Welcome to the official blog of the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The theme of this conference is INFORMATICS RISING. Whether you are lucky enough to attend or just wishing you were here, stay informed on all of the exciting events taking place. Thank you to this year's guest bloggers!
The theme of the meeting, INFORMATICS RISING, blends the growing role of OR/MS techniques for understanding natural and artificial systems and coupling with computing and communication technologies to drive decision making for enriching our personal lives and enhancing our professional activity. Through talks, panels and tutorials, experts from academia, industry and government will present recent developments and opportunities in key thematic areas including healthcare delivery, security, global enterprise, sustainability and education as well as the underlying tools of the profession.