The 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management – P&OM Nara 2021

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Important Postponement Announcement

The Conference Steering Committee announces:

Due to the current worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management is postponed to September 7-10, 2021. The venue remains Nara. However, in line with the Olympic Games we will keep the brief name of P&OM Nara 2021 in order to maintain the 4 years interval between World P&OM Conferences (so the subsequent conference will be in 2024).

The conference theme and topics stay the same but with the addition of the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and operations. The conference committees will work hard to make the P&OM Nara 2021 Conference a successful forum to proactively address post outbreak operations issues.  

Registration and abstract submission is now open. Registration fees received to date will be refunded and there will be a new round of registration and submissions. Registration information and abstracts submitted already will be kept in our database, which can then be reused or revised after we reopen the registration and submission process.

New important dates of the Conference:

Reopening Registration Date: September 1, 2020
Start of Abstract Submission: September 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Due Date: February 28, 2021
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 31, 2021
Full Paper Submission Due Date: June 1, 2021
Early bird Online Registration Due Date: June 15, 2021
Final Online Registration Due Date: August 3, 2021
Excursion for Kyoto and Nara : September 6, 2021
Conference: September 7-9, 2021
Plant Tours and Company Visits: September 10

Note: All date are JST (Japan Standard Time). At least one author of a paper presentation needs to make the payment by June 15, 2021 at the latest. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email:
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