Abstract submission for presentations will open on 1 March and close on 1 June 2020.


Proceedings submission will open on 14 February and close on 1 June 2020.

Papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process, adjudged according to a set of criteria including technical quality of the paper and its contribution to Operations Research. High quality Work in Progress papers are acceptable if proof of certain work already completed and progress made can be presented – a paper consisting only of an overview of what is being planned for a study is unacceptable.

Authors may download the full set of instructions. All manuscripts are expected to adhere to these instructions prior to submission. Failure to adhere to these instructions may result in substantial delays of the review process. The page limit is 8 pages and there is no need for pre-submission of abstracts before submission of the Proceedings papers.

Only the following formats will be accepted:

Authors are encouraged to use the official set of ORSSA keywords as a first resort, and then only add others if necessary.

Citations and bibliography entries in all manuscripts are expected to adhere to the format in these examples of reference citations and bibliography listings prior to submission.

Anonymous papers, accompanied by a cover email detailing the names and affiliations of the authors may be submitted electronically to the Proceeding Editor, Robert Bennetto, at

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