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Call for Papers and Online Proceedings

Conference Scope and Theme

2018 INFORMS International Conference program committee is committed to organizing a high quality program with diverse participants sharing their vision, knowledge and experience in Operations Research and Analytics. World leading plenary and keynote speakers from academia and industry as well as promising start-up companies will present state-of-the-art OR/Analytics and AI research and applications. The conference also offers tutorial tracks and theme-based industry tracks, including topics such as New Retail, Industrial 4.0, Smart Cites, Smart Healthcare, Smart Agriculture and Financial Technology. In addition, a hackathon competition will be held to encourage rising talents’ contributions to OR/Analytics and AI. Awards will be given to outstanding teams from industry or academia as well as startups in these fields.

This conference presents excellent opportunities for you to present your OR/Analytics related work, to learn about the emerging technology and applications, and to network with international leaders of the profession. We invite you to submit a paper, which will be published in online proceedings by INFORMS.

Paper Submission/Areas of Interest

Papers are welcome in any area of Operations Research, Management Science, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence including but not limited to:

  • Agri-Food Analytics
  • Artifical Intelligence, Data Mining, & Machine Learning
  • Better Society Through Analytics
  • Financial Technology and Blockchain
  • Education and Learning Analytics
  • Healthcare Management, Systems, & Applications
  • Industry 4.0
  • Maritime Operations
  • Mitigating Risk in Supply Chains
  • Operations Analytics & Optimization for Manufacturing, Logistics & Energy
  • Innovative & Socially Responsible Operations
  • Operations & Marketing Interface
  • Pricing & Revenue Management
  • Retail Services & Management
  • Service Pricing, Quality, Co-Production & Analytics
  • Smart cities and Service Systems
  • Sports Analytics
  • Stochastic Inventory Theory & Stochastic Models
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation


Poster Submission

Submission should be in the form of an extended abstract of at most two-page long. Each accepted poster requires at least one registered author to be present at the Poster Session during the conference. The accepted posters will be prominently displayed in well-attended areas of the conference. Best poster award will be selected by an award committee, and will be recognized in proper INFORMS and conference communication channels. Submit a Poster.

Submission & Publication

Manuscripts must be written in English, be at most eight pages long (including figures, tables, and references), formatted in the INFORMS journal paper format, and submitted as a PDF through the conference website . All paper submissions are peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Please include a 60-word abstract when submitting a paper. Your talk will always be scheduled whether your paper is accepted or not.

Proceedings Instructional Information- LaTeX style files are available for use in preparing manuscripts for the 2018 INFORMS International Conference Proceedings. The downloadable zip file below contains an article template, style file for submission of papers, BiBTeX style to conform with INFORMS reference styles, and documentation in PDF format.  A complete file manifest can be found in the included README file.

Essentials should be clear from the article template, which is a LaTeX file outlining the style with specific options and simple examples that show how to fill in basic information (e.g., title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, etc.). The main document, “Taipei2018-Author-Instructions.pdf,” supplies additional information and clarifies some style points mentioned in the templates. Included are instructions for setting figures and tables and formatting appendices and references. Some information about special math characters, bold symbols, and equation numbering styles is also presented.

Important Dates

15 March, 2018
Deadline for submission of full papers (proceedings only)

30 March, 2018
Acceptance/Rejection notification (proceedings only)

10 April, 2008
Final camera-ready papers due (proceedings only)

Information and Enquiry

Contact: Robin Qiu and Paul Maglio Proceedings Co-chairs