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1st Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation (MCDMT 2015)

Venue: Corfu, Greece
Speaker: Various
Date: 06 Jul 2015

The Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation (MCDMT 2015) is going to take place in Corfu, Greece, on July 6, 2015, in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA 2015).  Nowadays, advancements on Marine Transportation require the synergy of both computer science and maritime science and the technical focus of the workshop is upon the latest developments on Computing Methodologies for Marine Transportation.

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13th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization

Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland
Speaker: Various
Date: 08 - 10 Jul 2015

EUROPT2015 is the annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization working group of EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies). This is the 13th such workshop and is held in collaboration with the EURO 2015 conference to be held in Glasgow on July 12-15 2015.

Talks should be related to continuous optimization theory, algorithms, software or applications. It is expected that there will be a particular focus on large-scale optimization and linear algebra techniques in optimization.

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EWG ORD –IFORS Workshop on OR for Development

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Speaker: Various
Date: 09 - 10 Jul 2015

Operational Researchers who have done work in the area of OR for Development are invited to participate in the EWG ORD –IFORS Workshop on OR for Development, 9-10 July 2015, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. For more details see the website: This event is taking place prior to EURO 2015, 12-15 July in Glasgow.

To qualify, participants are required to submit a full paper on their work which has used Operational Research to help optimize development in the light of constraints and limited resources. Topic areas may include: education, health, and other basic services, water, technology, resource use (physical or financial), infrastructure, agricultural/industrialization, environmental sustainability. A stress on developmental issues will be an important factor; papers of a purely technical nature, or those that have no relevance in the developmental context, will not be considered.

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Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2015)

Venue: Madrid, Spain
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 - 15 Jul 2015

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behaviour, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

Metaheuristic Design Patterns Workshop  (MetaDeeP)

Design Patterns are structured heuristics which capture the essentials of recurring practice in an abstract form. Their widespread use has revolutionized the software industry and the previous successful workshop on Metaheuristic Design Patterns (MetaDeeP @ GECCO 2014) demonstrated that similar refactorings are possible in optimization research. If you are interested in moving towards higher-levels of research communicability and automation, then you should attend MetaDeeP 2015, the second such workshop, to be held at GECCO. 

5th Workshop on Evolutionary Computation for the Automated Design of Algorithms (ECADA)

The ECADA workshop explores the Automated Design of Algorithms employing hyper-heuristics which are meta-heuristics applied to algorithm space, with an emphasis on hyper-heuristics of the evolutionary computation persuasion. Genetic Programming has most famously been employed to this end, but random search and iterative hill-climbing have both also successfully been employed to automatically design novel (components of) algorithms. These methods have the advantage of producing solutions that are applicable to any instance of a specified problem domain, instead of a solution specifically produced for a single problem instance. This is particularly useful for real-world problem solving where one can afford a large amount of a priori computational time to subsequently solve many problem instances drawn from a specified problem domain. The areas of application of these methods include, for instance, data mining, machine learning, optimization, bioinformatics, image processing, economics, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, etc.

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27th European Conference on Operational Research

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Speaker: Various
Date: 12 - 15 Jul 2015

EURO2015 is the premier European conference for Operational Research and Management Science (ORMS), organised by the European Association of Operational Research Societies in conjunction with the UK OR Society.

EURO2015 takes place from Sunday 12 - Wednesday 15 July 2015 in the University of Strathclyde and will host streams from all branches of ORMS. EURO2015 is for Consultants, Analysts and Decision Makers – in fact, anyone with a passion for making the ‘real-world’ more effective.

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International Symposium on Military Operational Research

Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date: 21 - 24 Jul 2015

2015's International Symposium on Military Operational Research will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London, from 21 to 24 July 2015. Further details and online booking will be available at from January.

ISMOR is sponsored by MOD and strongly supported by the OR Society DSIG and by the US Military Operations Research Society. It is self-funding and non-profit making.

DEA2015 Conference

Venue: Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig, Germany
Date: 24 - 27 Aug 2015

IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for Simulation

Venue: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Speaker: Various
Date: 01 - 04 Sep 2015

Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in many ways, for example in any area where high dimensional problems are governed by differential equations. Computational fluid dynamics has driven many developments in this area; however there is a wide range of application areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques may be similar. Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such as geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction, high-dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on. The conference will bring together application specialists, applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and computational scientists who develop and use numerical simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation, inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain as a major component a high-dimensional forward model, will also be represented.

