The International Symposium on Military Operational Research



Welcome to ISMOR

ISMOR, the world's foremost international conference on defence operational research, was founded in 1984 by the late Professor Ronnie Shephard, who at that time held the chair of operational research (OR) at the UK's Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham. It has been held annually ever since.

ISMOR is officially endorsed and sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence.  Strong support is also provided by the Defence Special Interest Group of the OR Society in the UK and 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.  Currently, papers from the now disbanded Cornwallis Group and from the regular Historical Analysis for Defence and Security Symposia (HADSS) hosted by the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory are available.

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The 35th International Symposium on Military Operational Research

will be held from

17th to 20th July 2018


Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Further details will be posted on this website in early 2018.


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