If you are an Edelman Laureate or have represented your organization in the Edelman Academy, your presence is requested at the Franz Edelman Awards Gala to be held on March 31, 2014, at INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Boston. We'd like to recognize you! Please RSVP to Gary Bennett, Director of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMS Past President Anne Robinson and SAS's Radhika Kulkarni will headline this year's Executive Forum. Recommend to your executives that they attend our fifth annual event at the spring INFORMS Analytics Conference. This special program provides a bottom-line understanding of how advanced analytics and O.R. are used to drive better organizational decisions. Click here for more information and to register.
Members who consult full time or part time are invited to add themselves to the Find an Analytics Consultant Database. The database is for members only to add their information but will be promoted widely to the broad analytics community who need your help
The CAP exam will become computer-based in the second quarter of 2014. We have signed with Kryterion to deliver the exam at hundreds of testing locations throughout North America. Watch this space for more details.
In the meantime, paper and pencil tests are still available. INFORMS invites all those members who wish to challenge themselves and distinguish themselves to sit for the INFORMS prestigious analytics certification exam:
February 22 - San Diego, CA
February 26 - Atlanta, GA (with Georgia Tech University)
March 6 - Philadelphia, PA (with Drexel University)
March 29 - Boston, MA (with INFORMS Analytics Conference)
March 30 - Las Vegas, NV (with Gartner's BI & Analytics Summit)
April 15 - Toronto, ON (with Queen's University School of Business)
May 22 - Cincinnati, OH (with University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business)
June 21 - San Jose, CA (with INFORMS Big Data Conference
Applications are open. Put CAP after your name. For more information, see www.informs.org/certification.
If you want CAP to come to your area, let us know. email@example.com.
Sponsored by CPMS, the Practice Section of INFORMS, this prestigious INFORMS prize rewards strong mathematics applied to practical problems, supported by clear and coherent writing. Join past winners such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Intel, IBM, the Yedioth Group, and Schneider National. The deadline for the two-page abstract is May 1, 2014. Click here for application information.
The Fellow Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences. The contributions of a nominee will be evaluated in each of the following five categories, and contributions must be outstanding in at least one category: research, practice, management, education, service.
INFORMS will induct its 13th set of Fellows at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2014.
Please note: A maximum of four reference letters, including the letter from the nominator, may be submitted.
To review complete Nomination Procedure guidelines and to access the needed forms, please visit here.
Please recommend INFORMS to colleagues, friends, supervisors, or students! To thank you for your efforts, INFORMS will award prizes! See the Member-Get-a Member web page for more details. Contest ends March 25. Your recommendation is our most effective membership marketing tool!
The Military Applications Society (MAS) of INFORMS is seeking nominations for the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for applied operations research in military applications. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of support, a brief statement describing why they are interested in applying operations research to military issues, and a two-page summary of their proposed program of research. Applications must be sent by June 2, 2014, to the Committee Chair, Greg H. Parlier (firstname.lastname@example.org). For important details, please visit the award web page.
The Health Applications Society (HAS) of INFORMS is seeking nominations for the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for applied operations research in health services. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of support, a brief statement describing why they are interested in applying operations research to healthcare issues, and a two-page summary of their proposed program of research. Applications must be sent by June 16, 2014, to the Committee Chair, Beste Kucukyazici (email@example.com). For important details, please visit the award web page.
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research 2014
March 30-April 1, 2014, Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts
INFORMS Professional Colloquium: Nomination Deadline Extended to February 25
This intensive, full-day program held on Sunday, March 30, helps practice-oriented master's and PhD students transition into successful industry careers. The registration fee of $394 covers both the Colloquium and full registration to the conference. Click here for complete information.
Reserve Your Hotel Room Now! March 1 Deadline for Reduced INFORMS Rate
Just blocks from all the history of Boston, this waterfront area is bursting with great restaurants, shops, and public green space. A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the special INFORMS rate of $235. We anticipate that rooms will sell quickly and advise you to make reservations before the cut-off date of March 1. After that date, reservations will be accepted at prevailing rates on a room available basis.
