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The 56th CORS Annual Conference
May 26
28, 2014
Ottawa Marriott, Downtown Ottawa ON Canada

On behalf of the 2014 CORS conference organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Canada’s beautiful capital city, Ottawa May 26-28, 2014.

OttawaNestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. A thriving international technology and business centre and world class tourism and convention destination, Ottawa is also rich in institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. It is home to a large number of foreign embassies and is a recognized centre for both academics and professional training. The city offers an open and welcoming environment to cultures from around the world, providing service in English, French, and a host of other languages. The city’s residents enjoy an enviable quality of life that is recognized around the world.

Quick Facts

  • A population of over 1.2 million makes the Ottawa region the fourth-largest urban area in Canada
  • More than 1,800 advanced technology companies employ more than 76,000 people
  • With the highest-educated workforce in Canada, Ottawa has more engineers, scientists and PhDs per capita than any other city in the country
  • Canada’s Capital region welcomes over 7.3 million visitors per year, who spend over $1.18 billion

The 2014 conference will be held  at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, it is just steps from Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, By Ward Market, restaurants, museums and many more attractions.

Ottawa AirportOttawa is centrally-located in the province of Ontario, with the award-winning Ottawa International Airport offering daily direct connections to over 30 Canadian, U.S. and European Centres. The capital is also serviced by Canada’s train service, VIA Rail, and accessible by a number of major highways. The airport is just a 15-minute shuttle ride from downtown Ottawa, and the city’s downtown is remarkably compact and walkable.

The organizing committee has plans to arrange an exciting conference with a strong scientific program which includes stimulating plenary sessions and tutorials. All additional details will be published in the near future on the conference website and communicated to the members through our Listserv.

Please feel free to contact me at if you are interested in organizing a cluster or session, or submitting a paper.

Dr. René Séguin, General Chair
Center for Operational Research and Analysis
Defence Research and Development Canada
Government of Canada