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The organizers of the 18th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the DEA2021 Conference to be held at Birla Institute of Management Technology in India, from January 9 to 12, 2021. 

Birla Institute of Management Technology, more famously called BIMTECH, is situated at Greater Noida in National Capital Region, and was established in 1988 under the aegis of the Birla Academy of Art and Culture and is supported by B.K. Birla Group of companies. BIMTECH is engaged in delivering research, academic programs at master’s and doctoral level, training and consulting to corporate and other organizations. BIMTECH has partnership with 40 foreign universities and organizations and is signatory of Responsible Business Education with PRME and UN Global Compact. It has been ranked in the top 10 private business schools of India and has come to be regarded as a premier institution to deliver quality education and impart values. There is a focus on fundamentals, respect for the individuals and a seriousness of purpose. This is reflected in various dimensions: interface with corporates, partnership with educational institutions of repute at international levels, building intellectual capabilities, initiatives in areas of societal concern, and strong cultural affinities.

DEA2021 plans to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of the DEA methodology and its applications to performance management in various sectors of the industry. Theoretical and empirical papers on DEA and related fields in efficiency and productivity analysis as well as performance measurement are invited. A networking visit to the serene Taj Mahal will ice the cake.

Paper submission is open now.

Please submit the abstract or full paper by August 31, 2020 at https://easychair.org/conferences/ <>

Please note that no participant can present more than one paper at the conference. If you submit more than one paper, only your latest submission will be considered.

Scientific Program

January 9, 2021: Launch of DEA India Society + Preconference Workshop + Welcome Reception

January 10, 2021: Opening Ceremony + Full Day Conference

January 11, 2021 : Networking at the Taj Mahal

January 10, 2021: Plenary Speeches, Parallel Sessions and Concluding Ceremony

More information coming soon.


Book of Abstracts (available Nov 15, 2020)

Program (available Dec 1, 2020)

In addition to paper presentation sessions, panel discussions, and keynote speaker sessions, the DEA2021 provides a series of tutorials on the pre-conference day.

We are also honored to announce special issues of the Data Envelopment Analysis Journal for fast-tracking selected papers presented at the conference.

We look forward to meeting you at the DEA2021 Conference in BIMTECH, Delhi National Capital Region, India.

Questions? Contact ideas@bimtech.ac.in