The theme of the meeting “Smart City & Sustainable Communities” which blends the growing role of O.R. & Analytics techniques for understanding natural and artificial systems 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.
The meeting will take place in the Phoenix Convention Center, one of the top convention venues in the U.S. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the convention center is surrounded by an entertainment district replete with music and drama theaters, sports arenas, restaurants, museums, and hotels. The Desert Botanical Gardens, American Indian arts and cultures experience of the Heard Museum, and the Musical Instrument Museum with everything from the piano on which John Lennon composed Imagine to the collections of handmade instruments of indigenous cultures from around the world are local experiences you won’t want to miss.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite the O.R. & Analytics community to join us in Phoenix for an opportunity to learn, inform and enjoy the culture, weather and all the amenities the Valley of the Sun has to offer.
Submission Deadline for Contributed, Sponsored and Emerging Abstracts
Poster Competition Submission Deadline
ALL SPEAKERS MUST BE REGISTERED – by September 10, 2018. If speakers are not registered by September 10, 2018, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program. Any change to the presenting author must be made by September 10, 2018
Hotel Rate Cut Off Date
Early Registration Deadline
NEW in 2018– Flash Paper Session
We will accept both contributed papers and ‘flash paper‘ sessions with six minute presentations, where researchers can present a research problem, reflections on their work or a short summary.
The Poster Presentations (Monday and Tuesday) provide excellent visibility for posters, with prominent display in well-attended areas of the meeting. Interactive Session presenters benefit from the interactive critique, suggestions and encouragement from colleagues working in similar areas. A panel of prestigious ORMS leaders will review presentations submitted for competition, with prize winners selected each day.
Once the preliminary program has been finalized and posted on the Web, all speakers will receive an e-mail directing them to the online program for the date and time of their presentations, registration, A/V, hotel information and other speaker guidelines.