Preliminary programme


Detailed programme is available here. 

Changes to conference programme updated to 8.9. are available here

Online participants will have the access to plenary session and all conference sessions. 

Wednesday 9th September 2020

09:00 - 10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 - 12:00

Opening ceremony, Plenary session

  • Keynote speech: Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Vienna University of Economics and Business

    Model uncertainty in Econometrics: What to do when you don’t know what to do

  • Keynote speech: Peter Molnár, University of Stavanger Business School in Norway

    Online attention and financial markets

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 15:00 Conference Parallel Sessions I.
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 Conference Parallel Sessions II.
17:00 - 18:00 Meeting of Czech Society for Operations Research
18:30 - 22:00

Welcome dinner in VIDA! Science center

Bus from MENDELU to VIDA! Science center: 18:00 and 18:30

Bus from VIDA! Science center to MENDELU: 21:00 and 22:00

Bus will be waiting in front of building A.


Thursday 10th September 2020

08:00 - 10:00 PhD Competition Special Session
08:30 - 10:00 Conference Parallel Sessions III.
10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:45

Conference Parallel Sessions IV.

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 18:00

Conference trips (more information below)

18:00 - 23:00

Conference dinner at the university campus

PhD Competition Ceremony


Friday 11th September 2020

08:30 - 10:00 Conference Parallel Sessions V.
10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:45

Conference Parallel Sessions VI.

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch and Farewell ceremony


Conference trips


Sloup–Šošůvka Caves are situated in the northern part of the Moravian Karst near the town of Sloup in the Sloup-Šošůvka Caves natural reservation area. Moravian Karst is the largest and most important karst region in the Czech Republic. It is situated north of Brno as a part of the Drahanská Highlands. Sloup–Šošůvka Caves comprise a ponor cave system with two levels formed by erosion of the Sloupský Brook (part of the longest cave system in the Czech Republic – Amateur’s Cave). The Sloup part called “Old Rocks" and the Moonmilk Cave have been known since time immemorial, the Elizabeth Cave was discovered in 1879, the Šošůvka part in 1889–1891. The total length of all known passages is 4 200 meters, with a denivelation of 94 meters. They have been opened to the public since 1881, current length of tourist route is 1 670 meters. It´s a paleontological and archaeological site of world importance.

Air temperature: 7–8 °C (46 °F), relative air humidity: ca. 99 %

Tour duration: approx. 2 hours (length 1760 m, 303 stairs)

Meeting point & time for the tour: 12:30, bus waiting in front of the building A, MENDELU

Expected return: approx. 17:30 at MENDELU



Meeting point & time for the tour: 14:15, in front of the entry to Labyrinth underneath Zelný trh

Tips on transport: by feet or by Tram n° 9 from station Zemědělská to station Zelný trh. 

Labyrinth underneath Zelný trh (Vegetable Market),

14:30 – 15:15

April 2011 marked the grand opening of a large maze of underground tunnels, corridors and rooms, known as the “Labyrinth underneath Zelný trh”. Visitors can look forward to mysterious nooks and crannies of medieval cellars. Surprises are prepared for underground world explorers and enthusiasts, including a genuine medieval pillory.

Following guided tour in the city center

15:30 – 16:30

Meeting point: courtyard of the Old Town Hall

Content of the tour:

Old Town Hall: There are numerous old myths and legends associated with the Old Town Hall. One of them tells the story of the author of the Gothic portal, sculptor and architect Anton Pilgram. The legends of the Brno dragon and wheel are most notorious.  These unique symbols of the city are on display in the entrance to the courtyard.

The Vegetable Market, nicknamed Zelňák, has been a place where the local citizens buy fruit, vegetables, flowers, etc. You will see baroque fountain Parnas, The Holy Trinity Column, theatre Reduta, statue of W. A. Mozart and Dietrichstein Palace.

St. Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of Moravia’s most significant sacred locations which is depicted on the Czech Republic’s 10-crown coin. In the tour is included interior of the cathedral.  

Important Dates

  • 9.-11.9.2020 The Conference