DEA Conference

17th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis

17th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis

Call for Papers open until April 15, 2019

Date: July 17-20, 2019
Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

The 17th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis will be held at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

In this pleasant environment, DEA2019 brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of the DEA methodology and its applications to performance management in both public and private sectors, with a special emphasis on regulation. Theoretical and empirical papers on DEA and related fields in efficiency and productivity analysis as well as performance measurement are invited.

Questions? Contact dea2019@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

The organizers of the 17th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the DEA2019 Conference from July 17-20, 2019 at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). 

The University of Calgary is a leader in research excellence. It’s located in the dynamic city of Calgary − home to world class events, breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals, and endless adventure. DEA 2019 also includes a networking excursion to an awe-inspiring, mountain paradise (Banff National Park).

DEA2019 brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of the DEA methodology and its applications to performance management in both public and private sectors. Theoretical and empirical papers on DEA and related fields in efficiency and productivity analysis as well as performance measurement are invited.

Paper submission is open now.
Please submit your abstract or paper by April 15, 2019
at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dea2019

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.

Preliminary Program

July 17, 2019 | Pre-Conference Workshops  +  Welcome Reception
July 18, 2019 | Opening Ceremony  +  Full Day Conference
July 19, 2019 | Networking national park excursion
July 20, 2019 | Full Day Conference  +  Closing Ceremony

In addition to paper presentation sessions, panel discussions and keynote speech sessions, the DEA2019 provides a series of tutorials on the pre-conference day.

We look forward to meeting you at the DEA2019 Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The DEA2019 conference will be held at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 17 to 20, 2019.

  • Abstract submission opens | December 1, 2018
  • Abstract submission closes | March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST
  • Notification of acceptance | April 19, 2019
  • Early registration opens | February 1, 2019
  • Early registration ends | May 1, 2019 at 11:59pm MST
  • Registration for abstracts to be included in the program ends | May 15, 2019
  • Deadline for full papers to appear in the proceedings | TBD
  • Deadline for papers submission to the special issue of journals | TBD

Registration will open no later than February 1, 2019. For any issues about registration please email DEA2019@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

  Early Registration until May 1, 2019 Late Registration after May1, 2019
Academics 450 CAD 525 CAD
Students 300 CAD 375 CAD
Non-academics 550 CAD 625 CAD
Accompanying Persons 205 CAD 250 CAD

Registration for abstracts to be included in the program is May 15, 2019.

The registration fee includes conference lunches and breaks, a full day networking national park excursion, the online book of abstracts, and the certificate of participation/presentation.

Reduced conference fees are available for students via the online registration system. When checking in at the conference, students will be asked to provide a copy of a valid Student ID, a confirmation from the supervisor, or other formal evidence of student status.

Due to limited space at the hotel, early registration is recommended. The networking national park excursion is only guaranteed for the first 50 registered participants.

Your registration will NOT be confirmed until our financial department has received your payment in full.

If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to Canada, you can send your request to receive an invitation letter to DEA2019@haskayne.ucalgary.ca. The process will be handled by the international and financial department of the university.

Invitation letters for visa will ONLY be issued to those who have registered and paid their registration fees. Please keep in mind that it is the prerogative of the Canadian authorities to grant or deny a travel visa. The organizing committee has no responsibility for or control over such travel requests.

If you also have a paper to present, registration deadline for papers to be included in the program is May 15, 2019. Without presenting a paper, you can register to attend the conference anytime up until the first day of the conference.

You may cancel your conference registration for a complete refund minus a 75 CAD processing fee, as long as your cancellation occurs before the early registration ends. After this date, no refund will be given. The conference is not responsible for any bank charges associated with processing a refund.

Conference Program

July 17, 2019 | Pre-Conference Workshops  +  Welcome Reception
July 18, 2019 | Opening Ceremony  +  Full Day Conference
July 19, 2019 | Networking national park excursion
July 20, 2019 | Full Day Conference  +  Closing Ceremony


List of Tutorials (July 17, 2019)

More information coming soon.

