Course – Emergency Service Logistics

October 16, 2019 10.00 - 16.00 h.

The students will learn:

  1. What is the state-of the-art in models and methods for determining strategic locations of resources urgently needed in emergency situations?
  2. What is the state-of-the-art in models and methods for real-time operational planning of resources in emergency situations (dispatching, relocations).
  3. How these models and methods are used in real-life practice.

Course description
In life-threatening emergency situations where every second counts, the timely presence of medical aid can make the difference between survival or death. In other emergency situations like machine breakdowns (of for example medical equipment), the timely presence of repairman not only saves cost but may also save lives. This raises the need for the development of models and methods to make sure that in emergency situation required resources are at the right time at the right place. Motivated by this, in the course the focus will be on developing and analyzing models for optimal resource planning, both at the strategic and at the operational level.

More detailed information on the course in the attached program below.

Lecturer: Prof. dr. R.D. van der Mei (CWI/VU) and Dr. P.L. van den Berg (EUR)

Dates: 25 September & 16 October 2019

Time: 10.00 – 16.00 h

Location: Utrecht, Boswell-Beta

Room: t.b.a.

ECTS: 0.5 (attendance only) – 2 (attendance & passing assignment)

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members and PhD students of participating faculties

Registration: via the GP-OML website – click here

GP-OML Capita Selecta_Emergency_Service_Logistics – Fall 2019

This course is part of the GP-OML program (

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