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MSOM Sustainable Operations SIG Submission deadline extended to February 16

  • 1.  MSOM Sustainable Operations SIG Submission deadline extended to February 16

    Posted 02-05-2020 09:17

    Call for Papers
    MSOM Sustainable Operations SIG 2020 Conference

    Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, June 28, 2020


    The Sustainable Operations Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) will hold its 13th annual conference on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the Banff Centre in the Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, preceding the MSOM 2020 conference (June 29-30).

    On behalf of the Sustainable Operations SIG, we would like to invite you to submit papers to this conference. The acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions which will undergo a double-blind review by a panel of experts. Presentations of the accepted papers will be scheduled in a single track with one discussant per paper. All submissions will be considered as long as they fit within the topic of sustainable operations. This includes but is not restricted to: Energy and Natural Resources, Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Socially Responsible Operations, and Environmental Issues in Supply Chains. Furthermore, all methodologies including theoretical, empirical, case and field studies are welcome.


    Important Dates


    • Submission deadline (full paper):             Feb 16, 2020 <= This is the extended deadline
    • Notification of Acceptance:                             March 20, 2020
    • Deadline to update accepted papers:            May 27, 2020


    Submission Guidelines and Review Process


    • Submission link:
    • Papers should be submitted as a single file in PDF format with double spacing, one-inch margins on all sides, and 11-point font. The main body of the papers including all references, tables, and graphs should not exceed 32 pages. Appendices can be added beyond this page limit. Papers will undergo a double-blind review process and therefore the papers submitted should not include author information. These guidelines correspond to the author's instructions for the M&SOM journal; see
    • SIG paper submissions that are rejected for oral presentation at the SIG conference will be considered for the MSOM conference.
    • The authors of papers accepted to the SIG conference may submit an updated paper version by May 27, 2020, if they choose to do so.


    Organizing Committee Contact Information


    Luyi Gui ( and Gonzalo Romero (

    2020 Sustainable Operations SIG Conference Co-Chairs

    Gonzalo Romero
    Assistant Professor
    Rotman, University of Toronto
    Toronto ON