filmzaal (first floor) of the Zwarte Doos building of Eindhoven University of Technology. The Zwarte Doos building is the first building when entering the campus from the direction of the central station, click here for directions.


9:30 - 9:55 registration
9:55 - 10:00 opening
10:00 - 10:40 John Hooker: Logic-Based Benders Decomposition
10:40 - 11:20 Ivana Ljubić: Benders Adaptive-Cuts Method for Two-Stage Stochastic Optimization
11:20 - 11:40 coffee break
11:40 - 12:20 Ward Romeijnders: Benders' Decomposition Algorithms for Stochastic Mixed-integer Programs
12:20 - 12:35 Cor Hurkens: Jacques Benders - a personal decomposition
12:35 - 14:00 lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Stephen Maher: Should you implement Benders' decomposition?
14:40 - 15:20 Karen Aardal: Benders decomposition, a seminal result in the infancy of optimization
15:20 - 15:40 coffee break
15:40 - 16:20 Elina Rönnberg: Some experiences from designing acceleration techniques for logic-based Benders decomposition
16:20 - 17:00 Dries Goossens : How Benders decomposition changed sports scheduling


Please click on a talk to see the corresponding abstract.


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Program and Local Committee