47th ORSSA Annual Conference

Date: 16 – 19 September, 2018
Venue: Pretoria – Gauteng, South Africa

The 47th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria – Gauteng, South Africa, from 16 – 19 September, 2018.

An optional tutorial on customer churn probability and customer clustering models will be held on Sunday afternoon 16 September, followed by a welcome reception that same evening. The main conference will start Monday morning 17 September and will close at lunchtime on Wednesday, 19 September. We are very excited to also include a poster session at this year’s conference.

Participation over the full spectrum of Op­erations Research is encouraged, including presentations and posters of a more fundamental nature, application of Operations Research techniques in business and industry, topical issues in Operations Research, and the philosophy, teaching and marketing of Operations Research.

Prof. Liezl van Dyk, newly appointed Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering at North West University, and Charles Malack Oloo, President of AFROS (African Federation of Operations Research Societies), are the keynote speakers at this year’s conference. They are both exceptional OR practitioners and we look forward to their keynote addresses.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accom­modation arrangements. The local organising committee has arranged competitive rates for conference delegates at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood (located 2.3 km from the CSIR ICC) and Casa Toscana Lodge (located 1.1 km from the CSIR ICC).

Special thanks to our sponsors Department of Statistical Sciences at UCT, OPSI Systems, Centre for BMI at NWU, Blue Stallion Technologies and Department of Industrial Engineering at SU and Department of Decision Sciences at UNISA

Keynote Speakers:

– Liezl van Dyk
– Charles Malack Oloo

Important Dates:

Date Description
27 March 2018 Early bird registration & abstract submission opens
31 July 2018 Abstract submission closes
7 August 2018 Early bird registration closes
25 August 2018 Registration closes
16 September 2018 Optional tutorial
16 September 2018 Conference welcoming reception
17 September 2018 Conference opens
19 September 2018 Conference closes

Conference Fees

Please note that payment has to be received before 7 August 2018 to qualify for early bird rates.

Category Early Bird Fee Normal Fee
Fulltime ORSSA Student Member R2700 R3100
Paid-up ORSSA Member (Non-student) R4050 R4400
Fulltime Student (Non-ORSSA Member) R3300 R3700
Regular Delegate (Non-student) (Non ORSSA Member) R4650 R4950
One day conference pass R2000 R2500
Accompanying person (Welcome Reception) R350
Accompanying person (Social Event) R400
Accompanying person (Banquet Dinner) R450

Conference Website: http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.ORSSA