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Biannual Beta Conference 2006

Biennial Beta Conference 2006

Management of Service Operations
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 14 -15 September, 2006

The second biennial Beta Conference will be held on 14-15 September, 2006, at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The Beta Research School is a multi-disciplinary research school consisting of over 80 researchers and about 60 PhD students in the field of Operations Management and Logistics across various departments of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and the University of Twente.

Conference objectives

The aim of the biennial conference is to provide a platform where multiple scientific disciplines active in Operations Management can meet. This enables

  • To exchange state-of-the-art scientific findings in Operations Management
  • To develop a mutual understanding of the (methodological) do’s and don’ts of multi-disciplinary research
  • To identify challenging new research avenues
  • To foster coherence and quality of Operations Management research, in particular in Europe

Conference topic areas

  • Process Aware Information Systems
  • Quality of Service in Telecommunications
  • Soft Reliability: a new class of quality problems in strongly innovative products
  • Reliability
  • Risk Measurement and Management
  • Patterns of Human Interaction in Business Process Management
  • Logistics in Healthcare
  • Spare Part Inventory Control
  • Performance Management in Healthcare

Invited speakers
At the occasion of the second Beta conference we have invited leading academics to stimulate the discussion between multiple scientific disciplines by plenary presentations. The invited speakers are:

  • Chris Blondia, professor and head of the research group Performance Analysis of Telecommunication Systems (PATS) and head of the Department Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp.
  • Peter van Laarhoven, Director Corporate Strategy & Business Development, TNT
  • Michael Pinedo, Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management and Deputy Chair of the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
  • Amit Sheth, professor of Computer Science and the director of the LSDIS lab at the University of Georgia (UGA), and an IEEE Fellow
  • Robert Spence, Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Imperial College, London, fellow of the IEEE, and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
  • Marion S. Rauner M.B.A. PhD, associate professor at the University of Vienna, School of Business, Economics and Statistics, and Institute for Business studies, Department of Innovation and Technology Management

Detailed program
For the detailed program see the conference website: http://www.tm.tue.nl/beta/Betaconference2006/index.htm
On this site you can also find the abstracts of the presentations.

The conference will be held at the campus of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Registration can be done via the internet only: http://www.tm.tue.nl/beta/Betaconference2006/index.htm.
Attendance is free, however, registration is obligatory.

Conference dates
14 - 15 September, 2006.

Conference Chair
Ton de Kok
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sub-department of Operations Planning and Control
PO Box 513, 5600 MB
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Program Committee

  • Ton de Kok Chair
  • Wil van der Aalst Process Aware Information Systems
  • Richard Boucherie Quality of Service in Telecommunications
  • Aarnout Brombacher Soft Reliability: a new class of quality
    problems in strongly innovative products
  • Alessandro Di Bucchinaico Reliability
  • Dominique Dupont Risk Measurement and Management
  • Frans van Eijnatten Patterns of Human Interaction in Business
    Process Management
  • Erwin Hans Logistics in Healthcare
  • Matthieu van der Heijden Spare Part Inventory Control
  • Hajo Reijers Patterns of Human Interaction in Business
    Process Management
  • Harrie van Tuijl Performance Management in Healthcare

Organisation Commitee

  • Ton de Kok Chair
  • Geert-Jan van Houtum
  • Jacques Resing
  • Nelly Litvak
  • Geertje Kramer

Contact information
Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tema 1.37
PO Box 513, 5600 MB
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Phone: +31-40-2474733
Fax: +31-40-2472607
e-mail: beta@tm.tue.nl

More information: http://www.tm.tue.nl/beta/Betaconference2006/index.htm