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The 89th MORS Symposium
"Analytics to Enhance Decision Making"
21-25 of June 2021
10:30 AM to 6 PM ET

  Only U.S. Citizens and FVEY can attend the 89th Symposium.


The 89th MORS Symposium will be held from 21-25 in June 2021. The focus for this Symposium will be, "Analytics to Enhance Decision Making." The MORS Symposium is the signature event attended annually by over 1,000 Operation Research Professionals. 

DoD Participant Notice

This memo authorizes DoD members to attend and participate in the 2021 Military Operations Research Symposium to be held virtually from 21-25 June 2021.

Please note, that this approval comes with the requirement for each service to monitor attendance to control costs.

The MORS Staff has worked with the appropriate agencies to ensure that by tak ing this action we will satisfy DoD conference reporting requirements.



Deadline: 26 Feburary

To submit an abstract you will need:

  • Abstract Title
  • Working Group(s) for which the abstract will be submitted to
  • Abstract text
  • Presentation classification
  • Presentation Distribution Statement
  • Additional author's names and email addresses

Symposium Downloads:

Working Group Prospectus


Working Groups

WG 1

Strategic Operations National Security Analysis

WG 2

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

WG 3

Infrastructure Analyses, Protection and Recovery

WG 4

Homeland Security, Homeland Defense and Civil Support

WG 5

Information and 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

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 23

Measures of Merit

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 Session

FS 1

Analytic Capability Development


Other Sessions

OS 1


OS 1


OS 1

Special Session

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Julie Swann
Dr. Julie Swann

Dr. Swann will address analytics to enhance decision making, especially at the intersection of operations research and governmental policy. She will draw upon her work in mitigation and response to pandemics, disasters, and other societal challenges while outlining new opportunities for analytics, OR, and policy.



14 May Regular Registration Ends
14 May Full Refund Deadline
4 June Deadline for presenters to upload unclassified presentations on the MORS website to the Presenter Center and e-mail classified presentations to the designated SIPR account. Dedicated SIPR address is USARMY Ft Belvoir CAA Mailbox CAA-MORS, if you do not have access to SIPR, please send to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.mors-classified@mail.smil.mil.
4 June Disclosure Form Deadline
10 June All Payments Due
18 June All US citizens with clearances must submit a visit request to MORS via DISS. If your clearance is not maintained in DISS, have your Security Office fax or send your clearance verification encrypted.
21-25 June 89th MORS Symposium


The 89th MORS Symposium will be held virtually.

Register Now, Pay Later:

Take advantage of the option to register now and pay later with the “invoice me” option at checkout. The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee. This option will display in the credit card dropdown menu on the checkout page. It won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart. If you need assistance registering, please contact Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org.

89th Refund Policy:

The deadline to receive a full registration refund is 14 May. Beginning 15 May, no refunds will be given. Contact Ms. Tina Yan, tina.yan@mors.org, with any questions.

Registration is open with the virtual fees listed below:

89th Virtual Reduced by 25% Early by 4/2 Regular By 5/15 Late After 5/15
MORS Government Sponsor Member $270 $420 $495
MORS Government Sponsor Non-Member $370 $520 $595
US Federal Government Member $345 $458 $533
US Federal Government Non-Member $445 $558 $633
National Research Partner Member $344 $445 $513
National Research Partner Non-Member $444 $545 $613
All Others Member $383 $495 $570
All Others Non-Member $483 $595 $670


Virtual classified presentations will be held via DCS, Defense Collaboration Services.
Access to SIPRNet is required to attend classified sessions.

If you would like to attend classified presentations, please pass your clearance via DISS.
If your clearance is not maintained in DISS, have your Security Office fax or send your clearance verification encrypted.

SECRET Classification
Visit Dates: 25 June 2021
MORS POC: Taniesha Sims
Phone: 703-933-9073
Email: taniesha.sims@mors.org
Purpose: 89th Symposium 

To attend classified sessions, you will need access to DCS - conference.apps.smil.mil
Additional Information regarding DCS and network requirements, can be found here.

Note: All U.S. Citizens planning to attend virtual classified sessions via DCS must submit a visit request to MORS via DISS, no later than 18 June, 2021.

Visit requests are required to confirm a participants need-to-know.
Access to the SIPRNET is the responsibility of each participant. MORS will not provide access to SIPRNET. 

Attendees will receive further instructions once your clearance has been received. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Taniesha Sims at taniesha.sims@mors.org.

Award and Prizes

For information on submitting nominations, visit the MORS Awards and Prizes page or contact Ms. Liz Marriott, liz.marriott@mors.org with any questions.

Vance R. Wanner Award

Clayton J. Thomas Award

John K. Walker, Jr. Award

MOR Journal Award

Wayne P. Hughes Award

Richard H. Barchi Prize

Rist Prize

Visit the MORS recognition page for full details on submitting an entry.