Very well organized, interesting sessions, good opportunities for networking.
- Dessislava Pachamanova
Assistant Professor of Operations Research
Submission deadline extended to December 17, 2004
Selection notification: January 28, 2005
You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2005 INFORMS Conference on Applying Science to the Art of Business. Speakers selected through this process will receive a discounted registration fee of $425.
This prestigious INFORMS conference has earned a reputation for high-quality, invited presentations directed to a “listener” audience. For the 2005 conference, we are expanding the reach of speaker invitations to a broad spectrum of practitioners and academics through this Call for Presentations. Accepted submissions will be incorporated into the program in a special track.
We encourage you to submit a proposal for review by the Selection Committee. Both presentation content and speaking expertise will be considered in selection, with priority given to real-world business topics and high-quality academic work geared to real situations.
Benefits of Presenting
- A discounted registration rate of $425 (regular conference rate is $795). Registration covers the conference program, plus evening receptions, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks for two days.
- The prestige of being selected to present at an INFORMS top-quality conference.
- An opportunity to participate fully in the conference, networking with industry practitioners, academics and consultants.
Requirements of Presenting
- A 50-minute presentation by one speaker (multiple presenters and panels not accepted).
- Final presentation slides submitted by March 4, 2005 (six weeks before the conference).
- Willingness to tailor a presentation for a listener audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this.
- Willingness to serve as a discussion leader for small group roundtables, if requested.
- Full participation in the conference (both the education and social program), for at least the day of the presentation and preferably the entire conference.
Selection Guidelines and Criteria
The review and acceptance process will be highly selective, with two primary criteria.
- Real-world business topics, with technical content included.
- High quality academic work geared to real situations.
- Applications reports, case studies, best practice examples, emerging topics and tutorials with a practice-orientation.
- All application areas of OR/MS considered.
- Presentations directed to a “listener” audience (most members of the audience attend the conference to listen to high quality presentations, not to present), of which a large percentage are practitioners.
- Presenters must have demonstrated speaking experience.
- Speaking references will be requested.
- Potential speakers will be interviewed by phone.
Please provide the following information in a Word attachment and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact information: name, academic degree, position title, organization, address, telephone, fax, email.
- Your CV, resume or other biographical information.
- Presentation Title
- Abstract: A 500-word extended abstract written with the listener’s perspective in mind. Your abstract should answer the listener’s basic question: “What will I learn from this session? What information/knowledge/ideas will I come away with?” It’s important that you describe in as much detail as possible what you will cover in your presentation. A bulleted list of topics, points, examples and issues can be an effective technique for doing this.
- Speaking Experience: Please list your relevant speaking experience, and provide the name, email and phone number for at least one individual who can comment on your speaking expertise.
- Available Dates for Presentation: Monday, April 18, and/or Tuesday, April 19. Preference will be given to speakers who are available both days.
Send submission to:
Contact Teresa Cryan at 800-343-0062 or 401-722-2595 ext. 210; email@example.com
Chair: Dwight Collins, Colbridge & Company
Dirk Beyer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Lloyd Clarke, ILOG
David Heltne, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
David Leonhardi, Boeing Commerical Airplane Group
SeanWillems, Boston University
Conference Advisory Council
Rina R. Schneur, Verizon, Inc.--Chair
Dirk Beyer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Robert E. Bixby, ILOG, Inc.
Oliver F. Campbell, Dell Computer
Dwight Collins, Colbridge & Company
Marshall L. Fisher, Wharton-University of Pennsylvania
John W. Fowler, Arizona State University
David R. Heltne, Shell Global Solutions (US)—Roundtable Representative
Shane G. Henderson, Cornell University
Karla L. Hoffman, George Mason University
Karl G. Kempf, Intel Corporation
Bjarni Kristjansson, Maximal Software
David R. Leonhardi, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
R. John Milne, IBM—Edelman Competition Representative
Richard E. Rosenthal, Naval Postgraduate School
Sam L. Savage, Stanford University
Leslie D. Servi, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Marius M. Solomon, Northeastern University
Stephen A. Strauss, AT&T Laboratories—CPMS Representative
Jeffrey D. Tew, General Motors R&D Center
Sean P. Willems, Boston University
Tobias K. Winther, Agityne Corp