The 2020 Annual Meeting is going virtual! Please visit the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020 Virtual website for more information.

Calls for Papers

Flash Paper Session

We will accept both contributed papers and ‘flash papersessions with six minute presentations, where researchers can present a research problem, reflections on their work, or a short summary.

Poster Presentations

The Poster Presentations (Monday and Tuesday) provide excellent visibility for posters, with prominent display in well-attended areas of the meeting. Poster Session presenters benefit from the interactive critique, suggestions and encouragement from colleagues working in similar areas. A panel of prestigious ORMS leaders will review presentations submitted for competition, with prize winners selected each day.

Program Online

Once the preliminary program has been finalized and posted on the Web, all speakers will receive an e-mail directing them to the online program for the date and time of their presentations, registration, A/V, hotel information and other speaker guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Contributed, Sponsored and Emerging Abstracts
June 1

Poster Competition Submission Deadline
July 20

Speaker Registration Deadline
August 31
If speakers are not registered by this date, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program. Any change to the presenting author must also be made by this date.

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.

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 June 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

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).

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
June 1, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting Registration Deadline
August 31, 2020

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.