Reminder: Submit by Aug 15 to APORS 2022

Kia ora koutou,

There is an opportunity to submit abstracts for a dedicated session on operational research for public health emergencies. Selected abstracts will be supported by WHO/WHE/SEARO for oral presentations at the conference.


  1. Submission site: all abstracts must be sent to: Log in to EasyChair for APORS 2022. You will have to create an account and then follow the clear steps on the site.
  2. Deadline extended
    15 July 2022, 23.59 Manila time
  3. Abstracts format
    1. Abstracts should be in English, should not include mathematical notations, not exceed 500 words (the main text) and must contain the following:
      1. Paper/proposal title
      2. Author(s) name (s), affiliation, full mailing address, email address, with an indication of author(s) presenting the paper if accepted.
      3. One of the keywords must be “Public health emergencies”.
    2. Please see further details here:

Noho ora mai, Mike (ORSNZ President)

Call for Interest: APORS Special Interest Groups

Kia ora koutou, I hope the weather is not adversely affecting you and you are avoiding the seasonal colds and flu.

APORS has asked for nominations to 3 special interest groups:

  1. Public Heath Emergencies – this group will be meeting with the World Health Organisation’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) soon;
  2. Optimisation;
  3. Youth Activity.

These groups are envisaged to work like SIAM activity groups:

“SIAM Activity Groups provide an intellectual forum for SIAM members interested in exploring a particular area of applied mathematics, computational science, or cross-disciplinary application. The subject of the SIAM Activity Group should be of current importance, broad enough to generate significant participation, yet focused enough to assure that the Activity Group’s goals are achieved.” – from

This is a good opportunity for those looking to engage with global communities of researchers. If you would like to be nominated please email me by the end of day on August 12, 2022, at

michael DOT osullivan AT auckland DOT ac DOT nz

If I get a lot of nominations then I will run a selection process.

Noho ora mai, Mike (ORSNZ President)

Call for Abstracts: ORSNZ Conference 2022

ORSNZ is holding its usually-annual conference for 2022 at the University of Auckland on the 28th and 29th of November 2022.

More details about this conference will be made available at the beginning of September. However, the conference website is online, and registrations and abstract submissions are now open.

We welcome presentations on any aspect of operations research, analytics, management science or data science, especially practical applications. We are planning to run specific sessions on digital twin systems, energy & emissions policy as well as healthcare modelling.

If you wish to be a session chair and can organise 4 presentations along a common theme, please email [email protected], and we can ensure the presentations are scheduled appropriately.