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NEWS

International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Volume 8 Number 3 September 2014

ISSN 2223-4373

What’s Inside:

From the Editor

Responding to the Needs of the Community T

Elise del Rosario <elise.del.rosario@stepforward.ph>

he international OR community congregated in Barcelona for the big event - IFORS 2014. There was something for everyone to discover – recent trends, new findings, emerging OR use in other disciplines, even the magic of Gaudi and Dali, and most of all, new friends, and the growing network of OR professionals throughout the world. This is one of the ways by which IFORS has responded to the needs of its members.

This issue covers thoughtful reactions from members on the plenary Art Museum welcomes The Art of Modeling participants. sessions, the scientific and social programs, the Board of Representatives meeting, as well as the various initiatives on OR for Development, particularly the IFORS Prize. It also covers the ICORD, which was held just before the Triennial. From our IFORS correspondents are reports of Conferences pre and post IFORS 2014 – in Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Turkey, Mexico, Cuba and Spain. Another conference in Greece is also covered, which was sponsored by HELORS, our featured OR Society in Focus. That IFORS also responds to the needs of potential OR movers of tomorrow is clear in its involvement with the Summer Institutes. This issue contains an account of an IFORS scholar as well as a call for applicants for yet another such activity. While the future is taken care of, the past is not forgotten. We present the movers of yesterday – an obituary for Manfred Padberg is a small tribute to someone who has contributed to the discipline. In recognition of her contribution to IFORS, Helle Welling who has occupied the Secretariat post for the longest time, was invited to IFORS 2014 and is interviewed in this issue. Other IFORS members who have OR Publications will surely learn from the success of OR/MS Today, an INFORMS magazine. Incidentally, it was a former INFORMS President who authored a book that is featured in the Book Review. On the other hand, that the OR discipline itself has continuously responded to the needs of mankind is the topic of the editorial From the AC. Furthermore, a quick look at the IFORS Prize and ICORD papers proves this same point. One of these papers showing how OR has been used successfully to help people avoid and cope with the effects of natural disasters is the featured application of the OR Impact section. Taking a view from higher up, remote sensing is an ideal tool for disaster management since it offers information over large areas and at short time intervals. How OR figures here is tackled in our Tutorial. Indeed, IFORS has responded to the needs of our community in a lot of ways, in the same manner that our discipline has continued to evolve to respond to needs of mankind. Our discipline and our community have so much to offer. Do you have something to offer to IFORS? As we wait for IFORS 2017 in Quebec, you may want to consider hosting the 2020 Triennial conference. Details of this, and everything above are in the following pages. Enjoy!

Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Responding to the Needs of the Community 2 Evolving Applications for Evolving Needs Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Manfred W. Padberg (1941-2014) Highlights of IFORS 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A View from the Program Chair 4 Many Facets of the Art of Modeling 5 IFORS 2014 Social Calendar 6 Board of Representatives Meet 6 Nominees for President and VP 2015-17 7 From IFORS Past: Helle Welling 7 Call For IFORS 2020 Hosting Proposals Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ECCO XXVII - CO 2014 Poznan Events 9 CBBM 2014 Young Group, Young Field 10 GTM2014 Amid the White Nights 10 EUROPT 2014 in Medieval Perpignan 11 Turkey Workshop Inspires Participants 11 Stochastic Modeling in Istanbul 12 H& H Logistics in Mexico City 12 Hellenic Meet on Energy & Enviroment 12 Agri / Forest Management in Lleida Summer Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ESI XXXI on Health in Italy Call for Applicants 13 IFORS-EURO Scholar to ESI XXXII 14 IFORS- ALIO Scholar to XIX ELAVIO OR for Development Section . . . . . . . . . . 14 ICORD 2014
 Small Group, Wide Scope 16 IFORS Prize Competition Winners Bared 17 IFORS Activities on OR for Development Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Secrets of Success: ORMS Today 19 Strategy Science Journal Launched Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Big Blue Uses Big Data OR Impact Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Disaster Risk-Sensitive Shelter Planning Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 OR for Remote Sensing OR Society in Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hellenic Operational Research Society Regional Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 EURO XXVII in Scotland 27 APORS 2015 in Malaysia 27 XVII ALIO in Mexico Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Certificate Program in GaTech 28 OR Workshop in Cuba

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