92nd Symposium

The 92nd MORS Symposium
"Advancing Analytical Leadership"
Monday-Thursday, 24-27 June 2024
0830 to 1700 PT

Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943

 

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Overview

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 and analytic 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.

Keynote Speaker

Rear Admiral Douglas W. Sasse, III
Rear Admiral Douglas W. Sasse, III

Rear Admiral Doug Sasse is a native of Flint, Michigan. He is a 1993 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Art in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Read More

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.

WG

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

Information and Cyber Operations

WG 6

Command and Control (C2)

WG 7

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

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

Readiness

WG 20

Analytic Support to Training and Education

WG 21

Energy

WG 22

Military Assessment

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

Emerging and Adapting Computational Solutions within OR

WG 30

Wargaming

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

DWG

Distributed Working Groups

DWG 1

Emerging Operations Research

DWG 2

Unmanned Systems

FG

Focus Group

FG 1

Process and Performance Improvement

If you want to share information with your fellow Symposium attendees in a more engaging way, consider teaching a CEU course. MORS partners with Virginia Tech to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants of these courses, which are held on the first day of the Symposium. Have an interesting topic that you’d like to teach? We are now accepting idea submissions!

Please send your CEU ideas with the following information:

  • Title of CEU Course
  • Instructor Names and Biographies
  • Abstract (must be unclassified)
  • Course level (i.e., introductory, advanced, etc.)
  • Description and Objectives
  • Timed Agenda

Important note: the length of a CEU course must be 10 hours, in order to qualify for CEU credit from Virginia Tech. This means that the course will last a full 8-hour day on the first day of the Symposium and 2 more hours on the second.

You may also opt to submit a tutorial instead, which does not have a time requirement and will not award CEUs to participants. All submissions are due by 8 March 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tina Yan at tina.yan@mors.org.

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay

1.1 Miles from NPS
1400 Del Monte Blvd.
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 831-394-5335

Reserve here before 23-May to secure the group rate of $251 + tax (per diem.)

Hotel Abrego

1.0 Mile from NPS
755 Abrego St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-372-7551

Call in ONLY to reserve at 831-372-7551 and use option 1 for existing reservations. Once transferred to an attendant, reference MORS 92nd Symposium to make your reservation in the MORS block. Reserve before 22-May to secure the group rate of $251 + tax (per diem.)

 

Exhibitor Prospectus

Prospectus:

Exhibitor registration deadline is 25 May 2024.

 

Who Should Exhibit:

  • Interested partners and non-partners are welcomed
  • Software companies offering interactive products and services for the analytics and operations research field
  • Recruiters
  • Industry companies successfully using analytics and operations research tools
  • New companies entering the analytics and operations research industry
  • Education programs and institutions
  • Book and software publishers

Exhibitor Benefits:

  • Build your brand awareness to 800+ professionals, students, and academics in the industry
  • Increase exposure and return on your investment with listing on the website, and in the mobile app.

Please contact Ms. Katherine Miller at kmiller@mors.org for exhibiting questions.

Price (per exhibitor package):

  • MORS Partner: Complimentary, no fee
  • Non-MORS Partner Industry: $3,500
  • Military/Government* Exhibitor Only: $1,500

*All military/government space must be approved by Katherine Miller, Director of Partner Relations, kmiller@mors.org to qualify for the military/government rate. The contracting group must have a .mil or .gov in their email address to qualify.

Setup:

  • One 6ft Booth/Table
  • Two Chairs
  • Electricity/Power for Laptops**

**We do our best to provide electricity/power to all tables, however, some facilities and rooms do not always accommodate our requests.

Shipping Information:

Coming Soon

Exhibitor Schedule:

Coming Soon

Participating Exhibitors:

Logo of Anyar Inc.
Logo of CANA Advisors
Logo of Coursera
Logo of DataRobot
Logo of DCS
Logo of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Logo of JDSAT
Logo of JMP
Logo of LLL
Logo of LinQuest Corporation
Lockheed Martin Logo
Logo of Mitre
Logo of Qlik
Logo of RAND Corporation
Logo of The Ranger Group
Logo of Raytheon
Logo of Sandia National Laboratories
Logo of Systems Planning and Analysis
Logo of Technomics

Partnership Opportunity:

*Special Event* Awards Recognition Dinner
Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 1830 - 2130

Monterey Bay Aquarium:
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Be a part of this special event and let our attendees get to know your organization as we recognize the 2023 and 2024 Prize and Award winners and newly elected Fellows at the Awards Recognition Dinner! This well-attended event will be held on Wednesday, 26 June, 1830 – 2130 off-site at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

There will be a one-hour cocktail reception before the plated dinner. The dress of the evening will be cocktail attire. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and showcase your brand to this super-engaged and dedicated cohort!

