June 23-25 2004, Beijing, China

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The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Applied Probability Society (APS)  will hold its 12th Conference on June 23-25, 2004 at the Peninsula Palace Beijing  in Beijing, China.

IMPORTANT: The Conference, originally scheduled for June 25-27, 2003 but postponed for 12 months, will honor all abstracts that have already been accepted. Authors who wish to update their abstracts should do so as soon as possible, and no later than February 27, 2004. New submissions are also welcome; refer to the guidelines in the Call for Submissions.

New Venue: The Conference venue has also been changed to the Peninsula Palace Beijing, a top hotel situated in the very center of  Beijing, between the main shopping areas of Wangfujing and Dongdan, within easy walking distance of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Museum of Chinese History. Refer to the Hotel Information.

The Applied Probability Society is a subdivision of the INFORMS.  The Society is concerned with the application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena. The Society promotes  the development and use of methods for the improvement of evaluation, control, and design of these systems. Our members  include practitioners, educators, and researchers with background in business, engineering, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, and other applied sciences.

The Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the following organizations:
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science
Center for Applied Probability, Columbia University
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Dept of Systems Eng and Eng Mgmt, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Natural Science Foundation of China
Operations Research Society of China
Research Center for Contemporary Management, Tsinghua University