ORBEL: what about us

ORBEL (SOGESCI-B.V.W.B.) is the Belgian Society for the promotion of scientific methods of management. Its goal is to contribute to the diffusion of new tools, methods and knowledge in the fields of Operational Research, Statistics, Pattern Recognition and related disciplines. It also aims at stimulating research in the above fields as well as developing the cooperation between researchers and with the industry and business, both on national and international levels.

You may download the activity report for the year 2015, as well as those for 2013,2012,2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003.

The Society counts more than one hundred members. It represents Belgium in a number of international associations and federations of national societies including

  • EURO, the European Association of Operational Research Societies (ORBEL representatives are Pierre Kunsch and Bernard Fortz),
  • IFORS, the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, (ORBEL representative is Bernard Fortz)

Those associations play an important role, in particular by organizing large international conferences, summer or winter schools, publishing journals and newsletters, awarding prizes, supporting working groups. Several members of SOGESCI-BVWB are very active in those associations and occupy important positions therein.

The Society offers his members a number of services including

  • free subscription to its journal 4OR,
  • organisation of yearly conferences and workshops,
  • awarding of a the Sogesci-BVWB thesis award
  • email newsletter about OR-related call for papers, job offers, books, seminars and conferences,
  • etc.