Welcome to Kuching, home of APORS 2015
The APORS2015 will take place in Kuching Sarawak, MALAYSIA. The conference aims to bring together members of the international operational research (OR) community to discuss various aspects of OR with particular emphasis this time on the theme - OR and the Environment
The venue of the conference, Kuching, is the perfect setting to highlight the chosen theme of the conference. It is the capital city of Sarawak, which houses the seat of state government. Its strategic location on the banks of the Sarawak River has made it the major industrial and commercial centre of East Malaysia. Sarawak is also the largest state of Malaysia with a land mass of almost 125,000 square kilometres. Hence it is no surprise that Sarawak is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, an epicentre of biodiversity. It houses some of the rarest flora and fauna ever discovered and sustains communities of indigenous people that still live in harmony with the land; preserving the practices of their forefathers which allow them to live off the land but not destroy the ecosystem that sustains it. These two facets of Kuching and her ways of balancing both its promising economy and her environmental treasure trove is an example of the potential positive impact OR has on operational issues for economic prosperity but still being able to preserve and protect the Environment; the two co-existing in perfect harmony.
As we march into the future, we find that the teachings of the old are kept and improved thus maintaining the delicate balance between all living things, very much like the fundamentals of Operational Research
. It is amazing that an interpretation of this is reflected in the Tree of Life, one such variation found within the living treasures of Sarawak.
Come and join us!
Getting to know Kuching and Sarawak
An interesting fact - Kuching means "cat" in English. Like its name, this incredible city has its own brand of grace and subtlety as distinct as its people. A capital for cat lovers, the world's first cat museum can be found here. Despite its status as a capital city and also the centre of the industrial and commercial activities for East Malaysia, Kuching is safe, clean and has a surprising number of tourist attractions. Enjoy finding out her treasures at your own pace, like your very own treasure hunt.
Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, and Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia covering an area of nearly 125,000 square kilometers in the Borneo land mass. With such a large land area, Sarawak is home to an incredible range of tropical bio-diversity. With a population of around 2 million, Sarawak's rich ethnic diversity offers a unique local experience at the very moment you step of the plane. All that stands between you and Sarawak is your desire for an adventure and experience that is waiting to happen.
From rainforest canopies to jungle wildlife, discover the diverse ecosystem of Malaysia's largest state. A state that is chasing modernity yet cloaked with its rich historical charms, Sarawak is a place where commonality and peacefulness is a way of life. A paradise for the adventure buffs, be it from the land to the sea, from mild to vigorous. Whatever the challenge, if you're ready for it, you can be sure Sarawak will give you an experience like no other.
We invite you to discover for yourself our little treasures. We are honoured to host the APORS conference here in Kuching in the great state of Sarawak. It is our hope that you will join us and learn, enjoy, and most importantly be a part of the APORS 2015 Conference. Organise a session, give a talk and remember to experience this great city.
The Organising Committee is looking forward to play host to all members of the operational research/ management science community at the APORS 2015 Conference.
See you in Kuching Sarawak, MALAYSIA for APORS 2015!