The next ICORD came four years later in August 1996 at Rio de Jaineiro, Brazil. It was held in conjunction with CLAIO VIII, the biannual congress of ALIO, (the Latin American OR Society) and featured 7 papers from Brazil and another 7 from Venezuela, Argentina, USA, and India. The Congress organizers, Claudio Bornstein from Brazil, and Jonathan Rosenhead from UK were joined by Roberto Galvao of Brazil in the opening ceremonies. Suggestions of future support from IFORS to issues of development were generated. IFORS helped defray the expenses for this conference for the amount of US$5000.

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