STATUTES of the ASSOCIATION OF ASIA-PACIFIC OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETIES APORS Regional Grouping within IFORS
ARTICLE I – Objectives
1. The general objectives of the Association are:
◦ a. To promote operational research as a highly-valued discipline and a well-respected profession within the Asia-Pacific region, and
◦ b. To be an effective regional grouping within the International Federation of OR Societies (IFORS).
2. To achieve these ends and subject to resources available to it, the association will:
a. Assist member societies in raising awareness and promoting OR practice among executives, students, and government policy makers in their respective countries;
b. Assist member societies in raising the competence levels of their member-practitioners and by conducting regional conferences, and by supporting, whenever possible, national member conferences through its network of resource people;
c. Assist member societies in strengthening their value proposition for membership by providing discounts and other privileges to national society members who sign up for regional conferences, paper competitions, and scholarships;
d. Encourage free and regular exchange of information of member society initiatives, operating plans, processes and best practices. This can be through: .
i. The creation of an e-group to be managed by the Secretary;
ii. Sharing of national society newsletters and association magazines;
iii. Invitation to each other’s conferences and special events, and
iv. Regular meetings and conference calls among the members’ leadership;
e. Encourage multi-country projects and identify regional initiatives where appropriate;
f. Adopt a common and united stand when dealing with IFORS and other regional associations, such as the ALIO, NORAM, and EURO; and
g. Assist in setting up national OR societies within the region.