INFORMS Open Forum

Deadline Extended: MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2019 Conference

  • 1.  Deadline Extended: MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2019 Conference

    Posted 03-01-2019 15:08
    Call for Papers:
    MSOM Healthcare Operations Management SIG 2019 Conference
    NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, June 30, 2019

    (New Submission Deadline: March 18, 2019)

    The Healthcare Operations Management Special Interest Group (Healthcare SIG) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold its 12th annual conference on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, preceding the MSOM 2019 conference (July 1-2).

    On behalf of the Healthcare SIG, we would like to invite researchers, clinicians, and healthcare executives to attend and participate in a conference focused on cutting-edge issues at the interface of healthcare and operations management. We invite you to submit papers for presentation and discussion at the conference. Papers based on cutting-edge collaborative work between academics and clinicians/healthcare administrators with important methodological and practical impact are especially encouraged to submit. The acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions which will undergo a double-blind review by a panel of experts. Presentations will be scheduled in a single track. The papers can be analytical or empirical, methodologically oriented or applied.

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline (full paper):                  Mar 18, 2019

    Notification of Acceptance:                            Apr 15, 2019

    Deadline to update accepted papers:           May 10, 2019

    Submission Guidelines and Review Process

    • Submission link:
    • Follow the instructions to provide necessary information and include the following two documents.
      • The author information file should list the paper title and authors' names and contact information, and the presenter information. Please name this file as <paper title_name of first author>.pdf (e.g., "Optimal nurse staffing_Smith.pdf").
      • The paper file should be named <paper title>.pdf ("Optimal nurse staffing.pdf") should have a separate title page with an abstract and key words, not to exceed 32 pages (incl. appendices), and comply with 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. 

    Coordination with the 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 on the submission page 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 Conferences.

    Conference Web Site  

    Organizing Committee Contact Information

    Nan Liu (, SIG Conference Chair

    Nicos Savva (, Healthcare SIG Chair


    Nan Liu
    Boston College
    Chestnut Hill MA