OR55 simulation stream on day one

Went to some of the simulation stream at the conference and enjoyed very good presentations.  Nav Mustafee spoke about the vast number of keywords used to classify OR papers and suggested how a taxonomy might be created.  Herb Daly spoke on multi-method approaches, with the catchy title "models versus muddles", and John Salt introduced us to the word "Tyromancy" (forecasting by cheese!) and argued that simulation is better - much better - than that!  Finally, Ray Paul asked "Why do analysts throw the model away?"

All very good, and we ended the first day with a relaxing meal and the traditional rivalry of the conference bar quiz.  I was on the team which came third ... And there were seven teams!


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