Mar 18, 2021

2021 VHB Best Paper Awardee

 Our pilgrim scheduling approach to increase safety during the Hajj (published in Operations Research) is awarded the VHB best paper award 2021. The joint work with Knut Haase, Matthes Koch (both Hamburg University) and Mathias Kasper (TU Dresden) presents an innovative mathematical program to guide pilgrims safely and convenient during the great pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi-Arabia.

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About VHB: the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB) aims at the development of business research and business studies as a relevant, internationally oriented and forward-looking academic discipline at universities. Its main objective is to foster research and education. Another major aim is to provide a platform for communication and collaboration among its more than 2.600 members, as well as for practitioners and domestic or foreign institutions with similar objectives. Founded in 1921, the VHB is the leading scientific association for business studies in the German-speaking world