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Upcoming Events

STEM Ambassador Training (Operational Research Society)

Venue: Cheshire, SK10 2NA
Speaker: Various
Date: 22 Nov 2018

Think maths is important but not sure how you could promote it? Do you want to help inspire school students but not sure where to start?

The Operational Research Society and All About STEM are pleased to offer training in Cheshire, on Thursday 22nd November, 2018, 4-6pm, for anyone interested in running workshops to enthuse children in maths, in schools, colleges, universities, at events or in club settings. No prior experience is necessary - just enthusiasm to show young people how important maths is!

Careers Open Day ((Operational Research Society)

Venue: Birmingham UK. B1 2EP
Speaker: Various
Date: 27 Nov 2018

The OR Society’s Careers Open Day provides an opportunity for employers looking to recruit staff within operational research (OR), analytics, data science and other related fields to connect with upcoming or recent graduates. The day attracts more than 400 students eager to meet with prospective employers and network with like-minded people. More than 30 exhibitors will be on hand to help students jump-start their career search, as well as a full programme of talks providing first-hand experience, career advice and case studies.

Blackett Lecture (Operational Research Society)

Venue: London UK. SW1Y 5AG
Speaker: Sir Alan Wilson, Turing Institute
Date: 28 Nov 2018

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Lecture at 4.30pm
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton Terrace, London.

(Tea and biscuits at 4.00pm; Drinks reception 6.00-7.00pm after the lecture)

There is no charge for attendance at this event. 
Registration is now open to both members and non-members of The OR Society.

If you have any queries, please contact Hilary Wilkes on

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.).

Maths is FUNdamental - The OR Society Volunteer Training

Venue: Birmingham B1 2RX
Speaker: Various
Date: 12 Dec 2018

Think maths is important but not sure how you could promote it?

Do you want to help inspire school students but not sure where to start?

The Operational Research Society is pleased to offer volunteer training on Monday 29th October for anyone interested in engaging children in maths. This could be in a school, college or university. No prior experience is necessary - just enthusiasm to show young people how important maths and Operational Research is!

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. 

Beale Lecture (Operational Research Society)

Venue: London UK. SW1Y 5AG
Speaker: Prof. Mike Jackson and Dr Itamar Megiddo
Date: 21 Feb 2019

Thursday 21 February 2019

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London. SW1Y 5AG

2.00pm Registration and refreshments

Lectures start at 2.30pm

The OR Society are pleased to announce this open event which begins with a short talk from our 2016 PhD winner, Itamar Megiddo, followed by a talk from our main speaker and 2017 Beale Medal award winner, Mike C. Jackson OBE.

Beale Lecture is open to members and non-members alike. The OR Society’s Beale Medal is awarded each year in memory of the late Martin Beale. It gives formal recognition to a sustained contribution over many years to the theory, practice, or philosophy of operational research (OR) in the UK, or to some combination of those areas.

New to OR 2019 (Operational Research Society)

Venue: Birmingham UK. B4 7ET
Speaker: Various
Date: 10 - 11 Apr 2019

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!

Joint IMA & ORS 2nd Conf. on Mathematics of OR

Venue: Birmingham UK. B4 7ET
Speaker: Various
Date: 25 - 26 Apr 2019

Innovating Mathematics for New Industrial Challenges

The conference will aim to draw together the considerable community of researchers and practitioners who develop new mathematics of relevance to and which underpin applications in Operational Research (O.R.).  It will take a comprehensive view, will showcase activity from across O.R. and will welcome both contributions which have a clear application focus as well as those which are theoretically driven.

Contributions will be expected to showcase both significant new mathematics and O.R. relevance.  The conference will host plenaries from leading international experts.

Analytics Summit (Operational Research Society)

Venue: London UK. WC2R OBL
Speaker: Various
Date: 13 Jun 2019

Brought to you by The OR Society in association with the Royal Statistical Society, the Analytics Summit brings together speakers and exhibitors from the very cutting edge of analytics to deliver a one-day event that is a one-stop shop for learning about how big data & analytics are shaping the future of organisational decision making. Filled with case studies, new innovations, and strategies on how to turn data to effective decisions the Analytics Summit is an event not to be missed. So join us on 13 June 2019 and keep up to date by visiting us here or on Twitter (#AS19).

OR61 Annual Conf. (Operational Research Society)

Venue: Kent UK. CT2 7NZ
Speaker: Various
Date: 03 - 05 Sep 2019

3-5 September 2019

University of Kent

Now in its 61st year, the conference picks up momentum from the 2018 diamond anniversary which saw a record number of delegates in attendance. Whether you work as a practitioner or an academic, OR61 is the place to come and learn about how OR and analytics are transforming the workplace through delivering productivity improvements.

This must-attend conference also promotes debate and future thinking to focus the OR profession on how it needs to evolve to deliver benefits to business, the economy and wider society.