APORS 2018

The Operational Research Society of Nepal (ORSN) is pleased to invite you to the 11th Triennial International Conference of the
 Association of Asia Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS)
August 6-9, 2018
Kathmandu, Nepal


Operations Research and Development
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is situated in a valley that is an open-air museum of famous sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas, and inspiring deities. It is a city of inexhaustible historic artistic and cultural interest. Several beautiful and interesting villages and towns surrounding the valley offer ideal destinations for mini treks. The dazzling Himalayan peaks are visible from several points on the mountains around the valley.

The whole world witnessed the massive earthquake and numerous after-shocks on April 26, 27 and May 12 of 2015 that rocked the country.  More than a year later, Nepal is still trying to recover and rebuild itself. This is where Operations Research can help the country deal with the aftermath of this natural disaster. It is but fitting that Operations Researchers see for themselves how relevant OR can be in this situation. Thus, the selection of the Conference theme, OR and Development.

The conference aims to bring OR academicians and practitioners within the APORS community and throughout the world together to discuss theoretical development and practical applications of OR and related areas. The conference also provides a platform for sharing not only among professionals but also for the enrichment of students as they interact with experts.

The THEME of the conference is “Operations Research and Development”. The research papers related to applications of operations research tools and techniques for development in any sector, such as, education, health, financial institutions, governance, energy, environment, water, agriculture are welcome. The research works of Ph D scholars and graduate students are also welcome.

Conference Streams
• Algorithm and Computational Design• Analytic Hierarchy/Network Processes
• Artificial Intelligence• Combinatorial Optimizations
• Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine
• Computational Statistics
• Constraint Programming
• Cutting and Packing
• Data Mining and Decision Making
• DEA and Performance Measurement
• Discrete and Global Optimization
• Energy, Environment and Climate
• Engineering Optimizations
• Facility Logistics
• Financial Modeling and Optimization
• Fuzzy Optimizations – Systems, Networks and Applications
• Game Theory
• Heuristics and Metaheuristics
• Health Care Management and Applications
• Machine Learning and its Applications
• Military, Defense and Security Applications
• Modeling and Simulation
• Network Optimization
• Optimal Control
• OR/MS: Beyond Mathematics
• Project Management and Scheduling
• Production Planning and Management
• Quality Control and Management
• Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing
• Scheduling• Stochastic Programming
• Supply Chain Management
• Sustainability and Green Systems
• Timetabling and Rostering
• Transportation Planning
• Vehicle Routing
• Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
• Inventory Management

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 February 2018
Notification of the Abstract Acceptance: 15 March 2018
Early Bird Registration and Payment Deadline: 15 April 2018
Regular Registration and Payment Deadline: 15 June 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 August 2018

USD 400
USD 500
ORSN Members
USD 100
USD 150
SAARC Countries
USD 150
USD 200
USD 100
Accompanying Person
USD 200
Additional Paper
USD 100

* Early Bird Rate valid for registrations received by April 15, 2018.

More information available at http://www.orsn.org.np/apros2018/
Contact the Conference Secretariat  at   apors2018@gmail.com