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IFORS 2021 Meeting is virtual! Abstract submission ends May 14th! Registration is open.

  • 1.  IFORS 2021 Meeting is virtual! Abstract submission ends May 14th! Registration is open.

    Posted 05-03-2021 12:17

    Welcome to IFORS 2021 Virtual!

    The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to May 14, 2021.

    Registration is now open at

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFORS 2020 is moved to August 22-27, 2021.

    It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2021) to be held virtually on August 22 (Sun) - 27 (Fri), 2021, hosted by Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. Please visit for more information.

    IFORS is an international conference held every three years to bring together academia, practitioners and experts in the field of Management Science from more than 60 countries and to contribute to its development through mutual academic and information exchange. Since its inaugural meeting in the United Kingdom in 1957, this conference has become a large international academic conference involving more than 2,000 professionals from the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America.

    The IFORS 2021 Virtual conference will highlight global developments in Operations Research and show how the tools of Operations Research are expanding their impact on society, health, science and industry. IFORS conferences, held only once every three years, provide a platform for experts from around the world to showcase the diverse potential of state-of-the-art Operations Research techniques and technologies. IFORS 2021 offers a unique opportunity to network with Operations Research analysts, industrial users of Operations Research, and academic and industry experts from all parts of the globe.

    The abstract submission system is available online, via

    New contributions are welcome until May 14, 2021.

    Special issues:   Several special issues dedicated to the conference will be organized.

    Confirmed special issues:

    • IET Renewable Power Generation - Special issue on Methodological Advances in Renewable-Energy Analysis
    • Journal of Dynamics and Games - Special issue on Games in economics, finance, human resource management, and neuroscience
    • Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences - Special issue on Computational Performance Analysis based on Novel Intelligent Methods: Exploration and Future Directions in Production and Logistics

    Talks with other possible journals are still under way.   Information on the page will be updated soon with the latest details.

    Plenary speakers:

    We are excited to have the confirmed plenary speakers:

    L. Robin Keller, University of California, Irvine, USA

    Maria Conceição Andrade Silva, Católica Porto Business School, Porto, Portugal, EURO Plenary Speaker

    In addition to these, there will be a broad range of invited keynote talks covering a wide range of Operational Research subject. Updated information on the plenary and keynote talks can be found at

    Important Dates:

    • Abstract Submission Deadline - May 14, 2021.

    • Abstracts notification of acceptance - May 21, 2021.

    • Speakers Registration Deadline - May 28, 2021.

    • Early-bird Registration Deadline - July 9, 2021.

    IFORS, and the IFORS Conference Organizing and Program Committees are looking forward to your contributions!

    Karla Hoffman
    George Mason University