The 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management – P&OM Nara 2020

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4th Call For Papers (3 pages PDF)
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New Important Postponement Announcement

The Conference Steering Committee announces:

Dear friends and colleagues
Considering that the 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management (P&OM Nara 2020) is about face-to-face, in person communication and the current worldwide harmful developments concerning COVID-19 (i.e., Third (still) growing wave, virus mutations, slow ramp-up of vaccinations, …), the Steering Committee has decided with great regret to postpone it to August 23-26, 2022. It has been decided to announce it now to reduce planning uncertainty for our community. The venue remains Nara. We will keep the brief name of P&OM Nara 2020 in order to maintain the 4 years interval between World P&OM Conferences (so the subsequent P&OM World Conference will be still 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 2020 Conference a great successful forum in 2022 to proactively address post outbreak operation and supply management issues.
Registration and abstract submission are now closed. Registration fees received to-date will be refunded (except if participants wish to keep it for the 2022 fees) 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.
You can find updated important dates in the attached call for papers as well as in the Conference website:
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email:
We are looking to seeing you in Nara in 2022!
Best wishes from Jose A.D.Machuca , on behalf of :
Steering Committee (JOMSA, EurOMA and POMS) : Jose A. D. Machuca (Honorary Ex-Officio Chair (EurOMA, POMS, JOMSA)), Hirofumi Matsuo (Chair, JOMSA), Yoshiki, Matsui (JOMSA ), Michiya Morita (JOMSA), Nigel Caldwell (EurOMA ), Gerald Reiner (EurOMA), Sushil Gupta (POMS ), Nagesh Murthy(POMS).
Organizing and Supporting Organizations: Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association (JOMSA); European Operations Management Association (EurOMA); Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); Decision Sciences Institute (DSI); ASCOM (Association of Supply Cain and Operations Management)

New important dates of the Conference:

Abstract Submission Due Date: January 31, 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: February 28, 2022
Full Paper Submission Due Date: May 10, 2022
Early Registration Due Date: May 20, 2022
Final Online-Registration Due Date: July 15, 2022
Conference dates: August 23-26, 2022

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