Old Book


Special track

Submission opens: Tuesday 1st September 2020

Deadline: Tuesday 10th November 2020

Notification of decision


Submission opens: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Deadline: Tuesday 19th January 2021

Full paper submission

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021, 23:59 BST

Registration deadline

Tuesday 25th May 2021

Call for papers

Welcome to the 2021 EurOMA Conference.  We invite you to submit your abstract for review.  We have developed the following Guidelines to help you to prepare your abstract and to facilitate an efficient review. Before uploading your submission, please read carefully and adhere strictly to these Guidelines!



Authors are invited to submit an abstract, not exceeding 1000 words, which will undergo a double-blind review. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a final paper (10 pages maximum length) for oral presentation at the conference. Inclusion of the final paper in the conference programme is subject to at least one author having registered by Tuesday 25th May 2021 to attend the conference.

Special Track Submission

For those wishing to submit a submission for a special track, please email Anthony Alexander directly on Anthony.Alexander@sussex.ac.uk

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (not exceeding 1000 words) by Tuesday 19th January 2021 for consideration for review.

The abstract should be submitted and uploaded as a pdf document using the on-line submission system: https://euroma2021.exordo.com/

No author information should appear on any page of the abstract, as abstracts will be double-blind reviewed. If you submit an abstract that contains any information identifying you or a co-author, the abstract may be removed from the system, and you will be invited to resubmit.

Abstracts are limited to 1000 words (everything included: the title, keywords, topic(s), word count, main subject text, tables, figures and references). An abstract exceeding the specified limit may not be included in the review process. Please specify the word count on the abstract.

Authors should indicate the topic(s) which relate(s) most closely to the focus of the abstract.  A list of topics is available below. Please specify the topic(s) on the abstract.

The abstract main text should have the following structure:

  • Purpose: Theoretical background, managerial problem and research questions, objectives and/or hypotheses.

  • Design/methodology/approach: How are the objectives achieved? Describe the main data and data sources as well as methods of data collection, analysis and validation.

  • Findings: Presentation and discussion of achieved or expected results.

  • Relevance/contribution: Highlight achieved or expected contribution to the theory, practice, methodology or teaching of OM.

An Abstract Template for submissions is available here.

Abstract Review​

Abstracts will be evaluated through a double-blind review process and authors will be notified of acceptance / conditional acceptance / rejection on/shortly after Tuesday 16th February 2021. The notification will include feedback to author(s). The decisions of the Conference Co-chairs are final.


Abstracts will be accepted for review on the understanding that the submitted manuscript is an original work and has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for presentation at any other conference.

Full Paper Submission

If your abstract is accepted to the conference, you will be invited to submit your full paper. The deadline for submission is Friday 30 April 2021, 23:59 BST.

A paper template for submissions is available hereSubmission instructions will be available in due course.

When submitting, authors will have the option to put forward their paper for consideration for the following awards:

  • The Chris Voss Best Paper Award - for the best conference paper

  • The Harry Boer Best Student Paper Award - for the best paper presented at the conference authored by a PhD student

  • The Nigel Slack Teaching Innovation Award - in recognition of impact and innovation in the teaching of Operations Management.


We look forward to reviewing your research and to welcoming you to EurOMA 2021!

Conference Topics

The focus of the conference in 2021 will be on the following topics. We will be accepting submissions on papers from all topics below.

  1. AI transformation and responsive SCM (Chair: Nina Edh Mirzaei)

  2. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics in Operations and Supply Chain Management

  3. Behavioral Operations

  4. Blockchain in Operations and Supply Chain Management

  5. Digital Manufacturing

  6. E-business and Operations

  7. Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing

  8. Governing Large Inter-organisational Projects (Chair: Jens Roehrich - linked to CfP in JOM)

  9. Healthcare Operations Management

  10. Humanitarian Operations Management

  11. Impact of Covid on Higher Ed, OM/SCM insights (Chair: Mohammad Moshtari)

  12. Information Systems in Operations

  13. Innovation, Product and Service Development

  14. Inventory Management

  15. Lean and Agile Operations

  16. Managing Inter-firm Relationships in Supply Chains

  17. Managing the Operations Interface within Organisations

  18. Management Technology &  Innovation Management

  19. Mass Customization in Operations and Supply Chain

  20. Negotiations and conflicts in decentralized supply networks

  21. Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Covid 19 pandemic

  22. Operations and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies

  23. Operations in the Public Sector

  24. Operations Strategy Planning, Scheduling and Control

  25. Paradoxes in OSCM (Chairs: Rima Al-Hasan, Pietro Michaeli, Alok Chaudhary)

  26. Performance Measurement and Management

  27. Project Management

  28. Purchasing and Procurement

  29. Responsible and Ethical Operations and Supply Chain Management

  30. Retail Operations

  31. Revenue Management in Operations

  32. Sales & Operation Planning

  33. SCM in emerging economies (Chair: Stefan Seuring - linked to CfP in Logistics Research)

  34. Service Operations Management and Servitization

  35. Supply chain finance and risk management (Chair: David Wuttke)

  36. Supply Chain Management

  37. Supply Chain Risk Management

  38. Supply Network Design and manufacturing location decisions

  39. Teaching and Learning in Operations Management (incl. Cases, Games and Simulations)

  40. Technology Management in Operations

  41. The Circular Economy and Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management

  42. Total Quality Management, Kaizen and Six Sigma