The 7th International Conference on Optimization and Control with Applications (7th  OCA) will be jointly organized by Management Science/Operations Research Society of Malaysia (MSORSM), Chongqing Normal University (China) and Curtin University (Australia). It will be held at the historical city of Malacca, Malaysia on August 1st – 4th, 2018.

The previous six conferences of the OCA conference series were held in Erice, Italy (2001), Tunxi, China (2002), Jiuzhaigou, China (2004), Harbin, China (2009), Beijing, China (2012) and Changsha, China (2015), respectively.

As a continuation of the OCA series, the aim of the 7th OCA is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues of research and developments, on all issues and topics related to optimization and control.

The 7th OCA will include plenary/invited lectures, and contributed papers. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The abstract of accepted papers presented in the conference will be included in the conference Abstract Book. High quality papers will be invited to submit their expanded versions to be considered for publication in the following journals:

  • Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (SCIE, Q2);
  • Pacific Journal of Optimization (SCIE, Q4);
  • Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems – Series S (SCIE, Q3);
  • Numerical Algebra, Control & Optimization (Scopus);
  • Cogent Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Frontiers of Engineering;

Interested participants are kindly requested to submit the title and abstract of his/her paper for presentation at the conference by May 31st, 2018 through our Registration link.




Important Date


Submission of Abstract Deadline

June 30th, 2018






Programme Book A | Programme Book B


Important Dates


  • Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 31st, 2018 June 15th, 2018
  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:  May 31st, 2018 June 30th, 2018
  • Deadline for Special Session Proposal: April 30th, 2018 June 30th, 2018
  • Deadline for Registration:  June 30th, 2018
  • 7th OCA Conference: August 1st - 4th, 2018 (Pre-registration - August 1st, 2018)


Topics of interest


  • Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: 

    • Nonlinear programming; 
    • Global optimization; 
    • Combinatorial optimization; 
    • Integer programming; 
    • Nonsmooth optimization; 
    • Variational Analysis; 

    Applications: telecommunication, transport, mining, energy sector, water management, machine learning, sensor networks, information security



Abstract Submission

  • Please register and submit your abstract.  You may register in the registration page. Before that, you may download this LaTex Template for your abstract preparation.


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Last Updated on 27 March 2018