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Call for Papers MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2020 Conference

  • 1.  Call for Papers MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2020 Conference

    Posted 02-05-2020 16:21
    Call for Papers
    MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2020 Conference
    Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
    Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
    June 28, 2020


    The Healthcare Operations Management Special Interest Group (Healthcare 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 Healthcare SIG, we would like to invite you to submit papers at the intersection of healthcare and operations management. Papers based on cutting-edge collaborative work between academics and clinicians/healthcare administrators with important methodological and practical impact are especially encouraged. Acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions following a double-blind review by a panel of experts. Presentations will be scheduled in a single track. Papers can be analytical or empirical, methodologically oriented or applied.

    Important Dates 

    Submission deadline (full paper):              Feb 16th, 2020 (Extended)

    Notification of Acceptance:                        March 20, 2020

    Deadline to update accepted papers:        May 27, 2020

    Submission Guidelines and Review Process

    Submission portal:

    • Attach the paper in pdf format:The file should be named <first three words of the paper title>.pdf (e.g., "Optimal nurse staffing.pdf").  The paper should not exceed 32 pages, and should include a separate title page with an abstract and keywords. 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 Healthcare 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.

    Conference Website

    2020 Healthcare SIG Conference Co-Chairs:

    Diwas KC ( and

    Lauren Lu (

    MSOM Society Healthcare SIG Chair:

    Anita Tucker (

    Diwas KC
    Associate Professor
    Emory University
    Atlanta GA