Welcome Message

It is with great pleasure in welcoming you to the 22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2020) to be held on June 21-26, 2020 at Coex Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea.

IFORS is an international conference held every three years to bring together academia, practitioners and experts in the field of Management Science from more than 60 countries and to contribute to its development through mutual academic and information exchange. Since its inaugural meeting in the United Kingdom in 1957, this conference has become a large international academic conference involving more than 2,000 professionals from the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America.

Since the 15th Conference held in China in 1999, IFORS 2020 will be the first international conference in Asia in 20 years. This is a momentous occasion for the Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society (KORMS) in hosting IFORS 2020 at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era, where artificial intelligence, business analytics and big data analysis are becoming new trends in Management Science.

As the IFORS Conference is a platform for over 2,000 experts from around the world to showcase the diverse potential of their state-of-the art knowledge and experience, IFORS 2020 will be a great opportunity to interact and engage in a variety of marketing activities. While taking advantage of this opportunity, we look forward to your active participation and full support to make IFORS 2020 a success.

Warmest regards,