COMPUTING SOCIETY SESSION
When: Tuesday, October 17 from 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Accessibility: Free and open to all conference registrants
Session 1: The Sushi is Ready, How Do I Deliver It? Developing, Deploying and Managing Real-Time Optimization Systems
Author: Sebastián Quintero
We propose a holistic approach towards real-time optimization systems (such as food & groceries delivery, ride sharing) that transcends traditional OR boundaries. We assert that real-time planning is not an isolated analytical problem, but an integral part of a decision "supply chain", deeply interconnected with other decision models.
We treat these systems as engineered software components in a production stack. We emphasize the necessity of rigorous testing and seamless integration with other software systems. This leads to a more resilient, adaptive, and real-time planning process.
Session 2: Adapting to Change in On-Demand Delivery: Unpacking a Suite of Methodologies
Author: Nicole Misek, Ryan O’Neil
The volatile world of on-demand, gig-economy delivery employs a diverse suite of testing methodologies to master change and operational risk. We explore common testing techniques, in the context of a multi-sided marketplace.
We discuss historical testing, batch experimentation, acceptance testing, shadow testing, switchback testing, and digital twin simulation. We present these not as isolated tools, but as a cohesive toolbox deployed against real-world examples.
View on the INFORMS Annual 2023 website.