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Reminder: CFP for Special Issue of IISE Transactions on Illicit Operations

  • 1.  Reminder: CFP for Special Issue of IISE Transactions on Illicit Operations

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    Call for Papers

    Special Issue: Analytical Methods for Detecting, Disrupting, and Dismantling Illicit Operations

    IISE Transactions: Focused Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics

    We encourage authors that plan to submit full papers to submit abstracts by October 31, 2021 to We will provide feedback on the fit of the paper to the authors.  This will also help to facilitate a timely review process.

    Illicit operations, which operate outside of the boundaries of law, are a significant global issue, with some estimates valuing their economic value as upwards of $1.6 trillion each year.  Categories of illicit operations include, but are not limited to: drug trafficking; human trafficking; illegal mining, logging, and fishing; wildlife trafficking; money laundering; supply chains producing counterfeit goods; organ trafficking; identity theft; and weapons trafficking.  This special issue of IISE Transactions will highlight analytical approaches that can help detect, disrupt, and ultimately dismantle illicit operations.  Its goal is to showcase the role of analytical methods in the fight against illicit operations by bringing together those within the industrial and systems engineering (ISE) community and domain experts in distinct areas of fighting illicit operations.  We are especially interested in papers that integrate domain expertise and/or stakeholder engagement in their model formulation, analysis, and validation. 

    Please see the attached call for papers for more details about topics of interest and the submission process. 

    Important Dates

    (Encouraged) Abstract Submission: 10/31/2021

    Manuscript submission: 1/31/2022

    Completion of 1st round review: 4/30/2022

    Completion of 2nd round review: 9/30/2022

    Final manuscript submission: 11/30/2022

    Tentative publication date: 12/2022

    Please feel free to reach out to the guest editors if you have any questions.

    Thomas Sharkey (

    Renata Konrad (

    Burcu B. Keskin (

    Maria E. Mayorga (

    Thomas Sharkey
    Clemson University
    Troy NY