2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference

Event Detail

General Information
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - Saturday, July 10, 2010
Target Audience:
Academic and Practice
National Taiwan University Science and Technology, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Country: Taiwan (TWN)
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Conference Scope and Theme
Driven by a new business environment including global telecommunications, globalized economy, business automation, and business and technology innovations, the service sector keeps growing and now accounts for more than 50 percent of the labor force in the developed economies. It reaches as high as 80 percent in the United States and the United Kingdom. This unprecedented growth is changing the way companies organize themselves, resulting in a ripple effect in industries and universities with close ties to these organizations. With the shift in economic focus from manufacturing to service, industrial and academic research facilities now need to apply more scientific rigor to the practices of service, such as discovering better methods to use mathematical optimization to increase productivity and efficiency to meet the challenges.