Welcome to the Mercator Endowed Chair of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport. Our work is focussed on developing innovative digital technologies to enable sustainable transportation. One major theme in that context is the combination of demand management concepts (such as dynamic pricing or availability control of services) and classic transportation/logistics management (such as route optimisation) so as to increase sustainability.
Our work encompasses planning and control problems in urban logistics, mobility as well as air traffic management. Typically, these applications involve customer choice modelling, optimal control, large-scale optimisation and optimal learning. We develop solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders.
Our Teaching -
Courses offered in 2020/21
- Data Science for Business
- Pricing Analytics
- Sustainable Urban Transport
- Fundamentals of Optimisation
Our publications –
A selection of journal articles.
Dynamic pricing of flexible time slots for attended home delivery.
Air Traffic Control Capacity Planning under Demand and Capacity Provision Uncertainty.
Tractable consideration set structures for assortment optimization and network revenue management.
An Enhanced Concave Program Relaxation for Choice Network Revenue Management.
A Review of Revenue Management: Recent Generalizations and Advances in Industry Applications.
Home Healthcare Routing and Scheduling of Multiple Nurses in a Dynamic Environment.
Coordinated capacity and demand management in a redesigned Air Traffic Management value-chain.
Unconstraining methods for revenue management systems under small demand.
Future Research Directions in Demand Management.
A Review of Choice-based Revenue Management: Theory and Methods.
An approximate dynamic programming approach to attended home delivery management.
Research project –
CADENZA has started
The CADENZA project has been successfully launched on June 1, 2020 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Arne Strauss.
The CADENZA project, short for "Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance Optimization", aims to develop a detailed trajectory management concept for the European flight network.
With a share of approximately 360,000 euros of the total project costs of 2 million euros, the Mercator Chair of Prof. Dr. Arne Strauss at WHU will lead the development of innovative methodological approaches to the emerging issues as well as scalable optimization approaches. The project runs until December 2022.
In addition to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the University of Belgrade, the University of Worms and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as Eurocontrol are participating in the project.
Read our latest news –
Find out more about our chair's activities.
The European Commission has approved funding for the development of the CADENZA air traffic management system. In addition to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the University of Belgrade, the University of Applied Sciences Worms and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as...Read more