Bridging Data & Decision Making

The INFORMS Optimization Society will turn 25 years old in 2020! Join us for our biennial conference in March 2020 in Greenville, SC. The theme of the conference will be 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

Dear IOS 2020 Attendees,

We are sorry to announce that we have decided to postpone the 2020 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference. The conference organizing committee and the INFORMS leadership have made the decision jointly based on the recent escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak, increasing travel barriers, and most importantly, concerns of our attendees. It is a difficult decision, but we believe that it is the most responsible decision to cancel our event in Greenville, SC on March 15-17. We will refund the registration fee fully. Please remember to contact the hotel and relevant airlines to cancel those reservations.

We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support for IOS 2020. We are committed to holding this conference at a later date, hopefully in late 2020 or 2021.


The IOS organizing committee


Organizing Committee



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