ORBEL: what about us

ORBEL (SOGESCI-B.V.W.B.) is the Belgian Society for the promotion of operational research and analytics.

Its goal is to contribute to the science, the development, and the adoption of advanced tools, methods, and knowledge in these fields, by stimulating multidisciplinary research and scientific collaboration among its members, as well as fostering cooperation between academia, industry, and society in general, both on the national and the international level.

You may download the activity report for the year 2020, as well as those for 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011, 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 Dimitri Papadimitriou)

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 the ORBEL master thesis award
  • email newsletter about OR-related call for papers, job offers, books, seminars and conferences,
  • etc.