infORmational Sessions

The INFORMS Center is located in Exhibit Hall B3, Level 3 in the George R. Brown Convention Center. infORmational Q&A Sessions with INFORMS members are listed below.

 

Sunday, October 22 3:30-5pm

CAP/aCAP

Ever wonder what this thing called CAP is? And now there’s an aCAP to boot. Find out what they are, why they’re important and get answers to any other questions about the certification program.

2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting Phoenix

Meet committee members for the 2018 Annual Meeting Phoenix and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

Editor’s Cut: Feeding the World through Analytics

Editors Saurabh Bansal and Robin Lougee want to meet with you to to discuss challenges and opportunities around the world’s largest industry — Agriculture — and explore how operations research and analytics can address the need of sustainable nutritional security for the world. Stop by the INFORMS booth for a lively and interactive exchange on the current state, recent research findings, success stories, and lessons learned around one of the most interesting and complex systems-of-systems we’ve know: our agri-food system.

INFORMS 2018 International Conference in Taipei

Meet committee members for the 2018 International Conference Taipei and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

7:30-8:30pm

Meet the INFORMS Board

Monday, October 23 9-10:30am

Organization Science

In this session, the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science will present the vision for the journal and some of the important new practices and procedures and innovation being planned for the journal. He will also cover the core publication philosophy of the journal.

Mentor Match

Learn how mentoring can help you advance your career. We’ll show you how to enroll and find your match!

CAP/aCAP

Ever wonder what this thing called CAP is? And now there’s an aCAP to boot. Find out what they are, why they’re important and get answers to any other questions about the certification program.

2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting Phoenix

Meet committee members for the 2018 Annual Meeting Phoenix and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

3:30-5pm

Analytics Body of Knowledge

Join us for a presentation about the exciting developments with INFORMS Analytics Body of Knowledge as we prepare to publish its first-edition.

Mathematics of Operations Research

What type of “learning” papers fit Mathematics of Operations Research (MOR)? To which area should I submit my paper that intersects with game theory and optimization? Come and have a conversation with editor-in-chief Jim Dai and find out how much MOR has improved its review time, now averaging 171 days from submission to final decision.

Interfaces

Are you doing creative and valuable applied work? Interfaces looks for just such work, that may have methodological contributions, but focuses on how to make methods work in practice. Come talk to the EiC to find out more about how Interfaces can bolster your research record and productivity!

INFORMS 2018 International Conference in Taipei

Meet committee members for the 2018 International Conference Taipei and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

TutORials in Operations Research

What are the INFORMS TutORials? Who is its audience? What are topics that you might like to see addressed? How can this series better serve the OR and MS communities? Come and have a conversation about these items with the Series Editor, Doug Shier.

Tuesday, October 24 8:30-10am

Stochastic Systems

Stochastic Systems, the flagship journal of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society, has joined the INFORMS suite of journals. Join editor-in-chief Shane Henderson to learn more about this Stochastic Systems’ mission as an open access journal, editorial scope, and whether your paper is relevant for INFORMS’ newest publication.

Pro Bono Analytics

Interesting in volunteering your analytical skills to help underserved communities? Come learn about recent projects we have undertaken, to discover how you can join your colleagues who have already signed up to be a Pro Bono Analytics volunteer!

SpORts

The mission of the Section on O.R. in Sports is to promote and disseminate research and applications among professionals interested in theory, methodologies, and applications of OR/MS to sports problems. Basically, have fun with sports analytics.

9-10am

INFORMS Transactions on Education

The editor-in-chief and area editor classroom games will provide suggestions to authors who wish to submit their work to ITE. Suggested questions: “What material should be included in a case study or classroom game submitted to ITE?” To what extent should my approach be classroom tested? What are the main criteria to accept or reject a paper for ITE? etc.

1-2:30pm

OR & Analytics Student Team Competition

The INFORMS OR & Analytics Student Team Competition for undergraduate and master’s students provides a real-world business problem—complete with data, ongoing interface with company personnel, and free access to software—that can be used as a case or capstone project. Learn more about the competition and the 2018 problem on portfolio optimization posed by the Title Sponsor, Principal.

Crop Challenge

Syngenta, a leading agriculture company, has partnered with INFORMS for the third annual Crop Challenge in Analytics, a competition that encourages innovative thinkers to develop ways to make crop production more efficient. Learn more about this year’s challenge question and how this cross-industry collaboration can work toward feeding a growing population.

INFORMS 2018 International Conference in Taipei

Meet committee members for the 2018 International Conference Taipei and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting Phoenix

Meet committee members for the 2018 Annual Meeting Phoenix and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 25 9-10:30am

INFORMS 2018 International Conference in Taipei

Meet committee members for the 2018 International Conference Taipei and find out why you should attend. Get your free gift while supplies last.

INFORMS Diversity Committee

Learn about INFORMS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.

CAP/aCAP

Ever wonder what this thing called CAP is? And now there’s an aCAP to boot. Find out what they are, why they’re important and get answers to any other questions about the certification program.