The International Symposium on Military Operational Research



Important new development!

Although the organizing committee will continue to be drawn from the defence and security analysis community, formal management of ISMOR has now been passed to the UK's Operational Research Society.


This will have great advantages in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the event.

Registration for 36 ISMOR will be via this website in the usual way, and will open at about the end of January.

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.

As from the 36th Symposium (2019), ISMOR is being managed by the Operational Research Society, with the Defence Special Interest Group of the Society 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



The 36th International Symposium on Military Operational Research

will be held from

23rd to 26th July 2019


Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

Further details will be posted on this site early in 2019


Data protection  The ISMOR Foundation Ltd will retain contact details of attendees and those expressing an interest in ISMOR in order to allow us to inform them of future ISMORs.  A copy of the company's Data Protection Policy can be downloaded here.

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