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Conference Preview: WSC 2011: Simulation for a Sustainable World

Executive Edge: Executive briefing on simulation in strategic forecasting
Simulation forecasts have several important advantages over single point estimates.

Simulation frameworks: The key to dashboard success

Edelman Award: Safe, Secure Securities Settlement
With analytics as its engine, Indeval’s groundbreaking Dali system brings unmatched speed, efficiency to Mexico’s financial market.

Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Risk Management: The Agile Enterprise
Integrated business planning for mitigating risk.

Simulation Software Survey
Discrete-event simulation software tools explore strange new worlds and re-examine one we thought we already knew.

Flaw of Averages: Probability Management in Action

Strategic Problems: Modeling the Market Space
A new dimension for the use of multi-criteria decision analysis

For Practioners Only: Seven Sins of Simulation Practice
Practitioners, be advised: Avoid these mistakes or risk damage to your career.

Software Solutions: The ABCs of Simulation Practice
From “arrivals” to “z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

Corporate Profile: General Electric Global Research Center

Last Word: The Network is the Risk

Software Survey: New Frontiers in Simulation
Biennial survey of discrete-event simulation software tools

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Patient Flow
The new queueing theory for healthcare.

Serving the Services Industry
he emerging science of service management opens opportunities for business analytics.


IBM’s flood prediction technology simulates river systems


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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