The International Symposium on Military Operational Research



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 2014 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.

Contact us

If you have a question about ISMOR, then please e-mail us at  To join our mailing list, please send your contact details to



The 32nd International Symposium on Military Operational Research

will be held from

21st to 24th July 2015


Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

The full announcement and call for papers will be posted on this website during January 2015, when booking will open.

The 2015 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.

More details of the accommodation and facilities available will be provided in the announcement and call for papers.

Above: The Founder's Building

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