XIX Annual International Society of Operations Management Conference

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XIX Annual International conference – Dec 11 – 13, 2015

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) will host XIX Annual International conference of the Society of Operations Management.

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SOM Conference announces Two Best Paper Awards by Emerald Group

First Best Paper Award of USD 300
Second Best Paper Award of USD 200

(The award would largely seek to encourage doctoral student research work)


In light of ever-increasing business dynamics and environmental uncertainties, management of resources has become a matter of critical importance for every organization, be it for profit or not for profit. In this context, the area of Operations Management can play a pivotal role in the efficient and effective utilization of resources and their conversion into desired products and services. The Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) is held every year to disseminate knowledge and share new ideas and innovations in managing manufacturing and service operations for businesses as well as for governments, NGOs and other non-profit organizations.


The objective of the Conference would be to provide participants with a platform to disseminate and share knowledge and experiences through the presentation of research papers, panel discussions, and one-on-one or group meetings. Papers addressing a broader area of Operations Management and the interfaces between Operations Management and other disciplines of Management are also welcome. While, on the one hand, participants will be exposed to new theoretical developments in the field, on the other hand, they will be exposed to practical applications of theories through real-life examples and case studies. Since the conference will be a congregation of academicians, practitioners, doctoral students and other researchers, both theories and practices of Operations Management will get due prominence and are expected to complement each other during the course of the Conference.

List of Tracks

The XIX Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management invites academicians, practitioners, doctoral students and other researchers to submit theoretical and empirical papers and case studies related to the area of Operations Management in the digital economy and other interrelated area to Operations and Supply Chain Management. The possible tracks for the conference (but not to be limited to) the following:

  • Behavioural Operations Management
  • City/Urban Logistics
  • Closed Loop Supply Chains
  • Empirical Research in OM
  • General Management
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Relief
  • Information Systems
  • Inventory Management
  • Learning and Knowledge Management in OM
  • Marketing and OM Interface
  • OM and Economic Models
  • Operations
  • Quality Control and Six Sigma
  • Retail Operations Management
  • Revenue Management and Pricing
  • Scheduling and Logistics
  • Service Operations
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • Technology and Operations Management

Registration Fees

Registration Fees and the details of online transfer

Participant ProfileFrom India and other SAARCFrom Overseas Countries
Delegates from Industry, Academia, Government, R&D Institutions and non-profit organizations. INR 6500 USD 300
Doctoral Students INR 3000 USD 125

Registrations Closed

Important Dates

September 15, 2015 - Submission of extended abstracts (word limit of 1500 words)

September 30, 2015 - Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts for presentation

October 31, 2015 - Registration

November 30, 2015 - Cancellation of registration (if any)

Submission of the extended abstract:

Extended Abstract submission is now closed.


IIM Calcutta will provide accommodation to a limited number of participants on a first come first serve basis. Depending upon availability of rooms at the Tata Hall and New Executive Hostel (NEH) accommodation will be provided on single/twin sharing basis from evening of December 10, 2015 to evening of December 13, 2015. Registration fee does not include accommodation charges. The room tariff and other details would be announced in conference website in due course.

Reaching IIM Calcutta

The IIM Calcutta campus is well known as Joka Management. Joka Campus of the Institute is situated on the Diamond Harbour Road, about 20 kms. from the Howrah Station, 18 kms. from the Sealdah Station,and 35 kms. from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The campus is about 2 kms. south of the Joka Tram Terminus and about 3 kms. south of the Thakurpukur Bus Terminus. To reach IIM Calcutta Joka Campus, you may avail the prepaid taxis available from Howrah/Sealdah Railway Station and the Airport to IIM Calcutta Joka Campus.

At least one author should register before October 31, 2015 for inclusion of the paper in the proceedings.


A certificate will be issued for presenting a paper/attending the conference. Many eminent International and National experts are expected to participate in the conference.

For any queries:

Email: som2015@iimcal.ac.in
Website: www.soc-om.org