November 9-12, 2014
2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Industry NewsAnyLogic Conference to tackle complex business problems
AnyLogic simulation and modeling software is utilized by globally recognized organizations to ensure better, more profitable decision-making. These organizations gather each year to showcase their accomplishments at the AnyLogic Conference. The 2014 Conference program includes GE, PwC, Intel, CSX, Symbotic, Johns Hopkins University and more, covering topics such as supply chain, logistics, healthcare, marketing, rail, distribution, warehousing and pedestrian flow.Read More
Special ArticlesIBM announces $3 billion research initiative to tackle chip challenges
IBM recently announced it is investing $3 billion over the next five years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and big data systems. These investments will push IBM’s semiconductor innovations from today’s breakthroughs into the advanced technology leadership required for the future.Read More
Special ArticlesWSC 2014: Exploring big data through simulation
The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) has been the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation for more than 40 years, with the principal focus being discrete-event simulation and combined discrete-continuous simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and high quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation researchers, practitioners and vendors working in all disciplines and in industrial, governmental, military, service and academic sectors. WSC 2014 will be held Dec. 7-10 in Savannah, Ga., at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and the adjacent Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.Read More
Update: Analytics Section of INFORMS
The Analytics Section of INFORMS continues to boom, reports Section President Mike Gorman in the organization’s January newsletter, The Analytics Lens. According to Gorman, membership in the Section now exceeds 500, and its LinkedIn group has about 440 members. The Section will have “a strong presence” at the upcoming INFORMS Analytics Conference in April in Huntington Beach, Calif., when it will announce the winner of the first-ever “Innovations in Analytics Award.”
The Analytics Section announced its second award, the SAS and INFORMS Analytics Section Student Analytical Scholarship, which will allow a deserving student to go to the INFORMS Analytics Conference.
The Section’s newsletter also includes reports from the Aberdeen Business Summit on Analytics and the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit Conference.