Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission will Open in Early February

Before you submit please read the important information below.

At the heart of the INFORMS Annual Meeting is the tenet that anyone who wants to present, has the opportunity to present. As the INFORMS Annual Meeting continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it has become harder to fit the increasing number of sessions into our precontracted hotel and convention space. This is particularly the case for the 2020 Annual Meeting, and likely beyond 2020.

To optimize participation, given current and future space constraints, INFORMS Meetings and INFORMS Subdivisions teams are proposing a pilot program model for 2020 that limits the number of presentations per participants at the 2020 Annual Meeting. The proposed model is in line with the ones already implemented by all major conferences of other societies, such as IISE, SIAM, MOS.

This model has not yet been approved by the INFORMS Board; however, that approval could come as soon as February 1, 2020.

Presentation Limitation

An attendee may present one paper at the conference. Only the first presentation submitted with the individual’s name as a presenter will be accepted. A participant may appear on the program multiple times as a non-presenting co-author on other papers without exceeding participation limits.

The following exemptions do not count toward this limit:

  • Participation as a session chair
  • Pre-conference Workshop/Conference Tutorials
  • Keynote or Plenary Speaker
  • INFORMS Tutorial Speaker
  • Award Session Presenter
  • Poster Presentation
  • Theme panel (limit 1)
  • Non-presenting co-author (no limits)

There are no other exemptions from the presentation limits.

Venue Information

The 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting will take place on November 8-11 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. National Harbor, MD is a suburb of Washington, DC, located approximately 10 miles from the National Mall in Washington, DC.

2020 Program Deadlines

Submissions Site Live
February 14, 2020

Cluster Chairs Invite Sessions Chairs
March 18, 2020

Session Chairs Invite Speakers
May 1, 2020

Presenters Submit Abstracts
May 15, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting Registration Deadline
June 29, 2020

Abstract Guidelines and Submission Rules

INFORMS limits speakers to one presentation at the Annual Meeting. Only the first presentation submitted with the individual’s name as a presenter will be accepted.

All abstract submissions must be entered into the submissions site by May 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

All presenters must register and pay Annual Meeting registration fees by June 29, 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).