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2015 CORS/INFORMS International Conference

June 14-17, 2015, Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, QC, Canada


Register now. Last day for discounted rates is May 15, 2015. Click here to register.   

37th ISMS Marketing Science Conference

June 18-20, 2015, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD  


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22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 

July 12-17, 2015, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA  


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INFORMS Healthcare 2015 Conference  

July 29-31, 2015, Nashville, TN


Registration is now open! Click here to register. 

INFORMS Healthcare 2015 will bring together academic researchers in healthcare analytics and industry stakeholders who are applying this research to share information and improve the delivery of effective healthcare. 

Poster Presentations: Call for Submissions

Deadline - May 1, 2015 

INFORMS Healthcare 2015 will also feature informative poster sessions. For more information or to submit a poster please click here.

There are a limited number of rooms blocked at the conference hotel, the Omni Nashville. Make sure to reserve your room today by clicking here.


INFORMS Annual Meeting Call for  

Papers: May 15 

INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting

November 1-4, Philadelphia, PA


Call for Papers Deadline: May 15, 2015

The deadline for abstract submission for the INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching.

For more information on abstract submission or this seminal event, please click here.

2015 Winter Simulation Conference 

December 6-9, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Huntington Beach, CA 


For complete information and to submit a paper  

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INFORMS Meetings Calendar 

Go to http://meetings.informs.org for a complete conference calendar.

The Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide recently affirmed what many INFORMS members and staff have long known: the quality of INFORMS journals is outstanding.    

Five INFORMS journals rank as Journals of Distinction. These journals are part of a unique club whose members are recognized world-wide as exemplars of excellence. To make this rating, journals have to be in the highest category of three out of the five non-university-based listings - Financial Times 45, Dallas List, VHB (German Academic Association for Business Research), Australian Deans' List, and CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France). The current high marks go to:

  • Information Systems Research (category: information management)
  • Marketing Science (category: marketing)
  • Management Science (category: OR/MS)
  • Operations Research (category: OR/MS)
  • Organization Science (category: organization studies)

The complete guide can be viewed here.  

Huntington Beach was the perfect setting for the close to 1,000 attendees who "Caught the Wave" at this year's INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, which took place April 12-14. Attendees heard keynote presentations from GE Software's William Ruh and IBM's Brenda Dietrich; participated in dozens of panel discussions with industry leaders; celebrated the very best in analytics and operations research at the Edelman Gala, and honored INFORMS Prize Winner Chevron and the UPS George D. Smith Prize Winner University of British Columbia. Read more here.

Check out the full conference recap here and be sure to save the date for the 2016 Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research April 10-12 in Orlando, Florida.  

Thank You Platinum Conference Sponsors

A special thank you to the 2015 Analytics Conference Platinum Sponsors for their generous support. 


The INFORMS Board of Directors, staff, and members join in mourning the loss of Allan D. Shocker, who passed away on March 10, 2015, at the age of 76 in San Mateo, CA. 

Shocker authored many award-winning and influential articles, with Google Scholar reporting nearly 7,000 citations of his work. His research appeared in the INFORMS journals Management Science and Marketing Science, as well as Psychometrika, theJournal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Research, and Marketing Letters. He also served on the editorial review board of Marketing Science

He is survived by his sister, Susan Ammons, and her children and grandchildren.

One of our premier member benefits is the opportunity to write for our two prestigious magazines. Do you have a story idea? Put your name out there with articles that provide an insider's look at the OR/MS profession (OR/MS Today) or provide readers with a better understanding of how data, modeling, and mathematical analyses are used to drive effective business decisions and competitive advantage (Analytics).

As an INFORMS member, you are welcome to share major career news that would interest your fellow INFORMS members. Submit your news here

Every month INFORMS highlights an exemplary operations researcher, analytics expert, academic, or student. This month we feature Prof. Jose Ramirez of Texas A&M. Read his StORy on INFORMS Connect here. Want to join the fun? Send a message, and we'll get you in the queue.

Patrick Harker, Former OR EIC, Is New President of Philly Fed.

Congratulations to Patrick Harker, former editor-in-chief of Operations Research, who has been named the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Harker has been the president of the University of Delaware since 2007 and will take up his new post this summer. Read more here.  

Casey Lichtendahl Wins Outstanding Case Teacher Competition

Congratulations to Casey Lichtendahl of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, who won the school's 2015 Outstanding Case Teacher competition. A colleague wrote, "Casey challenges students and leads them to new frontiers and new knowledge. His cases inspire students to learn...his unique personality and teaching style bring classes to life. Casey expects a lot of students but in return gives everything he has and they immensely appreciate it." Read more here.

Penn State's Smeal College of Business has launched a new online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Learn more about this new graduate certificate program here.

Call for Papers: Interfaces Special Issue: Operations Research Applications in the Energy Industry      

Submissions are due July 1, 2015   

Operations research can play an important role in the generation, distribution, and consumption of energy. Accordingly, Interfaces is planning a special issue focusing on applications of operations research techniques in the energy industry.

For more information click here.

Call for Nominations

Editor-in-Chief - Marketing Science

Preyas S. Desai is completing his second and final term as editor-in-chief of Marketing Science on December 31, 2015. The president of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a search for the next editor-in-chief. All members of INFORMS are invited to participate in this process. Further information can be found hereNominations deadline: April 15, 2015.       

Editor-in-Chief - INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE)

Armann Ingolfsson will be stepping down as editor-in-chief of the journal INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE) on December 31, 2015. The president of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a search for the next editor-in-chief. All members of INFORMS are invited to participate in this process. Further information can be found here. Nominations deadline: May 1, 2015.