The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Abbreviation: INFORMS
Area: International
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Description: INFORMS promotes best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes through an array of highly-cited publications, conferences, competitions, networking communities, and professional development services.

As an international professional society, INFORMS connects members from nearly 90 countries and from all types of organizations.

The INFORMS Annual Meeting brings together over 7,000 people to the world's largest O.R. and analytics conference. Held each fall, the INFORMS Annual Meeting features more than 1,000 sessions and presentations, opportunities to meet with leading companies, universities and other exhibitors, an onsite career fair connecting top talent with over 100 organizations at the forefront of O.R. and analytics application, and other networking and educational events