DEA40: International conference of DEA [Celebrating 40th Anniversary of DEA]

DEA40: International conference of DEA [Celebrating 40th  Anniversary of DEA]

Dear Colleagues,We have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the DEA40: International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis to be held April 16-18, 2018 at Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

DEA: 40 years on

Charnes, Cooper, and Rhodes (European Journal of Operational Research 2, 429-444, 1978) introduced DEA as a linear programming based method for measuring the comparative efficiency of decision making units (DMUs). Since then DEA has seen exponential growth in both theoretical development and applications. Thousands of theoretical papers have been published extending the methodology to address numerous aspects of real life problems. Applications though lagging behind theory are nevertheless well established, ranging from the regulation of utilities to the delivery of financial, health, education and other public and private sector services. To celebrate the success of DEA we are organizing a conference on the 40th Anniversary of the publication of the seminal paper on DEA, the first of a number of highly influential papers in the field.

Aston Business School and Aston University

Aston Business School is one of the largest and most successful Business Schools in Europe. It is among the elite 1% of Business Schools worldwide who have achieved triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, the standard accrediting bodies of the UK, Europe and the US. The Aston Group on Efficiency and Productivity (AGEP), whose members we are, is an internationally recognized group researching and teaching in the broad area of performance measurement and management, including DEA and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA). The School is within Aston University, located in the center of the second largest city of England, Birmingham.

Outline of the Conference

The conference will feature:

–          Papers on the latest research in the field;

–          Applications focused tracks including on Regulation, Education, Financial and Health Services;

–          Round table discussions aimed at early career researchers where Journal Editors offer advice on getting published;

–          A special issue journal for selected papers presented at the Conference.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:
April 16            Opening Ceremony + Full Day Conference + Welcome Reception
April 17            Full Day Conference + Gala Dinner
April 18            Full Day Conference + Closing Ceremony
More information about the scientific and social program of the conference as well as paper submission can be found at www.deaconference.com/dea40.We look forward to seeing you at the DEA40 Conference in Birmingham, UK!!

Emmanuel Thanassoulis and Ali Emrouznejad
Aston Business School, Aston, University, Birmingham, UK.

WORKSHOP: Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, April 30 – May 4, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

Short course: Applied Efficiency and Productivity Analysis Using Data Envelopment Analysis
Date: Monday, 30 April – Friday, 4 May 2018
Location
: USB campus, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

Organised by   African Centre for Development Finance

Contact us
Details about the workshop content: Contact the coordinator, Dr Nyankomo Marwa, at
nyankomo@sun.ac.za or on telephone + 27 (0)21 918 4292.

Details about study materials, logistics, etc.: Contact Norma Saayman at
Norma.Saayman@usb.ac.za or on telephone + 27 (0)21 918 4238. Or contact Dr Sola Oduwole, coordinator
of the Africa Centre for Development Finance, at olusola@usb.ac.za or on +27(0)21 918 4290.

 

For more details please CLICK HERE

6th International Workshop on “Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services”, UK, September 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS:

6th International Workshop on “Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services”, Huddersfield, England, September 6th and 7th, 2018

The purpose of the Workshop is to focus on specific challenges around measuring performance in the education, health and other public services sectors. It aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines and fields to debate the present and future challenges in the area of public sector efficiency, performance measurement, and policy and managerial implications of the on-going research. The Workshop provides an ideal platform for presenting new methods, applications of existing techniques, and advances in theoretical and empirical research.

The Workshop is the sixth of a series of academic meetings focused on efficiency analysis in education, the previous ones being hosted in Greece (Thessaloniki) – 2013, United Kingdom (London) – 2014, Belgium (Leuven) – 2015, Milan (Italy) in 2016, and Budapest (Hungary) in 2017.

The 2018 workshop explicitly aims to expand the horizon by bringing together theoretical and empirical studies that are not only focused on efficiency analysis in education but also health and other public services, and linking with the broader area of measuring performance within the public sector.

We are pleased to confirm that the keynote speakers for the conference are to date:

Professor William Weber, Southeast Missouri State University, USA

Dr Jonas Månsson , Linnaeus University, Sweden

Organising and Scientific Committee:

  • Professor Jill Johnes, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University
  • Professor Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Professor Kristof De Witte, KU Leuven and Maastricht University

Local Organisers: Professor Jill Johnes and Dr Swati Virmani, Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield

Submission

Extended abstracts (max 3/4 pages) or full papers must be submitted by email to  s.virmani@hud.ac.uk

by May 18th, 2018, and notification of acceptance will be sent out by June 8th, 2018.

Prospective participants can also propose not only single papers, but also entire sessions, that can share thematic interests or methodological commonalities. In this case, please indicate the name of the Chair responsible for organising the session.

Important Dates

May 18th Deadline for abstract submission
June 8th Notification of acceptance
August 15th Fee payment and registration
August 20th Full paper submission
September 6th & 7th Workshop

Venue

The event is hosted by the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield.

Fees

Participation in the Workshop is subject to the payment of a fee of £175, which includes the cost of the conference dinner. Payment information and registration will be available soon.

Workshop’s Programme

The programme will be available by the end of July 2018.

