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Call for Papers: MSOM Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) SIG 2023 Conference

  • 1.  Call for Papers: MSOM Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM) SIG 2023 Conference

    Posted 01-22-2023 10:04

    The Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management Special Interest Group (iFORM SIG) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society will hold its annual conference in-person, June 24, 2023 preceding the MSOM 2023 conference (June 25-26).

    On behalf of the iFORM SIG, we would like to invite you to submit papers to this conference. Acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions. In-person presentations of the accepted papers will be scheduled in a single track. We are seeking high quality papers to be presented at the meeting. These papers can be analytical, empirical, theoretical, methodological, or applied, and may address any topic within the broad range of topics covered by iFORM.

    Important Dates 

    Submission deadline (full paper): February 5, 2023

    Please note that no extensions will be given for the submission deadline. To facilitate the review process, we encourage you to submit your papers as early as possible.

    Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2023

    Submission Guidelines and Review Process

    Submission portal:

    This year, the MSOM conference is creating a "fast-track" process with the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management journal (M&SOM) for accepted SIG Day papers that are not under review at any journal. M&SOM editors may invite these accepted SIG Day papers to be revised and submitted to M&SOM for potential publication. You will be asked to complete the fast-track statement sheet during the submission process, please refer to the submission portal link above.

    Paper Format

    • Each paper should comply with MSOM journal formatting standards
    • To facilitate a double-blind review, the paper should not contain author names.
    • The paper should be submitted as a PDF file.
    • The submitting author should be the presenter and will be considered the "primary author" in the system. Once your paper is accepted, you will upload a non-blinded paper with author names in the order they should appear.


    • The same work can be presented only once during the entire conference period. Therefore, please do not submit the same work to both SIG and MSOM or to multiple SIGs.
    • If your paper is not accepted for presentation at the SIG Meeting, you may indicate (in the submission button linked below) that you would like to be considered for presentation at the MSOM Conference. If the SIG chairs recommend your work for presentation at the MSOM conference, you will be notified and asked to submit a 3-page extended abstract conforming to the guidelines for abstract submission for MSOM Conference. Your abstract, instead of the full paper, will be posted on the conference website.  (This avoids your work being identified as not accepted by SIGs.)
    • Each attendee is limited to one submission for the MSOM conference, one submission for each SIG Meeting, and two presentations during the entire conference period.
    • Submitted papers will be selected for oral presentation by double-blinded reviews.

    Additional guidelines may be announced by each SIG through the MSOM Society email list

    Conference Website


    2023 iFORM SIG Conference Co-Chairs:

    Nitish Jain, London Business School (

    Gerry Tsoukalas, Boston University (


    MSOM Society iFORM SIG Chair:

    Andrew Wu, Michigan University (

    Gerry Tsoukalas
    Associate Professor
    Boston University
    Boston MA