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IFORS: Bringing the World of or Together for 50 Years

  1. Elise del Rosario1,
  2. Graham Rand2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0417

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

del Rosario, E. and Rand, G. 2010. IFORS: Bringing the World of or Together for 50 Years. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    One Small Step Forward Foundation, Inc., Quezon City, Philippines

  2. 2

    Lancaster University, Department of Management Science, Lancaster, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

Abstract

In 2009, the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), currently with a membership of 50 national societies, celebrated its 50th year since formation. This article provides an overview of the federation's history, its leadership and current composition, initiatives that have been put in place, and current activities.

Keywords:

  • OR history;
  • IFORS;
  • EURO;
  • ALIO;
  • APORS;
  • OR organizations;
  • international initiatives;
  • developing countries;
  • OR publications