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STATUTES of the ASSOCIATION OF ASIA-PACIFIC OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETIES APORS Regional Grouping within IFORS

ARTICLE I - Objectives

  1. 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).
    1. 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: .
        1. i. The creation of an e-group to be managed by the Secretary;
        2. ii. Sharing of national society newsletters and association magazines;
        3. iii. Invitation to each other’s conferences and special events, and
        4. 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.