Institute for Operations Research and Management

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences ( INFORMS ) is an international society for practitioners in the fields of operations research (OR) and management science . It was established in 1995 with the merger of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and the Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS). The 2016 president of the institute is Professor Edward H. Kaplan of Yale. [1] L. Robin Keller served as president in 2015. [2]


According to INFORMS ‘constitution, the Institute’s purpose is to improve the quality of life and the environment. This paper presents the results of a study on the impact of the decision-making process on the development of knowledge-based decision-making processes. .

Legal Status

(C) (3) tax-exempt organization. The Institute provides a forum for researchers , researchers, scientists, students, managers, and consultants.


INFORMS publishes 14 scholarly journals about operations research and analytics, including the first and second journals in their class, according to Journal Citation Reports (2005).

The Institute organizes national and international conferences for academics, professionals, and members of the society. It also serves as a focal point for OR and analytics professionals by facilitating communication among members of the society, with members of other professional societies, and with their clients.

INFORMS is a member of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies and the host of the open-source initiative for operations research, COIN-OR . Operations research.



INFORMS is-governed by a board of directors [3] qui includes a president, past president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, executive director, and vice presidents for chapters and forums, education, information technology, international activities, meetings, membership and Business ethics, business ethics.


INFORMS members are operations researchers and analytics professionals who work for universities, corporations, consulting groups, military, government, and health care. Many are academics who teach operations research, management science, analytics and the quantitative sciences in engineering and business schools. INFORMS members live in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and throughout the world. INFORMS includes Masters- and Ph.D.-level members, as well as students.

The INFORMS Roundtable [4] includes institutional members.

Members of INFORMS specialize in operations research and analytics sub-fields such as applied probability, artificial intelligence, decision analysis, financial engineering, information systems, linear programming, logistics, non-linear programming, optimization, simulation, stochastic programming, and yield management.


Main category: INFORMS academic journals

INFORMS [5] publishes scholarly journals, including its flagship journals Operations Research and Management Science ; And INFORMS Transactions on Education , an online-only, open-access journal . [6] Other journals include

INFORMS aussi Publishes OR / MS Today , the membership magazine; [7] Analytics , the industry magazine; And OR / MS Tomorrow , the student membership magazine [8]

Further publications include Topics in OR (a book series) and INFORMS Cases and Teaching Materials

The list of INFORMS journals includes:

  • Decision Analysis
  • Information Systems Research
  • INFORMS Journal on Computing
  • interfaces
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M & SOM)
  • Operations Research
  • Organization Science
  • Transportation Science
  • Service Science
  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Marketing Science
  • INFORMS Transactions on Education
  • Strategy Science

All INFORMS scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.


INFORMS bestows many prizes [9] to recognize the achievements in practice, publishing, and teaching. Prizes include:

  • INFORMS Fellow “Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They Demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and-have made significant contributions to the advancement of OR / MS over a period of time”.
  • Decision Analysis Publication Award
  • Frank P. Ramsey Medal , the highest award of the Decision Analysis Society
  • Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences , [10] qui Recognizes outstanding high-level driving range OR
  • The Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
  • Frederick W. Lanchester Prize for the best contribution to OR published in English
  • George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
  • George E. Kimball Medal for distinguished service
  • George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition
  • INFORMS Expository Writing Award
  • INFORMS Impact Prize for contributions that have a broad impact on the field
  • INFORMS President’s Award for an important contribution to INFORMS and the profession
  • INFORMS Prize, for effective integration of OR into an organization
  • Prize for the Teaching of OR / MS Practice
  • John von Neumann Theory Prize
  • ICS Prize
  • Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award
  • Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications [11] [12]
  • The Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture Series

INFORMS communities / subdivisions also honor members, with over 35 prizes and awards.

Other activities

  • Career: [13]

INFORMS offers analytics certification to help advance the use of analytics by setting standards for the profession and continuing competency for practitioners.

INFORMS has a Job Placement Service that matches employers and members who are job seekers. The yearly highlight takes place at the company’s annual meeting, where employers have the opportunity to meet job candidates and members are able to advance their careers.

  • Education: [14]

INFORMS Forum on Education, Junior Faculty Interest Forum, case studies and multimedia resources, a Speakers Program, a listing of OR graduate and undergraduate programs, and a teacher training Program for high school math teachers.

  • INFORMS Communities: [15]

Also known as subdivisions – are important, independent bodies that unite members in local groups, focus on special technical interests, and provide the backbone for the organization. Many members belong to more than one group. Communities sponsor conferences, regular meetings, sessions at annual meetings, educational programs, and awards; Some provide professional journals and resource publications. SECONDARY SCHOOLS, SECONDARY SCHOOLS, SECRETARIAT, SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS.

  • Meetings: [16]

Meetings provide scholars and practitioners with the opportunity to exchange information, ideas, and perspectives with their colleagues. INFORMS offers an annual meeting, a conference on the practice of analyzes and operations research, international meetings, a summer workshop on the teaching of management science, and special interest group meetings.

  • Public Awareness: [17]

INFORMS explains the field of analyzes and operations in the field of public relations and programs.

See also

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers


  1. Jump up^ “Edward H. Kaplan” . Yale . Retrieved January 29, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “Robin Keller” . UCI School of Business . Retrieved January 29, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and Management
  4. Jump up^ INFORMS Roundtable
  5. Jump up^ INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and Management
  6. Jump up^ INFORMS Transactions on Education
  7. Jump up^ OR / MS Today,
  8. Jump up^ OR / MS Tomorrow
  9. Jump up^ INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and Management
  10. Jump up^ Operations Research | How to Start Using It
  11. Jump up^ “Seth Bond Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications” . The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences . Retrieved 2 December 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ Bucher, Amanda (21 August 2013). “Industrial engineering doctoral student receives Bonder Scholarship” . Penn State News . Retrieved 2 December 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ Job Placement Service
  14. Jump up^ INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and Management
  15. Jump up^ INFORMS communities
  16. Jump up^ INFORMS meetings
  17. Jump up^ Operations Research: The Science of Better

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