ORP³, the OR Peripatetic Post-Graduate Programme

ORP3, the OR Peripatetic Post-graduate Programme was introduced in 2001. It is an annual or bi-annual meeting of early stage OR researchers organised by early stage researchers in an OR group in Europe. Early stage researchers are either PhD students or researchers who have less than two years research experience since completing a PhD.

Its main features are:


  • the participants are selected on full paper submissions
  • the scope of the conference covers all parts of OR
  • there are no parallel sessions
  • low participation fees


Guidelines for organisers

A group which wants to organize an ORP3 Conference in future years is invited to submit an informal proposal to EURO VP1 about 2 years prior to the conference. The proposal should contain


  • the proposed site and date of the conference
  • the names of the main organizers
  • a description of the main features of the proposed conference.


The EURO Executive Committee decides on the conference. The scientific programme and the organization committees are established in close cooperation with EURO VP1. The committees are appointed by the EURO Executive Committee. The organizers provide a draft budget which has to be approved by the EURO Executive Committee. EURO supports the Conference, in particular participants from weak currency countries. The organizers publicize their ORP3 conference and inform all EURO member societies via the EURO office about their activity.

The ORP3 conferences are open for early stage researchers. Prospective participants are invited to submit a full paper electronically to the programme committee.

The scientific committee reviews the papers and selects as participants those persons whose paper has a publishable quality in an international OR journal. The final version of the papers should be available at the time of the conference.

During the conference the papers are presented and discussed. Moreover, up to 3 senior tutorial speakers may enrich the conference. The conference should be open to the whole scope of OR and should not focus on a particular topic.

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