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