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Venue: University of Vienna, Austria
Speaker: Various
Date: 01 - 04 Sep 2015

The theme of this conference is "Optimal Decisions and Big Data", but the conference covers all directions of Operations Research. The invited plenary speakers are Matteo Fischetti (Padova) and Steven Scott (Google). There will be 28 streams: Accounting and Revenue Management, Analytics, Bioinformatics, Computational and Experimental Economics, Continuous Optimization, Control Theory, Discrete Optimization, Graphs and Networks, Energy and Environment, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Game Theory, Health and Disaster Aid, Integer Programming, Logistics and Transportation, Metaheuristics, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Networks and Regulation, Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems, OR for Security, OR Software and Modeling Languages, Policy Modeling and Public Sector OR, Production and Operations Management, Scheduling and Project Management, Simulation and Decision Support, Stochastic Models, Stochastic Optimization and Supply Chain Management.

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SYNASC 2015 - 17th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Venue: Timisoara, Romania
Speaker: Various
Date: 21 - 24 Sep 2015

For more information please see the website

YoungOR 19 Biennial Conference

Venue: Conference Aston Meeting Suites (CAMS) at Aston University Business School, Aston Triangle, Birmingham. B4 7ET
Date: 22 - 24 Sep 2015

YoungOR 19 is the conference for those whose Operational Research (O.R.) careers are less than ten years in duration. This is a biennial conference for academics and practitioners with up to ten years of experience in O.R.  Attendees have the opportunity to present their work to peers in a supportive environment, while learning about how O.R. techniques have been used in a wide range of applications.  Parallel streams of talks are interspersed with presentations from plenary and keynote speakers.   

Simulation in Production and Logistics

Venue: Dortmund, Germany
Date: 23 - 25 Sep 2015

The German simulation society (ASIM) conference on Simulation in Producation and Logistics in Dortmund (23-25 September). The conference website can be found at:

2nd International Conference on Analytics Driven Solutions

Venue: Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Speaker: Various
Date: 28 - 29 Sep 2015

The International Conference on Analytics Driven Solutions seeks to establish a platform where both academic and professional approaches to this rapidly expanding field of activity can be explored. Drawing on best practice in analytics we invite academics, practitioners and research students to come together and share examples, cases, theories and experiences in the field. ICAS 2015 aims to bring researchers and practitioners in analytics from these different disciplines and more together.

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Third Annual International Workshop on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty

Venue: Deltares in Delft, the Netherlands
Speaker: Various
Date: 03 - 04 Nov 2015

Many investment and policy decisions have significant and often long-term consequences. Long-term objectives often require near-term decisions. Making sound near-term decisions is critical, yet we live in an increasingly unpredictable world governed by competing beliefs and preferences. When decision makers and analysts face a deeply uncertain future, they need more than traditional prediction- or scenario-based decision methods to help them choose among alternatives. Fortunately, there are new tools and methods that can help them make sound decisions in the face of these challenges.

This workshop seeks to foster a community of practice around decision making under deep uncertainty, in order to improve methods and tools, facilitate their use in practice, and ultimately encourage sound (public or private sector) decision making in our dynamic and changing world. The theme of this year’s workshop is “From Theory to Practice – Implementing Deep Uncertainty Methods and Tools”.

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Blackett Lecture

Venue: Grocers’ Hall, London
Date: 26 Nov 2015

For more information please go the Blackett Lecture section of the website at

2015 Winter Simulation Conference

Venue: Huntington Beach, California
Date: 06 - 09 Dec 2015

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers and vendors. Research in modeling and simulation is propelled by fostering cross-fertilization between various disciplines. The conference website is at

2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2015)

Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Speaker: Various
Date: 06 - 09 Dec 2015

You are invited to participate in The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. The conference will be held from 6 - 9 December, 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The primary focus of the IEEM conference has been to bring together researchers, scholars and industry participants from all over the world to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all aspects of industrial engineering and engineering management.

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The International Conference on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming (MOPGP)

Venue: Tlemcen, Algeria
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 - 15 Dec 2015

For more information please see the website


Venue: Rome, Italy
Speaker: Various
Date: 23 - 25 Feb 2016

The purpose of ICORES is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in both advances and applications in the field of operations research. Two simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas.

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Simulation Workshop (SW16)

Venue: Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford
Speaker: Various
Date: 11 - 13 Apr 2016

The OR Society's eighth biennial Simulation Workshop (SW16) brings together practitioners and academics working in the field of discrete-event simulation and related fields. The workshop provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in simulation and modelling.