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Dear CORS 2013 participants,
Please notice that the registration desk at Hyatt (on the second floor) will be open:

  • Sunday May 26th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Monday May 27th from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday May 28th from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday May 29th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am


The CORS Conference detailed program is available now. Please check the program webpage. 


Call for Abstracts
The 55th CORS Annual Conference
May 27-29, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 55th annual conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) will be held in Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver, BC, from May 27 to May 29, 2013. The conference offers excellent opportunities for researchers and professionals to exchange ideas, learn interesting new developments in the field, and enjoy the wide-ranging activities offered by the beautiful city of Vancouver. We invite papers in all areas of operations research discussing theoretical and algorithmic developments, survey results, experimental results, applications, and case studies. Please check the conference website at  for more details and for the most recent updates.

If you are interested in contributing a talk or a session, please contact the program chair Abraham Punnen at . The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 28, 2013.

Confirmed Plenary Talks: 

Dr. James B. Orlin, MIT, USA (Harold Larnder Prize Lecture)
Dr. Brenda Dietrich, IBM, USA
Dr. William R. Pulleyblank, The United States Military Academy, West Point.
Dr. Maria Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia, Italy
Dr. Vedat Verter, McGill University, Canada.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver.


Conference Announcement
The 55th CORS Annual Conference
May 2729, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Vancouver      

 On behalf of the 2013 CORS conference organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in beautiful Vancouver for next year’s national meeting during May 27-29, 2013.

Consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world during the past decade, Vancouver offers visitors outstanding opportunities for both outdoor adventure and urban amenities of a world-class city.

Renowned for its scenic beauty, Vancouver has always been a favored destination for sophisticated travelers, as well as a top choice for family vacations. Surrounded by spectacular mountains, oceans and parks in Vancouver, you and your family will have limitless options for activities in and around the city, such as biking around the Stanley park, hiking in one of the local mountain trails, visiting some of the museums, galleries, and theaters, shopping, and enjoying the international cuisine in world-class restaurants. Also, you can re-live memories of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games with attractions and activities related to the Olympics.

The conference venue will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver.  Offering exceptional and stylish meeting spaces and facilities, Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of downtown, only moments away from shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Vancouver is an international transportation hub, and it is easy to travel to and from this beautiful city. The Vancouver transit system (TransLink) includes a large network of busses, SeaBus and SkyTrain system, so getting around the city is convenient and affordable. The Canada Line (part of the SkyTrain rapid transit system) provides a direct link between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver. You can take Canada Line from YVR and arrive in downtown Vancouver in less than 30 minutes.

The organizing committee has plans to arrange an exciting conference with a strong scientific program which includes stimulating plenary sessions and tutorials. All additional details will be published in the near future on the conference website and communicated to the members through our Listserv. Please feel free to contact me at if you are interested in organizing a cluster or session, or submitting a paper.

Taraneh Sowlati
Conference Chair


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