2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting guide to exhibitors

Exhibit Hours

Sunday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.  •  Welcome Reception: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  
Monday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  •  Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  •  Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The following companies and organizations will feature innovative software products, publications and resources at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville on Nov. 13-16.
Booth #48
AIMMS is an innovative technology company with offices in Europe, the United States and Asia. Half of the global Fortune top 20 corporations rely on AIMMS because of our unique analytics, modeling and optimization platform that supports both strategic and daily operational challenges such as supply chain optimization, strategic sourcing, pricing, workforce optimization, portfolio optimization and production planning and scheduling.

Booth #54
Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. Amazon’s evolution from website to e-commerce and publishing partner to development platform is driven by the pioneering spirit that is part of the company’s DNA. The world’s brightest technology minds come to Amazon to research and develop new technologies that improve the lives of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Because that’s what being Earth’s most customer-centric company is all about, and it’s still Day 1 at Amazon.

AMPL Optimization Inc.
Booth #40
AMPL’s modeling language and system give you an exceptionally powerful and natural tool for developing and deploying the complex optimization models that arise in diverse business applications. AMPL lets you formulate problems the way you think of them, while providing access to the advanced algorithmic alternatives that you need to find good solutions fast. It features an integrated scripting language for automating analyses and building iterative optimization schemes; access to spreadsheet and database files; and application programming interfaces for embedding within larger systems. AMPL works with over 30 powerful optimization engines including all of the most widely used large-scale solvers.

AnyLogic North America, LLC    
Booth #27
AnyLogic Software is the first and only tool that brings together System Dynamics, Process-centric (Discrete Event) and Agent Based methods within one modeling language and one model development environment is the leading provider of dynamic simulation tools, technologies and consulting services for business applications. The language of AnyLogic has unmatched flexibility enabling modelers to capture the complexity of business, economy and social systems at any level of detail to gain deeper insight into interdependent processes inside and around an organization.

Booth #47
Artelys is a global provider of decision-support solutions through numerical optimization and analytics technologies, with offices in France, United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The organization is particularly active in the energy and environment, logistics and transportation, telecommunications, finance and defense sectors with half of their clients coming from the top French stock market index (CAC 40). Artelys offers a superior level of expertise to help governments and commercial entities with high-qualified consultants. The company also develops and supports a comprehensive portfolio of efficient and robust optimization tools such as Artelys Kalis, FICO Xpress Optimization suite, KNITRO and AMPL. In addition, many of our customers are professional who use the Artelys Crystal suite, a set of user-friendly software dedicated to the optimization of energy and transportation systems.

Booth #33
BayesiaLab 6 is a powerful artificial intelligence software (Win/Mac/Unix), which provides scientists a comprehensive “lab” environment for machine learning, knowledge modeling, analytics, simulation and optimization – all based on the Bayesian network paradigm. BayesiaLab employs sophisticated learning algorithms to generate structural models from data for knowledge discovery. It enables researchers to explore high-dimensional problem domains like never before. BayesiaLab’s inference algorithms allow users to leverage Bayesian network models for complex evidential reasoning, even under uncertainty. In this context, BayesiaLab is unique in its ability to perform both observational and causal inference, facilitating the correct simulation of interventions in a system.

Cambridge University Press
Booth #34
Cambridge University Press’ publishing in books and journals combines state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of scholarship, writing and production. Visit our stand to browse new titles, available at a 20 percent discount, and to pick up sample copies of our journals. Visit our website to find out more about what we do: www.cambridge.org.

Booth #23
The Computational Infrastructure for Operations Research publishes high-quality, free, open source tools for O.R. professionals and students, suitable for commercial, educational and personal use. COIN-OR is the place to go when you need a “white box” for algorithm research and development. COIN-OR is a strategic partner of the INFORMS Computing Society.

Cornell Tech
Booth #7
Cornell Tech has reinvented graduate tech education for the digital age, bridging the gap between academia and industry. Our students are digital pioneers who believe in technology’s power for impact and change. At Cornell Tech, students across programs learn and work side-by-side, spending one-third of their experience together working together on a studio-based core curriculum. They collaborate with the tech industry and postdoc-level researchers to build start-up companies and new products. By bringing these talents together at the start, there is enormous potential for better, more impactful and ultimately more successful companies and products. Master’s degree programs: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Operations Research and Information Engineering. Dual degree programs: Connective Media, Health Tech, and Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Darden Business Publishing
Booth #16
Darden Business Publishing markets case-based educational materials written by the renowned faculty at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Darden maintains a catalogue of student-centered learning materials that energize classrooms around the world with dynamic interactive simulations and thought-provoking paper cases.

