Pre-Meeting Events

Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19

2019 INFORMS Combined Colloquia

Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19

The 2019 INFORMS Combined Colloquia will be held on October 18-19, the Friday and Saturday preceding the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. This Combined Colloquia will feature the:

All three colloquia are designed to provide the attendees with technical material, career experiences from senior and junior OR/MS professionals, and an environment for networking.

The application deadline is July 31.

Intended Colloquia Participants

Choosing the Right Colloquium for you!

The 2019 Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium is designed to address the needs of graduate students about to enter the academic job market as well as faculty looking to stay abreast of the “best practices” regarding OR/MS/analytics pedagogy. The colloquium features a wide variety of speakers from business and engineering schools who will address different aspects of incorporating and assessing effective teaching techniques in any undergraduate or graduate curriculum. Sessions are organized around topics such as teaching fundamental topics like optimization, successful methods for implementing active and experiential learning methods, leveraging the use of blogs and social media in the classroom, the use of cases in the classroom, and using OR/MS tools to generate managerial insight.

The 2019 Doctoral Student Colloquium is intended for doctoral students who need guidance choosing their future path. The colloquium suits the needs of doctoral students who are deciding between a career as an academic or as a practitioner. It will include sessions dedicated to examining both career options and comparing/choosing between the two. It also addresses topics like navigating the job hunt, dealing with work-life balance issues, and suggestions concerning job market preparation and positioning. It has been organized with current doctoral students 2-3 years from graduation in mind; however, nominations will be accepted from students in their final year of a doctoral program as well.

The 2019 New Faculty Colloquium – introduced for the first time in 2014 – is specifically tailored to meet the needs of academics at the beginning of their career. It provides insight to faculty in their first two years on successfully navigating the tenure process, including how to build and maintain a research program, advise students, balance research and teaching and service, write successful proposals, and more. Nominations of faculty in their first or second year are preferred.

Registration Fee

The colloquium costs are $235 for non-students and $100 for students.

All colloquia participants are required to register for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The registration fee for the colloquia does NOT include the registration fee for the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The colloquia has an ONLINE APPLICATION.

Click here to register for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Participant Nomination

Because of increased demand and limited capacity, consideration for participation in the colloquia is by departmental nomination only. A department can nominate more than one eligible individual to each colloquium using the online application tool, but only a limited number of applicants will be accepted. In addition, nominations of one person to multiple colloquia are not permitted and will not receive consideration.

Sandra D. Eksioglu chairs the Combined Colloquia committee. All colloquia related questions should be addressed to Dr. Eksioglu via sandraduni@gmail.com.

Colloquia Agenda

The agenda is TBD, and the directory of participants will be available by September.  

Colloquia Directory

This will be available for download once all of the colloquia nominations have been accepted

Friday Hotel Availability

There are limited hotel rooms for Friday evening, October 18. All group rates will expire on September 7, 2019. We anticipate the rooms will sell quickly and advise you to make reservations early, well before the cut-off date. After that date, reservations will be accepted at prevailing rates based on room availability. Please visit the hotel page for information on contracted hotels.

Room Sharing Opportunities

Information about finding a room share can be found here.

Combined Colloquia Activities

The colloquia will begin on Friday at 6pm with a welcome cocktail reception and continue all day Saturday. Participants will also have opportunities to interact with each other and with the colloquia speakers during breakfast, lunch, and several refreshment breaks.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Georgia Tech H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering logo
University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering logo
Mississippi State University logo
University of Arkansas logo

Combined Colloquia Committee Chair

Sandra D. Eksioglu
University of Arkansas
Industrial Engineering Department

4207 Bell Engineering Center
1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 

She is joined by the individual colloquium chairs listed below.

Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium (TEC)

To be eligible for consideration, an individual must be a:

  • member of INFORMS or have applied for membership at the time of the nomination;
  • faculty member or instructor in one of INFORMS’ constituent disciplines or be within one year of completing all degree requirements for a PhD in one of INFORMS’ constituent disciplines.

Faculty members who have attended a previous year’s TEC may be nominated again, but preference will be given to first-time nominees should there be a capacity constraint. A complete nomination by the department will include:

  1. letter of recommendation from the department chair;
  2. list of OR/MS courses taught or expected to be taught by the nominee;
  3. list of INFORMS Teaching Effectiveness colloquia and workshops that the nominee has attended in the past;
  4. mailing address, email address, and phone number of the nominee.

Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium Nomination process involves an ONLINE APPLICATION, Click the button below to access the form.

Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium Form

The application deadline is July 31.

2019 Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium Chair

Nelson Uhan
Mathematics Department
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

Phone: +1 (410) 293-6704
Email: uhan@usna.edu

All TEC questions should be directed to Dr. Uhan via uhan@usna.edu

Sponsored by INFORMS Information Systems Society
Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20

INFORMS 11th Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST 2019)

Sponsored by INFORMS Information Systems Society
Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20
INFORMS Information Systems Society logo

The Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST 2019) will take place on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 in conjunction with the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

For more information the call for papers, timeline and additional details go to: http://cist2019.conferency.com

All CIST 2019 participants are required to register for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The registration fees for CIST do NOT include the registration fees for the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Click here for registration. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, please contact INFORMS Customer Service at informs@informs.org or call 443.757.3500 to add the bundled CIST registration.

