ISMP 2009 Chicago

Thank you for agreeing to organize an Invited Cluster for the 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming in Chicago Illinois

Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 15, 2009

Please note: all attendees must register and pay the registration fee.

Before Going Online

You will need the first and last name and email address of each Session Chair in your cluster.

The Process

(1) Go to Under "Cluster Chair," click "LOG-IN".

(2) At Cluster Chair Log-in

  1. Enter your email address (if you have multiple emails, please use the same address we used in our email to you).
  2. Enter your email address again as your password.
  3. Click "LOGIN"

(3) Cluster Chair Information

  1. Complete your contact information (all required fields). You can change your password here, but be sure to print the screen so you have it for future use.
  2. NOTE: your email address is the key for entry into the system and is used to avoid scheduling conflicts. It's very important that you use only one email address if you enter multiple submissions.
  3. Click "SAVE"

(4) Cluster Information

  1. The title of your cluster has been entered. Click on EDIT to change it.
  2. You can check the status of your cluster at any time by clicking VIEW.
  3. Follow the instructions provided to enter your Session Chairs and their email addresses.
  4. You can add a new Session Chair at any time. You can edit or delete Session Chair information only until the Session Chair has entered the system and submitted their information. After that point, edits and deletes must be made by the Session Chair or by contacting
  5. Follow the instructions to indicate the preferred order for your sessions. Keep in mind that once the program is scheduled, your preferred order may not be possible due to conflicts for individual Session Chairs and/or presenting authors.
  6. Follow the instructions to email each Session Chair. FIRST SELECT the chair, then select the invitation or confirmation email. These "boilerplate" emails provide submission instructions to your Session Chairs. (You can use the "standard" email to compose your own message.)
  7. Click CLOSE.

Your Session Chairs will each receive an email message from you inviting them to present or confirming their participation in your cluster and providing submission instructions.


Questions about the program or technology interface difficulties: Paulette Bronis at
By telephone: 800-4INFORMS or 443-757-3500 ext. 544.
Be sure to spell your last name and leave your phone number and message very clearly.



Submission Instructions

Click here for these instructions in PDF


Leadership Sponsors

General Algebraic Modeling System - GAMS

Microsoft Solver Foundation


Government Sponsors

National Science Foundation

Advanced Scientific Computing Research

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Corporate and University Sponsors

The MOSEK Optimization Software


Gurobi Optimization

LINDO Systems


OptiRisk Systems


FICO[tm] Xpress Optimization Suite

Organizational assistance for ISMP2009 is being provided by INFORMS