ECSO-CMS 2021 
European Conference on Stochastic Optimization
Computational Management Science Conference

Due to the uncertainty caused by the persistence of the current pandemic situation, the chairs of the Scientific and Organizing Committees of ECSO-CMS2021, in agreement with the EWGSO Board, have decided to cancel the event for 2021 and postpone it to the following year to guarantee safe and successful participation, and to have entirely fruitful interaction in presence.

The conference reschedules for 2022, and further information will be announced through the conference website soon.

ECSO-CMS 2021, 7-9 July

The organizers are delighted to invite you to ECSO – CMS that will be held in Venice, Italy, 7-9 July 2021, at the Department of Economics - Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in the San Giobbe Economics Campus.

The event was originally planned for July 2020 but due to the COVID-19 situation the conference is rescheduled to the next year.

ECSO 2021 is the 3rd edition of a stream of conferences organized by the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization (EWGSO). The previous editions were held in Paris (2014) and Rome (2017). The scope of the conference is to bring together researchers and professionals in Stochastic Optimization and its applications in different fields spacing from economics and finance to supply chain, logistics, etc.

CMS 2021 is the 17th edition of an annual meeting associated with the Journal of Computational Management Science published by Springer. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for theoreticians and practitioners from academia and industry to exchange knowledge, ideas and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of computational methods in management science.

This joint event will provide a forum for fruitful discussions and interactions among researchers and professionals from industry and institutional sectors on decision making under uncertainty in a complex world. The conference will be within the scopes of both CMS and EWGSO and, in particular, it will focus on models, methods and computational tools in stochastic, robust and distributionally robust optimization and on computational aspects of management science with emphasis on risk management, valuation problems, measurement applications. Traditional fields of application, such as finance, energy, water management, logistics, supply chain management, and emerging ones, such as healthcare, climate risk and sustainable development, will be included.

ECSO-CMS 2021 is jointly organized by the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the CMS Journal and the EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization.

Best student paper prize

A prize for the student best paper will be awarded. Papers should be nominated via e-mail by the students’ supervisors (

The program will include a devoted session for presenting the best papers to compete for the prize, such that the jury could make the final choice. The paper does not have to be published. The papers should be principally authored by the student, but co-authors are permitted as long as their contributions are clarified. Only registered participants’ papers will be considered for the prize.

Jury for the best student paper prize

Plenary speakers

Darinka Dentcheva

Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)

David Morton

Northwestern University (USA)

Gah-Yi Ban

Robert H. Smith Business School, University of Maryland (USA)

Daniel Kuhn

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)

Giorgio Consigli

University of Bergamo (I)

Warren Powell

Princeton University (USA)

Scientific committee

Local organizing committee

Conference secretariat

Conference official hashtag


Supported by

EURO Working Group on Stochastic Optimization
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics
Venice centre in Economic and Risk Analytics for public policies (VERA)
Venice International University (VIU)
Associazione per la Matematica Applicata alle Scienze Economiche e Sociali (AMASES)
Associazione Italiana Ricerca Operativa (AIRO)
GNCS - Gruppo Nazionale per il Calcolo Scientifico