the 2018 INFORMS International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 16th to 20th, 2018. This year’s theme is, “Innovative OR/Analytics and AI for a Better World”. The conference will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) and the Grand Hyatt Taipei.

The INFORMS 2018 Program Committee is committed to organizinga high quality program with diverse participants sharing their vision, knowledge and experience in Operational Research and Analytics.World leading plenary and keynote speakers from academia and industry as well as promising start-up companies willpresent state-of-the-art OR/Analytics and AI research and applications. The conference also offers tutorial track and theme-based industry tracks, including topics such as New Retail, Industrial 4.0, Smart Cites, Smart Healthcare, Smart Agriculture and FinTech.Ahackathon competition will be held to encourage rising talent’scontributionstoOR/Analytics and AI. Awards willbe given to outstanding teams from industry or academia as well as startups in these fields.

This conference presents excellent opportunities for you to present your OR/Analytics related work, to learn about the emerging technology and applications, and to network with international leaders of the profession.We sincerely invite you to  participate in the2018 INFORMS International Conference, and to be an integralpart of the great INFORMS community by organizing a session, giving a talk, and meeting new and old friends and colleagues! We are currently accepting and encouraging contributions of new, emerging and compelling ideas forthe tutorials, industrial tracks, and awards, as well as the hackathon.



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Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-03-15

Abstract submission deadline:2018-03-15

Final paper submission deadline:2018-04-06

Call for paper description

Abstract Size/Length:

Abstract should be 600 characters maximum (approximately 60 words), title of abstract – 150 characters maximum.

  •  Letters, numbers, and *math symbols accepted.
    •    All abstracts must be in English.
    •    Do not include title or author information in the body of your abstract.
    •    Abstracts will be published exactly as entered if accepted.
    •    Review your abstract and check for typographical and spelling errors, and scientific sense.
    • A full paper can be uploaded at the time of submission that will be reviewed and posted in the online proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: Use only “text pad” when entering math symbols.

Online Proceedings

Manuscripts must be written in English, be at most eight pages long (including figures, tables, and references), formatted in the INFORMS journal paper format, and submitted as a PDF through the conference website. All paper submissions are peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Please include a 60-word abstract when submitting a paper. Your talk will always be scheduled whether your paper is accepted or not.

Proceedings instructional information- LaTeX style files are available for use in preparing manuscripts for the 2018 INFORMS International Conference Proceedings. The downloadable zip file below contains an article template, style file for submission of papers, BiBTeX style to conform with INFORMS reference styles, and documentation in PDF format.  A complete file manifest can be found in the included README file.

Essentials should be clear from the article template, which is a LaTeX file outlining the style with specific options and simple examples that show how to fill in basic information (e.g., title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, etc.). The main document, “Taipei2018-Author-Instructions.pdf,” supplies additional information and clarifies some style points mentioned in the templates. Included are instructions for setting figures and tables and formatting appendices and references. Some information about special math characters, bold symbols, and equation numbering styles is also presented.


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Contact information

  • DeanINFORMS Meetings Department
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  • 443-757-3500

Sponsored By

  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences