e-ORAHS 2020 (online via video conferencing)


Welcome to the 46th Annual Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research in Health Care. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions regarding university access and travelling, we decided to host this conference as an e-conference including social e-events.



The ORAHS 2020 e-conference will take place virtually from July 26 to 31 at the University of Vienna. Important: Please consider canceling flights and hotels in Vienna in time.


Rough timeline:

Approximately TWO WEEKS before the conference you will receive a virtual registration package with access instructions and further hints. Please be prepared (if technically possible) to provide an mp4 video with a duration of approx. 20 minutes in addition to a PDF file of the presentation ONE WEEK before the conference to the univie cloud[s1] so that we can secure a smooth e-mode.

On 1 July 2020, you will receive a detailed instruction sheet.


Format of the presentation: 

  • Each presentation consists of a 20-minute live talk and another 5 minutes for questions (5 minutes are required in sessions with 3-4 papers for setting up the next session). 
  • Presenters will be able to enter the e-room before the start of the respective session (e.g., in the breaks) to set up their presentations.
  • If presenters have made the PDF available for upload to the univie cloud prior to the conference, we will upload the PDF in the respective session. In case of access problems or if presenters are late, we provide the 20-minute mp4 video of the presentation if provided. We will try to organize a nice e-ORAHS conference for you! 

ORAHS Group:

ORAHS provides a network for researchers involved in the application of systematic and quantitative analysis in support of planning and management in the health services sector. The meeting is open to anyone with a quantitative background and those who have interest in the subject area. For more information about e-ORAHS please visit the website: ORAHS website. For more information about EURO please visit the website: EURO website.


ORAHS overview & timeline:

A short invitation overview on e-ORAHS 2020 can be found here.

A more detailled plan for the pre-liminary program of e-ORAHS 2020 can be found here.

Abstract submission deadline: February 21, 2020 -> extended to February 29, 2020
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2020
Deadline for early registration: April 30, 2020
Deadline for registration: May 30, 2020 (extended due to covid-19 pandemic)

Local Organising Committee

Marion Rauner

University of Vienna, Austria

Patrick Hirsch

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Margit Sommersguter-Reichmann

University of Graz, Austria

supported by

Tina Wakolbinger

WU Vienna, Austria

Walter Gutjahr

University of Vienna, Austria

Sabine Grahsner

University of Vienna, Austria

Lorena Reyes-Rubiano

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Matthias Leon Eller

University of Vienna, Austria

Nurcan Cakan

University of Vienna, Austria