About INFORMS Journal on Computing
INFORMS Journal on Computing (IJOC) publishes papers in the intersection of operations research (OR) and computer science (CS). Most papers contain original research, but we also welcome special papers in a variety of forms, including Feature Articles on timely topics, Expository Reviews making a comprehensive survey and evaluation of a subject area, and State-of-the-Art Reviews that collect and integrate recent streams of research. All papers are refereed. We take a very broad view of what constitutes the "the intersection of OR and CS." Topics and formats include, but are not limited to:
- OR as applied to a CS problem. For example, queueing theory or simulation is used to help design a telecommunications system or a network of computers.
- CS as applied to an OR problem. For example, advanced data structures are used to improve an optimization or scheduling algorithm.
- results drawn from both OR and CS. For example, a new heuristic is used to accelerate a data-mining algorithm.