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Warning to those planning to attend ICCPMA 2016  

September 17, 2016


We would like to call attention to a fact that ORSJ is neither involved in the International Conference for Computational Physics, Mathematics and Applications (ICCPMA 2016) nor responsible for its organization. More precisely, ICCPMA 2016 used the name of ORSJ without consent; besides, while the conference website uses the postal address of the ORSJ's office as if the conference organizing body, named Institute of Information System & Research Center, is located at the same address. However, it is all a complete lie. Namely, ORSJ exclusively uses the address and has never agreed to support or organize the conference.


We have first recognized the unauthorized use of the name and address of ORSJ very recently after receiving several inquiries from potential participants of the conference. After a brief investigation, we found that ICCPA 2016 also uses the name of a professor in Japan without his consent. In light of those facts, the conference seems to be a fraud, which has nothing to do with ORSJ. We hope that those who plan to attend the event will not suffer from any damage caused by this illegal activity.

What is the Operations Research Society of Japan?  
1. About our Society
  1. The Operations Research Society of Japan (ORSJ) was established on June 15, 1957. In addition to such pursuits as research on OR theory and the development of methodologies, the ORSJ explores the practical use of methods applicable to specific problems occurring in the world of business and government offices. It also actively promotes exchanges of information among its members as well as interaction on an international level.
2. Activities
  1. Specific activities are as follows:
    Lectures and research presentation forums
    Publication of such printed materials as its journal for members, a professional journal, and research reports
    Liaison and cooperation with similar societies in Japan and overseas
    Research and inquiries
    Research promotion and recognition of research accomplishments

3. Members
  1. The ORSJ has 1920 individual members, and 49 supporting members (as of April 2016).

    Registration Fee : JPY1,500
    Annual Membership Fee: JPY14,400
4. Organization
  1. Headquartered in Tokyo, the society also has six chapters around the country (one each in Hokkaido and the Chubu, Chugoku-Shikoku, Kansai, Kyushu, and Tohoku regions). Each regional chapter conducts its own slate of activities, including lectures and research projects.
5. Publications
  1. Communications of Operations Research of Japan, the journal for ORSJ members, is published periodically in Japanese. Each issue has a special feature section consisting of clear, readily understandable explanations about OR theory and applications pertaining to a particular subject. The journal's contents also include articles written by leaders in this field, regular columns on selected topics, case studies, and updates on ORSJ activities.

    "Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan" is a professional journal issued four times a year. From 2010, JORSJ are freely accessible at ORSJ webpage.

    Reports focus on specific topics. They introduce the results of research and investigations and provide insights into specific approaches to problems.

6. Research presentation forums and symposiums
  1. The ORSJ holds forums every spring and fall to present the results of research. The spring session is in Tokyo, while the fall event is held elsewhere in Japan.

    The research forums feature not only a conventional presentation format but also a "paper fair" structure that emphasizes discussion.

    Special lectures and symposiums are held during the research forums.

7.Officers and Councils ( May 2016- April 2017 ) update 04/27/2016
  1. President Tatsuo Oyama
      Hideaki Yamashita, Keiichiro Nakagawa, Satoshi Fukumura
    Council Members

    ( General ) Toshio Nemoto, Naoto Oshiro
    ( International Liaison ) Jun-ya Gotoh
    ( Research & Education ) Koji Nonobe, Kazuhiro Matsumoto
    ( Publications ) Yasufumi Saruwatari, Tetsuya Takine
    ( Treasury ) Tsutomu Saito
    ( Public Relations ) Motoi Iwashita
    ( Publicity ) Kou Fujimoto
    ( Subdivision Services )
    Shigeru Masuyama
    ( Unattached ) Akira Nakayama, Toshikazu Kimura, Yasuko Matsui

      Yutaka Takahashi, Shigeo Sagai