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Special Session
Special Session on
Workforce Analytics - Practical Application and Theory
 - WAPAT 2023

19 - 21 February, 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the 12th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - ICORES 2023


Jillian Anne Henderson
Defence Research and Development Canada, Canadian Department of National Defence

Brief Bio
Dr. Jillian Anne Henderson is a Defence Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (CORA). Her career with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) began in 2014 as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Visiting Fellow and Senior Programmer at the Canadian Forces Warfare Centre (CFWC) researching data analytics of human factors in Command and Control experiments. In 2016, she started in the field of military career pipeline modelling and simulation with Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA), bringing her experience to CORA in 2021 where she is a member of the Directorate Air Staff Operations Research (DASOR) Team. Dr. Henderson holds a doctorate in Science (Astronomy) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).


Within academia, government and industry, strategic planning of personnel uses a variety of tools to model, forecast and investigate workforce behaviour in order to gain insight into the implications of policy decisions over the short- or long-horizon. The purpose of this special session is to bring together the community of workforce analysts and planners to share knowledge, methods, techniques, and lessons learned in understanding the fundamentals of workforce systems from mathematical principles to problem solving complex systems. The scope spans from the theoretical to practical application.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Modelling & Simulation Workforce Analytics
  • Survival Analysis
  • Population Dynamics
  • Strategic HR Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Development Optimization
  • Operational Pipeline Optimization
  • Control Theory
  • Stochastic Optimal Control


Paper Submission: December 21, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023 (expired)


François-Alex Bourque, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada
Robert Mark Bryce, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canadian Department of National Defence, Canada
Dragos Calitoiu, Department of National Defence, Canada
Vicky Mak, Deakin University, Australia
Vivian Nguyen, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia
Stephen Okazawa, Department of National Defence, Canada
Etienne Vincent, Directorate General Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Department of National Defence, Canada

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
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ICORES Special Sessions - WAPAT 2023