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Our Conferences / Events

Careers Open Day
Millennium Point in Birmingham
15 November 2017

Blackett Lecture
IET London
23 November 2017

Beale Lecture
The Royal Society, London
22 February 2018

SW18 Simulation Workshop
Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford
19 - 21 Mar 2018

OR60 Annual Conference
Lancaster University
11 - 13 September 2018

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OR56 Annual Conference

9 - 11 SEPTEMBER 2014


Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey. TW20 0EX


A Great Place and a Great Conference for Academics and Practitioners!

OR56 was a unique opportunity to develop professional skills, build knowledge of the latest developments, use people’s experiences to spark imagination, and meet, discuss and share with others in the field. 

  • 24 STREAMS and around 200 presentations of interest to academics and practitioners alike, including for example, case studies and presentations in methodological areas such as simulation, analytics, forecasting, problem-structuring; and application areas such as health, public policy, third sector, and supply chain.
  • PRACTITIONERS – be they Analytics professionals, Data Scientists, Systems Engineers, Decision Supporters, or just plain analysts, a dedicated Making an Impact (MAI) day on Wednesday 10th September: focused sessions for consultants, analysts and decision makers – and anyone with a passion for making the world work more effectively.
  • PLENARY talks from : -
    - Ursula Brennan (Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice)
    - Andrew Jennings, (Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at FICO)
    - Stewart Robinson, (Professor of Mgmt. Science at Loughborough University and President of the OR Society).
  • A DEBATE – Our first! “Is Good Enough Good Enough?”
    Come and join a contest between optimisers and satisficers with Join Jacek Gondzio, Professor in the School of Mathematics, Edinburgh University and Konstantinos Katsikopoulos a senior researcher and associate professor at the Centre for Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION - On the emerging field of Behavioural OR.
    This plenary panel will try to help to shape a conceptual view of what ‘Behavioural Operational Research’ is, what it should be, and what its perspective can contribute to the theory and practice of OR.