45th Annual Convention of
Operational Research Society of India
December 20th - 22nd, 2012 in Kolkata
Call For Papers
Authors are invited to submit technical papers describing original and unpublished results of research and industry experiences. All submissions should clearly identify their contribution covering the state of the art advancements in the field of Optimization, Computing and Business Analytics and their potential usefulness. The topics cover broadly all aspects of the domains, including but not limited to the following:


• Global and Local Optimization
• Optimal Resource Management
• Combinatorial Optimization
• Network Optimization Problems
• Optimal Resource Management
• e-Business Process Optimization
• Heuristic Methods
• Multi-criteria Decision Making
• Discrete Optimization
• Control Theory
• DEA and Performance Measurement
• Stochastic Programming


• Distributed Computing
• Grid Computing
• Cloud Computing
• Computing in Social Networks
• Algorithmic Game Theory
• Randomized Algorithms
• Approximation Algorithms
• Computational Intelligence

Business Analytics

• RFM Analysis, Conjoint Analysis
• Multidimensional Scaling and Competitor Analysis
• Predictive Modeling, Logistic Regression
• Principal Component Analysis • Linear Discriminant Analysis
• Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling
• Forecasting Techniques
• Predictive Modeling in e-Business
• Supply Chain Management

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: August 17, 2012
                                                    September 14, 2012 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: October 12, 2012
Camera Ready Version Submission Deadline: November 17, 2012

Original research works in IEEE format and subject to a maximum length of six pages may be submitted directly in PDF format to

within the latest date of submission – as announced. The paper must mention the track (i.e. Optimization, Computing or Business Analytics) under which it is to be considered. It should also include four keywords to facilitate the review process. Acceptance of a paper will depend on the results of review process. It may further be noted that at least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register for the conference for inclusion of the corresponding paper in the conference proceedings. Completed registration form with fees should be submitted along with camera ready version of the paper.

Previously unpublished works related to PhD research works (continuing or completed in 2012) may also be submitted by the research students for consideration. Such submissions have to be made in accordance with the guidelines mentioned for regular papers – and additionally, these must be forwarded by the corresponding PhD supervisor.


Following awards are instituted by ORSI for best papers in different categories; details of which are as follows:

Prof BG Raghabendra memorial award for best student paper.

Prof BG Raghabendra memorial award for best application paper.

Prof MN Gopalan Award for best PhD thesis on OR

Dr NK Jaiswal Memorial Award for best theoretical paper.

Complete papers submitted within the deadline and presented at the conference would be considered for the awards. Authors are expected to present the papers in person.

Important Dates
November 24, 2012
December 08, 2012 (extended)
August 17, 2012
September 14, 2012 (extended)
October 12, 2012
November 17, 2012

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