Dynamic Ideas, LLC
Booth #49
Dynamic Ideas is a publisher of scientific books that have quality and originality in the areas of Operations Research and Applied Mathematics. The key objective of our titles is to “educate the next generation.” Many of our books are currently being used as the main textbook in academic courses in some of the finest universities and research institutions in the world.

Booth #23
Elsevier publishes leading journals in OR/MS and Decision Sciences, including European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research and Omega-International Journal of Management Science. Elsevier journals occupy seven of the top 10 Impact Factor positions in the Thomson Reuters “Operations Research & Management Science” category. Come to the booth to find out more, including how to use Elsevier’s researcher centric tools to develop your research. Want to know more now? Visit https://www.elsevier.com/social-sciences/decision-sciences.

FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Booth #38
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) performs an essential public health task by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States.

Booth #5
FICO is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption. These include the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health.

Frontline Systems, Inc.
Booth #39
Frontline Systems is democratizing analytics, enabling business analysts and developers to get results quickly with just a browser, spreadsheet or programming language, instead of expensive enterprise software with steep learning curves. See how easily you can solve optimization, simulation/risk analysis, forecasting and data mining problems – starting for free, and scaling up easily to the largest models – using AnalyticSolver.com, Analytic Solver® for desktop Excel and our RASON® modeling language and REST API. Use our Solver and XLMiner® SDKs for C#, Java, C++, R and Python to create your own analytics applications. Find your fastest path to real analytics results.

GAMS Development Corporation
Booth #4
The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization. It consists of a language compiler and a stable of integrated high-performance solvers. GAMS is tailored for complex, large-scale modeling applications, and allows you to build large maintainable models that can be adapted quickly to new situations. Come to our booth to learn more about GAMS or ask for an evaluation license. You can also visit our technology workshop or software demo.

Gurobi Optimization, Inc.
Booth #21
Gurobi Optimization is dedicated to helping our users succeed with optimization. We provide the leading math programming solvers, offering best-in-class performance as well as a broad array of tools for developing and deploying optimization applications on top of these solvers. We support all of the most popular programming languages, as well as client-server architectures, cloud computing, and distributed optimization. We also provide outstanding, easy-to-reach support and transparent, no-surprises pricing.

Booth #35
Critical business decisions can be made with ease when you know what is likely to happen in the future and how you should respond. IBM is paving the way to the next generation of analytics solutions and platforms by combining descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics with the power of cloud and cognitive insights. These advanced analytics capabilities provide robust, user-friendly platforms aimed at helping you solve even the most complex business and research problems. Visit the IBM Advanced Analytics booth to learn more about our family of offerings.

Ivey Publishing
Booth #9
Ivey Publishing is the leader in providing business case studies with a global perspective. With over 35,000 products in our library, Ivey Publishing adds more than 350 classroom-tested case studies each year. Virtually all Ivey cases have teaching notes. Clear, concise and current, Ivey cases are lauded by the academic community as meeting the rigorous demands of management education by responding to the ever-changing needs of business and society. Meet with one of our case experts on how to publish with us and how you can integrate world-class cases into your curriculum.

LINDO Systems, Inc.
Booth #29
Exceptional ease of use, widest range of capabilities and flexibility has made LINDO software the tool of choice for thousands of Operations Research professionals across nearly every industry for over 30 years. LINDO offers a full range of solvers to cover all your optimization needs. The Linear Programming solvers handle million variable/constraint problems fast and reliably. The Quadratic/SOCP/Barrier solver efficiently handles quadratically constrained problems. The Integer solver works fast and reliably with LP, QP and NLP models. The Global NLP solver finds the guaranteed global optimum of non-convex models. The Stochastic Programming solver has a full range of capabilities for planning under uncertainty.
LINDO provides a set of versatile intuitive interfaces to suit your modeling preference. What’s best is an add-in to Excel that you can use to quickly build spreadsheet models that managers can use and understand. LINDO has a full-featured modeling language for expressing complex models clearly and concisely, and it has links to Excel and databases that make data handling easy. LINDO API is a callable library that allows you to seamlessly embed the solvers into your own applications.

Booth #8
The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools at the world’s educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5,000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development. Application areas include data analytics, mechatronics, communication systems, image processing, computational finance and computational biology.

Military Operations Research Society
Booth #10
MORS is a professional society of nearly 1,000 operations researchers and national security analysts. Since 1966 MORS’ mission has been to enhance the quality of analysis to address real-world national security interests through the advancement of the operations research profession. Today, MORS services include the Annual MORS Symposium with 500+ classified and unclassified sessions, year-round communities of practice, geographic chapters, an annual Education and Professional Development Colloquium for students and young analysts, classified and unclassified special meetings/workshops, tutorials and CEU courses, Phalanx the magazine of national security analysis and a catalog of original books, reports and republished historical manuals.

