His talk, titled “Recent Advances in Facility Location Modeling,” reviewed the broad field of facility location modeling with a focus on discrete location models. Daskin reviewed covering and median-based location models. He also outlined recent advances in location modeling including integrated two variants of location-inventory models as well as models that capture facility failures. Within the class of facility failures, he summarized both random facility failure and anthropogenic failure models. He ended by outlining directions for future work.
CORS, which has been in existence since 1958, is a scientific and professional society that takes a leadership role in the advancement of both the theory and the practice of Operational Research (OR) in Canada and safeguards the existence of a vital Canadian OR community by promoting contact between people interested in the subject.