ICORD 2016: Constructing pathways to advanced societies through OR

Date: June 9-10, 2016
Venue: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), México City

ICORD aims to bring together researchers around the world to present and discuss models and methods to overcome issues existing in developing countries. Ten ICORDs have taken place since 1992 in countries like India, Brazil, Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia, Italy, Spain and Sri Lanka. ICORD 2016 will be held on June 9-10, 2016 at the facilities of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in México City.

The theme for ICORD 2016 is “Constructing pathways to advanced societies through OR”. Envisioning advanced societies as organized social groups that pursue higher standards of quality of life, OR may play an important role in decision making for the development of more efficient policies regarding sustainability, healthcare, energy, mobility, education, etc.

ICORD has a workshop format that allows participants to present their projects and receive formal feedback from assigned reviewers and comments from the general audience. The reviewers are identified from amongst the pool of participants and their objective is to provide a constructive evaluation of the paper.

ICORD is suitable for presenting papers that are close to submission to a peer-reviewed journal and demonstrate a thorough OR analysis in a problem area important to developing countries. The feedback received at ICORD is an opportunity for authors to improve the quality of the paper in a short time.  The problems covered in submitted papers may include, but not be limited to, sustainability, healthcare, energy, mobility, education, natural resource management, public policy and infrastructure. Purely technical papers, or those that have no relevance in the developmental context, will not be accepted.

Program Chairs
David F. Muñoz
Elise del Rosario

Conference chairs
Adrian Ramirez Nafarrate
Luis A. Moncayo Martinez

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: January 31, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2016.
Early registration: April 1, 2016.
Conference date: June 9-10, 2016.

Conference URL: http://ifors.org/icord2016/