Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting is closed.

Virtual authors can revise their previously submitted abstracts before the extended deadline: October 2, 2020. When an abstract is accepted and scheduled in September, you will then be asked to record and upload your video recording(s). Uploading will be the first week in October and you will receive an email with instructions.

ALL VIRTUAL SPEAKERS must be registered by August 31, 2020. If speakers are not registered by August 31st, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program.

2020 Submission Deadlines

Deadline for Submissions
July 30, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Virtual Poster Competition Submissions
July 30, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Virtual General Poster Submissions
August 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Virtual Speaker Registration Deadline
August 31, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Final Editing of Abstracts
October 12, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Virtual Video Presentations Uploaded
October 5-12, 2020, 11:59pm EST

Guidelines for all Session Chairs can be found here.

Abstract Guidelines and Submission Rules

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.

All abstract submissions must be entered into the submissions site by July 30, 2020, at 11:59pm EST.

All presenters must register and pay Annual Meeting registration fees by August 31, 2020 or the session will be removed from the program. One-day registration is not available.

To qualify for membership savings, presenters must have an active INFORMS membership and be in good standing at the time of registration and at the meeting (November 8, 2020).

Last Day for Changes

Last day to make changes to existing abstracts is extended to October 2, 2020.

Uploading of Recordings

Do not wait until last minute to make your recording(s). Recording uploading will be October 5-12, 2020. Visit the Tips for Presenters page to learn more.