International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)

Fédération internationale des sociétés de recherche opérationnelle
Federación Internacional de Sociedades de Investigaciones Operacionales
Internationale Föderation der Gesellschaften für Unternehmensforschung

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Founded by UK, USA and French national societies.


Stimulate development of operational research as a unified science and promote its advancement worldwide.


2026-07-12 | Vienna, Austria – International Conference on Operations Research

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Board of member societies (meets every 3 years). Administrative Committee, comprising President, Immediate Past-President, Treasurer, Secretary, plus 1 elected and 4 regional Vice-Presidents.

Regional Groupings (4): E-XD5785 - Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), set up Jan 1975; E-XD0993 - Latin-Iberian-American Association of Operations Research Societies, set up 1982; E-XE3080 - Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies within IFORS (APORS), set up Mar 1985; G-XG5680 - Association of North American Operations Research Societies within IFORS (NORAM), set up 1987.

Coordinators (7): External Affairs; IFORS Publications; Plans and Programmes; Education; Meetings; Scientific Activities; Developing Countries.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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