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Christian Fikar

Dr. Christian Fikar MSc.
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About me:
Christian Fikar is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Production Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). His research fields include logistics, supply chain management and related decision support systems to investigate and optimize delivery processes, particularly for humanitarian and e-grocery operations. Additional Information available at www.christianfikar.com
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CV

2019
Visiting Lecturer at Universidad Pública de Navarra
since 2018
Lecturer at the Austrian Marketing University of Applied Sciences
since 2018
Post Doc at WU Wien
since 2017
Lecturer at FH-Campus Wien – University of Applied Sciences
2017
Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at Universidad Pública de Navarra
2016-2018
Post Doc at the Institute of Production and Logistics at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2015-2018
Lecturer at WU Wien
2015
Visiting Researcher at IN3 - Open University of Catalonia
2014-2018
Lecturer at BOKU Vienna
2014
Visiting Researcher at IN3 - Open University of Catalonia
2012-2016
Researcher at the Institute of Production and Logistics at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

2017
bmvit Mobilität der Zukunft - Innovationsfeld Gütermobilität Spring Award 2017
Professor Anton Kurir-Stiftung 2017 (Doctoral Dissertation Award)
2016
Stadt Wien-BOKU Research Funding Programme 2016
2014
Raiffeisen Science & Innovation Award 2014 - Publication Award

Classifications

Expertise

  • Decision Support
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Food Logistics
  • Simulation Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management

Activities

Membership in scientific association
  None OR2015 Emerging Scholars Program
  None European Operations Management Association
  None Euro Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization
  None Euro Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains
  None Euro Working Group on Retail Operations
  None Euro Working Group on OR in Agriculture and Forest Management
  None Euro Working Group on Humanitarian Operations
  None Austrian Society of Operations Research
Editor of a scientific journal
  since 2018 Annals of Operations Research - Special Issue : Simulation and Optimization to Facilitate Sustainable Urban Freight Logistics Operations - Guest Editor
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  since 2019 Research in Transportation Economics - Reviewer
  since 2019 International Journal of Modelling and Simulation - Reviewer
  since 2019 Computational Optimization and Applications - Reviewer
  since 2018 Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment - Reviewer
  since 2018 OR Spectrum - Reviewer
  since 2018 Journal of Transport Geography - Reviewer
  since 2018 Annals of Operations Research - Reviewer
  since 2017 Operations Research for Health Care - Reviewer
  since 2017 European Journal of Operations Research - Reviewer
  since 2017 European Journal of Industrial Engineering - Reviewer
  since 2017 Computers & Operations Research - Reviewer
  since 2017 Computers & Industrial Engineering - Reviewer
  since 2016 Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Reviewer
  since 2016 International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction - Reviewer
  since 2016 Flexible Services and Manufacturing - Reviewer
  since 2016 Engineering Optimization - Reviewer
  since 2015 International Transactions in Operational Research - Reviewer
  since 2015 Central European Journal of Operations Research - Reviewer
  since 2014 Journal of Cleaner Production - Reviewer
Reviewer for an international conference
  2019 HMS 2019: The 17th International Conference on. Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics. Modelling and Simulation - Reviewer
  2019 EurOMA 2019: Operations adding value to society - Reviewer
  2018 WSC 2018: Winter Simulation Conference 2018 - Reviewer
  2017 MIC'2017: 12th Metaheuristics International Conference - Reviewer
  2016 CEDI 2016: V Congreso Espanol de Informatica. - Reviewer
  2015 HMS 2015: The 17th International Conference on. Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics. Modelling and Simulation - Reviewer
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2019 OR2019 - Simulation and Statistical Modelling - Stream Co-Organizer
  2019 EURO-K Conference 2019 - Session on 'Food Waste Reduction with OR' - Session Organizer
  2018 HMS2018 - Modelling Urban Logistics Systems - Track Co-Organizer
Organization other meeting (Excursion etc.)
  2018 Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018 (thinkport Vienna) - Presentation