The Workshop will start indicatively around 10 am on September 6th, and will end around

3 pm on September 7th.

Contacts

Dr Swati Virmani (s.virmani@hud.ac.uk)

Professor Jill Johnes (j.johnes@hud.ac.uk)

The Measurement of Firms’ Efficiency and Productivity, Spain, May, 2018

The Measurement of Firms’ Efficiency and Productivity

21th-25th May, 2018

Madrid, Spain

Benchmarking is becoming an increasingly popular tool to compare operations and performance across firms within an industry, between branches within a firm itself, or organizations. This course presents both the theory and the methods underlying the definition and measurement of economic efficiency and productivity, and its decomposition into its source components (profit change, efficiency change, technical change, returns to scale, etc.). Mathematical optimization as well as frontier econometric techniques are used to empirically calculate several performance and rankings indicators, which in turn are used to make suitable decisions aimed at improving the efficiency, productivity and profitability of firms.

The course is organized by the Oviedo Efficiency Group (University of Oviedo, UO) and the Department of Economic Analysis: Economic Theory and Economic History (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM), which has been offering in last years a series of “Advanced Courses in Economic Analysis” that address key methodological issues of interest for researchers in economics.

The course is taught primarily in English, by a combination of local scholars from the UO and UAM as well as Subal Kumbhakar (State University of New York at Binghamton) and Alfons Oude Lansink (Wageningen University) as invited professors.

The course is oriented toward students that should have or be doing postgraduate studies in Economics or Business, or be involved in their PhD project in Economics or Business. Postdoctoral researchers, scholars, and professional economists working for private companies, sectorial regulators and economic consultancies are also welcome.

All the information regarding this specific course, as well as the selection criteria, the fees, grants and the application procedure can be found at ace.economics@uam.es

Workshop on Modeling of Bad Outputs in Production Analysis, June 4-5, 2018, Sweden.

Dear Colleagues,

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the workshop on Modeling of Bad Outputs in Production Analysis  to be held June 4-5, 2018 at the Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

The workshop brings together researchers working in the field of production analysis to discuss current challenges about proper modeling of production processes in the presence of bad outputs.  The workshop will feature:

 

  1. a) A lecture on critical presentation and evaluation of the existing literature by our keynote speaker:

Finn Førsund, University of Oslo

 

  1. b) Papers on the latest research in the field leaded by our invited speakers:

Benjamin Hampf, Darmstadt University of Technology

Timo Kuosmanen, Aalto University

Kenneth Løvold Rødseth, Institute of Transport Economics

 

  1. c) Special sessions for (master and PhD) students and early career researchers presentations with longer and more detailed discussion.

 

Conference Program:

June 4: Opening/registration, keynote lecture, papers presentations, workshop dinner

June 5: Paper presentations, student & young researcher presentations

 

Important Dates: Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance: April 7, 2018

Early registration ends: April 15, 2018

Registration deadline for presenters: April 30, 2018

 

Participation Fee: Regular participants 200 euros

Students 100 euros

 

Traveling and accommodation information will soon be provided on the workshop’s webpage.

Organizing Committee: Helena Hanson, Giannis Karagiannis, Carl-Johan Lagerkvist, Yves Surry

Scientific Committee:  Rolf Färe, Finn Førsund, Shawna Grosskopf, Benjamin Hampf, Timo Kuosmanen, Kenneth Løvold Rødseth

 

See you in Uppsala next June!!

Best regards,

 

Giannis

DEA and SFA courses: Aston University, UK, January 2018

Courses on: Performance Measurement Using

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) &

Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)

Date: January 16-17, 2018 (DEA)
January 18-19, 2018 (SFA)
Location: Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Presenters: Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis
Professor Ali Emrouznejad
Dr Dimitris Giraleas
Registration: http://bit.do/AGEP

 

DEA / SFA Course

DEA and SFA courses

DEA course at Aston University, January 2018

Aston Group of Efficiency and Productivity (AGEP)

Courses on:Performance Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) at Aston University, UK

Date: 16 and 17 January 2018(Register before 1st December 2017 and save £200.)
For registration and further details please visit: http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/groups/oim/agep/ 

The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand how Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) can be used to derive measures of efficiency and productivity change over time in complex multi?output multi?input contexts in the production of goods and services.

Apart from the classical DEA models under constant and variable returns to scale, the course will cover models for assessing productivity change over time, for incorporating value judgements in DEA, for target setting and exploiting economies of scale, for dealing with cases where some of the variables obey constant and others varying returns to scale etc. The course will use various areas of application drawn from the interests of the participants to illustrate the models. The PIM DEA software will be used for hands on?sessions by participants.

Day 1- Morning

  • Understand principles behind the non-parametric performance measurement
  • An illustrative assessment by DEA.

Day 1- Afternoon

  • Basic DEA models for measuring efficiency in multi-input multi-output situations.
  • Advanced DEA models including Malmquist productivity indices and the use of DEA software.

Day 2- Morning

  • Assessment under variable returns to scale, scale efficiency, most productive scale size and target setting.
  • Incorporating value judgement in DEA.

