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Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,
The organizers of the 16th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the DEA2018 Conference to be held at Jianghan University, China, from October 26 to 28, 2018.

Jianghan University is located in Wuhan, one of the largest industrial centers in China. It is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China.

DEA2018 brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of the DEA methodology and its applications to performance evaluation and management. The conference will emphasize DEA in emerging economies. Theoretical and empirical papers on DEA and in related fields in efficiency and productivity analysis are also welcome.

Conference Program

Oct. 25 Early Bird Reception

Oct. 26 Opening Ceremony + Full Day Conference + Welcome Reception

Oct. 27 Full Day Conference + Gala Dinner

Oct. 28 Half Day Conference + Closing Ceremony


The DEA 2018 conference will feature paper presentations in an intimate setting to facilitate greater interaction. It will also include panel discussions and plenary speeches on controversial issues in DEA to provoke discussion of new research opportunities.

The conference will provide a collegial academic environment for DEA scholars to exchange research ideas. We are also honored to announce a special issue of The Data Envelopment Analysis Journal devoted to selected papers presented at the conference.

More information about scientific and social programs as well as paper submission can be found at .

We look forward to meeting you at the DEA2018 conference in Wuhan, China!

With warm regards,


Lei Chen, Jianghan University, China

Subhash Ray, University of  Connecticut, USA


Rajiv Banker, Temple University, USA
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, UK


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Call for papers (English - Click here)
Call for papers (Chinese - Click Here)