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

The Operational Research (OR) Society is delighted to invite you to participate in this year's International Symposium of Military Operational Research. ISMOR 41 will be the place for analysts, serving personnel and academics to improve their craft, share ideas, demonstrate developments and build networks with peers from across the International Military OR community.

This year will see a greater range of activities for you to contribute to and participate in, including panel sessions, forums, seminars, focus groups, demonstrations and training opportunities. Key benefits of attending ISMOR include:

  • A chance to present your work to your peers
  • An opportunity to hear the latest developments in Military OR
  • Up-skilling through workshops, seminars, panels and training
  • Making connections with representatives from across government, industry and academia
  • Gala dinner and keynote speakers

Submit a paper or workshop

The Programme Committee is currently welcoming submissions on any defence or security OR topics you feel deserve closer attention:

1. Presentations (20 mins, followed by 10 mins for questions)

2. Interactive workshops, seminars and training (90 mins) covering:

  • Deep dives into a technical paper or topic
  • De-mystifying methods, tools or techniques
  • Testing or refining a new method or technique through delegate participation and feedback;
  • Focus grouping a particular problem or challenge

Please submit your 150-word abstracts to [email protected] indicating ‘presentation’ or ‘workshop/seminar’ in the subject line.

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

Tickets Price (Inc VAT)
Full Conference Ticket 3 full days evening social event 16 July and evening Gala Dinner 17 July: £588.00
OR Society Member Ticket 3 full days evening social event 16 July and evening Gala Dinner 17 July £528.00
Student / Retired Ticket*3 full days conference and evening social on 16 July £294.00
Single day rate * : includes conference attendance for one day refreshments and lunch on the conference da. This rate is open to Students, Retired, OR members and Non-Members £234.00

Early bird rate will be available on the Full Conference ticket available 10 April 2024 - 17 May 2024 please use coupon code ISMOR Early Bird Registration when paying for your ticket.

Registration will close Friday 5 July 2024 

*If you are attending a single day on 16 July and would like to attend the evening social event £42.00 including VAT

**If you are attending a single day on 17 July and would like to attend the Gala Dinner £78.00 including VAT

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New for 2024 ISMOR can offer preferred rates at a variety of local hotels to suit different price points.

Please click here for accommodation information 


Key Dates  

Deadline for early bird registration

Friday 17 May 2024

Deadline for abstracts

Friday 31 May 2024

Deadline for bookings

Friday 5 July 2024


We look forward to welcoming you to ISMOR 41.

Andrew Beard (Dstl) - Symposium Chair

Ben 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.