Applying O.R. to make an impact


Welcome to the EURO working group on Practice of OR. Here we present events, news and other information valuable for practitioners of OR as well as academics with an interest in the field.

Our most recent working group meeting was held online and was a great success. Since it was held online we also have an unprecedented level of documentation of both a lot of recordings and pdf’s, here is the page where you find the report from the 2020 working group meeting.

At EURO-2019 we ran the Making an Impact stream and here is a report (with downloadable material) from the stream we organized.

We have finished our 2nd working group meeting. It was held in Bologna and was a big success with both content and participation where we grew quite a bit from the first working group meeting in Paris.

You can find out all about it on the documentation page for the meeting.

If you want to see what happened at EURO-2018 with Making an Impact, this is the page for you.

And if you want to see what is happening at EURO-2019, you can have a look here

Finally if you are curious about the first working group meeting held in Paris, you can see it here.

If OR is about using modelling, maths and science to help organisations become more effective, then the essence of OR is in its applications.

The EWG-POR aims to bring together all practitioners of OR and analytics who work with clients and problem-owners to help them make better decisions, design better systems, and achieve better insights. Together, we can:

  • highlight and share the practical considerations that make doing OR in the real world so interesting and so challenging – the people who must be involved, the unique details of the specific problem situation, the multiple and sometimes hidden objectives
  • exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise about ways of developing and improving practice
  • develop networks that can be used for collaborations or for support
  • make visible the importance of the practice of OR, in EURO.

If you have any suggestions or questions, an event you want to publicise, an issue you want to share, a blog or a case study you want to post, a question you want to put to the community:  please contact one of the coordinators.


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