POMS 31st Annual Conference

Sustainable Innovation and Responsible Analytics as a Force for Good
Thursday, April 23, 2020 (All day) to Monday, April 27, 2020 (All day), Minneapolis, MN, USA

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. C³M organizes a session on "Simulation-based Research in the Area of Humanitarian Operations & Crisis Management" within the track  "Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management" (HOCM) hosted by  Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez  and  Christopher Zobel.   Topics may include (but NOT limited to): disaster management (preparedness, response, relief, recovery and mitigation); emergency and crisis management; vulnerability mapping; coordination and collaboration among humanitarian actors; information issues and challenges; sustainable humanitarian operations; partnerships in humanitarian and crisis management; operational issues; practice-academia relationship gaps in humanitarian logistics; procurement and pre-positioning; buyer-supplier relationships; data sources in humanitarian and crisis management operations; rebuilding and restoration activities and impact on beneficiaries; current disaster management challenges; climate change issues; methodological challenges and tools; country or regional-themed research; as well as humanitarian and crisis management policy issues. We are open to analytical, simulation, empirical and qualitative research methods.

More information can be found here.

Important dates: 

Abstract Submission

  • September 23, 2019: Abstract submission opens.
  • December 31, 2019: Abstract submission closes.
  • January 19, 2020: Acceptance letters sent.

Paper Presentation Schedule

  • September 25, 2019: Preliminary Master Timetable posted
  • February 10, 2020: Preliminary paper presentation schedule posted. (Request any schedule change by March 1, 2020).
  • February 25, 2020: Final Master Timetable posted.
  • March 10. 2020: Final Paper Presentation Schedule posted. All abstracts whose presenting authors have not registered by the deadline will not be included. See the deadline under registration.

Registration Schedule

  • January 1, 2020: Online registration opens for POMS conference and POMS Colleges’ mini-conferences
  • February 28, 2020: Deadline for presenting authors to register for the conference. If not registered, abstract will be removed from the program.
  • March 2, 2020: Online registration closes for POMS conference and POMS Colleges’ mini-conferences 

Delayed Registration and Refund Policies

  • February 1, 2020: Registration fee for POMS Conference increases by $ 100 (no change in registration fee for POMS College Mini-Conferences).
  • February 15, 2020: Last day for full refund of POMS Conference and POMS College Mini-Conference registration fees.
  • March 7, 2020: Last day for partial (50%) refund of POMS Conference and POMS College MiniConference registration fees.