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The International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR)

Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London
Speaker: Various
Date: 17 - 20 Jul 2018

To book your place and submit your abstract, please use the online registration facility at A range of pricing options including daily rates are available and have been held at 2015 levels with discounts available for early career analysts.


Key Dates

End March 2018 Deadline for early bird reduced rate. Book now to secure your place at the reduced rate.

End April 2018 Deadline for abstracts.


For help with your registration, contact the Royal Holloway conference office at

Please forward this email to any colleagues who might be interested in attending.

I look forward to welcoming you to 35 ISMOR.

Judith Rawle Symposium Chair

5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2018

Venue: Siena, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 25 - 29 Jul 2018

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Robinson College - University of Cambridge - UK on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results (with Oral Talks and Posters), and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


Application: March 31, 2018

Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2018

Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 28, 2018

LMS Society Meeting at the ICM 2018

Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Speaker: Marta Sanz-Solé (Barcelona)
Date: 07 Aug 2018

London Mathematical Society Meeting and Lecture

12th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling PATAT 2018

Venue: Vienna, Austria
Speaker: Various
Date: 28 - 31 Aug 2018

The International Series of Conferences on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT) is held biennially as the main international forum for both researchers and practitioners of timetabling to exchange ideas. PATAT 2018 which is the twelfth in the conference series will be held in Vienna, Austria.


IO2018 - XIX Congress of the Portuguese Association of Operational Research

Venue: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Speaker: Various

New deadline for paper submission: March 29

The use of Operational Research methods, models and techniques to address complex problems, many of which related to real life situations within organizations, contributes to the improvement of the efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of those organizations and of society as a whole. In IO2018 the idea is to reinforce the importance of OR for adding value to different sectors of society as well as show how it can increase its impact in the future, encompassing new areas.

Authors are thus encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract (in Portuguese or English) or a full paper (in English). Accepted full papers will be published in the “Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics series”.

15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature

Venue: Coimbra, Portugal
Speaker: Various
Date: 08 - 12 Sep 2018

International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science - ODS2018

Venue: Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina, Messina, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 10 - 13 Sep 2018

OR60 'Anniversary' Conference

Venue: Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster. LA1 4YW UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 - 13 Sep 2018

LMS-IMA Joint Meeting: Noether Celebration

Venue: De Morgan House, London WC1B
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 Sep 2018

The LMS-IMA Joint Meeting: Noether Celebration marks the 100th Anniversary of Emmy Noether's paper on Conservation Laws.

London Mathematical Society Event

Venue: Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Speaker: Various
Date: 09 Oct 2018
Meeting to celebrate the centennial of R.A. Fisher’s famous 1918 Paper on the theory of quantitative trait inheritance:
100 years of quantitative genetics theory and its applications: celebrating the centenary of Fisher 1918
Joint Meeting with the Fisher Memorial Trust, the Genetics Society, the Galton Institute and the Royal Statistical Society

Workshop on Soft Computing and Computational Sustainability (COMPSUS2018)

Venue: Bilbao, Spain
Speaker: Various
Date: 15 - 17 Oct 2018


Full paper submission: April 9th, 2018
Acceptance notification: May 18, 2018
Final camera ready: June 4, 2018
Paper registration (strict): July 9, 2018
Workshop: October 15-17, 2018

15th Annual International Business Awards

Venue: London
Speaker: Various
Date: 20 Oct 2018

Known as "the International Stevies," the IBAs are open to all organizations worldwide: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non profit.  Nominations may be submitted by organizations or individuals.  The 2017 competition attracted more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all types, in more than 60 nations.

2018 entries are now being accepted. The final entry deadline is 9 May, but late entries will be accepted through 13 June with payment of a late fee.

META'2018 International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing

Venue: Marrakech, Morocco
Speaker: Various

META is one of the main event focusing on the progress of the area of metaheuristics and their applications. As in previous editions, META’2018 will provide an opportunity to the international research community in metaheuristics to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 All selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.  Following the tradition, selected long papers will be published in a postponed Springer book as in META'2014 and META'2016.

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Venue: Rome, Italy
Speaker: Various

Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. Among these, it is worth mentioning ant colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also, Swarm robotics represents another application of techniques derived from swarm intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability. 

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Venue: Rome, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 29 - 31 Oct 2018

LMS Annual General Meeting and Naylor Lecture

Venue: BMA House, London WC1
Speaker: John R. King (Nottingham)
Date: 09 Nov 2018


3.00 pm Opening of the meeting and LMS Business (open to all)

Election of the LMS Council in 2018

Award of the 2018 LMS Prize certificates

Agenda and Papers (to be announced)

3.30 pm Second Speaker TBC Title TBC

4.00 pm Tea & Coffee

4.55 pm Election Results Announced.

5.00 pm  Naylor Lecture 2018: John R. King (Nottingham) Title TBC

The meeting will be followed by a reception at De Morgan House (57-58 Russell Square) and the LMS Annual Dinner.

2018 Winter Simulation Conference

Venue: Gothenberg, Sweden
Speaker: Various
Date: 09 - 12 Dec 2018

Track Coordinators: Navonil Mustafee, Tillal Eldabi and Anatoli Djanatliev


The Hybrid Simulation track welcomes submission from authors that have used a combination of analytical approaches, including simulation, with the objective of overcoming the limitations associated with individual methods and techniques. Unlike the conventional M&S approach, where particular techniques have often been applied in isolation, the submissions we wish to attract will have conducted original research in the combined application of multiple methods, with the objective of achieving synergies across individual approaches and, thereby, providing greater insights to problem-solving. More specifically, our track is interested in attracting submissions that have used either:

Hybrid Simulation (HS), which is the combined application of different simulation techniques, e.g., Discrete-Event Simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Agent-Based Simulation.

Hybrid Systems Modelling (HSM), which is thecombined application of M&S with methods and techniques from disciplines such as Computer Science/Applied Computing, Business Analytics, Data Science, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Economics, Humanities and Psychology. Examples include the combined application of qualitative system dynamics, problem structuring methods, forecasting, classical optimisation techniques, process mining, data mining, machine learning, game-theoretic modelling, etc. with computer simulation. The mixed method approach could be applied to different stages of an M&S study (problem formulation, model implementation, V&V, experimentation, etc.).

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Venue: Banhkok, Thailand
Speaker: Various
Date: 16 - 19 Dec 2018

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

16-19 December, 2018; in Bangkok, Thailand


The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) is a leading international forum to disseminate, to all branches of industries, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in IEEM. This conference has been hosted by leading universities in Asia and has been attended by around 500 participants from 50 countries each time.

LMS South West & South Wales Regional Meeting and Workshop

Venue: Exeter, UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 17 Dec 2018


2.00 pm Opening of the meeting

Chantal David (Concordia University - Canada) 

Ben Green (University of Oxford) 

Trevor Wooley (University of Bristol)

The meeting will be followed by a reception and the LMS meeting dinner.

Sixth International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence

Venue:  Satish Dhawan Auditorium, IISc Bangalore
Speaker: Various
Date: 20 - 22 Dec 2018

We are glad to inform you that the Operational Research Society of India Bangalore Chapter (ORSI-BC), Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the Analytic Society of India (ASI), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore are organizing the Sixth International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence (ICBAI) during December 20-22, 2018 at Satish Dhawan Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore 560012.