With over 12,500 members from around the globe, INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in operations research and analytics. INFORMS promotes best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes through an array of highly-cited publications, conferences, competitions, networking communities, and professional development services.


The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members with a specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections.  The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals,  Transportation Science. The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.


ERIM is the host institute of the TSL workshop 2021. Consistently ranked in the top of management research centers in Europe, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) has created an environment for the development of internationally recognized management knowledge with academic and societal impact since 1998. ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management and the Erasmus School of Economics both at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. It aims to bring together top researchers in business and management from each of these schools. ERIM researchers shape a community of over 350 management scientists dedicated to produce relevant and excellent research that adds innovative dimensions to management knowledge.