What is Croatian Operational Research Society (CRORS, or in Croatian: HDOI)?
Croatian Operational Research Society (HDOI) has been established in 1992 as the only scientific society in Croatia specialized in operational research. The Society has more than 140 members and its main mission is to promote operational research in Croatia and worldwide for the benefit of science and society. This mission is being realized through several goals:
- to encourage collaboration of scientists and researchers in the area of operational resarch in Croatia and worldwide through seminars, conferences, lectures and similar ways of collaboration,
- to organize the International Conference on Operational Research (KOI),
- to publish scientific journal Croatian Operational Research Review (CRORR).
Since 1994, CRORS is a member of the The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), an umbrella organization comprising the national Operations Research societies of over forty five countries from four geographical regions: Asia, Europe, North America and South America. CRORS is also a member of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) and actively participates in international promotion of operational research.
What is operational research?
Operational Research (OR) is an interdisciplinary scientific branch of applied mathematics that uses methods such as mathematical modeling, statistics, and algorithms to achieve optimal or near optimal solutions to complex problems. It is typically concerned with optimizing the maxima or minima of some objective function. Operations research generally helps management to achieve its goals using scientific methods. Some of the primary tools used by operations researchers are statistics, optimization, probability theory, queuing theory, game theory, graph theory, decision analysis, and simulation.
Topics of applications in which operations research are used can be summarized as follows:
- Assignment problem
- Decision Analysis
- Dynamic programming
- Linear and nonlinear programming
- Inventory theory
- Optimal Maintenance
- Stochastic processes
- Systems analysis
So, if you are a researcher, academic teacher, student or a practitioner interested in developing and applying operations research methods, we welcome you to become a member of CRORS and join our OR community.
In CRORS you will always find a peer to exchange your ideas with!