Bridging Data & Decision Making

Join the INFORMS Optimization Society for our biennial conference in March 2020 in Greenville, SC. The 2020 theme of the conference is Bridging Data and Decision Making. The Greenville, SC area is widely regarded as one of the top downtown areas in the country, and promises a wealth of entertainment options in a comfortable, safe, and beautiful locale. The conference covers the following topics (tracks): 

  • Computational Optimization
  • Discrete Optimization
  • Global Optimization
  • Linear & Conic Optimization
  • Network Optimization
  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Optimization in Data Science
  • Emerging Applications of Optimization

March 15 – 17, 2020


Organizing Committee

Deadline to submit presentations is 12,19,19

Abstract Submission

For the first time in the history of INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, we plan to have a special refereed abstracts track, plus a best paper award with a cash prize of $500 to be given to the submission in this category.   We hope that this will make the IOS conference an attractive venue for cutting-edge research.

For all presentations, an abstract of no more than 200 words should be submitted. Names and affiliations of all authors should be provided, with the presenting author listed first. Authors who choose to compete for the best paper award at the INFORMS Optimization Society Conference should submit an extended abstract up to four pages, in addition to the abstract of the talk.



Greenville, SC

In Greenville’s early history, it was known as the Textile Capital of the World, welcoming industry and leaders alike. Today, the city has emerged as both a destination for travel and a place to live. Spend your evenings wandering tree-lined lanes, making friends with the local ducks along the river, or let the sounds of street musicians soothe and energize you. Greenville is continually featured on top lists for its renowned restaurants, breweries, and vistas. Pack a picnic and discover Upstate, South Carolina!


Events in Downtown Greenville

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival – March 15, 2020
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive – March 19, 2020
  • Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays – March 20, 2020


The Westin Poinsett dates back to 1925 and is listed as part of the Historic Hotels of America.


There are several hotels and inns within a short walking distance to the conference venue.


Greenville has a wide selection of diverse cuisine to suit any palate – from Afghan to Jamaican.

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of Operations Research (OR), Management Science, and Analytics.


INFORMS 5521 Research ParkDrive,
Suite 200 Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 800-446-3676
Email: informs@informs.org
Web: informs.org