The International Symposium on Military Operational Research



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The 33rd International Symposium on Military Operational Research

was held from

26th to 29th July 2016


Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Presentations, papers and posters from the symposium are now available on this website.


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