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Abstract Submission

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Presentation Limitation

Speakers will have the option to present on-site or virtually at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

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.

ALL SPEAKERS must be registered by August 30, 2021. If speakers are not registered by August 30, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program.

  • Posters are the only types of submissions available for upload after May 15. 

Important Dates

May 15
Submission Deadline for Contributed, Sponsored and Committee’s Choice Abstracts

July 30
Poster Competition Submission Deadline

August 30
Speaker Registration Deadline

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.

Submission Deadlines

Deadline for Cluster Chairs to enter Session Chairs
May 1, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for Session Chairs to enter Presenters
May 1, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for Submitting Contributed/ Sponsored & Committee’s Choice Abstracts
May 15, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for Final Editing of Abstracts
August 1, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for Poster Competition Submissions
July 30, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for Presenters to Register
August 30, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Deadline for General Poster Submissions
July 30, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Submit Early, Capacity Limited!

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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.