20-22 April 2012
Nottingham, UK

Student Conference on Operational Research

SCOR 2014

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Student Conference on Operational Research (SCOR 2014) now back in its fourth edition. The conference has been confirmed for 2-4 May 2014, and once again will be hosted at the beautiful University of Nottingham campus. More info at www.scor14.com





Plenary Talks

  • Gavin Blackett, The OR Society
    "The OR Society: YOUR Professional Body"
  • David Buxton, DSE Consulting Ltd.
    "Entrepreneurship in Operational Research - Essential bedfellows?"
  • Tony O’Connor, Government Operational Research Service (GORS)
    "Making a difference with OR"
  • Vincent Knight, Cardiff University and Louise Orpin, The OR Society
    "OR in Schools"


Best Talk Award

  • Winner:
    Pedro Crespo Del Granado, Lancaster University
    "Optimization modeling of distributed energy systems for a smart grid"
  • Runner-up:
    Carolyn Booker, University of Strathclyde
    "Performance measurement and trade-offs in UK higher education institutions"



  • Programme & Abstracts: here
  • The guide below can be activated with the Redeem Code "scor2012" under Download Guides.

Call for Papers

Building on the success of the previous Student Conferences on Operational Research, we are proud to announce the 3rd edition, SCOR 2012, which will be held at the University of Nottingham, UK from:

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April 2012

PhD students from all European Universities studying Operational Research, Management Science or a related field are kindly invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. The purpose of SCOR 2012 is to provide a friendly environment for doctoral candidates to develop their presentation skills, to receive constructive feedback on their work and to meet other students with similar interests. As doctoral candidates are still early on in their careers, the work presented does not need to be fully developed or thoroughly explored as of yet. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to:

* Data Mining * Decision Support * Forecasting * Graphs / Networks * Healthcare * Heuristics / Metaheuristics * Inventory * Mathematical Programming * Multicriteria Decision Analysis * Neural Networks / Machine Learning * Optimisation * Reliability / Risk Assessment * Scheduling / Timetabling * Stochastic Modelling * Supply Chain Management * Simulation / System Dynamics * Transport

Presenting at the conference is not mandatory, however it is highly encouraged, especially for students who may have little previous experience or who wish to present in front of a new audience. It is also an excellent networking opportunity with the chance to meet PhD students from other Universities as well as increasing your knowledge in other related areas of OR. The conference is held the weekend after the first NATCOR of the year, which will also be held in Nottingham.

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 17th February 2012 (closed)

A notification of acceptance will be sent shortly after this deadline. In order to encourage a wide range of students to attend, the conference fee will be minimal with accommodation, a full social program and full catering provided.

Presenters will also be invited to submit a paper (no more than 10 pages) on their work to be published electronically as part of the SCOR 2012 proceedings. This will be available in the Dagstuhl OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs). Paper submissions will undergo a selection process based on refereeing by the Committee. This is to give doctoral candidates a chance to experience the peer-review process and to enhance their technical writing skills. It is not mandatory, though again, highly recommended.

Download: Call for Papers or Flyer




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