Submit an Abstract

Submit a brief abstract for a 50 minute presentation of 100-150 word for one of the topics below, and a 500-word extended abstract written with the listener’s perspective in mind. Your abstract should answer the listener’s basic question: “What will I learn from this session? What information/knowledge/ideas will I come away with?” It’s important that you describe in as much detail as possible what you will cover in your presentation. A bulleted list of topics, points, examples and issues can be an effective technique for doing this.

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Topics Include

Data Security

Disaster Recovery

Emergency Preparedness

Frontiers in O.R.


Law Enforcement

Military O.R.

Network Resilience


Transportation Security

Important Dates

  • July 29
    11:59pm EST

    Session Chair Entry Deadline

    Cluster Chairs must enter Session Chairs by this date.

  • October 28
    11:59pm EST

    Presenter Entry Deadline

    Session Chairs must enter Presenters by this date.

  • December 23
    11:59pm EST

    Abstract Submission Deadline

     for Contributed, Sponsored and Emerging Abstracts

  • December 27
    11:59pm EST

    Final Edits for Abstracts

    Any change to the presenting author must also be made by this date.

  • December 30
    11:59pm EST

    Poster Submission Deadline

  • January 3
    11:59pm EST

    Speaker Registration Deadline

    If a speaker is not registered by January 3, 2020, they will be notified that their presentation will be removed from the program. 

Abstract Guidelines (Size/Length)

Abstract should be 600 characters maximum (approximately 60 words), title of abstract – 150 characters maximum.

  • Letters, numbers, and *common math symbols accepted.
  • All abstracts must be in English.
  • Do not include title or author information in the body of your abstract.
  • Abstracts will be published exactly as entered if accepted.
  • Review your abstract and check for typographical and spelling errors, coherence and technical content.

*PLEASE NOTE: Use only “text pad” when entering math symbols.

Speakers may upload their presentation slides prior to the conference. This will enable interested attendees to preview the slides, or for those who were unable to attend the talk due to a scheduling conflict to view the slides afterwards. The slides will be stored on the OASIS web site and made available to INFORMS members for one year.

Submit Early!

Submission is now open.

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Contributed Presentations

If you wish to contribute an abstract and have NOT received an invitation from a Session Chair: Submit an abstract for contributed presentations. 

Emerging Topics & Sponsored Presentations

Presenters will be notified by email to submit their individual abstracts after the Session Chair has submitted the session. If you have not received an invitation to submit from a Session Chair you will not be able to log in through the system.

Poster Presentations

Submit an abstract for a poster presentation.

Session Chair

Session Chairs will be notified by email to submit any missing information once the Cluster Chair has submitted the session title. Please note if you are chairing more than one session you may receive more than one email. Please retain this information as it will be your access to the system.

If you have not received an invitation to submit from a Cluster Chair you will not be able to log in through the system.

Last Day for Changes

Last day to make changes to existing abstracts is December 27, 2019.