MIT Sloan School of Management
Booth #52
MIT Sloan is a mission-driven organization. We develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice. Our diversified, specialized and action-oriented curriculum exemplifies our commitment to balancing innovative ideas and theories with hands-on, real-world application. The coursework at MIT Sloan is markedly rigorous and further distinguished by emphasis on real-world engagement that turns innovative ideas into practical solutions to the world’s problems. MIT Sloan School offers a variety of degree programs to help you advance your career. The two-year, full-time MBA program allows you to customize your curriculum to focus on specific areas of interest. Optional tracks and certificates in Enterprise Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Healthcare and Sustainability help you dive more deeply into your career interests. The new one-year Master of Business Analytics program is tailored for graduating college seniors and early-stage professionals. The 12-month and 18-month Master of Finance program (MFin) is designed for students who want to become leaders in the field of finance.

Booth #46
MOSEK ApS provides optimization software to help clients making better decisions. It specializes in creating advanced software for solution of mathematical optimization problems. In particular, the company focuses on solution of large-scale linear, quadratic and conic optimization problems. MOSEK ApS was established in 1997 by Erling D. Andersen and Knud D. Andersen. Our customer base consists of financial institutions and companies, engineering and software vendors, among others.

Booth #19
NEUSREL is the leading software for exploring cause-effect networks using the Universal Structure Modeling approach. Because it leverages machine learning techniques, it is a self-learning system and the only methodology to explore previously not hypnotized nonlinearities (of any form) or interactions (of any type). It is the first system meeting the needs of researchers to explore success factors instead of just falsifying a giving set of hypothesis. It bridges the largely relevant gap between qualitative exploration and statistical testing/modeling. NEUSREL Causal Analytics is dedicated to provide software as well as training and statistical consulting to the academic community.

North Carolina State University, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Booth #51
The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at N.C. State University is among the top ranked programs in the country. The department brings together industry professionals and academic leaders across innovative and cutting-edge curriculum including regenerative medicine, health systems and advanced manufacturing.

Now Publishers
Booth #30
Now Publishers publishes a suite of reference journals called Foundations and Trends including Information Systems, Machine Learning, Operations Management, Optimization and Systems and Control, academic journals including the DEA Journal and Review of Behavioral Economics, and scholarly books in the fields of business and technology. We will also represent World Scientific, which publishes about 600 new titles a year and 130 journals in various fields. Started in 1981, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

Optimization Direct Inc.
Booth #24
Optimization Direct Inc., markets IBM® ILOG® CPLEX Optimization Studio®, the world’s leading software product for modeling and optimization. CPLEX Optimization Studio solves large-scale optimization problems and enables better business decisions and resulting financial benefits in areas such as supply chain management, operations, healthcare, retail, transportation, logistics and asset management. It has been applied in sectors as diverse as manufacturing, processing, distribution, retailing, transport, finance and investment.

Palgrave Macmillan
Booth #6
Palgrave Macmillan is proud to publish a unique cross-section of high-quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and developments in operations research and information technology. Our growing portfolio in this area includes the journals of the OR Society and the OR Essentials series.

Palisade Corporation
Booth #53
Palisade Corporation is the maker of the market leading risk and decision analysis software @RISK and the DecisionTools® Suite. Virtually all Palisade software adds in to Microsoft Excel, ensuring flexibility, ease-of-use, and broad appeal across a wide range of industry sectors. Free trial downloads at www.palisade.com.

Princeton Consultants
Booth #20
Founded in 1980, Princeton Consultants blends advanced analytics, data science, software development and management consulting to help industry leaders and fast-growing innovators transform performance. Based on our track record of developing and implementing critical operational systems, we review and improve optimization and predictive analytics models through our quality assurance service. We are a member of the INFORMS Roundtable.

Provalis Research
Booth #28
Provalis Research is a leading developer of text analytics software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-methods qualitative data analysis software; WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer assisted content analysis and text mining; and Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software. One of the most distinctive features of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to integrate numerical and textual data into a single project file and to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as to easily explore relationships between numerical and textual data.

Responsive Learning Technologies
Booth #18
Responsive Learning Technologies provides compelling business simulations to teach Operations Management and Supply Chain Management in a dynamic context and adaptive self-study software to help students prepare for beginning a degree program. Our software has enriched courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels for thousands of students at hundreds of institutions in dozens of countries. Our products are developed with leading scholars, to achieve well-defined learning objectives.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    
Booth #45
At the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., we develop aspiring business leaders who have a passion for innovation with the ability to work across business functions. Our programs are built around innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in the global economy. The Lally School offers eight undergraduate concentrations including: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. It also offers an MBA; M.S. degrees in business analytics, supply chain management, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, quantitative finance and risk analytics or management; and a Ph.D. in management.

