Date: 16 – 19 September, 2018
Venue: Pretoria – Gauteng, South Africa
The 47th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria – Gauteng, South Africa, from 16 – 19 September, 2018.
An optional tutorial on customer churn probability and customer clustering models will be held on Sunday afternoon 16 September, followed by a welcome reception that same evening. The main conference will start Monday morning 17 September and will close at lunchtime on Wednesday, 19 September. We are very excited to also include a poster session at this year’s conference.
Participation over the full spectrum of Operations Research is encouraged, including presentations and posters of a more fundamental nature, application of Operations Research techniques in business and industry, topical issues in Operations Research, and the philosophy, teaching and marketing of Operations Research.
Prof. Liezl van Dyk, newly appointed Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering at North West University, and Charles Malack Oloo, President of AFROS (African Federation of Operations Research Societies), are the keynote speakers at this year’s conference. They are both exceptional OR practitioners and we look forward to their keynote addresses.
Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The local organising committee has arranged competitive rates for conference delegates at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood (located 2.3 km from the CSIR ICC) and Casa Toscana Lodge (located 1.1 km from the CSIR ICC).
Special thanks to our sponsors Department of Statistical Sciences at UCT, OPSI Systems, Centre for BMI at NWU, Blue Stallion Technologies and Department of Industrial Engineering at SU and Department of Decision Sciences at UNISA
– Liezl van Dyk
– Charles Malack Oloo
|27 March 2018||Early bird registration & abstract submission opens|
|31 July 2018||Abstract submission closes|
|7 August 2018||Early bird registration closes|
|25 August 2018||Registration closes|
|16 September 2018||Optional tutorial|
|16 September 2018||Conference welcoming reception|
|17 September 2018||Conference opens|
|19 September 2018||Conference closes|
Please note that payment has to be received before 7 August 2018 to qualify for early bird rates.
|Category||Early Bird Fee||Normal Fee|
|Fulltime ORSSA Student Member||R2700||R3100|
|Paid-up ORSSA Member (Non-student)||R4050||R4400|
|Fulltime Student (Non-ORSSA Member)||R3300||R3700|
|Regular Delegate (Non-student) (Non ORSSA Member)||R4650||R4950|
|One day conference pass||R2000||R2500|
|Accompanying person (Welcome Reception)||–||R350|
|Accompanying person (Social Event)||–||R400|
|Accompanying person (Banquet Dinner)||–||R450|
Conference Website: http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.ORSSA