Annual Meeting

The INFORMS Annual Meeting is one of the world's largest gatherings of Management Science, Operations Research, and Operations Management professionals and academics. The meeting typically runs for four or more days, and attendance regularly exceeds five thousand persons. For presentations and photos from previous year's meetings, please look under the menu "RAS Resources".

Next Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 4-7 November 2018

Details on event planning and RAS activities will appear on this page.

Cluster Chairs

Please contact the following cluster chairs with proposals for presentations or suggested session topics.
Yashar Khayati,
Masoumeh Taslimi,
Andy Yoon,

Student Paper Competition

The student paper competition evaluates academic papers written by students worldwide. We are seeking judges to help in the reading and evaluation of student papers. If you are interested, please contact Steven Harrod at

Problem Solving Competition

The problem solving competition evaluates responses to a challenging railway planning problem. We are seeking judges to help in the reading and evaluation of proposed solutions. If you are interested, please contact Michael Gorman at

RAS Poster Session

You are invited to submit a proposal to present a poster in the Railroad Application Section (RAS) poster session for the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nov 4-7, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Full instructions and invitation are in this instruction sheet. Proposal date extended to 30 September!