OR 2018: International Conference on Operations Research

Welcome to the OR2018 conference, the annual international conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), co-organized this year with the Belgian Operational Research Society (ORBEL) with the support of Université libre de Bruxelles. OR2018 will take place from September 12 to September 14, 2018 at the MCE Conference & Business Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract Submission is now open! Submission deadline: April 30, 2018. Other important dates are available here.

Contact: or2018@euro-online.org.


The conference will take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.

Known for hosting many european institutions such as the parliament and the european comission, the city is overflowing with curiosities and treasures. From an architectural point of view, Brussels offers a wide variety of monuments. These range from the remains of the first medieval walls to post modern style with the Paul-Henri Spaak building, including a rich collection of Art Nouveau edifices (Horta Museum, the Old England, Tassel Hostel, ...), Gothic style (Grand-Place, Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, ...), Neoclassical architecture (Royal Palace of Brussels, Castle of Laeken, Arcade du Cinquantenaire, ...), ...

Palais Royal
The Royal Palace of Brussels by Alvesgaspar CC BY-SA 3.0
Anneessens Tower
Anneessens Tower by Myrabella CC BY-SA 3.0
Grand-Place by Jiuguang Wang CC BY-SA 3.0
Paul-Henri Spaak Building
Vue sur l'arrière du bâtiment Paul-Henri Spaak depuis le Parc Léopold by EmDee CC BY-SA 4.0
Old England
Musée des Instruments de Musique Bruxelles by Patrick Despoix CC BY-SA 3.0

Belgium is also widely known for its comic strips. It is thus not surprising that its heroes have been honoured throughout Brussels. With more than 50 painted walls ans gables, the comic strip walk is a joyful stroll for any comic strip enthusiast.

Any interesting informations concerning Brussels curiosities and points of interest (surrealism culture, pop culture, museums, city life, ...) can be found on the visit.brussels website.