Booth #1 & 2
The effective use of analytics is more important than ever for today’s organizations. The most effective analytics are coordinated, and the best and most complete set of coordinated analytic capabilities comes from SAS. Data integration, statistics, data and text mining, econometrics and forecasting integrate deeply with operations research features like optimization, simulation and scheduling. SAS helps organizations around the world build analytic models, populate them with relevant data and insights, communicate recommended decisions effectively, and surface these capabilities within accessible, business-oriented interfaces. See how SAS can help you understand the past and present, anticipate the future, and make better decisions.

SAS JMP Division    
Booth #3
JMP® statistical discovery software from SAS is the tool of choice for scientists, engineers and other data explorers worldwide. JMP links dynamic data visualization with powerful statistics, in memory and on the desktop. Interactive and visual, JMP reveals insights that raw tables of numbers or static graphs tend to hide. JMP simplifies data access, cleanup and processing, and makes it easy to share results. It includes comprehensive capabilities for: statistical analysis, design of experiments, multivariate analysis, quality and reliability analysis, scripting, graphing and charting, and more.

Booth #44
Visit the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics booth to check out our new publications, including recent titles in the MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization such as “Minimum-Volume Ellipsoids: Theory and Algorithms” (Todd) and “Electrical Transmission System Cascades and Vulnerability: An Operations Research Viewpoint” (Bienstock), plus other bestselling SIAM books, all available at a conference discount. You’ll also find sample issues of SIAM’s renowned journals, including SIOPT, along with information and applications for anyone interested in becoming a SIAM member. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of SIAM News for the road.

Booth #41
Simio Simulation and Scheduling Software is the most advanced solution on the market. With simulation, it is the only software that is fully object oriented with process and objects being defined graphically with no programming. Unlike other scheduling software, Simio allows you to introduce risk into your production schedule with its patented Risk-Based Planning and Scheduling. This dual function in Simio not only helps you improve your business performance from a facility design perspective, but also helps you maximize business results by optimizing the use of critical resources and assessing the risk associated with operational decisions.

Booth #17
For over 20 years SIMUL8 Corporation has been producing powerful simulation software. SIMUL8’s Educational Software is used in universities worldwide and gives tutors the ability to teach simulation, not software, thanks to its intuitive interface.
When teaching simulation, the purpose is not for students to learn software; it’s to get them understanding the benefits that simulation can bring to decision-making. SIMUL8 was created with this in mind and as a result our software allows students to build and run their first simulation in less than an hour and see the results.

Booth #42 & 43
Looking to publish your research? Discover Springer’s print and electronic publication services, including open access! Get high-quality review, maximum readership and rapid distribution. Visit our booth or www.springer.com/authors. You can also browse key titles in your field and buy (e)books at discount prices. With Springer you are in good company.

Taylor & Francis
Booth #25
Taylor & Francis boasts a first-class journal portfolio publishing Manufacturing and Operational Engineering articles as well as a wide range of scholarship from related disciplines. Our journals are edited by some of the most prominent academics in the world and offer a variety of accommodating options for our authors. Our prominent journals include International Journal of Production Research, Production & Manufacturing Research: An Open Access Journal and INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research.

University of Illinois Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering    
Booth #50
The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, innovates the engineering discipline with leading-edge research and scientific discoveries; educates a new generation of leaders in systems, industrial and financial engineering; and serves education, industry and society.

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Booth #22
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at UTK offers graduates and scientific professionals a Master of Science (MS) degree, a MS in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, a dual-degree option (MS and MBA), a Ph.D. degree with a major in IE and a concentration in Engineering Management. Located in the recently dedicated John D. Tickle Building, the ISE Department has about 163 undergraduate and 130 graduate students enrolled. The ISE department has been active in the research areas of Operations Research, Management Systems, Lean, Statistics and Human Factors with applications in manufacturing, healthcare, service, transportation, energy, finance, entertainment and logistics.

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Haslam College of Business
Booth #31
The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was founded in 1914 and consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 130 faculty members and 125 staff members. Our departments, centers, institutes, forums and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business, with a heavy emphasis on practical research. From our top-notch supply chain management and highly regarded accounting programs to our renowned business analytics and Physician EMBA programs, Haslam students and faculty create the change that changes our world for the better.

Booth #32
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in areas of research, professional practice and education. We develop digital education, learning and assessment and certification tools, partner with societies, and support researchers to communicate discoveries. Our digital content, books and 1,600 online journals build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.