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New to OR 2019 Biennial Conference

10 – 11 April 2019     Submit Title/Abstract
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Conference Aston Meeting Suites (CAMS) at Aston University Business School, Aston Triangle, Birmingham. B4 7ET

Less than Ten Years in OR? Here’s your custom-made conference.

‘New to OR’ is a biennial conference purposely designed to relate not to age, but to experience – your experience! This is the conference for academics and practitioners whose careers in operational research span 10 years or fewer.

Here are five good reasons why you should attend, present a paper or even run a stream:

  • Streams will include Analytics, AI, Big Data, Sustainability in OR and a range of more conventional hard OR and soft OR methods. Application-oriented presentations and case studies in areas such as health and defence are also expected.
  • Promote your skills and organisation – give a case study presentation. Discuss recent projects with those who use OR techniques in practice.
  • Expand your OR toolkit – learn new techniques for career development.
  • Improve your OR network – meet like-minded professionals in a perfect environment.
  • Be inspired – make links between techniques and applications and apply them to your everyday work!

Put your mark on our New to OR 2019 event and get in touch with us here:
Conference Chair, Laura Brudenell, at or Hilary Wilkes at

Conference Highlights:
Four Plenary Speakers

  • Nira Chamberlain, The Power of Mathematical Modelling
  • Paul Harper, OR Saves Lives
  • Tony O’Connor, Chief Analyst, MoD and Chair GORS
  • Frances Sneddon, Chief Technical Officer; SIMUL8

Great Presentations: in a variety of streams which include Analytics, AI and Big Data, Consultancy, Metaheuristics through to Sustainable Development, to name just a few.

Elsie Cropper Award: a chance to win the Elsie Cropper prize for Best Paper!

Three Workshops:

  • Extreme Programming Game
  • Education in OR
  • Ensure Success with a SIMUL8 project.


Based on Aston University campus close to Aston Business School, Conference Aston is situated in Birmingham City Centre. The campus is easily accessible by road, has three car parks and is just a ten-minute walk from Birmingham's three main railway stations, New Street (Grand Central), Snow Hill and Moor Street. All travel information and an interactive walking map is available on the Conference Aston website

As well as a purpose-built conference facility, the venue provides four-star quality bedroom accommodation and a sports centre including a swimming pool, gym and squash courts. 

Based in the centre of Birmingham the university is in easy access of one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.