OR62: our next Annual Conference

The OR Society is sorry to advise that, in light of the Coronavirus and with the welfare of our staff, members and delegates in mind, the upcoming OR62 Annual Conference event has been postponed.

This decision has been taken following the latest advice from the government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.

We are negotiating a new date with the venue and will publish the details when they are arranged.

Thank you for your understanding.


Conference Chair: Dr Frances O’Brien FORS, University of Warwick
Conference Chair:  Prof Juergen Branke, University of Warwick
Making an Impact Chair: Mr John Medhurst FORS, Larrainzar Consulting Solutions

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From recent annual conferences:

Kernel Search: A General Heuristic Approach to MILP Problems

Professor Grazia Speranza, IFORS President, treated OR61 to a highly detailed plenary on Kernel Searches (KS), a “general and simple” heuristic framework for the solution of MILP problems.

Grazia Speranza at OR61

Optimising the Teaching of OR

OR61 began with a dynamic, uplifting and amusing opening plenary from Professor Erhan Erkut, Vice Rector of MEF University, Istanbul, on ‘Optimising the Teaching of OR’.

Erhan Erkut on education at OR61

The Transformative Discipline for the 21st Century

OR60, our Diamond Anniversary conference, was launched with a plenary from Professor Anna Nagurney, who is the John F Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Anna Nagurney speaks at OR60

40 years of engagement with ‘social’ and ‘management’ science, including OR ‘hard’ and ‘soft’

Peter Checkland delivers a Parthian shot upon retiring from operational research at OR60.

Peter Checkland's message to OR60

New challenges for operational research in the age of AI and big data

At OR60, John Hopes discusses how innovation creates new disciplines, such as analytics, data science and AI which overlap with one-another and with established disciplines such as operational research, statistics and computer science.

John Hopes at OR60