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Call for papers

Submission dates

Tuesday 14th January 2020 – Deadline for submission of abstracts (passed)

Tuesday 11th February 2020 – Notification of decision

Tuesday 7th April 2020 – Submission of final papers & early bird registration closes

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts are requested for the lecture evaluation process and this extract will be shared with among the conference's participants. Abstracts have to be submitted on or before 14th January 2020 at 12:00 (noon) UK time. Abstracts received after this date and time will not be evaluated.
  • No one may submit to or be associated with more than three submissions. If you feature on more than three abstracts, only three will be considered and the rest automatically rejected.
  • The abstract should not exceed 1,000 words (everything included: title, keywords, topic(s), word count, main subject text, tables, figures and references). Please specify the word count on the abstract. Abstracts exceeding the limit will be rejected. The abstract should be uploaded in .pdf format and must not include author names.
  • The abstract must adhere to the formatting in the sample abstract. Please use our official template.
  • Your abstract will undergo a double-blind review. If it is accepted, you will have to submit a full paper (maximum 10 pages) and at least one of the authors will have to register to attend the conference by 7th April 2020.
  • The title of the full paper has to be the same as the one of the initial abstract.
  • Your full paper will be accepted on the understanding that the submitted manuscript is an original work and has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for presentation at any other conference.

Please remember that author names must not be included in the abstact.


Full paper guidelines

Please always pay close attention to the full paper guidelines (same as for previous years).

If your abstracts is accepted to the conference, you will be invited to submit your full paper. Please note that your full paper will be included only if:

  • The full paper has been submitted on or before Tuesday 7th April 2020. Papers received after this date will not be included in the programme and Book of Abstracts.
  • At least one author of the paper has to register to attend the conference on or before Tuesday 7th April 2020.
  • The title of the full paper has to be identical with the one of your abstract.
  • The overall length of the paper, including abstract, all illustrations, tables, and references, is limited to 10 pages. Papers exceeding the limit will be rejected.
  • Your abstract should not exceed 100 words. This abstract version, included in the article, will appear in the Book of Abstracts (not the originally submitted).
  • Please submit your paper via our Submission Platform (paper submission will be available after the abstract acceptance).
  • The full paper must adhere to the formatting in the Full Paper Template.
  • The full paper which you submit is the final paper. There is no further review. If your paper does not meet the requirements, it may be rejected.
  • Your full paper will be accepted on the understanding that the submitted manuscript is an original work and has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for presentation at any other conference.
  • An extended version of the best papers will be considered for potential publication in special issues of international journals.

Submission portal

To submit your full paper, please go to our Submission Platform, the link will be provided on Tuesday 11th February 2020

Note that a paper not following the template will be rejected.


Topics

We welcome papers addressing a variety of operations management topics. Although the theme provides a special focus for the conference, all the usual broad areas of operations and supply chain management will be addressed:

  1. Behavioral Operations
  2. Capacity Planning and Control
  3. E-business and Operations
  4. Empirical Modelling and Simulation
  5. Empirical Research in Operations Management
  6. Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing
  7. Healthcare Operations Management
  8. Humanitarian Operations and Crisis
  9. Innovation, Product and Service Development
  10. Information Systems in Operations
  11. Inventory Management
  12. Lean and Agile Operations
  13. Logistics Management and Physical Distribution
  14. Managing Change in Operations
  15. Managing Inter-firm Relationships in Supply Chains
  16. Managing the Operations Interface within Organisations
  17. Mass Customization
  18. Negotiations and conflicts in decentralized supply networks
  19. Next generation operations
  20. Operations Innovation
  1. Operations Management in Regional Economies
  2. Operations in the Public Sector
  3. Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control
  4. Operations Risk Management and Resilience
  5. Operations Strategy
  6. Performance Measurement and Management
  7. Plant Location, Design and Layout
  8. Project Management
  9. Purchasing and Procurement
  10. Reliability and Maintenance
  11. Retail Operations
  12. Revenue Management in Operations
  13. Sales & Operation Planning
  14. Service Operations Management
  15. Servitization
  16. Supply Chain Management
  17. Supply Network Design
  18. Sustainability in Operations and Logistics (including CSR)
  19. Total Quality Management, Kaizen and Six Sigma
  20. Technology Management in Operations
  21. Teaching and Learning in Operations Management (incl. Cases, Games and Simulations)

Special Tracks

  1. Design for Supply Chain
  2. Digital transformation of supply chains
  3. Intervention-based research
  4. OSCM of social enterprises
  5. Paradoxes in OSCM research
  6. Sustainability transition

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