ORSNZ AGM 2022 Agenda

The 2022 ORSNZ Annual General Meeting will be held at the upcoming 54th ORSNZ Conference on Monday 28 November starting at 1:40pm.

The preliminary agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Apologies (to [email protected]);
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM;
  3. Matters arising from the minutes;
  4. President’s report;
  5. Honorary Treasurer’s report and financial statements;
  6. Updates from regional and special interest groups;
  7. Hans Daellenbach Prize (see details below);
  8. Future Conferences;
  9. Election of officers and auditor;
  10. Other business.

You can assign a proxy to vote on your behalf using the 2nd page of this form; this should be sent to [email protected].

Item 7:

ORSNZ has established an awards committee to make recommendations with respect to the award of the HGD prize, that will:

  1. Stand ready to receive, and where necessary solicit, suggestions with respect to suitable recipients.
  2. Maintain an ordered list of potential recipients, considering the alignment between their achievements and the prize criteria, and also the alignment of award timing with career events such as retirement.
  3. Pro-actively request suitably placed individuals to prepare formal nominations for persons on that list, and to provide supporting documentation, with the aim of making one HGD award every 3 years, on average.
  4. Form an ad hoc sub-committee, adding suitably qualified persons if required  to avoid conflicts of interest, to make a recommendation with respect to each nomination.

Currently:

  1. The committee consists of all past HGD awardees who are still active in ORSNZ, and it is envisaged that members will be added as new awards are made, and will retire when they cease ORSNZ activity.
  2. Awards have been well below the target rate in recent years, so further awards may be made within the next 3 years

Sincerely, Prof Vicky Mabin, Prof Andy Philpott and Prof Grant Read (Awards Committee)

ORSNZ Conference 2022 Preliminary Programme

The preliminary programme for the ORSNZ conference has now been posted.

We have 29 presentations scheduled, covering a wide range of topics; here are the titles of the sessions:

  • Healthcare Modelling
  • Network Models & Data Science
  • Decomposition Methods
  • Hydrogen Integration into Energy Systems
  • Production Processes & Environmental Modelling
  • Modelling & Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Operations Research Tools & Supply Chain Modelling

The last day to register for the conference, including the dinner at debretts kitchen, is Friday, November 18 (although dinner tickets may sell out sooner). However, there may be a limited number of day registrations available until Thursday, November 24.

ORSNZ AGM 2022

The 2022 ORSNZ Annual General Meeting will be held at the upcoming 54th ORSNZ Conference (28-29 November). The specific date and time will be set once the programme is finalised.

The preliminary agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Apologies (to [email protected]);
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM;
  3. Matters arising from the minutes;
  4. President’s report;
  5. Honorary Treasurer’s report and financial statements;
  6. Future Conferences;
  7. Election of officers and auditor;
  8. Other business.

If you wish to discuss any other business, or would like any documents circulated prior to the AGM, please send all details to [email protected].

You can assign a proxy to vote on your behalf using the 2nd page of this form; this also should be sent to [email protected].

Deadlines extended for ORSNZ conference

The deadlines have been extended for the upcoming ORSNZ conference, with abstracts and early-bird registration now due by Monday 7 November.

Monday 28 November will have a cluster of healthcare-related talks, including a plenary address by:

  • Dr. Melanie Reuter Oppermann, Technical University of Darmstadt.

There will also be a panel discussion to conclude the cluster.

The Energy and Natural Resources SIG will host a cluster of presentations on hydrogen and other technologies that will enable increased renewable energy production. This will also have an associated plenary address on hydrogen integration, and close with a panel discussion.

ORSNZ Conference 2022

This is a reminder that the ORSNZ conference 2022 is being held at the University of Auckland on the 28th and 29th of November, and the deadline for abstracts (October 24) is fast approaching.

In addition to the standard sessions, the conference will have two clusters of talks run by our interest groups:
OSHA will run a cluster on health modelling.
ENR will run a cluster on the integration of hydrogen into energy systems.

Both of these clusters will have a keynote presentation and panel discussion.

If you wish to present within one of these clusters, indicate this at the end of your abstract submission.

Note the deadline for early-bird registrations is Monday, October 31.

APORS 2022 now a hybrid conference (Abstracts due 10 June)

The Asia-Pacific Operations Research Societies (APORS) triennial conference in Manila on 9-12 November 2022 is now a hybrid virtual and in-person event.

The theme of the conference is Onwards to Recovery though Operations Research, so presentations around recovery from the panademic are encouraged, but this is not a requirement for acceptance.

The abstract submission due date is 10 June 2022, and the early-bird deadline for registration is August 12.

To submit your abstract visit https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apors2022, and visit http://apors.org for more information.

Reminder: ORSNZ AGM Wednesday 23 March

ORSNZ is holding its Annual General Meeting online on Wednesday the 23th of March 2022, 3:10 – 4:00pm. This meeting will be followed by a meeting of Council from 4:00 – 4:30pm.

The meeting will be held online using Zoom.
Meeting ID: 941 6539 2709
Passcode: 627770
Meeting Link

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Apologies (to [email protected]);
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM;
  3. Matters arising from the minutes;
  4. President’s report (Update on Website);
  5. Honorary Treasurer’s report and financial statements;
  6. Quarterly SIG presentations / panel discussions;
  7. Future Conferences;
  8. Election of officers and auditor;
  9. Other business.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can assign a proxy to vote on your behalf using the 2nd page of this form. (So long as the form is emailed to [email protected] by Wednesday morning, that is fine.)

ORSNZ AGM for 2021

ORSNZ is holding its Annual General Meeting online on Wednesday the 23th of March 2022, 3:00 – 4:00pm. This meeting will be followed by a meeting of Council from 4:00 – 4:30pm.

The meeting will be held online using Zoom.
Meeting ID: 941 6539 2709
Passcode: 627770
Link

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Apologies (to [email protected]);
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM;
  3. Matters arising from the minutes;
  4. President’s report;
  5. Honorary Treasurer’s report and financial statements;
  6. Quarterly SIG presentations / panel discussions;
  7. Update on Website;
  8. Future Conferences;
  9. Election of officers and auditor;
  10. Other business.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can assign a proxy to vote on your behalf using the 2nd page of this form. (So long as the form is emailed to [email protected] by Wednesday morning, that is fine.)

APORS 2022 & WHO Winter School

Kia ora koutou,

I’m writing to let you know about two APORS events next year.

The first is APORS 2022 in Cebu, Philippines. 500 word abstracts are due by April 1, 2022 (and can be submitted from Februrary 1, 2022). More details can be found on the Call for Papers.

The second is the online Winter School of Operational Research in Public Health EmergencieS (ORPHES) – a partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), EURO, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and APORS. Applications are due by December 1, 2021. More details can be found on the short and long versions of the Call for Applicants.

Noho ora mai, Mike (ORSNZ President)