Operations Research Society of the Philippines
Address: Suite 14 A Cyber One, 11 Eastwood Avenue
Eastwood City, Cyberpark, Bagumbayan
Telefax: 439-9496 E-mail: secretariat@orsp.org.ph
8th National Conference Call for Papers OR: Helping Gear Up for the ASEAN Integration
Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood, Quezon City


The ASEAN initiative calls for full economic integration by 2015. This involves the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers for liberalization of trade, financial and labor markets. With its regulatory hurdles, small investor base and low awareness for this initiative, the Philippines faces a challenge.

Operations Research (OR), with its methodologies, has the tools that can help the Philippines face this challenge. The 2014 National Conference aims to provide a forum where:

Industry leaders can share insights on the details of this integration and how it poses both a threat and an opportunity for the Philippines;
Practitioners can present experiences on the impact of such an integration and the potential role of OR to minimize losses and maximize gains from the initiative;
Academicians can present researches on advances in the OR theories and methodologies relevant to economic integration and related issues;
Participants can gain insights from experts about how they will be affected and how they can use OR in this new economic order; and
Everyone will be given the opportunity to exchange ideas and expertise on current OR tools, methodologies  and trends.


Prominent OR practitioners, academicians, and businessmen have been invited by the organizers to deliver keynote speeches. Speakers and delegates from all over the country will share their work in the parallel sessions.


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Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Complexity Theory, Soft Methodologies,Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are solicited.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.


The abstract should be typed in English, 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 orsp8thnationalconference@yahoo.com or to the ORSP secretariat at secretariat@orsp.org.ph.


To join the competition for the Best Paper Award, authors must submit a full paper of at most 6 pages in addition to the abstract. Finalists will be invited to present in a special plenary session where the judges will choose the winner.


Papers for poster presentations are also invited. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference.  At a specific time slot, presenters should be available to answer questions from the participants. The poster should contain: Title, Author name/s, Abstract (200 words max), Introduction, Methodology and Results, Conclusion, Recommendations, and References. Authors can email their posters (MS PowerPoint) to orsp8thnationalconference@yahoo.com by Sept. 16, 2014. PowerPoint templates 32" wide x 40" tall are available at http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/posters.html.  Authors of accepted posters will be required to print their poster in 32" wide x 40" tall tarpaulin.

0745Start of Registration
0830 - 0900 Sponsor Demo: SAP
0900 - 1015 Technical Tutorial: System Dynamics Overview with Vensim
1015 - 1030 Opening Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies: Juanito S. Chan
Welcome Remarks: Jaypy T. Tenerife, Conference Chair
1030 - 1115 Plenary Talks
ASEAN 2015: New Opportunities, New Consumer Class
Stuart Jamieson, Managing Director of Nielsen Philippines
1115 - 1200 Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity: The ASEAN
RO-RO Initiative
Dr. Enrico S. Basilio, Chief of Party of COMPETE Project
1200 - 1300 LUNCHBREAK
 Parallel Sessions
 Room A
OR Models & Methods
Session Chair: Iris Ann G. Martinez
 Room B
OR Applications & Case Studies
Session Chair: Malu de Guzman U
1300 - 1420 Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations Management
1420 - 1540 Worker Behavior and Responsiveness to Customer Demand and Risk
1540 - 1600 COFFEE BREAK
1600 - 1645 Non Technical Tutorial
Consulting Skills
Maria Vida G. Caparas , Director for Special Projects of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc.
1645 - 1715 Business Meeting: President's Report
 Awarding of Certificates to Student Chapters
 Induction of New Members
 Closing Remarks: Francis Z. Miranda, ORSP President
1715 - 1800 Fellowship & Advance Christmas Party

Deadline for abstract submission:October 14, 2014
Notification of acceptance:October 17, 2014
Deadline for early registration and author registration for inclusion in the abstract bookOctober 24, 2014

ORSP Member
Non-ORSP Member
Early Registration
PHP 3,000
PHP 3,500
PHP 4,000
PHP 4,500
PHP 2,750
PHP 3,000
Foreign Participant
US $150

Presenters can avail of Php 500 discount applied to early bird rate. Only ONE discount per paper, regardless of number of authors; Only ONE discount per author regardless of number of papers submitted.

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 (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 secretariat@orsp.org.ph for any inquiries.

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