The International Symposium on Military Operational Research


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The following documentation for 31 ISMOR is now available for download:

Provisional programme (as at 16th July)

Workshop information

Joining instructions

Guidelines for authors

If you are presenting a paper or poster at 31 ISMOR, please read our guidelines for authors.  In particular, they set out how and when you should submit your presentation material and (if applicable) paper.

Welcome to ISMOR

ISMOR, the world's foremost international conference on defence operational research, was founded in 1984 by the late Professor Ronnie Shephard, who at that time held the chair of operational research (OR) at the UK's Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham. It has been held annually ever since.

ISMOR is officially endorsed and sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence.  Strong support is also provided by the Defence Special Interest Group of the OR Society in the UK and by the Military Operations Research Society in the US.

Papers and presentations from the 2013 and earlier symposia are available online.

The ISMOR website also hosts other online resources likely to be of interest to the defence and security analysis community.

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The 31st International Symposium on Military Operational Research

will be held from

29th July to 1st August 2014


Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

For full details, please download the


announcement and call for papers (updated 13th May 2014)


booking form in pdf or docx format

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Keynote speakers at 31 ISMOR

The opening address will be given by Major General Nick Pope, Director General Capability, British Army.

Mr Gene Visco, the distinguished US operations analyst, will deliver the Ronnie Shephard Memorial Address at the symposium dinner on 31st July.

The 2014 venue

Royal Holloway is a constituent college of the University of London, located next to Windsor Great Park, just 19 miles from central London and close to Heathrow Airport.

Famous for its historic Victorian Founder's Building and Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway now has first-class, modern conference facilities and accommodation, all set in extensive grounds.

For more details of the accommodation and facilities available, see the announcement and call for papers.

Above: The Founder's Building

Right: The Picture Gallery, where the symposium dinner will be held