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.

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/

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

North American Productivity Workshop X (NAPW X), June 2018

North American Productivity Workshop X (NAPW X)

Conference Dates:  June 12-15, 2018

Conference Venue: Miami Business School, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

Conference Website: http://www.bus.miami.edu/thought-leadership/business-conferences/napw/index.html

 

Dear Colleagues,

The North American Productivity Workshop (NAPW), along with EWEPA and APPC, has long been established as a

major biennial conference on the topics of productivity, efficiency, and performance analysis. We expect a large and

diverse number of participants to attend NAPW X in Miami, hosted at Miami Business School, from a diverse,

international community. Presentations and contributed sessions are invited on the theory and application of

economics, econometrics, statistics, management science and operational research related to problems in the areas

of productivity and efficiency measurement. All popular techniques and methodologies will be represented,

including stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis. We also welcome papers on broader issues

related to measuring, understanding, incentivizing and improving the productivity and performance of firms, public

services, and industries. We will have the young researchers pre-conference on June 12, along with a diverse set of

keynote and plenary speakers across the four days of the conference.

 

Important dates:

Abstract submission closes: February 2, 2018

Notification of acceptance: February 15,  2018

Early registration ends: March 15, 2018

Registration deadline to present: April 15, 2018

Conference dates: June 12-15, 2018

 

All questions pertaining to the conference or the city of Miami may be addressed to me at cparmeter@bus.miami.edu

On behalf of the scientific committee, I look forward to welcoming all participants of NAPW X in June 2018 to sunny Miami.

 

The NAPW X organizing committee

Christopher F. Parmeter

4th LEER Conference on Education Economics March 28-29, 2018, KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (Belgium)

Call for Papers

4th LEER Conference on Education Economics
March 28-29, 2018, KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (Belgium)

Deadline: January 5, 2018

This conference seeks to explore the use of economic and econometric techniques to study educational issues. We invite the submission of original research from colleagues working in the area. We especially welcome research which applies identification strategies as difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, static and dynamic choice modeling, (non-)parametric frontier models and structural equations. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest to this workshop.

The conference is organized by the research center ‘Leuven Economics of Education Research’ (LEER) of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven.

Call for papers:
The conference includes oral and poster presentations. For all types of proposals, speakers are expected to send a minimum 200-300 word structured abstract to ann.vanespen@kuleuven.be by January 5, 2018 at the latest.

Authors will be notified on acceptance by January 22, 2018.

All details about this conference can be found by clicking on this link.

 

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Currently there are several special issues in “Data Envelopment Analysis Journal”, see details below.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on
Efficiency in Financial Institutions

Guest editors:

Subhash C Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Hirofumi Fukuyama, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Guest editors:

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Nurhan Davutyan, Kadir Has University, ?stanbul, Turkey.
LI Yongjun, University of Science and Technology of China

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Stochastic Frontiers

Guest editors:

Ole Olesen, University of Southern Denmark. ole@sam.sdu.dk
Chris Parmeter, University of Miami, cparmeter@bus.miami.edu
John Ruggiero, University of Dayton, jruggiero1@udayton.edu

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Guest editors:

Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Kankana Mukherjee, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journall

Special issue on
Efficiency Analysis for Manufacturing and Engineered Systems

Guest editors:

Konstantinos Triantis, Virginia Tech, Industrial and Systems Engineering, VA, USA
Andrew Johnson, Texas A&M, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas, USA
Saeideh Fallah-Fini, Cal Poly Pomona, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, USA


Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Transportation and Logistics insights through

Guest editors:

Ole Olesen, University of Southern Denmark. ole@sam.sdu.dk
Nicole Adler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. msnic@huji.ac.il
Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. bzou@uic.edu

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2017 

Call for papers: Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Guest editors:

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Nurhan Davutyan, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.
LI Yongjun, University of Science and Technology of China

 

We invite high quality papers on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for a special issue of the DEA Journal on measurement of performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries. The aim of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art empirical research using the DEA methodology for evaluating performance in addressing problems including (but not limited to) productivity, physical infrastructure, management of natural resources, education, employment, health care, competition in different sectors, as well as regulation/reform.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Anticipated publication: April, 2019

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reviewing 

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.

Call for papers: Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Guest editors:

Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK

Kankana Mukherjee, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA

We invite high quality papers on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for consideration for publication in a special issue of the DEA Journal on measurement of environmental efficiency and productivity. The aim of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art analytical and empirical research using DEA as a methodology for evaluating environmental performance in managing air, water, and land pollution. New and improved models of DEA for analyzing production processes with undesirable outputs as well as novel applications to the different sources of pollution, including (but not limited to) agriculture, residential, transportation, and industry in the context of emerging as well as developed economies are welcome.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Anticipated publication: April, 2019

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reviewing 

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.

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