Date: November 23, 2018
Venue: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood, Quezon City


With the theme Raising the Bar for Public Service Through OR, the conference seeks to bring together OR researchers, academicians and practitioners, whose collective work has sustained continuing OR contribution to decision-making.

The 2018 National Conference aims to provide a forum where:

• Practitioners will share their experiences on the problems, methodologies and outcomes of applying OR to solve real-world problems in the Philippines;
• Decision-makers will share new applications of OR in non-traditional areas;
• Researchers will present their findings dealing with the theoretical, computational, and application aspects of OR;
• OR workers will discuss pertinent academic-, theoretical- and application- oriented issues;
• Decision-makers could gain insights from experiences of others who have benefited from the use of OR in the public and private sectors; and
• Everyone will be given the opportunity to exchange ideas on how Analytics can help deal with issues that will contribute to Philippine economic growth.

Invited Speakers:




Rizaldy Capulong
Executive Vice President
Investment Sector

Social Security System


Celine Pialago
Assistant Secretary

Metro Manila Development Authority

Francis Miranda
Asia Pacific Director for Research,
Data Science and Quality

GFK Asia

Leorey Marquez
DOST Balik-Scientist Senior Research Scientist with
the Digital Productivity Flagship

CSIRO, Australia

Angelo Ramon A. Tanchoco
Quantitative Methods and Information Technology Department

John Gokongwei School of Management
Ateneo De Manila University


Conference Topics

Submissions of papers aligned with the Conference Theme in the following areas are welcome: Banking and Finance, Mathematical Programming, Corporate Strategies, Modeling, Decision Support Systems, Management Information Systems, Distribution Management, Marketing, Energy, Production Planning, Engineering Production Control, Expert Systems, Project Management, Financial Investment, Queuing, Forecasting System Dynamics, Health and Welfare Services, Transportation, Inventory Control, Innovation/Knowledge Economy, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Complexity Theory, Soft Methodologies,Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are solicited. Guidelines for abstract submission follow.

Abstract Submission

The abstract should be typed in English, should not include mathematical notations, and must contain the following:
• Paper/proposal title;
• Abstract of not more than 200 words;
• Author(s) name(s), organization, full mailing address, email address, with an indication of author(s) presenting the paper; and
• Topic (at most three, chosen from the Conference Topics List) under which paper falls and additional topics if not included in the list.

Email to or to the ORSP secretariat at

Program Schedule

07:30 – 8:30                      REGISTRATION                         

08:30 –  8:40                      Opening Ceremonies                             

                                                Welcome Remarks                       

08:40 – 9:40                      Celine B. Pialago

                                               Assistant Secretary, Metro Manila Development Authority

                                               OR at Work for MMDA                                                                                                                    

09:40 – 10:40                    Rizaldy Capulong

                                              Executive Vice President, Investments Sector, Social Security System

                                           OR Helping SSS Optimize Operations

10:40 – 11:00                   B R E A K

11:00 – 12:00                   Angelo Ramon A. Tanchoco

                                            Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University

                                            Harnessing Operations Research at ABS CBN

12:00 – 13:00                   LUNCH  BREAK

13:00 – 15:15                   Parallel Presentations

15:15 – 15:35                   COFFEE  BREAK

15:35 – 16:05                   Leorey Marquez

                                            DOST Balik-Scientist, CSIRO, Australia

                                         A Goal Programming Approach to the Optimal Resettlement

                                         of Informal Settler Families in Quezon City, Philippines

16:05 – 17:05                   Francis Z. Miranda

                                            Asia Pacific Director for Research, Data Science and Quality, GfK Asia

                                            Technology Update: Digital Trends in the Research Industry

17:05 – 17:30                   Business Meeting


Important Dates

Extended deadline for abstract submission: September 28, 2018
Notification of acceptance: October 9, 2018
Deadline for early registration and
author registration for inclusion in Abstract book:
October 19, 2018

Registration Details

ORSP Member
Early Registration
Student (lunch not included)
Foreign Participant
US $150

Registration forms are available at

Reservation/ Payment Methods:

1. Payment may be deposited directly to BDO Account No. 00151 0028 666 under the name of Operations Research Society of the Philippines, Inc. (please do not abbreviate). Please fax your deposit slip with your registration form.

2. You may also issue a crossed check payable to the Operations Research Society of the Philippines (please do not abbreviate) and bring or mail to the office address below. Your receipts will be ready for pick up during the conference at the latest.

3. You may choose to apply for/renew your membership to avail of the member rates. Contact Jenny Alzate, telefax 02 439 9496; mobile 0927 877 5219; e-mail for any inquiries.