The International Symposium on
Military Operational Research

 


   



     

Welcome to ISMOR

ISMOR is an annual international symposium sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence which offers a unique opportunity to spend quality time exploring the application of analysis to practical issues in defence and security with a wide range of colleagues from across the world.

ISMOR is now managed by the Operational Research Society, with the Society's Defence Special Interest Group playing a key role.

ISMOR is officially endorsed and sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence and strong support is also provided by the Military Operations Research Society in the US.

Papers and presentations from earlier symposia are available online.

The ISMOR website also hosts other online resources likely to be of interest to the defence and security analysis community.


Contact us

If you would like to know more about ISMOR, then please e-mail us at enquiries@ismor.com.


 


39th International Symposium on Military Operational Research (39 ISMOR)

19th � 21st July 2022

Royal Holloway University

We look forward to welcoming you to 39 ISMOR.

Register here

Sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence, ISMOR is an annual international symposium which offers a unique opportunity to spend quality time exploring the application of analysis to practical issues in defence and security with a wide range of colleagues from across the world.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event (ISMOR 37) was cancelled and the 2021 symposium (ISMOR 38) was held online. We are therefore very pleased to announce that ISMOR 39 will return in July 2022 as a residential event, with selected elements available to remote attendees.

The return of the in-person symposium

This year we will run a mix of both a face to face at Royal Holloway University and a virtual event. Workshops will run on Tuesday 19 July and will be face to face only (no virtual element). However the remaining two days will be both virual and face to face.

Delegates will be able to discover the latest defence analysis methods and techniques through:

  • presentations about analysis applied to real-world defence and security problems
  • opportunities to discuss and question defence professionals and leading experts from across the globe
  • other interactive sessions
  • presentation of your work to a respected international professional audience

As well as inspiring experienced practitioners with new approaches and providing informal testing of ideas, ISMOR offers an excellent development opportunity for early career analysts.

Themes for 2022 will include:

  • Analysis in a changing world. Understanding how to deliver robust and resilient analyses in the face of a rapidly evolving environment, including such factors as novel threats and climate change.
  • The OR of value. Helping decision makers to recognize and select affordable options delivering value for money.
  • Multidisciplinary analysis. Harnessing multiple techniques and disciplines to provide a more robust evidence base for decision making.

Symposium Co-Chairs: Keith Goodman and Carly Porrett
Programme Chair: Ben Taylor

Who should come to ISMOR?

  • Customers, practitioners and researchers from
    • Government departments
    • The Armed Forces
    • Industry
    • Academia

     

 
     

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