Abstract Submission

INFORMS’  abstract processing system is now CLOSED. If you need to make updates to your submission you may do so by clicking the “Edit Abstract” button below. Final Day to make changes is June 10th.

ALL SPEAKERS must be registered by May 24, 2019. If speakers are not registered by May 24, 2019, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program.

Edit an Abstract

Poster Guidelines: Posters should be printed on a single large sheet of paper/plastic/fabric that can be mounted on a bulletin board (Board will be provided by INFORMS.) The bulletin board provided by INFORMS measures 7.5 feet wide by 3.5 feet high. Your overall poster must fit within that space.

Suggested Best Poster Practices:

  • Maintain a good contrast between background and foreground text.
  • Avoid acronyms and extensive mathematical notation as much as possible.
  • Include one or more of the following: a brief description of the problem, objectives of the work, the methodology utilized, conclusions, relevant diagrams, and graphs and charts in order to present an overview for the application.
  • Organize your poster into sections, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited. (Avoid using too many citations.) You may wish to use numbers to help sequence sections of the poster.
  • Arrange the material into columns.
  • The title should be readable from 15 – 20 feet (approximately 4.5-6 meters) away.
  • The text should be large enough to be read easily from at least 6 feet (approximately 2 meters) away.
  • The poster should not rely upon your verbal explanation to link together the various portions.
  • Avoid densely packed, high word-count posters. Posters with 800 words or less are ideal.
  • Self-explanatory graphics should dominate the poster.
  • Web pages that provide more guidelines and free poster templates: