INFORMS Fora

Fora bring together colleagues with professional interests that are neither disciplinary nor geographic. Fora facilitate interaction among members with common interests and provide a medium for formal reporting of topics.

Association of Chairs of O.R. Departments

Association of Chairs of O.R. Departments

The purposes of ACORD are:

  • To encourage interest in the field of operations research and the management sciences;
  • To encourage discussion and interaction among individuals who serve as chairs, directors, and heads of academic programs in operations research and the management sciences;
  • To advise the INFORMS Board on aspects of the academic environment for operations research and the management sciences and to keep the INFORMS Board apprised of developments in this area.
Forum on Education

Forum on Education

INFORM-ED provides publications, workshops, conference sessions, resources, and networking opportunities for individuals interested in the teaching of OR/MS at institutions of higher education.

INFORM-ED encourages discussion, interaction, and dissemination regarding education and the relationship of teaching to the profession of OR/MS.

Junior Faculty Interest Group

Junior Faculty Interest Group

JFIG creates a forum to increase junior faculty interaction with each other, with senior faculty, and with industry, and to provide opportunities for networking and collaborative research.

Minority Issues Forum

Minority Issues Forum (MIF)

The purposes of the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum are:

  • To foster minority representation in OR/MS;
  • To develop ties between those interested in increasing the number of minority participants in OR/MS;
  • To disseminate information about the issues facing minority researchers and practitioners.
Women in OR/MS

Women in OR/MS

The purpose of WORMS is:

  • To encourage interest in the field of OR/MS
  • To encourage discussion and interaction among individuals having interest in the issues facing women and their relationship to the profession of OR/MS
  • To advise the INFORMS Board on aspects of issues facing women in the profession of OR/MS and to keep the INFORMS Board apprised of developments in this area