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Read the full guidelines and instructions below.

The Australian Society for Operations Research is the premier professional organisation for academics and practitioners working in optimisation and related disciplines of Operations Research.

As we did in 2016, we will be seeking to have both Extended Abstracts and Full Papers (peer reviewed), with the latter published as a monograph by Springer and indexed accordingly.

Authors of Full Papers must complete the Copyright Form (**updated form to come) for their papers to appear in Springer’s Proceedings.

One registration, either student or regular, covers one paper.

The registrant of a paper is expected to attend the conference and present the work. If co-authors attend the conference, they should register separately

We are pleased to call for papers for our National Conference, to be held at Rydges Hotel, Melbourne.

We welcome papers in all areas of Operations Research, including (but not limited to):

OR Techniques/Methodologies

  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Data Analytics
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Analytics
  • Game Theory
  • Inventory Theory & Applications
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Network Optimisation
  • Non-linear Programming
  • Optimisation
  • Project Management
  • Queuing
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Simulation
  • Soft System Methods
  • Stochastic Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • System Thinking

OR Applications

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Big Data
  • Capability Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Defence
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ergonomics & Human Factors
  • Future Technologies
  • Government
  • Health Care Systems
  • Logistics
  • Mining and Material Processing
  • Planning
  • Risk Analysis
  • Space Applications
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation


The conference will include two types of submissions: Extended Abstracts and Full-Papers. Each Extended Abstract or Full Paper will be peer reviewed by at least two referees selected by a program committee.  (ie., a session chair or co-chair). 

  • Extended abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length.
  • The number of pages for Full Papers will preferably not exceed 12 pages according to the formatting instructions listed under Instructions to Authors, but submissions of up to 5250 words in total including the abstract may be accepted.

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Methodology and/or Depth of Analysis
  • Originality of contribution
  • Presentation quality
  • Relevance to OR
  • Significance of contribution
  • Technical quality

Submissions and Publications

Authors should submit their extended abstracts and full papers through the online system on this website. All extended abstracts, and the abstracts for full papers, will be distributed at the conference.  We are in the final stages of arranging for the Full papers to be published by Springer, in a second volume of Data and Decision Sciences in Action (where the first volume contained the full papers from our 2016 ASOR/DORS National Conference) under the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering (LNMIE) series.

Instructions to Authors

Full papers should not exceed 12 pages LNMIE format. Authors should submit their full papers according to Springer’s format (template files for MS Word or LaTeX).

Tips | Guidelines | Checklist

For the full Author Information package, including LaTeX templates please click here to download the zip file.

Best Paper Awards

Four best paper awards will be offered in the conference

  • Best Student Paper Award
  • Best OR Practitioner Paper Award
  • Best Academic OR Paper Award

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens

    1 September 2018

  • Full Paper submission


  • Extended Abstract submission


  • Notification of acceptance to present

    31 October 2018

  • Notification of acceptance for submissions

    16 November 2018

  • Submission deadline for revised extended abstracts/full paper abstracts

    21 November 2018

  • Conference begins

    4 December 2018

  • Submission deadline for revised papers

    14 December 2018

  • Publication of Full Papers

    During 2019