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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
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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

THE PUZZLOR

Dice Game

By John Toczek

Puzzlor

Figure 1: Which die would you choose?

Figure 1 shows four dice with varying numbers on each face. You and three friends will play a simple game where you will each roll one of the dice and the highest number wins. You get first pick from the dice.

Question:

Which die should you choose in order to maximize your chance of winning?

Send your answer to puzzlor@gmail.com by Feb. 15, 2012. The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive an “O.R.: The Science of Better” T-shirt. Congratulations to John Hernandez for correctly solving August’s Logical Hospital PuzzlOR. Past questions can be found at puzzlor.com.

John Toczek is the manager of Decision Support and Analytics for ARAMARK Corporation in the Global Risk Management group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Drexel University (1996) and a master’s degree in operations research from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005).