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About the Conference

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The purpose of the International Conference on Operations Research and Decision Sciences 2019 (ICORDS) is to bring together researchers, faculty members, practitioners and students interested in both theoretical advances and practical applications in the field of operations research and decision sciences. The conference will be run on multiple parallel sessions, where each session will have a central theme attached to it.

ICORDS 2019 conference is expected to host several presentations from different institutions across the globe addressing contemporary issues related to emerging research topics, identifying leading edge issues, topics, and methodologies. All abstracts will be indexed by ProQuest database. We will shortlist authors for potential publication in IIMB Management Review (IMR). The papers shortlisted by ICORDS reviewers will be sent to IMR for another review as per due process and subsequent publication, if accepted.

IIMB Management Review (IMR), IIMB’s peer-reviewed academic journal, is brought out in collaboration with Elsevier ( and is available through Elsevier’s electronic service ScienceDirect® ( The journal is listed on the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List as a category ‘B’ journal; IMR is also indexed on Scopus and ESCI.

ICORDS conference will witness expert talks, keynote addresses, and panel discussions by eminent academicians and practitioners such as

Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) welcomes you to participate in ICORDS 2019.

About IIMV

Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) belongs to the prestigious IIM family of business schools. It is a new generation IIM, set up by the Government of India in September 2015. The Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017 declares IIMs as Institutions of National Importance, empowered to attain standards of global excellence in management, management research and allied areas of knowledge. IIM Visakhapatnam is located in its temporary, but state-of-the-art facility in the salubrious Andhra University campus in the ‘City of Destiny’, Visakhapatnam.

About Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is a picturesque port-city on the east coast of India. It is easily accessible by air, sea, rail and road connections. It ranks among the cleanest cities of the country.

It is cosmopolitan and is a popular tourist destination with a beautiful beach on one side and a majestic mountain-range on the other. It's a vibrant city well known for its safety and security; heritage and hospitality; culture and cuisine; art and architecture; tradition and talent; trade and technology; innovation and industry; entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Visakhapatnam is base to several large, medium and small companies (public and private) in the core sector, energy, Financial services, infrastructure, IT, pharma etc. The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is head-quartered at Visakhapatnam.

In short, Visakhapatnam is one of the most preferred destinations in India to live, learn, yearn and earn.

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