41th International Symposium on Military Operational Research (41 ISMOR)

16 - 18 July 2024

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom

ISMOR is an annual international symposium sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence. It provides an opportunity for professionals and academics to explore and discuss analysis on practical issues facing defence and security, with a wide range of colleagues from across the world. ISMOR offers a development opportunity for early career analysts, and is an inclusive event that invites participation from a diverse range of people. Attendees will participate in:

  • Presentations
  • Interactive workshops, seminars and panel sessions
  • Networking with defence professionals and experts from across the globe

The programme team welcome submissions on any topic falling within the scope of defence or security Operational Research. We invite you to submit 150-word abstracts by email to [email protected] for:

  • Presentations lasting 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions
  • Interactive workshops and seminars lasting 90 minutes including: o Deep dive into a technical paper or topic that warrants longer exploration;
    • De-mystifying a method, tool or technique in an interactive tutorial;
    • Testing or refining a new method or technique through delegate participation and constructive feedback; and
    • Focus group on a particular problem or challenge, harnessing breadth of delegate experience and eliciting broad inputs.

Please indicate ‘presentation’ or ‘workshop/seminar’ in the subject of your email.

The conference programme will be structured around themes identified within the submitted material. If you have any further questions, please email them to us at [email protected].

The previous ISMOR 40 conference and programme is at www.theorsociety.com/events/ismor/. Earlier conferences and presentations can be found at www.ismor.com.

Registration and Key Dates

Register via the OR Society website at https://www.theorsociety.com/events/ismor/ from March.


Kay Dates  

Deadline for early bird registration

Friday 17 May 2024

Deadline for abstracts

Friday 31 May 2024

Deadline for bookings

Friday 14 June 2024


We look forward to welcoming you to ISMOR 41.

Andrew Beard (Dstl) - Symposium Chair

Ban Taylor (DRDC) - Programme Chair

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ISMOR is delivered in partnership with:


As well as inspiring experienced practitioners with new approaches and providing informal testing of ideas, ISMOR offers excellent development for early career analysts.

ISMOR is being managed by The OR Society with the Defence Special Interest Group of the society playing a key role.