Data Envelopment Analysis

Call for papers

International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, Delhi, India, from November 18 to 21, 2024

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the DEA2024: International Conference of Data Envelopment Analysis, scheduled to take place at Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH Noida), Delhi, India, from November 18 to 21, 2024. This conference is jointly organized by BIMTECH Noida and the Centre for Business Analytics in Practice (CBAP) at Surrey Business School, UK.

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), developed by Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes in 1978, is a non-parametric method assessing the efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs) with multiple inputs and outputs. Unlike parametric methods, DEA avoids prior assumptions on functional form or distribution. It establishes an empirical production frontier from observed DMU data, representing the pinnacle of input-output relationships. Each DMU is evaluated against this frontier to determine efficiency. DEA’s versatility spans economics, management science, operations research, and public sector evaluation, especially in cases involving multiple inputs/outputs or nonlinear relationships. Key advantages include non-parametricity, handling multiple inputs/outputs, benchmarking potential, and flexibility in addressing efficiency issues like cost, production, and allocative efficiency.

The theme of this conference is “Advancing DEA: Bridging Theory and Practice”. We cordially invite researchers, academics, and practitioners to submit original research papers across disciplines that explore DEA applications, model development, and its utilization to address policy matters.

Important Dates:

  • Workshops and PhD/DBA consortiums day: November 18, 2024
  • Conference date: November 19-21, 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June, 30, 2024

BIMTECH, Greater Noida, Delhi, India

Birla Institute of Management Technology was established in 1988 under the aegis of the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, and supported by the Birla group of companies with the vision of developing ethical leaders with entrepreneurial mindset. BIMTECH is like a school where international business endeavors are also made. BIMTECH holds accreditations from AACSB, NBA, and NAAC. It provides a highly conducive academic environment, interaction with hard-working and industry-academia mix professors, proximity to the strategy makers of the industry and practitioners of the service and manufacturing companies, and exposure to international universities and companies.

Centre for Business Analytics in Practice (CBAP)

The Centre for Business Analytics in Practice (CBAP) at Surrey Business School, UK, is a dynamic research centre that utilizes analytics to enhance decision-making across various disciplines. The centre’s primary objective is to explore the potential of data in facilitating organizational success through fact-based, proactive decision-making. CBAP is dedicated to conducting comprehensive research, grounded in both theory and empirical evidence, encompassing diverse areas such as business performance, including efficiency and productivity, AI, big data, health analytics, operations and supply chain analytics, as well as sustainability and net-zero analytics.

CBAP harnesses cutting-edge methodologies from multiple fields to develop efficient and expedited solutions for significant data-driven projects. By leveraging state-of-the-art techniques, the centre strives to contribute to the advancement of analytics and foster innovative approaches to address contemporary business challenges.

More information about the scientific and social program of the conference as well as paper submission can be found at Contact email:  

We look forward to seeing you at the I Conference in Delhi, India!

With warm regards,

Ali Emrouznejad, University of Surrey, UK

Subhash Ray, University of  Connecticut USA
Prabina Rajib, BIMTECH, Delhi NCR, India

Harivansh Chaturvedi, Chief Education Advisor to Birla Group of Institutions and
Alternate President of Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI), India

Gokulnanda Patel, BIMTECH, Delhi NCR, India


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[Please note that due to limited capacity, early registration is recommended. The gala dinner is only guaranteed for the first 200 registered participants only.]

Early Registration
Until August 31, 2024
Regular Registration
From September 1, 202
Accompanying Persons*£200£200
  • An accompanying person is a friend, spouse, or a member of the family who is not working in a the topic related to this conference. Accompanying person will not receive certificate of attendance / presentation. A co-author / colleague / student or associate working in a related field may not attend the conference as an accompanying person, hence full registration is required.
  • This conference is self-funded. Therefore, we kindly request that you DO NOT ask for any discounts or fee waivers for registration.
    The registration fee includes conference lunches and breaks, gala dinner,  online book of abstracts, and the certificate of presentation.
  • When checking in at the conference, students will be asked to provide a copy of a valid Student ID, a confirmation from the supervisor, or other formal evidence of the student status.
  • Due to limited capacity, early registration is recommended. The gala dinner is only guaranteed for the first 200 registered participants.
  • Registration for the conference is handled by the financial department of the university. Your registration will NOT be confirmed until the financial department has received your payment in full.
  • If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to India, you can send your request to to receive guidance.
  • Invitation letters will ONLY be issued to those who have registered and paid their registration fees. Please keep in mind that it is the prerogative of the India authorities to grant or deny a travel visa. The organizing committee has no responsibility for or control over such travel requests.
  • If you also have a paper to present, please check registration deadline for papers to be included in the program. Without presenting a paper, you can register to attend the conference anytime until the first day of the conference.

  • Cancellation policy: You may cancel your conference registration for a complete refund minus a £50 processing fee, as long as your cancellation occurs before the early registration ends. After this date, no refund will be given.
    For any issue about registration please email HERE.