To make your reservations, click here.
Register Early- Deadline March 17
Take advantage of the discounted rates by March 17. Team discounts are available for the third and additional registrants from the same organization.
Click here to register.
For Your Career & Your Company
INFORMS Continuing Education
These two-day, in-person courses provide real-world value in skills, tools, and methods that can be implemented in your work. The following two courses will be offered just before the INFORMS Analytics Conference: Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals and Data Exploration & Visualization. Both courses will be held on March 28-29. For more information and to register, contact Thedra White at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.informs.org/continuinged.
INFORMS is pleased to offer the CAP® certification exam at this conference. The exam is offered on Saturday, March 29 at the conference hotel. Attendees of this conference qualify for a discounted, bundled rate of Conference + Certification. Also, don't miss a special session on Monday, March 31, providing information and guidance on the benefits and requirements of the CAP certification. Click here for more information.
Debut! Analytics Maturity Model
How well does your organization use analytics? What can you do to progress from good to great? Attend this debut of the new INFORMS analytics maturity model to see how you can score your organization, set target goals, and attain the enormous advantage of analytics leadership. This special session will be on Tuesday, April 1.
Program - More Than 100 Hand-Picked Presentations
This year the program with be arranged into nine focused tracks of:
- Analytics Revolution
- Marketing Analytics
- Big Data
- INFORMS Roundtable: OR/MS in Practice
- Soft Skills for Analysts
- Supply Chain Management
- Decision Analysis
- Award Winners
For more information, including a preliminary list of speakers, click here.
FREE! Technology Workshops
Sign Up Now - Limited Capacity
The Technology Workshops will take place on Sunday, March 30. Get in-depth training in software solutions from leading analytics companies: AIMMS, Bayesia, Decision Frameworks, FICO, Forio, Frontline Systems, GAMS, Gurobi Optimization, IBM, Imagine That, LINDO Systems, Logility, Maximal Software, OptiRisk, Perceptive Analytics, ProbabilityManagement.org, SAS, SAS Global Academic, statistics.com. There is no charge for these workshops if you register for the INFORMS Conference. Sign up when you register. If you have already registered for the conference and want to add any workshops, call 800-446-3676, extension 538. If you would like more information on the workshops or would like to see the full schedule, please click here.
INFORMS Conference: The Business of Big Data
June 22-24, 2014, San Jose Convention Center,
San Jose, California
Register Early and Save! click here
This new and valuable INFORMS conference will cover areas such as:
- Getting from data discovery to return on investment and real business value
- Bridging the gap between decision makers, IT managers, and analytics professionals
- Expediting the journey from business problem to analytics solution
- Selecting and using the right big data technologies
Please click here for the full program, including details on speakers.
INFORMS Annual Meeting- San Francisco May 15 Abstract Deadline
November 9-12, 2014, Hilton San Francisco Union Square & Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Submit Early - Capacity Limited!
Abstract Deadline is May 15
Abstracts received by May 15 will receive preference in scheduling. In recent years, the INFORMS Annual Meeting has grown significantly, making it difficult to accommodate all the talks submitted. It may be necessary to accept submissions in the order in which they are received if there is not sufficient capacity to schedule all the talks submitted by May 15. Therefore, we encourage you to submit early, well before the May 15 deadline.
INFORMS 36th Marketing Science Conference
June 12-14, 2014, Emory University Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, Georgia
Submission Deadline - February 10
To submit an abstract or to find more information, click here.
INFORMS Telecommunications Conference
March 2-4, 2014, Radisson Blu Hotel, Campo Grande, Lisboa, Portugal
INFORMS Optimization Society Conference
March 6-8, 2014, Rice University, Houston, Texas
INFORMS DAS Conference- Advances in Decision Analysis
June 16-18, 2014, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Submission Deadline - March 3
For more information, click here.
INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics Society Workshop
June 30-July 2, 2014, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
IFORS 2014 Triennial Conference
July 13-18, 2014, Barcelona International Convention Center, Barcelona, Spain
Go to http://meetings.informs.org for a complete conference calendar.