Members of the Operational Research Society and proven Members of affiliated EURO national OR Societies (http://www.euro-online.org/display.php?page=societies&) can claim discounted fees of around 20%.Â
StudentsÂ recieve a discount of c. 70%Â
Also see the very restricted Assisted Places Scheme with deadline of 30th June
Â Agriculture and natural resources stream
This is both a call for papers for a stream at OR50 (see attached) and an invitation to help relaunch this OR society special interest group.
An initiative is underway to rejuvenate interest in this topical area which also involves prominent Operational Research professionals Eric Audsley (Cranfield University) and Tahir Rehman (Reading University). In this endeavour we are strategically collaborating with Lluis PlÃ (University of Lleida), the coordinator of EWG-ORAFM (EURO working group on Operational Research in Agriculture and Forest Management)
Our scope aims to encapsulate the management of all of the biotic primary production industries (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, etc) and their underpinning natural resources (soils, water, ecosystems, etc), at policy, strategic and tactical levels. This definition includes the production of goods and [ecosystem] services as well as their related chains or webs of secondary industries and logistics. It is application orientated and not restricted to any particular method. Some of these methods will, of necessity, have been applied in a very innovative manner.Additionally, the governance and management of these industries place this area at the vanguard of operational research’s contribution to sustainability. We offer a platform for those working on such issues.
Papers can be accepted for presentation at any stage before the conference, but bear in mind these dates to obtain maximum impact and publicity.
As Soon As Possible submit a working title and authors
By 25th April submit a finalized title and authors for inclusion in the invitational programme
By 1st July submit a finalized 250 word abstract for the conference handbook
Abstracts are submitted via the OR society’s websiteÂ http://www.theorsociety.com
Attendence fees are discuounted to members of the Operational Research society and to the affiliated societies within EURO
In addition to meeting at OR50 a relaunch event is planned for February 2009. Send expressions of interest in this special interest group to Daniel Sandars, Cranfield University, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
||Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research (OR) in Agriculture and Forest Management (EWG-ORAFM)
||PlÃ , L. M.
Sandars, D. L.
||This working group, which is concerned with operational research methods and applications to agricultural science in its broad meaning (i.e. including Forest Management and Fisheries), was formed in 2003 within the European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO). The first meeting of the group was held at the former Silsoe Research Institute in 2004. The group intends to have regular meetings in Europe at approximately yearly intervals, usually within the EURO Conferences. However, the next meeting will be held in 2008 within the British Operational Research Society’s OR50 conference in York, followed by the EURO XXIII conference in Bonn in 2009 and the EURO XXIV conference in Lisbon in 2010. The third meeting of the working group; chaired by Dr L. M. PlÃ of the University of Lleida, with the assistance of D. L. Sandars of Cranfield University, and organised as a stream within the XXII EURO Conference; was held at the University of Economics in Prague from 8th-11th July 2007 where the following papers were read in a set of 10 sessions.
The editor’s final copy is available for download from Cranfield University’s pre-print server http://hdl.handle.net/1826/2471
These proceedings have been accepted for publication later this year by the Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=AGS