2021 OR Conference

OR in the Time of COVID-19

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

A virtual social program will be offered for your selection,

including Cuban music, virtual city tours and other options.


The Workshop covers contributions on

  • 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
   90 USD
  800 pesos
Professional Participants no Ponent
   80 USD
  800 pesos
PHD Students
   50 USD
  800 pesos
Regular payment
after May 31, 2021
Professional Participants Ponent
  120 USD
  800 pesos
Professional Participants no Ponent
  100 USD
  800 pesos
PHD Students
    70 USD
  800 pesos


General Information and Registration

Fill  the registration form and send it as an attachment to

Prof. Dr. Sira Allende Alonso 

Fac.Matemática y Computación

Universidad de la Habana




Prof. Dr. Marie Cottrell 


Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne