The 88th MORS Symposium will be held from 15-18 June at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The focus for this Symposium will be, "Multi-Discipline Analysis in National Security."

Registration and abstract submission will be open on 1 November!

Working Groups

Below are the current groups for presentations at the 88th Symposium. View or download the entire list of Working Groups and Distributed Working Groups. 

Homeland and International Operations
C4ISR and Net-Centric Operations
Joint Warfare
Acquisition and Capability Development
Interdisciplinary Advances in OR
Hybrid Warfare

Security Clearances

All  classified sessions are held at the SECRET Level

All forms and clearances are due by  18 May 2020. If you hold a U.S. government clearance regardless of the sessions you plan to attend, you must submit your clearance to MORS.  If your clearance is held in JPAS submit your clearance via JPAS to:

MORS SMO code 6A2864
Meeting: 88th MORS Symposium
Dates: 15 June 2020 thru 18 June 2020
Point of Contact: Taniesha Sims,
Phone:  703.933.9073 Fax: 703-933-9066 or 703-651-5460
MORS Office
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

Host Facility Point of Contact:

LCDR Philip S. Baxa, USCG,
Instructor, Department of Mathematics (dm)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320

If your clearance is NOT maintained in JPAS, please have your Security Office fax your clearance or submit via encryption directly to MORS.


1 November 2019          
Call for Abstracts and Registration Opens

2 March 2020                 
Abstracts Due

3 April 2020                    
Early Registration Ends

15 April 2020                  
Presenters Notified

15 May 2020                  
Regular Registration Ends

11 May 2020                  
Approved Foreign Visit Requests Due from Non-U.S. Five Eyes (FVEY)

18 May 2020                  
Clearances Due for all U.S. Citizens 

3 June 2020                    
All Presentations Uploaded

3 June 2020                    
712 Forms Uploaded by all Presenters

5 June 2020                    
Registration Closes

15-18 June 2020            
88th MORS Symposium


Registration will open on 1 November. 


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Rate: $104
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Cutoff date: 5/25/2020

Holiday Inn Express Mystic         
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Cutoff date: 5/13/2020

Holiday Inn New London            
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Address: 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd.    
Phone: (860) 443-7000 
Cutoff date: 5/13/2020

Residence Inn Mystic    
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Address: 40 Whitehall Ave.                      
Phone: (860) 536-5150 
Cutoff date: 5/24/2020

SpringHill Suites Mystic 
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Address: 401 North Frontage Rd.
Phone: (860) 439-0151 
Cutoff date: 5/24/2020

Awards and Prizes

Each year, the Barchi Prize winner is selected from among presentations given at the previous year’s Symposium.  Each Working Group, Composite Group and general session selects one presentation from all those presentations given during the three-day period.  Once a nominee has submitted a paper (or has chosen not to), the Barchi prize sub-committee of 12-18 judges determine a winner (best of the best) from those nominated that submitted papers.  Once judging is complete and the MORS Executive Committee has accepted, the winner is announced at the following MORSS and is awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

At the 87th MORS Symposium at The United States Air Force Academy this past summer, the following individuals were nominated to compete for the Barchi Prize that will be presented at the 88th MORS Symposium in June 2020:

87th Barchi Nominations


Ms. Liz Marriott,

Ms. Shelbie Jenkins,

Ms. Jennifer Ferat,

Ms. Tina Yan,

Ms. Taniesha Sims,