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JORS: Volume 68, Issue 11
JORS: Volume 68, Issue 11, November 2017

REF 2021
Most of the important decisions have already been taken regarding the next Research Excellence ...

Universities "mis-selling" courses
Universities could be accused of "mis-selling" courses to teenagers

Artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess
Google's AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess

Degrees in two years
Students in England are going to be offered degrees in two years


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A window on the world of O.R.?
The “invisibility cloak” of science fiction is now fact, albeit with limitations. O.R. could claim to have had the power of invisibility for years, though not by desire; what we want is the opposite - a high-visibility jacket! Indeed, part of the mission of the OR Society is to help make our presence more visible. But perception involves both the observed and the observer. And all of us have open and hidden parts.

YOR18 – OR – A Twenty Twenty Vision
The 18th Young [to] OR Conference got off to a great start with the plenary session given by the President of the OR Society, Dr Geoff Royston. Antuela Tako, the chair of the organising committee, began the proceedings by telling the audience what had been planned for them and how to find out more about streams.

The Education & Research Committee
- Roles and Responsibilities: Brian Dangerfield (Liaison with ESRC)
Ruth Kaufman, Inside OR February 2013

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Posted on 15 December 2017

OR Society

JORS Volume 68, Issue 9

Volume 68, Issue 9, September 2017

This issue of JORS ( available to members) contains a number of interesting papers. Here are some of them:

Integrating cognitive mapping and MCDA for bankruptcy prediction in small- and medium-sized enterprises
Manuel D. N. T. Oliveira

In search of goals: increasing ice hockey’s attractiveness by a sides swap
Michal Friesl, Liam J. A. Lenten, Jan Libich

Optimal contract design for cloud computing service with resource service guarantee
Chia-Wei Kuo, Kwei-Long Huang

Estimation of potential gains from bank mergers: A novel two-stage cost efficiency DEA model
Xiao Shi, Yongjun Li, Ali Emrouznejad

After-sales services network design of a household appliances manufacturer
F. Tevhide Altekin, Ezgi Ayli, Güvenç Sahin

Location of a hierarchy of HIV/AIDS test laboratories in an inbound hub network: case study in South Africa
Honora Smith, Daniel Cakebread

The optimal assignment of spontaneous volunteers
Maria E. Mayorga, Emmett J. Lodree