South Wales OR Discussion Society (SWORDS)

This regional society meets regularly to enable members to network with other operational researchers in their local area and to expand their knowledge of OR in breadth and depth.

We put on meetings, works visits and other events, which are generally free admission and open to all, giving members the freedom to invite clients and others outside OR who are interested in the subject.

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You can find the latest news of this group’s activities as well as dates and details of upcoming and past events. You can also join this group’s email distribution list and get in direct touch with the group’s organisers through the ‘get in touch’ form. Any documents, such as presentation slides and promotional leaflets, are available through the ‘related documents’ box below.

Committee details

Geraint Palmer Chair
Dr Jonathan Thompson Secretary and Contact
Penny Holborn Treasurer and Regional Representative on General Council

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Join us for our next event

SWORDS December Event -  Modelling Emergency Medical Services in Indonesia & Christmas Quiz

Date: 13 December 2022, 17.45 - 21.00
Venue: room 2.26, Abacws building, Cardiff University, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff

Register here

About the Event

SWORDS is holding our traditional Christmas talk, pizza and quiz this December. The event will be held in ABACWS, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff starting with the talk at 5.45 pm in room 2.26, followed by pizza, drinks and a quiz in room 5.05. Geraint Palmer will be the quiz master. 

The talk is titled Modelling Emergency Medical Services in Indonesia and will be given by Sarie Brice, Daniel Gartner, Paul Harper, Vince Knight, Geraint Palmer and Mark Tuson. 

In this talk we will present some of the findings from our research programme working with Indonesian emergency ambulance services, the Indonesian Government and hospitals across Jakarta. There are many challenges faced in the country in providing emergency pre-hospital care, including vast geographical areas, severe traffic congestion, and a lack of a co-ordinated service. The overall aim of our project is to help make critical decisions on the optimal types, capacities and geographical locations of vehicles that will help save lives.

There is a charge of £10 for the social, payable in advance. Details can be found at the Eventbrite page above. There is no need to register if you just intend to attend the talk. 



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