The APORC is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Association of Asian Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS), and it is located in Beijing, P. R. China. The APORC is an institution consisting of faculty members and visitors from other institutions of domestic and abroad. The primary goal of APORC is to promote study and applications of OR in the Asian Pacific region, in order to meet the challenges of the twenty first century. Under the joint supervision and support of CAS and APORS, APORC is engaged in theoretical studies on major problems of OR and projects which have direct impact on the development of national economy, sciences and technologies. The research topics come form comprehensive and interactive areas including management science, decision science, information science, computer science, behaviour science and so on.