Academics have such tough choices to make -- which conference to go to, which conference to present at, and which conference to, perhaps, send a collaborator to present, instead.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes the most interesting conferences (or even events) happen at the same time or so close together that it may be hard to be present at both?
I returned yesterday from the Computational Management Science (CMS) conference in Montreal and wrote several posts on it, with the latest one including photos.
The CMS conference took place May 1-3, 2013, and, as luck would have it (I was on the steering committee), I presented a paper both in the first session on the first day and in the last session on the last day.
May 3 was also the first day of the Mile High Conference taking place in Denver, Colorado, and organized by the Production and Operations Management (POM) Society. This conference ends May 6, 2013.
I have two papers also at this conference and it would have been very difficult to make the first one, which was schedule for May 4, and the second one is to take place tomorrow, May 6.
So, the solution -- one of my doctoral students, Dong "Michelle" Li, who is in Management Science at the Isenberg School of Management, is presenting both of our papers.
Links to the full presentations are available here and here.
The first paper above has been accepted for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.