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Correction re Grants available for AFROS conference Tunisia 2018

  • 1.  Correction re Grants available for AFROS conference Tunisia 2018

    Posted 02-09-2018 08:18
    Apologies for not spotting a mistake in the the AFROS conference website address in the message posted yesterday. The correct information is below.

    The African Federation of OR Societies (AFROS) will be holding its inaugural conference in Tunisia from July 2nd - 4th 2018. The conference, organized by the Tunisian Decision Aid Society, will, it is hoped, provide a kick start for the wider use of Operations Research in Africa. It includes plenary talks by guest speakers from IFORS, INFORMS and EURO as well as presentations of high quality research papers by researchers and practitioners from Africa and all over the world. Selected extended abstracts among those presented in the conference will be considered as potential full-paper publications, subject to peer reviews, in 'Operational Research - An International Journal' (ORIJ) published by Springer. A limited number of small conference grants and a 40% reduction in registration fees will be available for young African researchers who plan to present a paper at AFROS 2018. For more details about the conference, please visit
    Grants: a limited number of grants will be available (courtesy of IFORS and EURO) for PhD students who must submit an extended abstract of their paper (up to 2 pages long and in English) which will be used to select the highest quality applicants. Applicants must have a relationship with Africa, whether by birth, study or employment, and should show a demonstrated need for support. Applications must be submitted by the end of April to the Conference Program Chair,, to whom any queries about the conference or grants should be addressed.

    Sue Merchant
    VP International Activities