Downloads

  • Book of Abstracts (available June 15, 2019)
  • Program (available July 1, 2019)

Organizing Committee

Mark Anderson, University of Calgary, CAD (chair)
Rajiv Banker, Temple University, USA (iDEAs' president)
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, UK (program chair)

How to get to the venue

Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport handles flights from within North America and from overseas. It is located 25 – 40 minutes by car from the University of Calgary. A taxi or rental car is the easiest way to travel from the airport to the conference hotel (Hotel Alma, which is located on the University of Calgary main campus).

There are connections between the airport and the university by public transport; however, the trip involves transferring buses and takes time (70 - 90 minutes). Public transport is not recommended.

Some recommended taxi services include:

  • Checker Yellow Cabs – (403) 299 - 9999
  • Associated Cab – (403) 299-1111
  • Delta Cab – (403) 278 - 9999

The cost of a taxi should be between $35-45 CAD.

Calgary Transportation – Getting around

It costs $3.30 for an adult to purchase a single-use bus or CTrain ticket. These tickets are valid for 90 minutes. If you have a longer trip planned, or plan or riding multiple times in one day, you can purchase a day-pass for $10.50.

Tickets can be purchased from machines at the CTrain station, using either cash, credit or debit cards. Tickets can also be purchased by depositing cash into the fare box on a bus. If you plan on transferring buses, please ask the driver for a transfer (valid for up to 90 minutes).

You will require a ticket to travel. If you fail to purchase a ticket, or travel with an expired ticket, you may receive a penalty from a Peace Officer.

From the University of Calgary, to virtually any place in the city, the CTrain will be faster and easier than using the bus.
Click here to see a CTrain Map.

Bike Rental

You can rent a bike for $35-$45 CAD/day from the University of Calgary Outdoor Center. You will need ID (i.e. your passport) and a credit card to rent equipment.

There are a number of hotels to choose from in Calgary. However, for the convenience of DEA guests, we have negotiated a discounted rate at the Hotel Alma.

Hotel Alma

Alma is confident, warm and unpretentious – with an eclectic look that teams retro best with contemporary flair.

Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces.

Hotel Alma's name derived from the words Alma mater: a school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated.

Alma features 96 rooms and suites, and conference facilities for up to 125 – all conveniently close to campus activities and amenities, and just 10 minutes away from downtown Calgary.

For more information visit https://hotelalma.ca/about_alma

Click here to reserve a room at Hotel Alma

Other accommodation

Other inexpensive accommodation, in close proximity to the University, include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary NW – University Area, Comfort Inn & Suites University and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University. Trip Advisor.ca has an extensive list of hotels near the University for your consideration.

Some of the premium hotels in Calgary include the Fairmont Hotel Palliser, the Hotel Arts and the Hotel Arts Kensington. These hotels are not in close proximity to the University.

Please make hotel reservations well in advance.

University of Calgary

https://www.ucalgary.ca/

The University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business, is one of the top 20 business schools in Canada. A leader in research excellence, the University of Calgary is located in the dynamic and exciting city of Calgary.

The DEA2019 conference will take place in Scurfield Hall, the home of the Haskayne School of Business.

Map of Venue

Click here for a map of the University of Calgary. For our conference, key areas of interest include:

Location name and map abbreviation Why is this location important to know?
Scurfield Hall (SH) Conference sessions and meals will take place at Scurfield Hall.
Hotel Alma (IH) Hotel Alma is the conference’s official hotel.
University Station University Station is the CTrain station closest to the conference venue.
MacEwan Hall MacEwan Hall is a food court with limited, day-time hours. Most restaurants will close no later than 6pm. If you’re hungry after 6pm, we recommend visiting Kensington (Sunnyside LRT station) or Stephen Avenue (6 Street SW LRT station). Staff at the Hotel Alma should be able to provide you with specific dining recommendations.
Kinesiology B or the Jack Simpson Gym (KNB)

Home to world class events and attractions, Calgary has breathtaking landscapes in every direction. Explore neighbourhoods, connect with friendly locals, and discover the community spirit that will make your time exploring Calgary memorable.

