Joint IFORS - EURO ORD Workshop

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Date: July 9-10, 2015

Venue: Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


Background


The EURO Working Group on Operational Research for Development (EWG ORD) (http://www.euro-online.org/web/ewg/29/or-for-development-ewg-ord) aims to promote communication and collaboration among researchers working in areas of operational research for development within and outside of EURO. EWG ORD actively organized / co-organized workshops or streams on operational research for development in various conferences, which include: EURO 2006, EURO 2007, IFORS 2008, EURO 2009, EURO 2010, IFORS 2011, EURO 2012, EURO 2013 and IFORS 2014. These activities were successful in promoting the importance of operational research and its related techniques to improving living conditions in the developing and developed countries.


Call for Participants


To qualify, participants are required to submit a full paper on their work which has used Operational Research to help optimize development in the light of constraints and limited resources. Topic areas may include: education, health, and other basic services, water, technology, resource use (physical or financial), infrastructure, agricultural/industrialization, environmental sustainability. A stress on developmental issues will be an important factor; papers of a purely technical nature, or those that have no relevance in the developmental context, will not be considered.

Please send your full papers or extended abstracts (not less than 1,500 words) to Honora Smith (honora.smith@soton.ac.uk) by 27 February 2015.


Conference Format


The Workshop will feature presentations by the participants of their papers. Paper reviewers will be assigned in advance. All participants will be given all the papers of accepted participants in advance, which will give them time to study the other papers. Ample time will be given for a discussion of each of the papers presented.

There will also be a plenary session where invited speakers from the well known company Simul8 will talk about their experiences in using the company’s excellent visual simulation software, Simul8, in a variety of projects and the benefits that resulted. The session will include a workshop which will enable delegates to try out Simul8 and see the power of visual simulation for themselves .


Important Dates


Extended Abstract Submission: February 27, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: March 6, 2015


Subsidised Conference Registration Fee


EURO 200, inclusive of materials, snacks & lunch


Support for Participants


A limited number of slots for accommodation and registration support will be available, and will depend on the quality of material submitted.


For inquiries, please contact:

Soheil Davari, DavariS@cardiff.ac.uk

Andres F. Osorio, afo1e13@soton.ac.uk

Sue Merchant, suemerchant@hotmail.com

Elise del Rosario, elise@JGdelRosario.com

Honora Smith, honora.smith@soton.ac.uk

Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, gweber@metu.edu.tr


Link to website: http://ifors.org/ewg-ord/