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11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling PATAT 2016
Udine, Italy
23 - 26 Aug 2016
OR58 Annual Conference
The Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth. PO1 2UP
06 - 08 Sep 2016
ANTS 2016 - Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Brussels, Belgium
07 - 09 Sep 2016
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Special Interest Meetings

Wed 09 Mar   Criminal Justice
Mon 21 Mar   Health & Social Services
Tue 26 Jul   Defence
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Conferences - Introduction

The OR Society organises several conferences every year. Listed below is general information on the conferences organised.

The Annual Conference

This main event is usually held in early September and attracts over 300 delegates from the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere. The most recent annual conference was EURO2015, July 2015 (an international O.R. conference that incorporated aspects of the OR Society Conference) and the next is OR58 (to be held in September 2016). The three-day conference programme contains a mixture of plenary sessions given by keynote speakers and parallel streams, covering all aspects of O.R. which are of interest to both the Academic and Practitioner delegates. The one-day Making an Impact stream is specifically tailored to be of interest to practitioners. In addition there is a comprehensive social programme.

The YoungOR Conference

Every other year the Society holds this conference, intended for academics and practitioners with up to ten years' experience in O.R. The most recent was YoungOR 19 and the next is YoungOR 20 which takes place in September 2017. It gives younger members of the profession an opportunity to present their work in a non-threatening environment to an audience of their peers. There are plenary talks by keynote speakers, interspersed with parallel streams which are of interest to both the Academic and Practitioner delegates and there is a comprehensive evening social programme.

Other conferences

Each year, the Society holds a variety of conferences on specialist topics. Future conferences include the Simulation Workshop (SW16) which takes place at Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford 11-13 April 2016.

Recent conferences include:

Queries Regarding Conferences

If you wish to put on a short conference, would like to sponsor/exhibit at a society organised conference, are having difficulty submitting an abstract online or booking a conference online (and are unable to print the booking form on the website), then please contact Hilary Wilkes. It is recommended that conference bookings and abstract submissions if at all possible are done online.

Hilary Wilkes   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300