The Iranian Operations Research Society (IORS)


The Iranian Operations Research Society (IORS) was established in 2005 by approval of its constitution by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in Tehran, Iran. The Society officially was approved to join IFORS as the 50th national member on December 16, 2009.


IORS currently has 134 members, mostly composed of college scholars and industry professionals. The scholars are mostly drawn from Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, and Management Sciences departments.


The activities of the Society are summarized below: 

1.Enhancing scientific and cultural research at national and international levels among the researchers and experts who deal with Operations Research. 

2.Cooperating with administrative, scientific, and research agencies in evaluating and reviewing plans and programs related to education and research issues concerning the society’s interests. 

3.Promoting researchers and distinguishing successful researchers by honoring them. 

4.Rendering educational and research activities. 

5.Publishing books and international journals. 

6.Organizing scientific gatherings at national, regional, and international levels by holding regular internal seminars and international conferences.


IORS also organizes the annual International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society. The first of these conferences was held in 2008. Below is a list of scientific gatherings from the first three years of this conference:

The first International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, Jan. 28-30, 2008Kish University branch of Sharif University of Technology, Kish Inland, Iran.

The second International Conference of the Iranian Operations Research Society, May 20 – 22, 2009, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran.

The third International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, May 5 – 6, 2010, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


IORS publishes the international scientific journal, Iranian Journal of Operations Research (IJOR). The publication is semiannual and was first published in 2009.