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2016 Editorial Calendar

January/February 2016

  • Internet of Things: The power of networks
  • Data lakes: Dive into promising technology
  • Adventures in consulting: Lessons learned

March/April 2016

  • Software survey: Vehicle routing
  • Innovations in supply chain analytics
  • Analytics in the cloud: What’s next?

May/June 2016

  • Social media marketing & analytics
  • Real-time analytics: The future is here
  • Mobile and collaboration analytics & BI

July/August 2016

  • Software survey: Forecasting
  • Healthcare analytics: The time is now
  • Thwarting fraudsters: The fight goes on

September/October 2016

  • Cognitive computing and analytics
  • Cashing in on unstructured data
  • Sports analytics continues to score

November/December 2016

  • Software survey: Decision analysis
  • Implementing analytics: Best practices
  • Predictive power of crowdsourcing


      Study: The magic of animated movies not tied to latest technology

      In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

      Six finalists named for Edelman Award

      INFORMS selected a diverse group of six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 finalists, who will present their work before a panel of judges at the INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore on April 15-17, included innovative applications in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management and alternative energy. Read more →

      Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research suggests benefits persist

      On Feb. 4, more than 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the 2018 Super Bowl game on TV. Advertisers will pay up to $4 million for a 30-second spot during the telecast. Is the high cost of advertising worth it? A new study finds that the benefits from Super Bowl ads persist well into the year with increased sales during other sporting events. Further, the research finds that the gains in sales are much more substantial when the advertiser is the sole advertiser from its market category or niche in a particular event. Read more →



      2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
      April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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