Publications

Journal article

2019 Estrada‐Moreno, Alejandro, Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Hirsch, Patrick. 2019. A biased‐randomized algorithm for redistribution of perishable food inventories in supermarket chains. International Transactions in Operational Research. 26 (6), 2077-2095. (Details)
2018 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. A decision support system to investigate dynamic last-mile distribution facilitating cargo-bikes. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 21 (3), 300-317. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support system to investigate food losses in e-grocery deliveries. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 117, 282-290. (Details)
  Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Faulin, Javier, Hirsch, Patrick, Fikar, Christian. 2018. Agent-based simulation for horizontal cooperation in logistics and transportation: From the individual to the grand coalition. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 85, 47-59. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Nolz, Pamela. 2018. Agent-based simulation optimization for dynamic disaster relief distribution. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 26 (2), 423-442. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2018. Evaluation of trip and car sharing concepts for home health care services. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 30 (1-2), 78-97. open access (Details)
  Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Pintor, Jesus M, Fikar, Christian, Faulin, Javier, Alegria, Irantzu, Astiz, Pablo. 2018. Practice Summary: Deriving the Optimal Location of a Biorefinery in Northern Spain. Interfaces. 48 (6), 596-600. (Details)
  Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Hirsch, Patrick, Faulin, Javier, Fikar, Christian. 2018. The role of horizontal cooperation to improve service quality in last-mile distribution. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 13 (4), (Details)
2017 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2017. Home health care routing and scheduling: A review. Computers and Operations Research, 77, 86-95. (Details)
  Gruler, Aljoscha, Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Hirsch, Patrick, Contreras-Bolton, Carlos. 2017. Supporting multi-depot and stochastic waste collection management in clustered urban areas via simulation–optimization. Journal of Simulation, 11 (1), 11-19. (Details)
2016 Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. A decision support system for coordinated disaster relief distribution. Expert Systems with Applications, 57, 104-116. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Martinez, Enoc, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. A discrete-event driven metaheuristic for dynamic home service routing with synchronised trip sharing. European J. of Industrial Engineering, 10 (3), (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Posset, Martin, Gronalt, Manfred. 2016. Impact of transalpine rail network disruptions: A study of the Brenner Pass. Journal of Transport Geography. 54 122-131. (Details)
  Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. Resource deployment under consideration of conflicting needs in times of river floods. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 25 (5), 649-663. (Details)
  Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. Training decision-makers in flood response with system dynamics. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 25 (2), 118-136. (Details)
2015 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2015. A matheuristic for routing real-world home service transport systems facilitating walking. Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, 300-310. (Details)
  Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2015. Understanding the impact of cascade effects of natural disasters on disaster relief operations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 12, 350-356. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2019 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Reiner, Gerald, Waitz, Martin. 2019. Integrated demand and shelf life-based inventory management to reduce food waste within e-grocery operations. In Proceedings of the 26th EurOMA Conference - Operations Adding Value to Society, Hrsg. Kovács G and Kuula M, 103-110. Helsinki: None. (Details)
2018 Waitz, Martin, Mild, Andreas, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A Decision Support System for Efficient Last-Mile Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables as Part of E-Grocery Operations. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hrsg. Tung Bui, 1259-1267. Waikoloa: None. (Details)
  Vögl, Jana, Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. A discrete event simulation to investigate unloading operations in an urban retail street. In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Harbor Maritime and Multimodal Logistics M&S, 2018, Hrsg. Bottani, Bruzzone, Longo, Merkuryev and Piera, 21-25. Budapest: None. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. Agent-based simulation of restaurant deliveries facilitating cargo-bikes and urban consolidation. In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Harbor Maritime and Multimodal Logistics M&S, 2018, Hrsg. Bottani, Bruzzone, Longo, Merkuryev and Piera, 8-13. Budapest: None. (Details)
  Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. Simulating Fresh Food Supply Chains by Integrating Product Quality. In Operations Research Proceedings 2017, Hrsg. Natalia Kliewer, Jan Fabian Ehmke, Ralf Borndörfer, 671-676. Cham: Springer. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2019 Fikar, Christian. 2019. Integrating consumer preferences and shelf life data in urban e-grocery deliveries. Research Talk at Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spanien, 13.02. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian. 2019. Optimization of restaurant deliveries facilitating cargo-bikes and urban consolidation. Research Talk at Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spanien, 20.02. (Details)
2018 Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support model integrating quality data in fresh food supply chains. EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spanien, 08.07-11.07. (Details)
  Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support model to facilitate quality data within a regional strawberry supply chain. II International Conference on Agro BigData and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Lleida, Spanien, 12.07-14.07. (Details)
  Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. An agent-based decision support system to facilitate agricultural sharing concepts for on-line food deliveries. EULOG2018, Linz, Austria, 04.10-05.10. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Leithner, Magdalena. 2018. Consolidation and distribution strategies to mitigate food losses within regional organic food deliveries. sustsc2018 : 2nd EWG Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains: Sustainable supply chains and the circular economy, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 06.07-07.07. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Decision support for e-grocery operations facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data. EULOG2018, Linz, Austria, 04.10-05.10. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Decision support for e-grocery operations facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data. CYTED 2018 Madrid, Madrid, Spanien, 29.11-30.11. (Details)
  Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Integrating consumer preferences and shelf life data in urban e-grocery logistics planning. EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spanien, 08.07-11.07. (Details)

Habilitation

2018 Fikar, Christian. 2018. Decision Support for Time-Critical Logistics Operations. Habilitationsschrift, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. (Details)

Dissertation

2016 Fikar, Christian. 2016. Routing and scheduling of home services facilitating trip sharing and walking. Dissertation, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien. open access (Details)

Projects

2019
Incorporating food quality in e-grocery logistics optimization (2019-2020) (Details)
NutriSafe - Securing of Food Production and Logistics with Distributed Ledger Technology (2019-2021) (Details)