February 1996 Volume 23 No. 1
April 21-27: Mathematics Awareness Week (MAW) -- a week-long celebration
that provides an opportunity to convey the theme of "Mathematics and
Decision Making." Materials for this year's MAW will focus on forecasting,
prediction, uncertainty, probability and analysis.
April 25-26: Fortran Futures '96, a two-day International Conference
in London to explore Fortran's current and future directions. Comprehensive
coverage of Fortran90, Fortran95, High Performance Fortran (HPF) and Fortran
2000, as well as user applications in European research and development,
will be showcased. Conference delegates and attendees will consist of software
developers, managers and maintainers of Fortran codes, together with all
those involved in using Fortran in teaching and research environments across
Europe. Contact Robert M. J. Iles, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Wilkinson
House, Jordan Hill, Oxford, U.K. OX2 8DR; Phone: +44 (0)1865 311205; Fax:
+44 (0)1865 511245; E-mail: R.M.J.Iles@nag.co.uk;
World Wide Web: http://www.nag.co.uk.
May 19: SIAM Short Courses on Differential-Algebraic Equations and Their
Connections to Optimization; Optimization Software. Contact: SIAM, 3600
University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; Phone: (215)
382-9800; Fax: (215) 386-7999; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Gopher Server: gopher.siam.org;
World Wide Web: http://www.siam.org.
May 20-22: Fifth SIAM Conference on Optimization, sponsored by SIAM
Activity Group on Optimization at the Victoria Conference Center, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada. Contact: SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; Phone: (215) 382-9800; Fax: (215) 386-7999;
E-Mail: email@example.com; Gopher
Server: gopher.siam.org; World Wide
June 23-26: The 16th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting,
sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters at the Swissôtel
in Istanbul, Turkey. Contact Muhittin Oral, general chair, Faculty of Business
Administration, Bilkent University, 06533 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey; Phone:
+90-312-266-4775; Fax: +90-312-266-4958; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25-28: Pacific DMS '96: 3rd Pacific Workshop on Distributed Multimedia
Systems, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Clear
Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Co-sponsors: HKUST, Knowledge Systems Institute.
Contact: David H.C. Du, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455, U.S.A.; Phone: (612) 625-2560; Fax: (612) 625-0572;
E-mail: email@example.com or Olivia R. Liu
Sheng, Dept. of Info. and Systems Mgt., School of Business and Management,
HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Phone: +1-852 2358-7645, Fax:
+852 2358-2421; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25-29: 9th Conference of the European Consortium for Mathematics
in Industry, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. Contact: ECMI
'96, Mathematical Institute, Bldg. 303, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark.
July 8-12: IFORS (International Federation of Operational Research Societies)
96, 14th Triennial Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
hosted by the Canadian Operational Research Society. Contact: Conference
Secretariat, Venue West Conference Services Ltd., 645-375 Water St., Vancouver,
B.C., Canada V6B 5C6; Phone: (604) 681-5226; Fax: (604) 681-2503.
POMS Teaching Conference
The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is planning a four-day
national conference in Indianapolis, Ind., March 30-April 2, 1996. The theme
of the conference is "Teaching POM: Visions, Topics, and Pedagogies".
The conference is sponsored by the Krannert Graduate School of Management,
Two days of plenary and semi-plenary sessions (Monday and Tuesday), one
day of invited and contributed sessions (Sunday), and one day of teaching
workshops (Saturday) will be dedicated to this important topic. "Our
goal is to have the best-known or most innovative programs, courses and
teachers involved in both the plenary and invited-paper sessions,"
says Professor Leroy B. Schwarz, Purdue University, who, along with Professor
Kalyan Singhal, University of Baltimore, is co-chairing the plenary sessions.
The plenary and semi-plenary sessions will be focused on a wide variety
of topics. For example, there is a session called Visions, where speakers
will describe their vision of what an education in operations management
should be. Sessions are also planned on paradigms (i.e., alternatives to
the traditional engineering-economics paradigm), experiential learning,
new topics, teaching the POM core course, international operations, executive
education, cross-functional linkages in teaching POM, the new role of mathematical
modeling in teaching POM, and incorporating the real world into teaching
INFORMS Section on Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM)
is sponsoring a cluster of contributed papers and the plenary session on
Mathematical Modeling, chaired by Stephen C. Graves, MIT.
The conference will also feature two teaching workshops: "Developing
Cases in POM" by David Upton, Harvard Business School; and "Teaching
International Operations" by Therese Flaherty, Wharton School.
For additional information, contact: Professor Kalyan Singhal, General Chair
- POM Conference, Department of Management, University of Baltimore, 1420
North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: (410) 837-4976; Fax: (410)
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