We are moving close to the point where to conferenceÂ database will be polled for titles and authors to use in the invitational program.Â Â The call for papers remains up untilÂ at least the end of June.Â We currently have 14 submissions in our stream and a few that we know are in the pipe line. We probably represent around 7-10% of the conference activity at this stage.
Lluis Pla and myself are leading two plenary debates where we raise issues from agriculture and set them into a wider OR debate, each lasting around 90minutes.Â The deabtes will be transcribed by the OR society for publication in OR INSIGHT, the society’s magazine. The titles are:
1) Sustainability! Cometh the hour, cometh the Operational Researcher?
2) Strategic Applied OR: Wither Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, etc or wither not?