The INFORMS Optimization Section was formed in the fall of 1995 and became a Society in 2004.

The Optimization Society has two goals:

  1. to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software tools for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and
  2. to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.


Call for Nominations

INFORMS Optimization Society is seeking nominations for four VP and Treasurer/Secretary positions..

Optimization Society Conference 2020

The INFORMS Optimization Society conference will take place on March 15-17, 2020 in Greenville, SC. See the conference page for details.

OS Newsletter Fall 2018 issue is out

The Fall 2018 issue of the OS newsletter is now available. Check the newsletter page for the past editions.

Optimization Society Prizes 2017

The winners of the Optimization Society prizes have been selected. Check the page for more details.

Discussion platform

The INFORMS Optimization Society has a community web page. You are very welcome to join it and participate in its discussions.

Optimization Stories

The OS website has a page for Optimization stories: success stories of Optimization that are documented as videos and other easily shared formats.

IOS Election Results

The INFORMS Optimization Society welcomes the new officers to the executive board:

Vice Chair, Computational Optimization and Software: Dimitri Papageorgiou, Term: 2018-2019
Vice Chair, Integer and Discrete Optimization: Akshay Gupte. Term: 2018-2019
Vice Chair for Network Optimization, Jorge Sefair. Term: 2018-2019
Vice Chair, Linear and Conic Optimization, Somayeh Moazeni Term: 2018-2019
Secretary, Treasurer, and New Member Liaison: Burcu Keskin will continue to serve the society through 2019.
We congratulate the new officers but also thank everyone who ran for an officer position. Please note that all of the vice chairs will resume positions immediately in January 2018.

We also have a new web editor and social media coordinator:  Sertalp B. Çay.


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