"Call For Abstract Submissions" Deadline, August 13: POMS International Conference, PUC-Rio, December 10 – 12, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dear POMS Members:  We are pleased to announce POMS International Conference, PUC-Rio, December 10 – 12, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Conference Theme: Operations Management for Social Good

General Chair:  Prof. Adriana Leiras, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is August 13, 2018.

More details are available at http://www.poms.org/  and http://www.pomsrio.ind.puc-rio.br
Please note that one can choose to submit a full paper after having been notified the acceptance of their abstract.  However, a full paper submission is not required for this conference.

Important dates/deadlines to help plan for attending this conference are below:

·         Jul 1st,  2018 – Abstract submission opens
·         Aug 13th, 2018 – Abstract submission closes
·         Aug 24th, 2018 – Notification of acceptance of abstracts
·         Aug 24th, 2018 – Early Bird online registration opens
·         Aug 24th, 2018 – Full-length paper submission opens (optional - only for accepted abstracts)
·         Sep 24th, 2018 – Full paper submission closes
·         Oct 22th, 2018 – Notification of acceptance of full papers
·         Oct 29th, 2018 – Early Bird online registration closes
·         Nov 30th, 2018 – Regular online registration closes

Conference Steering Committee:

·         Prof. Adriana Leiras (general chair), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil.
·         Prof. Carlos Alberto González-Calderón, Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Medellin (UNAL-Medellin), Colombia.
·         Prof. Henrique Correa, Vice President, Communications, POMS, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, USA.
·         Prof. Hugo Tsugunobu Yoshida Yoshizaki, Regional Vice President - Americas, POMS, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
·         Prof. Irineu de Brito Junior, Faculdade de Tecnologia de Sao Paulo at São José dos Campos, Brazil (FATEC-SJC).
·         Prof. Luiz Felipe Scavarda, Director of the Industrial Engineering Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil.
·         Prof. Nagesh N. Murthy, Associate Executive Director, Global Initiatives and Outreach, POMS, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.
·         Prof. Sebastian Villa, Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes), Bogota, Colombia.
·         Prof. Sushil Gupta, Executive Director, POMS, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.

Hope you are able to take advantage of this conference.

Best Regards,
Nagesh Murthy