Registration for the 47th Annual ORSSA Conference is now open. The conference will be taking place at the CSIR's International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 16 – 19 September 2018. Prospective delegates may register online here: http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.Register.
The keynote speakers are Prof. Liezl van Dyk (Dean of Engineering at North West University) and Mr. Charles Malack Oloo (President of AFROS - African Federation of Operations Research Societies). Both are outstanding OR practitioners and we look forward to their keynote addresses.
We are very excited to announce that there will be a poster session at this year's conference. Members are invited to submit abstracts to be presented in the form of a presentation or poster, and delegates may submit these online here: http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.SubmitAbstract. Only a limited number of posters will be accepted, and submission of abstracts closes on 22 July 2018.
An optional tutorial is scheduled for the Sunday afternoon from 14:00 – 17:00. The tutorial will be presented by Carmen van der Merwe from Visualitics and will cover customer churn probability and customer clustering models in R.
The cost of attending the tutorial is R500 per person. This cost covers the hire of an exclusive, separate venue to allow for a hands-on, uninterrupted, workshop environment, as well as light snacks and refreshments served mid-way through the tutorial. Please note that there are only 30 spaces available in the tutorial session. For further details on the tutorial, please follow the link http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.Tutorial.
Travel and accommodation
Please note that delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The local organising committee has negotiated special rates with City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood and Casa Toscana Lodge for delegates for the duration of the conference. For more information on accommodation bookings, please follow this link: http://www.orssa.org.za/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Conf.Accommodation.
For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
The Pretoria Chapter is looking forward to welcoming you in Pretoria in September.
Chair: Local Organising Committee