XXII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management

(SOM 2018)

Operations Management at Crossroads – Challenges of Big Data, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, and Global Uncertainty

  • Doctoral Consortium
    December 20, 2018
  • Main Conference
    December 20 – 22, 2018

Conference Theme

Traditionally, the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSC) addresses the challenges of productivity, quality and cost reduction apart from "uncertainities and variability". In recent times, the practitioners and researchers are focusing more on developing "green products", utilising "green processes", and developing strategies for "reverse supply chain". Later, it was realized that being "environmental friendly" is not sufficient, rather the OSC should cater to "triple bottom line" of an organisation - by demonstrating economical, environmental and societal development. In the last 5 years, with the phenomenal growth in the field of robotics, information and communication technologies, OSC began to utilise "smart automation", "near-field communication" and "internet of things (IoT)" leading to another phase of revolution called Industry 4.0. This provided researchers newer opportunities as well as newer challenges. It is in this context, the XXII Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management (SOM 2018) attempts to bring in the academicians and practitioners to jointly discuss and deliberate through their plenary talks and paper presentations on the theme Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cross Roads: challenges of Big Data, Industry 4.0, Sustainability and Global Uncertainty.



Please note that deadline for early bird registration closes on 31 Oct 2018 and the registration rates would increase post this deadline.

Call For Papers

The conference invites research papers, articles and case studies from the authors for presentation. For making an oral presentation the authors may submit only an abstract. However, for inclusion in the electronic proceedings, the authors must submit an extended abstract (manuscript). The Submissions guidelines for the abstract as well as the extended abstract are available in the conference website. The manuscripts will be peer reviewed by a committee of experts before acceptance. Suggested topics (but not limited to) for the conference include the following:

  • Scheduling problems in Manufacturing and Service Organizations
  • Inventory Management
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Management
  • Pricing & Revenue Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Quantity Control & Six Sigma
  • Retail Operations
  • Marketing and OM Interface
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Eco design and Green manufacturing
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • System Simulation
  • Shared Economy
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Lean Operations
  • Behavioural OM
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Industry 4.0
  • New product and service development

Doctoral Consortium

The conference will also host a doctoral consortium on December 20, 2018. The consortium aims at giving doctoral students an opportunity to interact with their peers. A doctoral student can participate or present their research specially in the consortium by submitting an abstract of their presentation. Students are requested to refer to the author guidelines for preparation of abstract.

Early Bird Registration

SOM MemberNon-Member
Faculty & Other Researchers from Academic Institutes (Rs.) 6,000.00 7,000.00
Professionals & Others (Rs.)8,000.0010,000.00
Students (India) (Rs.)3,000.003,500.00
Students (International) (USD)100125
International Participants including NRIs (USD)200250

Please add Goods and Services Tax (GST) @18% on the above registration fees.
Last date for Early Bird Registration closes on 31 Oct 2018 and the registration rates would increase by Rs.1000 for domestic participants and USD 50 for international participants post this deadline.


Oral Presentation

Those who are interested in presenting their papers under oral presentation has to submit an abstract of the research. It will be included in the Book of Abstracts, once one of the author(s) of the abstract have confirmed their registration. Please refer to the author guidelines for the preparation of abstract. All abstracts would be reviewed by experts and on acceptance of the abstract an invitation for presentation would be sent to the corresponding author by email only. For making a presentation at the conference the presenting author must register for the conference.

Conference Proceedings

The conference will also bring out an electronic proceedings of the full articles submitted to the conference. For publication in the proceedings the authors must submit an extended abstract (manuscript). Please refer to the author guidelines for preparation of the manuscript. All manuscripts will be reviewed by experts and it will be included in the proceedings only after all the suggestions by the experts are included. Authors are specially advised to take additional care for grammatical errors.