 

Admiral Level:

MORS Partner: $8,000 / Non-Partner: $10,000

  • Two Full Conference Registrations
  • Company Ad Shared on social media*
  • Logo on the conference website and in the mobile app
  • Recognition at Special Event Reception and Dinner with option for 10 minute speaking opportunity at start of dinner
  • One-time Email Use of Opt-In Participant List (Pre- or Post-Conference)
  • One Full page advertisement in Spring and Summer Phalanx publication
  • Website, Signage, Print & Mobile App Recognition
  • 10x5 booth/tabletop exhibit during general conference with one (1) complimentary booth representative registration
 

Captain Level:

MORS Partner: $6,000 / Non-Partner: $8,000

  • One Full Conference Registrations
  • Company Ad Shared on social media*
  • Logo on the conference website and in the mobile app
  • Recognition at Special Event via full signage where available
  • One-time Email Use of Opt-In Participant List (Pre- or Post-Conference)
  • Website, Signage, Print & Mobile App Recognition
  • 10x5 booth/tabletop exhibit during general conference with one (1) complimentary booth representative registration
 

Commander Level:

MORS Partner: $5,000 / Non-Partner: $7,500

  • Company Ad Shared on social media*
  • Logo on the conference website and in the mobile app
  • Recognition at Special Event via full signage where available
  • One-time Email Use of Opt-In Participant List (Pre- or Post-Conference)
  • Website, Signage, Print & Mobile App Recognition
  • 10x5 booth/tabletop exhibit during general conference with one (1) complimentary booth representative registration
 

Lieutenant Level:

MORS Partner: $3,000 / Non-Partner: $5,500

  • Logo on the conference website and in the mobile app
  • Recognition at Special Event
  • One-time Email Use of Opt-In Participant List (Pre- or Post-Conference) done by a third party
  • Website, Signage, Print & Mobile App Recognition
  • 10x5 booth/tabletop exhibit during general conference

*Advertistments must be approved by MORS Marketing

 

A'la Carte Partnership Option:

Recognition Pre-Dinner Reception ONLY (up to three co-sponsors available): $2,500

Network and participate in this popular social event at the Symposium. This is a one-hour cocktail reception before the plated dinner. This option includes one (1) customized item and one (complimentary symposium registration). Customized items could include signage, branded napkins, floral arrangements for table décor, etc during the reception.

Please contact Ms. Katherine Miller at kmiller@mors.org for event Partnership Opportunity questions.

Award and Prizes

Nominate a deserving individual or team for one of MORS’ distinguished awards or 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.

The following awards and prizes have open nomination processes. Visit each individual webpage for more information and email recognition@mors.org with any questions.

Individual Awards

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

Vance R. Wanner Award - This distinguished award is given to a leader in the profession who has shown sustained service and leadership excellence and has played a major role in strengthening the profession of national security operations research.

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

David Rist Prize - The Rist Prize is awarded to an individual or a team that is conducting implemented, impactful research. The work conducted can be up to the SECRET classification level. Finalists will present their work at the annual Rist Competition held on the Monday of the MORS Symposium, where a winner will then be selected.

 

In addition to the above, recipients of several other MORS awards and prizes 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.

 

Awards for Best Publication

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.

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

 

Prizes and Graduate Research Prizes

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.

Stephen A. Tisdale Graduate Research Prize – The Tisdale Prize recognizes the achievements of an operations research student in the graduating class at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for high-quality research that has immediate, practical value to the defense of the United States and its allies.

Dr. James T. Moore Graduate Research Prize – The Moore Prize recognizes the achievements of an operations research student in the graduating class at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) for high-quality research that has immediate, practical value to the defense of the United States and its allies.

Eugene P. Visco Prize – The Visco Prize is awarded at the annual Emerging Techniques Forum (ETF) to an early-career analyst for their excellence in research quality, contributions, and presentation.

Richard E. Rosenthal Student Competition – The Rosenthal Prize is awarded at the annual Education and Professional Development Colloquium (EPD). Students from participating institutions take part in this “quick reaction analysis” challenge, which allows them to collaborate on an operations research problem and demonstrate their skills.

For awards and prizes with open nomination processes, visit each individual webpage for instructions and criteria. Email recognition@mors.org with any questions.

Deadlines

2023

 

1 Nov

Abstracts Open

2024

 

23 Feb

Abstracts Due

8 Mar

Tutorials CEU Due

22 Mar

All Chairs will notify potential presenters of acceptance

29 Mar

Early Registration Ends

10 May

Regular Registration Ends

15 May

All non-CAC Visit Requests Due

15 May

FVEY Clearances Due

15 May

U.S. Citizens Clearances Due

17 May

Revisions to Agenda

31 May

Presentations Uploaded to Presenter Center

31 May

Disclosure Forms Uploaded

7 June

All Invoices Paid

24 - 27 June

92nd MORS Symposium at NPS

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.

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.

Meal Options:

Breakfast/Afternoon Breaks:

MORS will provide light breakfast fare, coffee, tea and water Monday - Thursday in the McNitt Ballroom. There will also be beverages and a snack at 1500 in the same location each day.

Lunch: $15/$20

If you purchased a lunch ticket, lunch will be in the McNitt Ballroom. If you have not already done so, we highly encourage you purchase a lunch as the options are very limited on base. Lunches may be purchased online until 7 June and will not be available for purchase onsite.

