CanQueue 2009 Conference - Windsor

CanQueue 2009 conference. Windsor, Ontario. August 27-28, 2009.
For a one page poster (for posting), see
The conference received the following media coverage.
  1. University of Windsor Daily News coverage (August 27, 2009 issue). Click HERE for the article.
  2. The Windsor Star coverage (Front page, August 27, 2009.) Click HERE for the article.
  3. CBC Radio 1550 AM in Windsor. Live on-air interview with Samantha Molinaro, CanQueue 2009 speaker.
  4. WWJ radio 950 AM in Detroit. Interview with Samantha Molinaro, CanQueue 2009 speaker.

For a one page skeleton map of Windsor, see
The University of Windsor is in the upper left corner north east of California Ave and Wyandotte St.
The conference will take place in Room B02 in the Odette Building on the University of Windsor campus. A campus map is available at
The conference hotel will be the Windsor Hilton on Riverside Drive two blocks west of Ouellette Ave. (See below for other options.) Special conference rates are $115 per night plus $11 for parking. Wireless internet and hard wired internet are included at no extra cost. Guests may book on-line by going to:
This reservation rate is promised up to August 1, 2009.
However, if you are planning on attending the conference, it would be helpful reserve early. One individual had trouble getting the rate above so be insistent.
Students (or others on a budget) may wish to try
Canterbury College or
University Place,
both an easy walk from the conference.
For those coming by car, there is inexpensive accomodation along Huron Church Road (which is the extension of Highway 401 into Windsor) heading toward the University. (e.g. Econolodge, Kenora, Huron, Ambassador Motels), but it could be noisy along that road.
Conference Registration fee will be $40, plus $25 for the Thursday evening supper, if desired. Registration fee will be waived for students and retirees, but the supper fee still applies.
To register as an attendee(but not a speaker), please send (before August 1, 2009)an e-mail to
In the header, put "Canqueue2009 attendee."
In the body of the message include
Your name:
Your affiliation:
Your work address:
Your e-mail:
Your phone number:
Your status, i.e. student, faculty/business position, retiree

To register as a speaker, please send (before August 1, 2009) an e-mail to
In the header, put "Canqueue2009 speaker."
In the body of the message include
Your name:
Your affiliation:
Your work address:
Your e-mail:
Your phone number:
Your status, i.e. student or faculty/business position or retiree
You will need to send your title and abstract by August 15, 2009 in order to allow time to prepare a program schedule. If you can send this early, that would be helpful.
For the schedule and attendees list and abstracts, see
Attendees at the conference are listed below.
(1) Walid Abdul-Kader (University of Windsor)
(2) Attahiru Alfa (University of Manitoba)(Speaker)
(3) Eman Almehdawe (University of Waterloo)(student)(Speaker)
(4) Baris Balcioglu (University of Toronto)(Speaker)
(5) Katherine Ballentine (Eastern Michigan University)(student)(Speaker)
(6) Sabrina Bernardi (University of Windsor) (student) (7) Percy Brill (University of Windsor)(Speaker)
(8) Doug Down (McMaster University)(Speaker)
(9) Steve Drekic (University of Waterloo)
(10) Brendan Eagen (University of Windsor)(student)(Speaker)
(11) Qi-Ming He (Dalhousie University)
(12) Myron Hlynka (University of Windsor)
(13) Basil Ibrahim (University of Waterloo)(student)(Speaker)
(14) Farshad Jarrahi (University of Windsor)(student)(Speaker)
(15) Beth Jewkes (University of Waterloo)
(16) Qian Jiang (University of Windsor)(student)(Speaker)
(17) Weiwei Liu (University of Western Ontario)(student)(Speaker)
(18) Andrew Livingston (Eastern Michigan University)(student)(Speaker)
(19) Barbara Margolius (Cleveland State University)(Speaker)
(20) Samantha Molinaro (University of Windsor)(student)(Speaker)
(21) Andrew Ross (Eastern Michigan University)(Speaker)
(22) Stanley Sclove (University of Illinois at Chicago)
(23) Raj Srinivasan (University of Saskatchewan)
(24) David Stanford (University of Western Ontario)(Speaker)
(25) Dr. Chris Simpson (Canadian Medical Association's Wait Times Alliance) will be the keynote speaker.
(26) Yiqiang Zhao (Carleton University)

Travel to and from Windsor, see TO AND FROM WINDSOR.pdf
For previous CanQueue events click HERE.
This CanQueue 2009 website will be updated regularly.
  1. Windsor Casino. It has good eating places and concerts.
  2. Windsor Sculpture Garden. If you stay at the Hilton, you may wish to walk to the conference (a half hour), along the river and through the sculpture garden.
  3. Windsor Art Gallery. Near the Hilton.
  4. Point Pelee National Park. One hour's drive south of Windsor. The most southerly point in mainland Canada. (Pelee Island is slightly more southerly.) A bird watcher's paradise. Leamington, along the way, is the Tomato capitol of Canada. The number of greenhouses is incredible.
  5. The Windsor area is getting to be known for its great wineries. Take a wine tour of the area.
  6. Windsor Community Museum. Right behind the Hilton Hotel.
  7. Canada South Science City. Small but nice.
  8. The Canadian Transportation Museum is quite nice, just outside of Windsor.
  9. Shop at Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall or at
    Devonshire Mall.
  10. Detroit. 5 minutes away across the Ambassador bridge. Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Detroit Institute of Art (fifth largest art museum in the USA), John King's used book store (my favorite). To cross the border (either direction), you need a passport. (Enhanced driver's licences may work.)

CanQueue 2009 appreciates funding from
  1. University of Windsor Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  2. University of Windsor Faculty of Science
  3. Canadian Operational Research Society
  4. Canadian Operational Research Society (South West Ontario Branch)
  5. Canadian Medical Association Wait Time Alliance
M. Hlynka (
519-253-3000 (x 3014)