Key Dates

Abstract submission opens:January 31, 2024
Abstract submission closes:June 30, 2024
Notification of acceptance:July 15, 2024
Early registration ends:August 30, 2024
Deadline for full Paper submission for inclusion in the conference’s proceedings:September 30, 2024
Deadline for paper submission to the conference’s special issues:Please see guideline to submission for each journal.​


November 18, 2024
Pre-conference workshops and parallel sessions for early-career scholars, doctoral students, and candidates
November 19, 2024
Opening ceremony + Full-day conference
November 20, 2024
Full-day conference + Gala dinner
November 21, 2024
Half-day conference + Tour (Taj Mahal)


Conference Organizers:
Professor Ali Emrouznejad
Professor and Chair in Business Analytics, 
Director, Centre for Business Analytics in Practice,
Surrey Business School, Guildford, UK

Professor Subhash Ray,
Professor of Economics at University of Connecticut, USA

Professor Prabina Rajib,
Professor and Director at Birla Institute of Management Technology
(BIMTECH), Greater Noida, India

Professor Harivansh Chaturvedi,
Chief Education Advisor to Birla Group of Institutions and
Alternate President of Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI)

Professor Gokulnanda Patel,
Professor in Decision Science and heading the area of Operations,
and Decision Sciences at Birla Institute of Management Technology
(BIMTECH), Greater Noida, India
Local Organizing Committee
Prabina Rajib
Gokulnanda Patel
Pankaj Priya
International Committee / Invited Speakers/ Panellists:
This Section will be updated soon! 
Emrouznejad, Ali (UK)
Podinovski, Victor (UK)
Ray, Subhash (USA)
Thanassoulis, Emmanuel (UK)
Confirmed members of Scientific Committee:
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Afsharian, Mohsen (Germany)
Agarwal, Shivi (India)
Ahn, Heinz (Germany)
Amin, Gholamreza (Canada)
Amirteimoori, Alireza (Türkiye)
Anouze, Abdel Latef (Qatar)
Aparicio, Juan (Spain)
Ara, Shamim (Bangladesh)
Arabi, Behrouz (UK)
Arabmaldar, Aliasghar (UK)
Asmild, Mette (Denmark)
Camanho, Ana (Portugal)
Cengiz, Mehmet Ali (Türkiye)
Chehteri, Prem ( Australia)
Childerhouse, Paul (Australia)
Chung, William (Hong Kong)
Cvetkoska, Violeta (North Macedonia)
Dar, Qaiser Farooq (India)
Das, Abhiman (India)
de Almeida, Mariana (Brazil)
De Witte, Kristof (Belgium)
Dehnokhalaji, Akram (UK)
Despic, Ozren (UK)
Despotis, Dimitris (Greece)
Duygun, Meryem (UK)
Eslami, Robabeh (Iran)
Estellita Lins, Marcos P. (Brazil)
Fores, Sarah (UK)
Fukuyama, Hirofumi (Japan)
Gattoufi, Said (Tunisia)
Georgiou, Andreas (Greece)
Gulati, Rachita (India)
Hollingsworth, Bruce (UK)
Huang, Shu-Chin (Taiwan)
Jablonsky, Josef (Czech Republic)
Johnes , Jill (UK)
Kaam, Booi ( Australia)
Kao, Chiang (Taiwan)
Kerstens, Kristiaan (France)
Khoveyni, Mohammad (Iran)
Krasachat, Wirat (Thailand)
Kremantzis, Marios D. (UK)
Krivonozhko, Vladimir (Russia)
Kumar, Sunil (India)
Lalwani, Chandra (UK)

Li, Yongjun (China)
Lim, Sungmook (South Korea)
Liu, Shiang Tai (Tiwan)
Lopes-Ahn, Ana Lúcia (Brazil)
Lozano, Sebastian (Spain)
Mahmoudi, Reza (Canada)
Marques, Rui Cunha (Portugal)
Michali, Maria (UK)
Mishra, Nishikant (UK)
Morita, Hiroshi (Japan)
Nenovsky, Nikolay (France)
Olesen, Ole (Denmark)
Omrani, Hashem (Canada)
Osman, Ibrahim (Lebanon)
Ouenniche , Jamal (UK)
Papaioannou, Grammatoula (UK)
Parthasarathy, Srini (UK)
Patel, Gokulananda (India)
Podinovski, Victor (UK)
Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan (India)
Ray, Subhash (USA)
Sahoo, Biresh (India)
Savić, Gordana (Serbia)
Seiford, Lawrence M. (USA)
Sherman, David (USA)
Sickles, Robin (USA)
Silva, Maria (Portugal)
Sing, Sanjeet (India)
Srivastava, Samir (India)
Taleb, Mushtaq (Iraq)
Tavana, Madjid (UK)
Thanassoulis, Emmanuel (UK)
Toloo, Mehdi (UK)
Tone, Kaoru (Japan)
Triantis, Konstantinos (USA)
Vargas, Francisco (Mexico)
Venkatesh, Anand (India)
Vincent, Charles (Peru)
Wanke, Peter (Brazil)
WU, Jie (China)
Xu, Bing (UK)
Yu, Ming-Miin (Tiwan)
Zervopoulos, Panagiotis (UAE)
Zhou, Xun (UK)


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Socio-Economic Planning SciencesAnnals of Operations ResearchOR SpectrumIMA Journal of Management Mathematics

Proceedings of the conference:

The book of proceedings for the DEA2024 conference will be published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research series. Details will be provided shortly.

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