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: Click here

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: Click here


Extended Abstract submission: 31st May 2017 30th June 2017

Notification of acceptance of Extended Abstract: 30th June 2017 31st July 2017

Full paper submission:31st August 2017 15th September 2017

Final acceptance of full paper: 15th October 2017 31st October 2017

Registration: 15th November 2017 30th November 2017


Three special issues of OPSEARCH on the theme 'OR in Business Analytics' (in December 2017), 'OR in Health Care' (in March 2018) and 'Sustainable Freight Transportation for Perishable Items' (in June 2018). Please click here to submit the papers at the appropriate slot provided in the editorial website of OPSEARCH. Besides, some papers submitted for presentation in the conference will be shortlisted for possible publication in the appropriate special issue of OPSEARCH after peer review.

Following awards will be presented:
1. B G Raghavendra Memorial Award for

  • Best Student paper.
  • Best Application paper.
2. N K Jaiswal Memorial Award for 'Best Theoretical paper'

3. M N Gopalan Award for 'Best Thesis on OR'. The thesis must have been completed within one year of the date of Convention i.e. on or after 21 Dec 2016.

The award comprises a certificate and a medal, which will be presented to the participant attending the conference and presenting the paper.