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Deadline Extended: MSOM Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) SIG 2019 Conference

  • 1.  Deadline Extended: MSOM Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) SIG 2019 Conference

    Posted 03-02-2019 03:15
    Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) SIG 2019 Conference
    National University of Singapore
    June 30, 2019

    (New Submission Deadline: March 18, 2019)

    The interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management society will hold its annual conference on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at National University of Singapore. As in prior years, the SIG Conference will precede the MSOM 2019 Conference (July 1-2).

     On behalf of the iFORM SIG, the organizing committee invites you to submit your paper to this conference. All topics falling within the broadly construed iFORM domain are welcome, and all methodologies including theoretical, empirical, case and field studies are welcome. iFORM research topics include (but are not limited to):

    -   The role of financial institutions and financial markets in operations and supply chain management;

    -   Joint operational and financial decisions of the firms;

    -   Operational and financial risks: identification, measurement, pricing, and management;

    -   Integrated approaches to operational and financial risk management;

    -   Games, incentives, asymmetric information in operational and financial risk management;

    -   Applications of financial engineering, mathematical and computational finance in operations;

    -   Applications of real options in operations;

    -   Econometric methods for financial and operational risk management;

    -   Empirical studies of operational risk management and integration of financial and operational decisions.

    -   Supply chain finance;

    -   Applications of technological innovations (e.g., Blockchain, Internet of Things) in supply chain finance and risk management;

    -   Operational decision making in the presence of commodity markets.

    Submission instructions: 

    1. Submit your paper by March 4, 2019 at the following link: Submit SIG Paper - MSOM 2019
    2. All submissions of research papers will undergo a double-blind review process by an expert panel. To facilitate this process:
      • The paper should be compliant with M&SOM formatting standards (please see );
      • the PDF file containing the paper should be named as <paper title.pdf> (e.g., " Optimal nurse staffing.pdf"), and the authors' names should not be listed in the file;
      • the separate PDF file containing the author information 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"). If a paper has multiple authors, and the presenter is not indicated in the author information file, then the submitting author will be automatically designated as the presenter.
    1. The authors of papers accepted to the SIG conference may submit an updated paper version by May 8, 2019 if they choose to do so (using the same link above).

    Coordination with MSOM Conference:

    The same paper may not be presented at both the MSOM and the iFORM SIG conference, but a submission may be considered for both venues. To that end, the authors should make a single submission to the SIG conference, and indicate in the submission process that they would also like to be considered for the MSOM conference (in the event that the paper is not accepted by the SIG conference). The same paper may not be submitted to more than one SIG conference.

    Important Dates:  

    Mar 18, 2019 iFORM SIG full paper submission deadline

    Apr 15, 2019 iFORM SIG acceptance decisions

    May 8, 2019 Deadline to update accepted papers

    June 30, 2019 iFORM SIG conference 


    iFORM SIG Conference Organizing Committee Contact Information: 

    Onur Boyabatli (, iFORM SIG Conference Co-Chair
    Alex Yang (, iFORM SIG Conference Co-Chair
    Burak Kazaz, (, iFORM SIG Chair

    MSOM SIG Conference schedule:

    iFORM SIG website: Special Interest Groups - MSOM Society

    Onur Boyabatli
    Associate Professor
    Singapore Management University