"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics." – Albert Einstein


Ethical concerns have been present since the origins of OR, addressing all dimensions of this discipline in society. Recently ethical thinking in OR has been very much revived in the changing World context by several contributions of OR researchers with publications in prestigious journals like EJOR, ITOR, OMEGA, and others. The creation of the EURO Working Group (EWG) on “Ethics and OR”, one year after the inspiring opening lecture of Professor J.P. Brans of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on “OR, Ethics and Decision” at the EURO XVII Conference in Budapest in July 2000 is also an important landmark. The working group understands itself as constituting a network gathering scientists, teachers and professionals in the field of Operational Research who are committed to inspire OR researchers, teachers, students and consultants to integrate ethical aspects and considerations in their activities; assuming our Responsibility within the decision-making process. Our EWG aim at a valuable and lively contribution to our EURO conferences, scientifically and socially, especially in close collaboration within EURO and with other EWGs. To know more about the multiple proposals of our members, a nice recent review is: Ormerod, R., Ulrich, W., Operational Research and Ethics: a literature review. EJOR (2012). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.11.048