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MSOM iFORM SIG Submission deadline extended to February 16

  • 1.  MSOM iFORM SIG Submission deadline extended to February 16

    Posted 02-04-2020 19:28
    Call for Papers
    MSOM Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management SIG 2020 Conference
    Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
    Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
    June 28, 2020

    The Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management Special Interest Group (iFORM SIG) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) will hold its annual conference on Sunday June 28, 2020 at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, preceding the MSOM 2020 conference (June 29-30).

    On behalf of the iFORM SIG, we would like to invite you to submit papers to this conference. Acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions. Presentations of the accepted papers will be scheduled in a single track. We are seeking high quality papers to be presented at the meeting. These papers can be analytical, empirical, theoretical, methodological, or applied, and may address any topic within the broad range of topics covered by iFORM.

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline (full paper):              Feb 16th, 2020 -- this is the new deadline

    Notification of Acceptance:                        March 20, 2020

    Deadline to update accepted papers:        May 27, 2020

    Submission Guidelines and Review Process

    Submission portal:

    • Attach the following two files in pdf format:
      • The author information file should list the paper title and authors' names and contact information, and the presenter information. Please name this file as <first three words of the paper title_last name of the first author>.pdf (e.g., " Mitigating operational risk_Smith.pdf").
      • The paper file should be named <first three words of the paper title>.pdf (e.g., " Mitigating operational risk.pdf") should have a separate title page with an abstract and keywords, not exceeding 32 pages. The paper should comply with the MSOM formatting standards:
    • The papers will undergo a double-blind review process by an expert panel. To support this process, author names should NOT appear anywhere in the paper file. The authors of papers accepted to the iFORM SIG conference may submit an updated paper version by May 27, 2020.

    Coordination with the general MSOM Conference

    Although the same work may not be presented in both the MSOM Conference and a SIG Conference, authors may have their submission considered by both. To do so, the authors should only make a single submission to the SIG Conference and indicate in the submission that they would also like to be considered for the MSOM conference in case the paper is not accepted by the SIG Conference (which has higher priority). The same work may not be submitted to more than one SIG Conference.

    2020 iFORM SIG Conference Co-Chairs:

    Bill Schmidt ( and

    Hakan Hekimoglu (

    MSOM Society iFORM SIG Chair:

    Burak Kazaz (

    Conference Website

    Burak Kazaz
    The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management
    Syracuse University
    Syracuse NY