The INFORMS Annual Meeting is a unique opportunities to connect and network with the more than 5,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who compose the INFORMS community. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, AZ, November 4-7, 2018!
The INFORMS Annual Meeting is a unique opportunities to connect and network with the more than 5,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who compose the INFORMS community. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, AZ, November 4-7, 2018!

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Academics, industry experts, students, INFORMS members, and representatives of government agencies join together in the OR/MS event of the year. Listen to intriguing plenary and semi-plenary presentations, panel discussions, tutorials, and some of the thousands of oral and poster presentations.

Smart cities are the new paradigm when it comes to urban sustainability. They make sustainable urban solutions such as public transit, renewable energy systems, and resource-efficient buildings more attractive and efficient by adding ICTs. They enable us to track arrival times of trains, to regulate the temperature at home with our smart phones, and to balance supply and demand of renewable energy in smart grids.
A smart city uses information and communications technology to enhance its livability, workability and sustainability. The light rail in Phoenix that was built to spur urban development along its 20-mile corridor. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is designed to bring approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water annually to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties. 

2018 Conference Theme
Smart City and Sustainable Communities

Smart cities are the new paradigm when it comes to urban sustainability. They make sustainable urban solutions such as public transit, renewable energy systems, and resource-efficient buildings more attractive and efficient by adding ICTs. They enable us to track arrival times of trains, to regulate the temperature at home with our smart phones, and to balance supply and demand of renewable energy in smart grids.

A smart city uses information and communications technology to enhance its livability, workability and sustainability. The light rail in Phoenix that was built to spur urban development along its 20-mile corridor. The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is designed to bring approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water annually to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties. 
Mark Your Calendar!

May 15

Submission Deadline for Contributed, Sponsored and Emerging Abstracts

August 1

Poster Competition Submission Deadline

September 10

Speaker Registration Deadline

September 21

Hotel Rate Cut Off Date

October 8

Early Registration Deadline

October 15

Refund/Cancellation Deadline

Phoenix Convention Center

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