Call for Papers

The Sixth INFORMS Optimization Society Conference
"Optimization and Learning: New Problems, New Challenges"
Hosted by the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University

March 17-19, 2015 Princeton, New Jersey

The INFORMS Optimization Society solicits abstracts and posters for its sixth conference, whose broad theme is "Optimization and Learning: New Problems, New Challenges." The meeting will be held on the Princeton University campus in Princeton, New Jersey, where some of the seminal work in optimization was conducted in the 1950's and 1960's.

We invite you to present theoretical, computational and applied work that highlights the conference theme and other significant research. Work that introduces new problem domains or solution approaches will be featured in highlight tutorials. An effort will be made to pair tutorials with sequences of one or more sessions with research that relates to the tutorial. We encourage contributions that cut across theory, modeling, computation, and applications. Interdisciplinary research is particularly welcome, as is applied work that introduces either new modeling and algorithmic challenges, or exciting new application areas. We anticipate continuing to reach out to statistics and machine learning as well as computer science. We will also work to organize sessions around application areas such as big data, energy, health, engineering, robotics, and new challenges in transportation and logistics.


There are three categories of submissions: (1) invited abstracts, (2) contributed abstracts, and (3) posters. Abstracts are restricted to 300 characters (not counting spaces). Contributed abstracts and posters will be accepted based on quality, suitability to the conference, and space availability (see link to the left for "Abstract/Poster submission"). Authors submitting a poster should enter an abstract into the submission system and explicitly indicate that they want to be considered for the poster sessions. If space and time constraints prevent a paper from being included in a formal session, the submitting author(s) may be given the option of presenting their work in one of the poster sessions.

Important Dates

Description Date
Invited Abstracts: Submission Deadline January 18, 2016
Contributed Abstracts and Posters: Submission Deadline January 18, 2016
Notification of Acceptance January 25, 2016
Early Registration Deadline February 15, 2016
Conference Program Published Online February 12, 2016
iOS Conference March 17-19, 2016