2021 IWOR Conference

ICOR 2022 escalinata

14-th International Workshop

on Operation Research

OR in the Time of COVID-19

Habana (Cuba), June 15-18, 2021

55 years of the journal Investigacion Operacional

Organized by

Universidad de La Habana

Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne


Sociedad Cubana de Matemática y Computación - Asociación Cubana de Investigación Operacional

Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigación Operativa

NEW : The Program (PDF - 261 Ko)

Aims of the Workshop

In December 2019, a new disease appeared. Since then, millions of persons have been infected and many deaths have been reported worldwide. Furthermore, institutions and people have been forced to act differently. As the pandemia affects every single aspect of our lives, the new emerging problems impose important challenges to Operations Researchers. For studying the virus and its transmission process is necessary to manage and analyze big data basis using the methods of the Statistic and Probability. Image processing techniques are applied during the diagnostic and evolution of the patients. Optimization methods support the decision-making process in the organization of medical services

This workshop intends to provide a platform for discussing about new theoretical and practical results on the area of OR, mainly focused on theirs possible applications to problems related with COVID-19. The workshop welcomes contributions on mathematical methods, management of big data and business intelligence related to human health, economics, environment, regional development and experiences on OR education under the new circumstances. Cross-fertilization between different topics of the OR, are also expected.

We invite researchers to organize special sessions devoted to one specific topics or on the applications.

Due to the recommendations imposed by the pandemia, this edition will be held online  through the corresponding platform provided in http://iworcuba.cubagrouplanner.com. Presential participation will be also possible. Hotels and transportation to the activities and PCR test could be coordinated for foreign participants by the travel agency

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Big data & Business Intelligence
  • Management Sciences
  • Application in the Economy
  • Multicriteria Decision Making
  • Numerical Analyses
  • Optimization
  • Applications in Medicine
  • Operations Research Education
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Transport and Logistics

Organizing Committee

Raúl Guinovart Díaz (Dean, Facultad de Matemática y Computación), Genry Pérez, Danay Pérez Arjona, Dafne Garcìa de Armas.

Program Committee

Honour Chair: Prof. Dr. Miriam Nicado García, Rector of Universidad de la Habana

S. Allende  [Chair, Havana], Y. Almeida [Havana], M.L. Baguer [Havana], C. Bouza [Havana], G. Bouza [Havana], M. Cottrell [Chair, Paris 1], J. Cochran [Alabama], A. Fernández [Havana] J. Daduna [Berlin], J. F. García [Villa Hermosa], A. Gutterman [Moscow], C. Hardouin, [Paris Ouest Nanterre], D. Haughton [Boston], R. Kalid [Bahía], L.R. Keller [Los Angeles], M.A. León [Pinar del Río], A. Marrero [Havana], J. Miranda [Santiago de Chile], G. Mohlenberg [Hasselt], M. Olteanu [Paris 1], B. Oviedo [Quevedo], L. M. Plà [Lleida],], J. Rodríguez [Villa Clara] A. Ruiz [Havana], J. Rynkiewicz [Paris 1], J. Rückman [Bergen], R. Stolletz [Mannheim], Ch. Tammer [Halle], L. Sandoval [Puebla], J. M. Sautto [Acapulco], V. Sistachs [Havana], J.L. Verdegay [Granada],  B. A. Wickström [Budapest Z. Shkedy  [Hasselt].

Submission of Abstracts and Papers

Researchers interested in presenting their research results in the workshop, will submit an abstract (only in English language) of about 250 words (to appear in the a digital Abstract Booklet) and an Extended Abstract (3 – 5 pages) to be published in a digital Conference Proceeding. Abstracts and Extended Abstracts will be accessible for the participants from June to August 2021 in web page of the Workshop.

The abstract structure can be uploaded here

Full versions of the papers presented at the conference can be submitted to the journal Investigación Operacional with no additional cost.


Important Dates

  • Deadlines for abstracts:  April 30, 2021        
  • Information about acceptance of the presentation: May 30, 2021
  • Deadline for early bird payment: May 31th, 2021
  • Deadline for regular bird payment:  June 18th, 2021

You may use  http://iworcuba.cubagrouplanner.com for paying the registration fees.


Conference Fees


Foreign Participants

Cuban Participants

Early bird payment (until May 31, 2021)


Professional Participants Ponent


800 pesos

Professional Participants no Ponent





800 pesos

Regular payment (after May 31, 2021)



Professional Participants Ponent

120 USD

800 pesos

Professional Participants no Ponent

100 USD

800 pesos


70 USD

800 pesos