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Call for Abstracts (deadline extended and being virtual): 2021 IISE Annual Conference, Logistics and Supply Chain Track

  • 1.  Call for Abstracts (deadline extended and being virtual): 2021 IISE Annual Conference, Logistics and Supply Chain Track

    Posted 11-16-2020 18:15
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    Dear colleagues,

    A reminder to consider submitting an abstract to the Logistics and Supply Chain Track at the 2021 IISE Annual Conference and Expo. The deadline has been extended to November 29, 2020, and it will be all virtual.

    Call for Abstracts & Papers
    2021 IISE Annual Conference & Expo
    Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada  Virtual
    May 22 – May 25, 2021
    Track: Logistics and Supply Chain



    The Logistics & Supply Chain Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) is sponsoring the Logistics and Supply Chain Track at the 2021 IISE Annual Conference & Expo. The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries by academicians and practitioners.


    We encourage you to submit a 250-word abstract to our track via the online submission system. Abstract submission is expected to open on September 27, 2020. Abstracts that are accepted for oral presentation will be available on the conference website and can be cited. These abstracts will not be copyrighted or indexed in the conference proceedings. Abstracts are welcome in areas such as


    ●      Logistics Network Design and Optimization

    ●      Logistics Network Simulation

    ●      Inventory Optimization and Control

    ●      Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation

    ●      Supply Chain & Logistics Applications

    ●      Transportation Systems

    ●      Supply Chain Analysis and Design

    ●      Green or Sustainable Supply Chain

    ●      Logistics for Energy Production

    ●      Procurement and Supplier Selection

    ●      Demand Planning

    ●      Information Sharing

    ●      Coordination and Collaboration

    ●      Offshoring and Reshoring

    ●      Humanitarian Supply Chains

    ●      Supply Chain Reliability and Resilience

    ●      Service Supply Chains

    ●      Reverse Logistics


    Authors of abstracts that are accepted for oral presentation will present their work in a conference session. Regular sessions will be 80 minutes and include up to four presenters. Authors of these abstracts will be encouraged to submit (via the online system) an optional six-page paper for double-blind peer review for the conference proceedings. These papers should contain methods and results that are significant and have archival value. All accepted papers will be copyrighted and indexed in the conference proceedings via ProQuest. We will also hold a best track paper competition. Authors of six-page papers will be given the opportunity to participate in this competition without having to publish that paper in the proceedings and thus without releasing its copyright.


    If your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author must register for the conference. Otherwise, the presentation will be withdrawn from the program. If such a withdrawn presentation is associated with an accepted six-page paper for the proceedings, that paper will also be removed. The presenting author must attend and present the work in a session at the conference. We request that authors be ready to review other papers in the track.

    Some important deadlines are as follows.

    Abstract submission                                                              

    November 15, 2020 November 29, 2020

    Notification of decision on abstract                                          

    December 14, 2020

    Six-page paper submission (optional)

    January 24, 2021

    Notification of decision on six-page paper                               

    February 28, 2021

    Final revised submission of six-page paper                             

    March 14, 2021

    Presenting author registration                                                

    March 14, 2021



    We look forward to receiving your abstracts.


    Best Regards,


    Zhijie Sasha Dong, Texas State University (

    Payam Parsa, California State Polytechnic University (

    Chase Rainwater, University of Arkansas (

    Joe Geunes, Texas A&M University (


    Logistics and Supply Chain Track Chairs


    Zhijie Sasha Dong
    Assistant Professor
    Texas State University
    San Marcos TX