Welcome to ORSI 2018


The Annual Convention of the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) & the International Conference is a leading platform to share information, among academia and industry, on the latest theory, methods, techniques, applications and the practice of OR. The conference has been attended by 300+ participants from 20+ countries in the previous years.

This year, the 51st Annual Convention of ORSI and International Conference (ORSI-2018) will be held on 16-19th, December 2018 in Mumbai hosted by the ORSI-Mumbai Chapter & IIT Bombay (which is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year).



Theme and Topics


The conference theme is Emerging Trends in Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS). Papers and extended abstracts are invited in the broad tracks and areas as follows:


Methods and Techniques in OR/MS:

Optimization, Simulation, Probabilistic Models, Stochastic Models and Control, Game Theory, Multi-criteria Decision-making, Queueing Theory, Machine Learning, Meta-Heuristics, System Dynamics, Data Envelopment Analysis, AI-based methods, etc.


Applications of OR/MS:

Data Analytics, Logistics & Supply Chain, Transport, Inventory, Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Pricing & Revenue Management, Healthcare/Health Systems, Scheduling & Timetabling, Operations in Service systems, Military, Sports, Insurance, Disaster Management, e-commerce, Technology (Big Data), OR in Sustainability, etc.


Skills for OR/MS practice:

Modelling, Data Visualisation, Business System Analysis, OR Consultancy, Project Management, Software use, etc.


The above tracks will appeal to both Academicians and Practitioners of OR/MS. The methods & techniques track will appeal to academics. The applications track will appeal to both academics and practitioners. The skills for practice track will appeal to practitioners. Other areas of OR/MS, not mentioned above, will also be considered.



Presentation and Publications


Full paper are invited for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation at the conference can be a talk and/or a poster. Extended papers may be considered for special issues of selected international journals, subject to further review. See 'Submissions' menu for details.

A Book of Abstracts of conference will also be published.

Papers of unregistered designated presenters will be removed from the program.



Awards and Honors


ORSI recognises outstanding work including Best Paper Awards, Award for Best Thesis in OR, M.C.Puri Memorial Award, Distinguished Educator Award, Fellowship in ORSI, Best Practice Award, and more. More details will be announced soon.