39th Annual ORSNZ Conference
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th
The University of Auckland's
Department of Engineering Science is pleased to host
the 39th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand.
Call for Papers
Registration and Fees
Paper Submission &
View the submitted abstracts and papers, the final IJIE/ORSNZ program and the ORSNZ attendee list.
The ORSNZí04 conference will be running simultaneously with the 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice (IJIE'04). We are very pleased to be hosting this prestigious international meeting at Auckland. This parallel meeting will run on Sunday and Monday, with Tuesday being reserved as a possible third day. Attendees at the ORSNZ conference are welcome to attend any of the Industrial Engineering sessions. (Note that submissions for presentation at these Industrial Engineering sessions is now closed.) See www.ijienet.org/ijie04/ for more info on the IJIE'04 conference.
There are a number of other conferences happening in NZ and Australia at this time.
We welcome Charles River Associates, www.crai.co.nz, as the Principal Sponsor of this conference. We also acknowledge the most generous support provided by Optimal Decision Technologies, www.optimal-decision.com, and the Department of Engineering Science, www.esc.auckland.ac.nz.
Young Practitioner First Prize Sponsor
You will have around 20 minutes for your talk, with 2 minutes for questions. (Students entering the Young Practitioner Prize (YPP) should note that this will be tightly enforced.)
Each of our two presentation rooms will be equipped with an overhead projector, a laptop and a datashow (1024x768). The laptops will be running Powerpoint 2000 (not 2002/XP). If you wish to use the provided laptop, you should load your talk onto the laptop in the break before your presentation. There will be no network connections available.
You may find Fritz Raffensperger's excellent Powerpoint guidelines useful in preparing your talk.
Dress: Dress at New Zealand conferences (for speakers and attendees and at social events) is typically comfortable business casual (e.g. a collared shirt & trousers).
We are very pleased to have two international plenary speakers presenting at this year's ORSNZ conference. Professor Oli Madsen is the director of and professor at the Centre for Traffic and Transportation at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is well known for his many contributions to both the theory and application of Operations Research. Professor Andres Weintraub from Chile is the current President of IFORS. He has published numerous articles, both on methodoligical aspects and on OR applications. He has extensive experience in applied work where he uses OR models for planning and scheduling operations, in particular in forestry and forest firms.
A programme (text version) for the conference is available with presentation times. You may also wish to view the submitted papers. A program overview is shown below. Full details of the parallel IJIE program will be provided on www.ijienet.org/ijie04 and at the conference.
Saturday 27 November
Sunday 28 November
Monday 29 November
1900-2100 Wine and Cheese reception in the Engineering School, 20 Symonds St
0800 Registration & Breakfast
0850 Welcome & Plenary Address
1000 Morning Tea
1030 Paper Sessions 1, 2
1300 YPP Session 1
1430 Afternoon Tea
1500 YPP Session 2
1610 ORSNZ AGM & Council Meeting
1830 Boarding of Banquet boat. Drinks available
1900 Boat departs promptly for Banquet Cruise
2130 Boat returns to ferry berth
0800 Registration & Breakfast
0850 Paper Sessions 3,4
1020 Morning Tea
1050 Plenary Address
1300 Paper Sessions 5, 6
1430 Afternoon Tea
1500 Paper Sessions 7, 8
1700 approx. End of conference
The School of Engineering, 20 Symonds St, is the venue for all talks, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, the reception and registration.
The Banquet Cruise on the Fullerís QuickCat II starts at 1830 (6:30pm) at the Fullerís Ferry Berth, Quay St, a 30 minute walk from the School of Engineering. Weather permitting, there may be a chance for a short walk on an old volcanic island, so please wear sensible shoes. See the map below for directions. Departure is 1900; donít be late.
Guidelines for preparation of the final papers are available for both Word and Latex. Please download the Word Guidelines Document if you want to prepare your paper using Word. For Latex users we have prepared a style file and sample document. It is in this Latex Guidelines archive, which includes some necessary style files. Please refer to the README.txt file for installation instructions. There is also a simpler sample LaTeX file available that does not require installing style files.
You may wish to view the submitted papers.
Submission deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2004
Submission deadline for Papers: 31 October 2004
The conference fee includes breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, a copy of the proceedings volume and a banquet ticket. (The student registration does not include a banquet ticket unless the student is speaking at the conference.) Refund of paid fees is only possible by notice in writing or by email before 15 November. Conference fees are shown in the following table:
|ORSNZ member||NZ$ 270 (student NZ$ 85)|
|Non-member||NZ$ 305 (student NZ$ 95)|
|New member, including 2003-2004 membership||NZ$ 340 (student NZ$100)|
|Discount for registration before 15 October||NZ$ 40 (student NZ$15)|
Membership fees for the society are currently NZ$70 (student NZ$15) per annum.
The conference proper will be held in the School of Engineering; see this map of the city campus. Engineeering is most easily accessed from Symonds St (between Wellesley St East and Grafton Rd, on the Grafton Road side).
Breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea will be served in the foyer area outside the conference rooms. The lunch venue is yet to be announced.
Please refer to the map of the city campus (also available in PDF format). The main entrance of the School of Engineering is at 20 Symonds St (on this Wises map).
Note that the University has no parking available. We
suggest you park in the Victoria Street car park (entered by turning left at the
intersection of Victoria St East and Kitchener St) or the Kitchener street car
park (on the left after entering from Wellesley St East), and the walking
through Albert Park to Symonds St. See this map.
This year's conference banquet will be a dinner cruise
on the magnificent Auckland Harbour. This is being held on the evening of Sun 28
If you are travelling on a passport from a Visa-free
country (see below), then you will be issued with a New Zealand Visitor Visa
when you arrive in New Zealand. To obtain this, you should have with you your
personalised letter of paper acceptance/invitation to the conference to show to
the immigration officials.
If you are not travelling on a passport from a Visa-free country, then you will need to apply for a Visitors Visa at your nearest New Zealand embassy and have received this before you travel to New Zealand. Your application for a visitor's visa (see link below) should include your personalised letter of paper acceptance/invitation to the conference.
We have confirmed with the Immigration Department that even if you are presenting at the conference, you need a Visitor Visa, not a work visa, as you are not being paid.
Guide for Visiting New Zealand
Visa Application Instructions:
List of Visa free countries:
Application for Visitors Visa:
The airport is south of the city centre and university. A taxi from the airport's taxi rank to the university costs about NZ$40, a shuttle bus about NZ$20. There is no need to book when catching a taxi or shuttle from the airport.
Information on hotel and budget accommodation organised for the conference is
available here. You need to make your own bookings.
In addition to the IJIE'04 parallel conference, there are a number of other conferences happening in NZ and Australia.
13th-18th December, 2004 (6 Days)
The 2004 NZIMA Conference in Combinatorics and its Applications, jointly with
The 29th Australasian Conference in Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (29th ACCMCC)
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
December 6-7, 2004
International Workshop on Interdisciplinary Decision Making
Campus of the University of Melbourne, Australia
December 6-8, 2004
International Conference on Mathematical Inequalities and their Applications, Melbourne, Australia
December 9-11, 2004
The Sixth International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA 6)
Ballarat (120 km from Melbourne), Australia
December 12-14, 2004
Second Australian-China workshop on Optimization
December 12-15, 2004
Fifth Asia-Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference (APIEMS 2004)
Gold Coast, Australia
December 12-15, 2004
World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling
December 13-14, 2004
The First International Workshop on Intelligent Finance (IWIF 1)
December 13-17, 2004
Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing
Department of Engineering Science
University of Auckland
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+64 9 373 7468 Attn: ORSNZ Conference
6 October 2004, AJM