Day 2- Afternoon

  • Illustrative applications of DEA drawn from the delegates’ work experience.
  • Advanced features of PIM-DEA software.

Presenters:  

Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis, Emmanuel is Professor in Management Sciences at Aston Business School and is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research. He is a world authority on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) with over 60 refereed publications in the area including the highly influential book Introduction to the Theory and Application of Data Envelopment Analysis: A foundation text with integrated software (Springer) and ‘DEA—The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis’, in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth  (Oxford University Press). He has co-developed highly acclaimed DEA Software and has acted as consultant on efficiency and productivity analysis to a variety of organisations, including Sibelga (Belgian gas and electricity distribution operator), Transco, Ofwat, the UK Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury.

Professor Ali Emrouznejad, Ali is a Professor of Business Analytics at Aston Business School, UK. His areas of research interest include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis as well as data mining. Dr Emrouznejad is editor of Annals of Operations Research, Associate Editor of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Associate Editor of IMA journal of Management Mathematics, Associate Editor of RAIRO Operations Research Journal, Senior Editor of Data Envelopment Analysis journal, and member of editorial boards or guest editor in several other scientific journals. He has published over 100 articles in top ranked journals, he has also published several DEA books including “Performance Measurement with Fuzzy DEA” (Springer) and “Managing Service Productivity”  (Springer). He is also co-founder of Performance Improvement Management Software (PIM-DEA), see http://www.DEAzone.com

For registration and further details please visit: http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/groups/oim/agep/

DEA in Healthcare: EURO 2018 , Valencia, Spain, July, 2018,

EURO 2018 – 29th European Conference on Operational Research,
Valencia, Spain, July 8-11, 2018,

Dear Colleagues,
I am organizing a session on DEA in Healthcare within the Stream OR for health and Care .
In case you are planning to go to the conference and present some paper with an application on health, it would be interesting to have you within this session. I therefore, invite you to submit to that session, which has the code 85abd01f. With this code, you can submit abstracts by going to the abstract submission page https://www.euro-online.org/conf/euro29.
Below you find all the information about this conference (or in alternative visit the conference webpage:http://www.euro2018valencia.com/).
I am available for any questions you may have.
Thank you

Maria Silva

SFA course at Aston University, January 2018

Aston Group of Efficiency and Productivity (AGEP)

Courses on:Aston Group of Efficiency and Productivity Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) at Aston University, UK

Date: 18 and 19 January 2018 (Register before 1st December 2017 and save £200.)
For registration and further details please visit: http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/groups/oim/agep/ 

For the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) course see: http://deazone.com/en/agep-dea-jan-2018.

Participants will be introduced to the key underlying concepts of econometric methods in the context of efficiency and productivity analysis and to the types of information on performance that can be derived. Participants will also be introduced to the limitations of each approach and given advice how to use the methods appropriately, avoiding pitfalls. The course will cover Production and Cost functions, Corrected OLS regression (COLS), Modified OLS regression (MOLS), Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) and panel data methods for efficiency and productivity analysis. Lectures will normally be followed by hands on sessions using sample data worked on with appropriate software.

Day 1- Morning

  • Introduction to econometric models for the modelling of production and cost functions.
  • Introduction to STATA – Hands-on exercise using simple data sets.

Day 1- Afternoon

  • Deterministic approaches for efficiency measurement: Corrected OLS (COLS) and Modified OLS (MOLS)
  • Hands-on case study: The use of COLS for measuring efficiency.

Day 2- Morning

  • Introduction to Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)
  • Utilising data over time: An introduction to panel data models for efficiency and productivity measurement

Day 2- Afternoon

  • Hands-on case study: The use of SFA for measuring efficiency
  • Illustrative applications of SFA drawn from the delegates’ work experience and open discussion

Presenters:

Professor Emmanuel Thanassoulis:  Emmanuel is Professor in Management Sciences at Aston Business School and is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research. He is a world authority on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) with over 60 refereed publications in the area including the highly influential book Introduction to the Theory and Application of Data Envelopment Analysis: A foundation text with integrated software (Springer) and ‘DEA—The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis’, in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth  (Oxford University Press). He has co-developed highly acclaimed DEA Software and has acted as consultant on efficiency and productivity analysis to a variety of organisations, including Sibelga (Belgian gas and electricity distribution operator), Transco, Ofwat, the UK Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury.

Dr Dimitris Giraleas: Dimitris is Lecturer in Business Statistics in Aston Business School, Birmingham, teaching Statistics for Business, Data Envelopment analysis and Advance Performance Measurement in the Postgraduate level. Prior to joining academia, Dimitris was a business and economics consultant with more than 10 years of experience. His main areas of expertise are Performance Management, Economic Regulation and Econometric and Mathematical Modelling.

For registration and further details please visit: http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/groups/oim/agep/

special issue of “CEJOR- Central European Journal of Operations Research”

On behalf of the editors I like to inform you that deadline for submission to the special issue of “CEJOR- Central European Journal of Operations Research” is extended to end of October.

All manuscripts should be submitted online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/cjor , when submitting the manuscript please select the article type “SI: Performance and Efficiency Evaluation”.

Best regards,
Ali Emrouznejad

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