Welcome to SOAF!

The Swedish operations research association (Swedish: Svenska Operationsanalysföreningen, SOAF) is a professional non-profit association for the promotion and dissemination of the scientific field of Operations Research in Sweden. SOAF was founded in 1959 with the dual purpose of promoting the development within the different branches of operations research, and work for its application within different problem domains. The association is a member of the European umbrella organization, the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), and of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS). SOAF currently has 103 members, out of which most belong to some of our 22 member organizations, consisting of industrial companies, state authorities and academic groups.

SOAF’s members and others who are interested in operations research meet at our biannual conference, annual meeting or some of the gatherings organized by subgroups. The members’ magazine ORbit, published in cooperation with the Danish Operations Research Society, is sent out to all members twice a year.

The society is managed by a board consisting of up to eight members. The board should always have a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, and an editor. The board is elected by the members at the annual meeting for a period of one year.

To contact SOAF, please send an e-mail to ordforande@soaf.se.