2023 91st Symposium

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The 91st MORS Symposium
"Analytics as a Force Multiplier"
Monday-Thursday, 12-15 June 2023
0830 to 1700 EST
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.


MORS is providing morning, afternoon and evening bus service between the hotels in Goshen/Middletown and West Point. Should you need to leave campus at any other time during the day, please consider driving on base. Look for signs posted on the bus windows noting your destination to ensure you board the correct bus. Parking is available on post in Lots A, B and F. Continuous shuttle service will be provided between the parking lots and Thayer Hall between 0700 and 1730 Monday - Thursday.

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Susanna V. Blume
The Honorable Susanna V. Blume

The Honorable Susanna V. Blume is the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). In this role, Blume is responsible for providing independent analysis to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. She leads CAPE in supporting the Department’s most difficult resource allocation decisions as well as providing leadership in the Department’s analytic and cost-estimation communities. 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.


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.

Tutorials & CEU

We have over 26 amazing tutorials planned for this year and one CEU course on Data Storytelling! Tutorials are included in the price of registration for MORS members, non-members will be charged $100. The cost to attend the CEU is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. Please see below for a full list of the tutorials and the CEU course offered.


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.

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 hotels are sold out:

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.)

Holiday Inn Express Middletown

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

Reserve here to secure the group rate of $118 + tax (per diem.) The cutoff date has been extended to May 19.

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.)

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.)



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


Passing Clearances:

Clearance and Visit Request Instructions

Foreign Citizen’s Clearances DUE – 12 May 2023

US Forms and Clearances DUE -- 19 May 2023 

  1. If you hold a US government security clearance, you must submit your clearance to MORS. If your clearance is held in DISS, please submit your clearance via DISS to:
    • MORS SMO code 6A286
    • Meeting: 91st MORS Symposium
    • Dates: 12 June 2023 thru 15 June 2023
    • Point of Contact: Derek Pelham
    • Phone: 933.9073 Fax: 703-933-9079
    • E-Mail Derek.Pelham@mors.org
  1. If you hold a US Government clearance and your company or organization DOES NOT have access to DISS.

The visit request must be typed and on your company letter head. You should us the format that is best suited for your operation; however it must contain all applicable information. The visit request must be signed by your security office/manager as to verify your employment and clearance status. Without the signature the visit request is invalid and will not be processed. All visit requests must be emailed encrypted or sent FAX. Visitors can not hand carry their own visit request.

  1. NAME:

Fax requests to MORS Security Office, 703.933.9079

FVEY Visit Request Instructions:

Classified Sessions Held at the SECRET Level

Forms and Clearances Deadline – 12 May 2023

Special arrangements have been made to include cleared participants from Five Eyes (FVEY) countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).

Personnel from each country must submit a Foreign Visit Request (FVR) through their perspective embassy in Washington, DC, to DA G2 requesting a visit with classified information. MORS cannot accept clearances directly from FVEY participants.

Five Eyes (FVEY) Participants must have an approved foreign visit request by 12 May 2023.

Information Needed for FVRs:


U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY
606 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY 10996

Knowledgeable Person at West Point Needed for FVRs:

Mr. J. Shane Hatcher
Chief of International Affairs
United States Military Academy, West Point

G33R - International Affairs Division
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996
Office: 845-938-4362, DSN: 688
Cell: 646-730-8744 (WhatsApp)
Email: jeffery.hatcher@westpoint.edu

Please email the Foreign Visit Request Number and approved Foreign Visit Request with the following information to Derek.Pelham@mors.org 

  • VISIT DATE FROM -                        
  • VISIT DATE TO   -            
  • VISIT CLASSIFICATION LEVEL (Classified/Unclassified)  

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, the only other lunch option on post.

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.

Recognition 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, 14 June in the ballroom of Ike Hall. 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! Bus transportation will be available after the event and will stop at the parking lot on post, and the hotels in Goshen/Middletown, NY. Hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course meal and cash bar will be provided. The cost is $75 per person.

Junior Analyst Lunch
The annual Junior Analyst (JA) lunch will take place on Tuesday, 13 June in the West Point Club, Hudson Room. This lunch is very popular and a great opportunity to network with your peers who may be in similar situations professionally or academically. All JA members are encouraged to attend! A hot buffet lunch will be provided and the cost is $20 per person.

Networking Lunch
Another fantastic networking opportunity is the lunch taking place on Wednesday, 14 June located at the Firstie Club. These lunches are the perfect opportunity to compare notes with your colleagues on the various sessions held throughout the week! A hot buffet lunch will be provided and the cost is $20 per person

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: Ballroom in Ike Hall

Thursday, 15 June
Boxed Lunch: $15

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

Bear Mountain State Park

6.9 miles
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Boscobel House and Gardens

12.4 miles
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Brotherhood Winery

17.2 Miles
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Cold Spring Antiques Center

14.0 miles
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Constitution Island Warner House

3.9 Miles
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Culinary Institute of America

35.1 Miles
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Eisenhower Hall Theatre

1.38 Miles
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Orange County Choppers

19.1 Miles
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Pride of the Hudson

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

12.1 Miles
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Storm King Art Center

14.6 Miles
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River Rose Cruises

14.6 Miles
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Victor Constant Ski Area

2.8 Miles
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West Point Golf Course

2.8 Miles
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West Point Tours

1.1 Miles
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Veterns Repretory Theater

9.6 miles
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Westchester County Airport

46.0 Miles
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

14.6 Miles
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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.

*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. 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