ORSNZ SIG Streams at the 2019 ORSNZ Conference

At this year’s ORSNZ annual conference (2-3 December) there will be sessions run by the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) and the Healthcare Analytics (OSHA) SIGs.

The Healthcare Analytics stream will have a plenary address by Prof. Margaret Brandeau from Standford.

The Energy and Natural Resources stream will focus on modelling and policies around the New Zealand government’s emissions targets for 2050.

Both streams are accepting abstract submissions as outlined in these posts:
ENR, OSHA.

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ORSNZ Conference 2019: Call for Papers

This year’s ORSNZ conference will be held at the University of Auckland on Monday December 2 and Tuesday December 3, 2019.

The theme of this year’s conference is influencing policy-making with evidence-based modelling and we will have a plenary address from Prof. Vicky Mabin.

Call for Papers

We welcome presentations on any aspect of operations research, analytics or management science, especially practical applications. We plan to run sessions on climate / emissions policy as well as healthcare.

Submissions from students and practitioners are greatly encouraged. Abstracts should be 200 words or fewer and are to be submitted as plain text (not a PDF file) through EasyChair.

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length (15 + 5 for questions). All abstracts will be considered by the conference committee, and the authors notified of their acceptance (or otherwise).

Abstracts can be submitted via EasyChair here. The deadline is Friday November 1.
The deadline for (optional) full papers is Friday November 15.

Registration

Early-bird registration is now available here:

  • a standard registration is $300 including the conference dinner;
  • a standard registration is $250, without the dinner ticket;
  • a student registration is $150, including the conference dinner;
  • a single-day registration is $150 for either day.

Early-bird registration will Close on November 1.

The conference dinner will be held on Monday December 2.

Student Prizes

Young Practitioners’ Prize

OR practitioners and students who are within 5 years of graduation on the first day of the conference (December 2) are invited to compete for $1000 of prizes in the ORSNZ Young Practitioners’ Prize competition. When registering for the conference, competitors should request that their paper be entered for the YPP, and also include YPP as a keyword when submitting the abstract. Note that a full paper must be submitted in order enter the YPP. For further details about the YPP, see here.

John A. George Memorial Prize

Young Practitioners may also optionally have their presentations considered for consideration for the JAG prize. This prize is awarded annually for the best application of OR for improving lives. Entries are particularly sought in areas such as health, education, social welfare, economic development, or environmental protection, but may be in any application area.

Entrants should explain how their work could contribute to improving the quality of people’s lives (immediately, or in the future), particularly those who may otherwise be vulnerable or disadvantaged.