ICAOR 2012 (Intl. Conf. on Applied Operational Research) will be organized in Bangkok, on 25-27, July. The conference hosts also the “First International workshop on quantitative methods in finance”. The workshop welcomes warmly any real option oriented papers that fit the subject area. The workshop has a working arrangement with the Journal of Real Options: The real options papers accepted to be presented at the workshop can be directly submitted to the Journal for consideration!