International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Abbreviation: IFORS
Area: International
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Description: IFORS is an international organization of national societies whose primary objective is the advancement of Operational Research. Its aims are the development of Operational Research as a unified science and its advancement in all nations of the world.

• The Triennial Conference, a tradition since 1957, brings O.R. academics and practitioners from around the world together.
• IFORS also sponsors small “special conferences” on specific topics. These conferences generally attract about 150 attendees, and may be organized independently or with other professional organizations. IFORS provides sponsorship, publicity, organizational support and, through ITOR, a publishing outlet for refereed papers.
• IFORS also collaborates with the organizing committees of major national and regional conferences, helping to organize sessions and panels.