This year's event...

Innovating Mathematics for New Industrial Challenges

The IMA and OR Society Conference brings together our community of researchers and practitioners to showcase the work of those developing new mathematics with relevance to operational research.

2021's event will welcome a plethora of leading international speakers including Jakob Blaavand (The Smith Institute), Claudia D’Ambrosio (École Polytechnique, Paris), and Kevin Glazebrook (Lancaster University) to name a few.

Due to current circumstances, this year's conference will be online, via Zoom. Members can attend for £25 per day, students from £10, and non-members from £35. Please register to secure your place.

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Call for papers and posters

Papers will be considered for the conference based on a 300-word abstract for oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday 31 December 2020 via

Posters will be considered for the conference based on a 300-word abstract for poster presentation. Posters are encouraged particularly from PhD students, and a prize for the best poster presentation will be awarded. Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 26 February 2021 via

Contributions are expected to showcase both significant new mathematics and OR relevance.

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Organising Committee

Daniel Tilley (BuddyHub)
Joerg Fliege (University of Southampton)
Adam Letchford (Lancaster University)
Ruth Kaufman (The Operational Research Society)
John Medhurst (Larrainzar Consulting Solutions)

Further information:

For general conference queries please contact Maya Everson, Conference Officer email: [email protected] tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.