Friday, August 27, 2010

[DMANET] IFORS Melbourne Conference - 10th to 15th July, 2011

Call for Papers

19th Triennial Conference of
the International Federation of Operational Research Societies
10th - 15th July, 2011
Melbourne, Australia

World OR: Global Economy and Sustainable Environment

Recent natural catastrophes and man-made crises have underscored the
inter-connectedness of our world. Any upheaval leads to momentous
reverberations across the globe with impacts well into the future.
Now more than ever, Operational Research is of strategic importance to
address problems critical to the economy and the environment.
Academics and practitioners are invited to share their knowledge,
experience and insights on theory, methodology and application of
operational research to issues of vital concern to the global community.

The Opening Plenary talk ''Optimal Choice Sets: How tightly should we
regulate?'' will be given by Sir James Mirrlees, Trinity College,
Cambridge, Nobel laureate in Economics 1996.

Abstract Submission now open:

Papers on all aspects of Operational Research are invited. Authors
wishing to present are requested to submit an abstract of not more
than 100 words via the Abstract Submission system at:

Abstract Submission deadline: 31st January, 2011

The scientific program includes over 50 invited streams covering all
aspects of Operations Research, see the Program section of the
conference webpage:

For program enquiries, please contact the Programme Committee Chair:
Prof. Janny M.Y. Leung
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 2609-8238

IFORS Prize for OR in Development:

Submissions are invited of papers describing a practical OR
application in a developing country, related to education, health,
water, technology, resource use, infrastructure, agriculture,
environmental concerns, etc. Enquiries should be sent to the Prize
Committee Chair:
Dr. Subhash Datta, Director
NIILM Centre for Management Studies
Plot No. 53, Knowledge Park V, Greater Noida, UP. India

Deadline for full paper submission: 30th December, 2010

Conference Organising Committee:

For general enquiries, please contact the Conference Organising Committee:
Chair: Dr Patrick Tobin
School of Arts and Sciences (Vic)
Australian Catholic University
Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's)
Phone: +61 3 9953 3199
Fax: +61 3 9495 6141

Secretary: Ms. Kaye Marion
Senior lecturer in Operations Research and Statistics
School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
RMIT University
Phone: +61 3 9925 3162

Treasurer: Assoc Prof Paul Lochert
Phone: +61 3 9802 4628

Organising Committee:
Prof Baikunth Nath
Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 8344 1400

Prof John Hearne
Head, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
RMIT University
Phone: +61 3 9925 2283

Prof Natashia Boland
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
University of Newcastle
Phone: +61 2 4921 6717
Fax: +61 2 4921 6898
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