For more information on some of Calgary’s best attractions:

Explore by CTrain

From the University of Calgary, to virtually any place in the city, the CTrain will be faster and easier than using the bus. Here are some exciting places that you can easily access using the CTrain (CTrain map):

Kensington Shopping and Entertainment District Kensington is an exciting neighbourhood with over 250 unique shops, restaurants and services. Come breathe the air in Kensington, Calgary’s urban village, truly outside of the ordinary.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the Sunnyside LRT station.

Stephen Avenue Stephen Avenue is a major pedestrian mall in downtown Calgary. The mall is the portion of 8 Avenue SW between 4 Street SW and 1 Street SE. The mall is five blocks of Calgary’s most prime patio territory.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the 6 Street SW LRT station. Stephen Avenue is a 1 min walk south of the station.

Prince's Island Park Since its development as a park in the 1950s, Prince's Island Park has been recognized as an urban oasis and is an important contributor to the cultural and recreational quality of life for Calgarians. 

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the 3 Street SW LRT station. The park is a 12 min walk northwest of the station.

Devonian Gardens Devonian Gardens is a large indoor park in the heart of Calgary. The gardens span over one hectare and include over 500 trees, 50 varieties of plants, a 900 sq. ft. living wall, fountains, fish ponds and a playground to climb and explore.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the 3 Street SW LRT station. The gardens are located on the top floor of the CORE Shopping Centre.

Calgary Tower The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter free standing observation tower in downtown Calgary, built in 1967 to celebrate Canada's centennial. The tower includes a glass floor.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the Centre Street LRT station. The tower is a 4 min walk southwest of the station. Look up.

Glenbow Museum The Glenbow Museum’s diverse collection represents art, history and human creativity from Alberta and around the world.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the Centre Street LRT station. The museum is a 2 min walk southeast of the station.

Calgary Central Library The Calgary Central Library, also known as the Calgary New Central Library, opened its doors on November 1, 2018. It’s an architectural marvel, and a place of pride for Calgarians. Come check out our new public library.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the City Hall LRT station. It’s right there.

Fort Calgary Fort Calgary is a wooden fort, built in 1875 by the North West Mounted Police, with history displays & offering tours.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the City Hall LRT station. Fort Calgary is three blocks east of the station.

Studio Bell Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, features exhibits on Canadian music history, hands-on instrument areas & concerts in a contemporary setting. Studio Bell first opened its doors on July 1, 2016.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the City Hall LRT station. Studio Bell is a 5 min walk southeast of the station.

Calgary Zoo The Calgary Zoo is one of Canada's top tourist destinations and home to nearly 1000 different animals from over 100 unique species. 

How To Get There: Involves switching CTrain lines. Take the CTrain from the University to the 8th Street SW station. Then, get on a Saddletowne train (blue line) and disembark at the Zoo LRT station.

Telus Spark Telus Spark is a science museum with interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations. This is a great museum for kids, and kids-at-heart, with occasional adult-only nights.

How To Get There: Involves switching CTrain lines. Take the CTrain from the University to the 8th Street SW station. Then, get on a Saddletowne train (blue line) and disembark at the Zoo LRT station. Telus Spark is a 12 minute walk from the zoo station. Total trip time is approximately one hour.

Reader Rock Garden Reader Rock Garden Historic Park is one of Calgary's most unique cultural landscapes featuring the restored Reader house (that contains Reader's Garden Café), rock pathways, bridges, benches and beautiful flowers.

How To Get There: Take the CTrain to the Erlton/Stampede station. Reader Rock Garden is a 4 min walk southwest of the station.

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