SEIO was first created on the 12th February 1962 under the name of the Spanish Operations Research Society. Its first meeting took place in the rooms of the Institute of Statistical Research of the Upper Council of Scientific Research and was attended by 52 people interested in methods of Operations Research and the propagation within Spain of the theory and practice in the field.
In a General Meeting held on the 30th June 1976, the Society’s activities of SEIO were extended to include Statistics and Computing. In the General Meeting held on the 20th December 1984 it was decided to modify its statutes, name and commitments and SEIO was henceforth referred to as the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research. In March 1999 some of the statutes were changed further and are the ones that govern the Society today. At present, SEIO has around 700 members.
The following is a chronological list of those who have occupied the position of President of the SEIO since its inauguration:
Fermín de la Sierra Sixto Ríos García Pilar Ibarrola Muñoz Marco A. López Cerdá Daniel Peña Sánchez de Rivera
Elías Moreno Bas Jesús T. Pastor Ciurana Rafael Infante Macías Pedro Gil Álvarez Domingo Morales González
Ignacio García Jurado José Miguel Angulo Ibáñez Leandro Pardo Llorente Emilio Carrizosa Priego Jesús López Fidalgo
Publications about SEIO
Historical development of the Spanish National Statistical Institute (INE) and its relations with the SEIO
BEIO, Boletín de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, ISSN 1889-3805, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2012, pp. 56-85
BEIO, Boletín de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, ISSN 1889-3805, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2012, pp. 86-95
D. Morales, M.C. Pardo