Regular

$348 Early Bird Price!

$400 after Sept. 9

Student

$198 Early Bird Price!

$250 after Sept. 9

Sponsored by INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence
Saturday, October 19

INFORMS 3rd Workshop on Data Science

Sponsored by INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence
Saturday, October 19
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The 3rd INFORMS Workshop on Data Science (DS 2019) will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in conjunction with the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

For more information, including the call for papers, please go to: http://2019.dsconf.cc/.

Students                  Non-Students
$100                             $180

All DS 2019 participants are required to register for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The registration fees for this workshop does NOT include the registration fee for the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Click here for registration.

Recent Past Data Science Workshops

Sponsored by INFORMS Data Mining Section
Saturday, October 19

INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining & Decision Analytics

Sponsored by INFORMS Data Mining Section
Saturday, October 19
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The Data Mining (DM) section is organizing the 14th INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining & Decision Analytics on Saturday, October 19 in conjunction with the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.  The DMDA Workshop Committee also announces the best paper competition.  Both theoretical and applied research papers are welcomed; all papers are automatically considered for the best paper competition in the chosen track.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Data Science
Large-Scale Data Analytics and Big Data – Data-Driven Decision-Making
Visual Analytics
Web Analytics/Web Mining
Social Media Analytics
Classification, Clustering, and Feature Selection – Text Mining
Reliability & Maintenance
Bayesian Data Analytics
Healthcare Analytics
Simulation/Optimization in Data Analytics
Interpretable Data Mining
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Causal Mining (Inference)
Analytics in Social Media & Finance
Anomaly Detection
Other Industrial Applications of Data Science
Deep Learning
Natural Language Processing

Timeline

  • May 1

    Submission of accepted papers begin

  • June 20

    Proceedings paper due

  • August 20

    Review decisions sent out

  • August 31

    Final Paper due

Papers should follow the below listed guidelines:

Maximum of 10 pages including all-abstract, references, tables, and figures, single-spaced

11-point font with one-inch margins on four sides

Submission – Papers must be submitted via the link or to the following email: dmdaworkshop@gmail.com before the deadline.  Late submissions will not be considered for review.

Copyright: The DM workshop will not retain the copyrights on the papers; so, the authors are free to submit their papers to other outlets. The papers will not be posted online.

DM Workshop Co-Chairs

Tong Wang, University of Iowa (Co-chair for communications)
Roy Jafari, California Polytechnic State University (Co-chair for local arrangements)
Minh Pham, Rochester Institute of Technology (Co-chair for Workshop Best Paper Contest)
Joe Chou, Northeastern (Co-chair for editorial process and program)
Ozden Gur Ali, Koc University (Co-chair for Keynote)

DM Workshop Management Committee

George Runger (Arizona State University)
Cynthia Rudin (Duke University)
Paul Brooks (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Onur Seref (Virginia Tech)
Asil Oztekin (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Matthew Lanham (Purdue University)
Ramin Moghaddass (University of Miami)

All Data Mining Workshop participants are required to register for the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. 

Saturday, October 19

Technology Workshops

Saturday, October 19

Join us on Saturday, October 19 for complimentary, in-depth technology workshops offered by conference exhibitors. These hands on demo style presentations provide a unique opportunity to learn new ideas and network with real companies in the industry.

Check back here for the workshop schedule and descriptions. Register for these workshops when registering for the conference or by calling customer service at 443-757-3500. Remember that these occur on Saturday before the conference begins, so you’ll need to adjust your travel to attend.

DecisionBrain

1-3:30pm

FICO® Xpress

4-6:30pm

Frontline Solvers

4-6:30pm

GameLab

1-3:30pm

GAMS

1-3:30pm

Gurobi Optimization

4-6:30pm

JMP, a Division of SAS

1-3:30pm

LINDO Systems, Inc

4-6:30pm

LITIC Software

4-6:30pm

MathWorks

1-3:30pm

Optimization Direct

1-3:30pm

Optimization Firm

4-6:30pm

Palisade

Quantitative Risk Analysis and Analytics with the DecisionTools Suite
Presented by: Dr. Raul Castro
1-3:30pm

Uncertainty can be a source of great pain or great value for management. This workshop will present a series of tools that are helpful for analyzing and quantifying business risks in a Microsoft Excel environment.

The tools that will be presented are part of Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite and provide business solutions to problems such as:

  • Determining risk sensitivity of an outcome that is influenced by a set of variables.
  • Choosing the appropriate way of modeling variability with historical data or expert opinion.
  • Measuring the cost/value of risk in projects and investments decisions.
  • Forecasting variables that accommodate historical trends or seasonal patterns.
  • Visualizing decisions in terms of potential risks and results.
  • Optimizing under risk conditions to obtain mitigation strategies.
  • Analyzing data for classification and quantification.
Provalis Research

1-3:30pm

Responsive Learning Technologies

4-6:30pm

SAS

1-3:30pm

Simio Simulation And Scheduling Software

4-6:30pm