Social: $30

Enjoy some down time and network with new and old colleagues at the networking social. The social will take place on Tuesday, 25 June from 1700-1900 at the Roman Plunge.

Roman Plunge:
1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943

Recognition Dinner: $100 (includes the price of aquarium ocean edge exhibit admission and a plated dinner)

We are excited to once again celebrate our annual prize and award winners. This year’s dinner will be on the evening of Wednesday, 26 June at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Join us as we honor the winners of the Wanner, Thomas, Hughes, Walker, Phalanx Editors’, MOR Journal, Barchi, Rist, and Visco Awards and Prizes. In addition, we will celebrate the formal installation of the Society’s newest Fellows! A cash bar will be provided.

Monterey Bay Aquarium:
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

 

5K Fun Run:

27 June 2024 @ 6:00AM
Fee: $30

Get your running shoes ready and register for the 92nd Symposium 5K Run! This fun run is back, and we’re excited to run in beautiful California along one of Monterey County’s iconic trails. The race will be held Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 6:00 AM. Registration fee is $30.00 and includes a special symposium t-shirt and racing bib. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. Don’t miss this social event and a chance for some Morsian bragging rights!
This run is gentle, level, and on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail, which does not allow motor vehicles. The route is paved, but many sections offer a substantial dirt lane right next to the paved trail.
All participants must register before the event deadline of 7 June and select your t-shirt size during the online symposium registration process.

*Note, we will not have extra t-shirts available onsite for anyone registering after the deadline or onsite.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Madonia sarah.madonia@mors.org.

 

Events Schedule:

Monday, 24 June:

  • Lunch: $15

Tuesday, 25 June:

  • Lunch: $15
  • Junior Analyst Lunch: $20, Location: TBA
  • Social/Mixer: $30, Location: Roman Plunge

Wednesday, 26 June:

  • Lunch: $15
  • Networking Lunch: $20, Location: TBA
  • Recognition Dinner: $100, Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thursday, 27 June:

  • 6:00AM - 5K Fun Run
  • Lunch: $15

 

Steps to add items (Social Events/Lunch options/Tutorials) to your Symposium Registration if you have already registered for the Symposium:

  1. Go to the Symposium Webpage & Click the “Register” button.
    • You will see “Our records indicate that (Your name will appear) has already registered for 92nd Symposium. Thank you.” across the screen.
  2. Click “Next” on the Contact Info tab.
  3. Click “Next” on the Demographics tab.
  4. You will see “Registration”, then “Additional Events”. Click the small circle next to the Additional Events you would like to select and add to your registration. You will see a green check next to the item you would like to add.
  5. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click “Next” on the Meeting Questions tab.
  7. Click “Next” on the Donations tab.
  8. Click the box next to I accept the Terms & Conditions and click “Pay Now”.
  9. You will see the item(s) you added to your registration. Click “Proceed to Check Out”.
  10. You may pay for the additional items, or you may select “Invoice Me” and click “Submit Payment".

 

You will receive an automated invoice or receipt; all invoices are due on 7 June 2024.

 

Dress Code

Symposium Attire:

Civilian: Business Casual

Military: Working Uniform or Service Uniform

Recognition Dinner Attire:

Civilian: Cocktail attire

Military: Service Uniform or higher (Mess Dress/Formal Dress/Service Dress)

Local Information

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Boscobel House and Gardens

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Brotherhood Winery

17.2 Miles
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Cold Spring Antiques Center

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Constitution Island Warner House

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Culinary Institute of America

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Eisenhower Hall Theatre

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Orange County Choppers

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Pride of the Hudson

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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor/New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

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Storm King Art Center

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River Rose Cruises

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Victor Constant Ski Area

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West Point Golf Course

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West Point Tours

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Veterns Repretory Theater

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Westchester County Airport

46.0 Miles
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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Registration

Register Payment Options

92nd Registration and Refund Policy:

When registering please select the correct rate. You will be required to show ID at the registration desk and are subject to rate adjustments if your credentials do not match the registration category. The deadline to receive a full registration refund is 10 May. Beginning 11 May, no refunds will be given. Contact Ms. Karla Lee-Riviere, karla@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. Karla Lee-Riviere, karla@mors.org.

*Note: This can only be used to purchase registration fees. This can not be used for social events, lunches or membership.

Social Events/Meals:

Tickets must be purchased for lunches, Tuesday's social and the Recognition Dinner on Wednesday. Pricing and instructions are included on the Social Events/Meals tab.

Employer Early
(11/27-3/29)
Regular
(3/30-5/10)
Late
(5/11-Onsite)
MORS Government Sponsor* Member $400 $600 $600
MORS Government Sponsor* Non-Member $500 $700 $700
U.S. Federal Government Member $525 $675 $775
U.S. Federal Government Non-Member $685 $840 $940
National Research Partner Member $525 $660 $775
National Research Partner Non-Member $700 $840 $940
All Others Member $575 $735 $835
All Others Non-Member $750 $935 $1035

*Government Sponsor organizations include: Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Secretariat of the Air Force, Studies and Analysis SAF/SA; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA