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: Tuesday 13th April 2021

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, which will be available on the website soon.

 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.

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.


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

  2. Blockchain in Operations and Supply Chain Management

  3. Digital Manufacturing

  4. Supply Chain Risk Management

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

  6. Operations and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies

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

  8. Responsible and Ethical Operations and Supply Chain Management

  9. Behavioral Operations

  10. E-business and Operations

  11. Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing

  12. Healthcare Operations Management

  13. Humanitarian Operations Management

  14. Innovation, Product and Service Development

  15. Information Systems in Operations

  16. Inventory Management

  17. Lean and Agile Operations

  18. Managing Inter-firm Relationships in Supply Chains

  19. Managing the Operations Interface within Organisations

  20.  Mass Customization in Operations and Supply Chain

  21. Management Technology &  Innovation Management

  22. Negotiations and conflicts in decentralized supply networks

  23. Operations in the Public Sector

  24. Operations Strategy Planning, Scheduling and Control

  25. Performance Measurement and Management

  26. Project Management

  27. Purchasing and Procurement

  28. Retail Operations

  29. Revenue Management in Operations

  30. Sales & Operation Planning

  31. Service Operations Management and Servitization

  32. Supply Chain Management

  33. Supply Network Design and manufacturing location decisions

  34. Total Quality Management, Kaizen and Six Sigma

  35. Technology Management in Operations

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

4 - 7 July 2021

Estrel Hotel, Berlin

Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany