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The 91st MORS Symposium
"Analytics as a Force Multiplier"
Monday-Thursday, 12-15 June 2023
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY
606 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY 10996

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For over 55 years, the annual MORS Symposium has been the premier opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable locations, the Symposium gathers over 800 OR professionals from military, government, industry and academic ranks to share best practices and enjoy a bit of well-deserved peer-to-peer networking in a supportive environment.

Beginning with the learning opportunities offered in the Monday Tutorials and CEU Courses, and followed by three information-packed days of working group sessions, the Symposium is an unequaled opportunity to stay current and get ahead. During the Symposium, work in progress and completed work is shared, and potential areas for future study are discussed. The Symposium is the venue to present, as well as be exposed to the most current OR trends and techniques.

Call For Abstracts

MORS is seeking abstracts for technical presentations. Abstracts should fall under one of the main topics below or a topic of your choosing. All abstracts must be submitted as unclassified and 3,000 or less characters without images or videos. To submit an abstract, visit the Presenter Center or select the button above.


Working Groups

WG 1

Homeland Security Analysis

WG 2

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Advanced Explosives (CBRNE) Defense

WG 3

Infrastructure Analyses, Protection and Recovery

WG 4

Analytic Capability Development

WG 5

Cyber Operations

WG 6

Command and Control (C2)

WG 7

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

WG 8

Space Acquisition, Testing and Operations

WG 9

Air and Missile Defense

WG 10

Joint Campaign Analysis

WG 11

Land and Expeditionary Warfare

WG 12

Maritime Operations

WG 13

Power Projection and Strike Warfare

WG 14

Air Warfare

WG 15

Health Service Support, Force Health Protection, and Casualty Estimation

WG 16

Strategic Deployment and Distribution

WG 17

Logistics, Reliability and Maintainability

WG 18

Manpower and Personnel

WG 19


WG 20

Analytic Support to Training and Education

WG 21

Operational Energy

WG 22

Military Assessments

WG 24

Test and Evaluation (T&E) and Experimentation

WG 25

AoAs and Capability Development

WG 26

Cost Analysis

WG 27

Decision Analysis

WG 28

Advances in Modeling and Simulation Techniques

WG 29

Computational Advances in OR

WG 30


WG 31

Operational Environments

WG 32

Special Operations and Irregular Warfare

WG 33

Social Science Methods and Applications

WG 34

Data Science and Analytics

WG 35

AI and Autonomous Systems


Distributed Working Groups


Emerging Operations Research


Unmanned Systems


Focus Group

FG 1

Process and Performance Improvement

As part of this year’s Symposium, MORS will be hosting several tutorials and CEU courses. These provide a unique opportunity to share information in a more engaging way. If you are interested in teaching a tutorial or course, we are now accepting submissions. Each submission must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Presenters/Authors
  • Abstract
  • Length of the tutorial/course
    • Note: Tutorials can run anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours and CEU courses are 10 hours (8 hours on the first day of the Symposium and 2 hours on the second day)
  • Level of the tutorial/course (i.e., introductory, advanced, etc.)
  • Description and outline

All submissions are due by 20 February 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tina Yan at tina.yan@mors.org.


MORS has a small block of rooms at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.

The Thayer Hotel is sold out on the night of Tuesday 13 June, so if your dates include that night, you will not be able to make a reservation. Please consider reserving at one of the Middletown/Goshen hotels that MORS has contracted.

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point

674 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
Phone: 845-446-4731

Per diem rates are not offered at this hotel in June. We negotiated the lowest available rate for our group, which is $245/night with a $14.99 facility fee/night. To reserve, you must call the hotel at 845-446-4731 and reference the MORS group. The Thayer Hotel does not accept online reservations for groups.

MORS has also reserved blocks of rooms at multiple hotels in the Goshen/Middletown area of New York at the prevailing per diem rate of $118 (or less.) Please use the booking links or phone numbers provided to reserve. We encourage you to book early. Rooms will be released from our blocks one month out, if not sooner (see each hotel’s cutoff date.)

Buses will pick up and drop off at the hotels. A bus schedule will be posted at a later date.

Courtyard Middletown

24 Crystal Run Crossing
Middletown, NY
Phone: 845-695-0606

Reserve here before 10-May to secure the group rate of $110 + tax (per diem.)

Hampton Inn Middletown

20 Crystal Run Crossing
Middletown, NY
Phone: 845-344-3400

Reserve here before 10-May to secure the group rate of $110 + tax (per diem.)

Comp hot breakfast buffet

Holiday Inn Express Middletown

20 Med Parc Road
Middletown, NY
Phone: 845-479-1000

Reserve here before 25-Apr to secure the group rate of $118 + tax (per diem.)

When booking online, enter your stay dates after clicking the link. Click the drop-down menu where it says, "Rate Preferences", click on "Group Code", and enter “MOR” in the box.

La Quinta Middletown

551 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY
Phone: 845-673-5788

Reserve here before 10-May to secure the group rate of $118 + tax (per diem.)

Comp hot breakfast buffet

The following hotel is in Fort Montgomery, NY, about 6 miles from West Point:

Holiday Inn Express Fort Montgomery

1106 Route 9w
Fort Montgomery, NY 10928

Phone: 877-864-0138

Reserve here before 26-April to secure the group rate of $118 + tax (per diem.)

Award and Prizes

Nominate a deserving individual or team of individuals for one of MORS’ distinguished awards and prizes! MORS strives to recognize and celebrate analysts in all stages of their career, from young analysts to seasoned veterans in the field of operations research.

Do you know an exceptional individual who has consistently worked to share their knowledge and talents with others in the field? Nominate them for the Clayton J. Thomas Award, which recognizes those who have demonstrated distinguished service over time and continuously delivered sound contributions that have improved the analytical underpinnings of the profession.

Or perhaps you’ve worked with a someone who has shown sustained service and leadership excellence, and has played a major role in strengthening the profession of national security operations research. Consider nominating them for the Vance R. Wanner Award!

Know a young analyst who is already making an impact on operations research? Consider nominating them for the Wayne P. Hughes Award, which recognizes an individual who is still early in their career and has a bright future ahead of them.

Or, if you know of an individual or a team that is conducting insightful and impactful research, nominate them for the David Rist Prize. The work conducted can be up to the SECRET classification level.

Recipients of a few other MORS prizes and awards are also honored at the Symposium. The following do not have open nomination processes, but you can read more about them by following the links below.

Richard H. Barchi Prize - recognizes the best paper submitted in response to a call that went out to the best nominated presenters from each working or composite group at the last MORS Symposium.

MOR Journal Award - awarded to the best article published in Military Operations Research during the previous calendar year.

John K. Walker, Jr. Award - awarded to the best technical article published in Phalanx during the previous calendar year.

Phalanx Editor’s Award – awarded to the best non-technical article published in Phalanx during the previous calendar year.

For information on submitting nominations, visit the MORS Awards and Prizes pages or email recognition@mors.org with any questions.



20 Feb

Last Day to Submit Abstracts

28 Feb

Barchi Prize Submission Deadline

1 Mar

Hughes Award Submission Deadline

1 Mar

Rist Prize Submission Deadline

3 Mar

Co-Chair Review

10 Mar

Chair Review

24 Mar

Submitters will be Notified of their Acceptance into their WGs, DWGs, FGs, Special Sessions, Tutorials, and Demos

31 Mar

Early Registration Ends

7 Apr

Chair Scheduling

14 Apr

Presenters Notified of Schedule by WG Chairs

12 May

Regular Registration Ends

12 May

Non-U.S./FVEY Participants Must Submit an Approved Foreign Visit Request

19 May

All U.S. Citizens with Clearances Must Submit a Visit Request to MORS

19 May

Revisions to Symposium Agenda Complete

2 Jun

Unclassified Presentations Uploaded to Presenter Center (follow Security (Coordinator guidance for all other presentations)

2 Jun

Disclosure Forms Signed and Uploaded in Presentation Center

9 Jun

All Registration Payments/Invoices are Due

12 - 15 June

91st MORS Symposium at West Point

Social Events/Meals

Don't miss the opportunity to network with your peers in a social setting! Tickets must be purchased for lunches, Tuesday's social and the Recognition Dinner on Wednesday. We highly encourage ordering boxed lunches due to the limited available seating at the West Point Club restaurant and Grant Hall (small food court), both open for lunch.

Ticketed items can be added to your cart at the time of registration or if you have already registered, see instructions below on adding items to your registration.

Instructions for Adding Items to your Symposium Registration:

  • Click the Register button above
  • For "Select Registrant" - click next
  • For "Contact Info" - click next
  • For the Registration tab, see "Additional Events." Choose the items you would like to purchase (a green check mark will appear). Click next at the bottom of the page
  • For "Meeting Questions & Demographics" - click next
  • Click the “I accept the Terms & Conditions.” And then select “Pay Now”
  • Review shopping cart, your descriptions & quantity. Then click proceed to check out
  • Enter payment information and click "submit payment"

Monday, 12 June
Boxed Lunch: $15

Tuesday, 13 June
Boxed Lunch: $15
Junior Analyst Lunch: $20, Location: West Point Club, Hudson Room
Social/Mixer: $30, Location: Crest Hall, Ike Hall

Wednesday, 14 June
Boxed Lunch: $15
Networking Lunch: $20, Location: Firstie Club
Recognition Dinner: $75, Location: Great Hall, Herbert Hall (AOG)

Thursday, 15 June
Boxed Lunch: $15


91st Refund Policy:

The deadline to receive a full registration refund is 13 May. Beginning 14 May, no refunds will be given. Contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org, with any questions.

Register Now, Pay Later:

Take advantage of the option to register now and pay later with the “invoice me” option at checkout. This option will display in the credit card dropdown menu on the checkout page. If you need assistance registering, please contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org.

Social Events/Meals:

Tickets must be purchased for lunches, Tuesday's social and the Recognition Dinner on Wednesday. We highly encourage ordering boxed lunches due to the limited available seating at the West Point Club restaurant and Grant Hall (small food court), both open for lunch. Pricing and instructions can be located on the "Social Events/Meals" tab.

Employer Early
MORS Government Sponsor* Member $360 $560 $660
MORS Government Sponsor* Non-Member $460 $660 $760
US Federal Government Member $485 $635 $735
US Federal Government Non-Member $685 $835 $935
National Research Partner Member $484 $619 $709
National Research Partner Non-Member $719 $809 $899
All Others Member $535 $685 $785
All Others Non-Member $735 $885 $985

*Government Sponsor organizations include Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Studies, Air Force Studies, Analyses, and Assessments, HQ AF/A9; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA