AFOR 2017: “Advancing Frontiers in Operational Research: Towards a Sustainable World”

International Conference on
“Advancing Frontiers in Operational Research: Towards a Sustainable World” (AFOR 2017)

Date: December 21-23, 2017
Venue: Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata


AFOR2017 will provide an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge and information about latest advances in theory as well as practice of Operational Research. The conference will provide a platform to the OR scientists, researchers, software developers, and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share the cutting-edge developments in the respective field.

The primary goal of the conference is to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues for Operational Research. Submitted papers will be reviewed by referees and the accepted papers will be published as a post conference edited volume by SPRINGER which will be indexed in EI and Scopus. Besides, the selected papers will be published in the prestigious international journals after further review.

Conference TOPICS:
(but not limited to)

– Agent-based Modeling
– Decision Analysis and Methods
– Information Processing and Engineering
– Intelligent Systems
– Manufacturing Systems
– E-Business and E-Commerce
– Healthcare Systems and Management
– Human Ergonomics and Factors Engineering (HEFE)
– Quality Control and Management
– Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
– Safety, Security and Risk Management
– Financial Decision Making
– Metaheuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms
– Forecasting
– Data Envelopment Analysis and Forntier Models
– Game Theory
– Optimization Theory
– Data Mining and Business Intelligence
– Transportation and Logistics Management
– Group Decision Making and Negotiations
– Fuzzy Systems
– Revenue Management
– Green Technology and Productivity
– Systems Modeling and Simulation
– Technology and Knowledge Management
– Production Planning and Control
– Project Management and Scheduling
– Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
– Engineering Education, Training and Research
– Global Manufacturing and Management
– Service Innovation and Management
– Supply & Demand Chain Management
– Bank, Insurance, Telecommunication, Civil Aviation

Submission: AFOR 2017

To submit a full paper for AFOR-2017, the corresponding author should get himself / herself registered first, when the username and password will be issued. Then the corresponding author can login by using the username and password, choose topic and upload up to three pages Extended Abstract (within 300 words) following style:

Authors who wish their full paper be posted at SPRINGER Database, should prepare and submit the papers considering details on accepted formatting, including templates for popular text processors and desktop publishing systems that are available here:


– Extended Abstract submission deadline: 31st May 2017
– Notification of acceptance of Extended Abstract deadline: 30th June 2017
– Full paper submission deadline: 31st August 2017
– Final acceptance of full paper deadline: 15th October 2017
– Registration deadline: 15th November 2017

Registration fee: AFOR 2017

For Foreign Participants

– Till 15th November 2017 – $400 (U.S. Dollars)
– After 15th November 2017 – $500 (U.S. Dollars)
– Accompanying Person fee: $200 (U.S. Dollars)

For Indian Participants

– Till 15th November 2017 – 7,000 (Indian Rupees)
– After 15th November 2017 – 8,000 (Indian Rupees)
– ORSI Life members’ discount – 2000(indian Rupees)
– Accompanying Person fee: 4,000 (Indian Rupees)

Registration fee includes the conference working lunches during the conference, Banquet dinner, conference kit, cultural program and local tour.

Conference Chair:
Vijay Chandru
Strand Life Sciences, India

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