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20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)


Call for Papers


Conference organizers invite you to participate in the IFORS 2014 Conference (www.IFORS2014.com) and to submit an abstract. The IFORS 2014 Triennial Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, July 13-18, 2014. It will bring operational researchers from around the globe together.


Submit abstracts at: http://ifors2014.upc.edu/abstract


The Program Committee is preparing a high-quality and attractive scientific program. There are already nearly 200 streams distributed in 25 areas. Find the most appropriate stream for your presentations at: http://ifors2014.upc.edu/abstract


All attendees, including speakers and session chairs, must register and pay the registration fee. These fees have been announced at €500 for early bird (until Feb. 28) and €300 for students.
Register now at http://ifors2014.com/registration
Find more at www.IFORS2014.com


Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Feb. 25, 2014
Early Registration: Ends Feb. 28, 2014
Regular Registration: March 1 - April 30, 2014
Late and on-site registration: May 1 - July 13, 2014

INFORMS News: Doing Good With Good O.R. Student Competition

INFORMS President Rina Schneur congratulates Turgay Ayer.

INFORMS President Rina Schneur congratulates Turgay Ayer.

Turgay Ayer, now an assistant professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, won the 2011 INFORMS Doing Good with Good O.R. Student Competition with his project, “Redesigning the Breast Cancer Screening Policies: Personalized Mammography Screening,” which he submitted while studying for his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The competitions’ co-chairs, Donna Llewellyn and Michael Johnson, made the award presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

The competition is designed to identify and honor outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact. The projects must have, or are likely to have, a significant societal impact, and operations research and management science methods and tools (broadly interpreted) must be central to the success of the projects described. “Societal impact” should be construed to mean an impact on individuals, communities and organizations that goes beyond that associated with a private-sector for-profit initiative. The projects might also strive to include innovation through theory, creative computational methods, and should address implementation challenges.

Hannah Wong of Massachusetts General Hospital finished second and Sabina Alistar of Stanford University received honorable mention. Other finalists included the team of Morgan Dotty, Bryce Dykes, Kathleen Hendrix, Ralph Long, Dana Lupuloff, Doug Meagh, Jeffrey Phillips and Michael Vallecoccia of Georgia Tech and Saroush Saghafian of the University of Michigan.