Performance Analytics, AI, And Sustainability Workshop, May 30-31, 2024, University Of Surrey, Guildford, UK

We are pleased to announce the organization of a Performance Analytics Workshop focusing on the intersection of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Sustainability. This workshop is organized by the Centre for Business Analytics in Practice at the University of Surrey and aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts to exchange ideas, share insights, and discuss recent advancements in DEA methodologies (as well as parametric models such as SFA) and their applications in the context of sustainability and AI.

Theme: DEA, AI, and Sustainability

Topics of Interest Include, but are not Limited to:

Integration of AI techniques with DEA

  • Machine learning and deep learning approaches in DEA
  • Predictive analytics and forecasting in DEA applications
  • Big data analytics for DEA
  • Explainable AI techniques for interpreting DEA results
  • Optimization algorithms for enhancing DEA efficiency
  • Integration of clustering and classifications in DEA applications

Sustainability assessment using DEA

  • Modelig undesirable outputs in DEA
  • Applications of DEA in renewable energy, environmental management, and sustainable development
  • Challenges and opportunities in applying DEA to sustainable practices
  • Hybrid DEA-AI models for sustainability analysis
  • Case studies and best practices in integrating AI with DEA for sustainable outcomes

Submission Guidelines: Authors are invited to submit original research papers or presentations related to the workshop theme. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.
  • Please include a title, list of authors, affiliations, and contact information with your submission.
  • All submissions will undergo a peer-review process.
  • Please CLICK HERE to submit an abstract

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024 (Please CLICK HERE to submit an abstract)
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2024
  • Workshop Date: May 30-31, 2024


  • Once your paper has been accepted, the registration link will be emailed to you.
  • Registration Deadline: May 1, 2024 (Registration Fee: £50).
  • Early registration is encouraged as we have a limited number of availability. Registration will close after we receive 30 registrations.
  • If you have any questions about registration, please contact


Day 1:
10.30-11.00: Registration
11.00-12.30: Opening + tutorials
12.30-13.30: Lunch
13.30-15.00: Paper presentations
15.00-15.30: Coffee break
15.30-17.00: Paper presentations

18.30-21.00: Dinner and Networking

Day 2:
09.00-10.30: Paper presentations
10.30-11.00: Coffee break
11.00-12.30: Paper presentations
12.30-13.30: Lunch
13.30-15.00: Paper presentations
15.00-15.30: Coffee break and closing session

Submission Process: Please CLICK HERE to submit an abstract.

Workshop Format: The workshop will consist of keynote presentations, paper presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. We encourage active participation from all attendees to foster engaging discussions and collaborations.

Venue: Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Workshop Chair: Ali Emrouznejad, Director of the Centre for Business Analytics in Practice, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Workshop Organizing Committee: Ali Emrouznejad, Mehdi Toloo, Dimitris Giraleas, Xun Zhou, Emma Clear

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We look forward to your contributions and participation in the DEA Workshop on “Performance Analytics, AI, and Sustainability.” Together, let’s explore the transformative potential of DEA methodologies in advancing sustainability goals through the integration of AI techniques.


Ali Emrouznejad, Mehdi Toloo, Dimitris Giraleas, Xun Zhou