From M&SOM President

Call for Papers MSOM Conference 2015 Rotman School of Management University of Toronto

MSOM-Conference2015-LogoThe Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) society will hold its annual conference on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30, 2015 at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The MSOM Conference will be preceded by the MSOM Special Interest Group (SIG) Conferences on Sunday, June 28. We invite anyone interested in presenting a paper at the MSOM Conference to submit an extended abstract.

Abstracts should not exceed three (3) pages double-spaced, in Times New Roman, font size 12, and can be submitted in Word or .pdf format. No math symbols should be used and tables and diagrams should be minimal.

Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation by blind review, meaning no authors’ names or affiliations should appear on the MSOM-RotmanSchool-1038x415abstracts. However, special consideration will be given by the conference committee to papers to be presented by faculty members. This consideration is based on the survey of the society conducted this past fall. For the benefit of all, if you indicate a faculty member will present, we hope this will be the case. Following MSOM policy, every abstract submitted will be automatically accepted into a poster session if not accepted for oral presentation. Acceptance of a paper for oral or poster presentation is conditional on at least one author registering for the conference.

To submit an abstract for MSOM 2015 conference, please follow the submission link from the conference website MSOM 2015.  (

Submission will be open from January 5, 2015 until March 9, 2015.  No papers will be accepted after the March 9th deadline.

Please note that submission requirements for the MSOM Conference differ from the SIG submission requirements; papers submitted for SIG consideration should be sent to the specific SIG following their call for papers.

For any questions about the MSOM conference, please contact

Important Dates:

January 5, 2015: Early Conference Registration & Abstract Submission Opens

March 9, 2015: Abstract Submission Closes

April 17, 2015: Notification of acceptance for oral presentation

May 22, 2015: MSOM 2015 Conference Program Available

June 8, 2015: Regular Registration Opens (early registration closes)

June 28, 2015: SIG Conference (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)

June 29-30, 2015: MSOM Conference