The 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management – P&OM 2022 (2020)

Theme: P&OM and Strategy in the Era of Technological Revolution

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Please send all proposals and inquiries electronically to: worldpom at (Replace at to @)

Important announcement: Keynotes Announcement(New!!)

Dear participant

We strongly advise you to join us by participating in the 5 great keynote sessions of the Conference, which abridged information is as attached below. Don’t miss this opportunity and add them to your “My schedule” in the Conference’s online platform!
We are looking forward to seeing you .
Best regards
Hirofumi Matsuo and Jose A. D. Machuca (Conference co-Chairs) and Junichi Tomita (Program Co-Chair)

Keynotes Announcement

Important announcement: Conference Program uploaded(New!!)

Dear colleagues,
Thank you very much for cooperating and participating in the 2022 World P&OM online Conference.

We have made the conference program as follows. Due to technical reasons it would be very difficult to introduce changes.

Conference Programs
Program Overview
Program 0823
Program 0824
Program 0825

In relation to presentations, remember that the World P&OM 2022 is an online live Conference, where presenters are asked to do live presentations allowing an active exchange with attendants.

Although this is an option clearly not desired by the Organization, if for any specific and strong reason you could not present your paper in a live format, please let us know in time and we could allow you to do a pre-recorded presentation (on demand). In this case, you should upload your video presentation (15 minutes length) on the platform from August 10th to 17th. The Zoom operator will play your video on time during your session.

The Organization will record all Conference presentations (including keynote sessions). These recorded presentations, as well as the pre-recorded ones for on demand presentations, will be made accessible to all participants to be watched for 4 weeks after the Conference (except in cases where the authors express their disagreement in this regard).

Even for pre-recorded presentations (on demand), you can use the “Comment” function to ask and answer questions before and after the presentation. This period is available for four weeks after the conference. If there are overlapping presentations and you were unable to attend a session online, you can watch the video later and make comments or ask questions. We encourage you to make the most of the comment function.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,

Program Committee, The 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management – P&OM Nara 2022 (2020)

Important announcement: Change in the 6th World P&OM Conference format

With deep regret we must inform you that the World P&OM Organizers have decided to hold the conference in a fully on-line format. This has been a very difficult decision, reached after extensive and careful research on the feasibility of in-person, or a hybrid format as our preferred alternative.
In addition to stringent border requirements including visa, an ERFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System) certificate and the risk of various possible quarantine periods, there are also burdensome in-person conference site requirements for the organizers in case a participant tests positive for Covid-19. Whilst globally the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic is receding, it is unfortunate that in Japan, the more the border restrictions are relaxed, the more the social obligations and responsibilities of containing Covid-19 are shifted to the official organization receiving foreign visitors to Japan, in our case our conference organization. To make matters worse, researchers in some countries still cannot enter Japan, and some Japanese university and industry participants including some of our fellow organizers are still not allowed to attend conferences in-person.
In light of these circumstances, with regret we have decided that a fully on-line conference is the only feasible and safe format for our World P&OM community. Although you may share our disappointment, rest assured that we have done everything we could to maintain the in-person tradition of the World P&OM Conferences. Unfortunately, it has not been possible. We hope that a P&OM in-person event in Japan will be possible in the not-too-distant future.
We greatly appreciate your understanding of this decision and your continued support for another successful World P&OM Conference. Our on-line conference format will combine on-line keynote speeches and research presentations, on-demand pre-recorded presentations, and on-line Q&A sessions along with on-line networking. Subject to the author’s consent, access to pre-recorded conference presentation videos will be available for one month after the Conference.

NEW CONFERENCE FEESEarly Bird Registration (June 15, 2022, JST)Late Registration
Members (see Note 1)35,000 JPY44,000 JPY
Non-members40,000 JPY52,000 JPY
Ph.D Student (official verification required)20,000 JPY27,000 JPY

The new early bird registration due date is June 15, 2022, JST. At least one author of each presentation must make the payment by that date. Otherwise, the paper and its presentation will be automatically withdrawn from the conference program. One single author cannot represent more than 2 papers.   
Refunds will be made to those who have already paid the higher, in-person fee.
Note 1: The member fee category applies to members of JOMSA, EurOMA, POMS, DSI and other sponsoring and supporting organizations as ASCOM, ACEDE-ACEDEDOT, and ANZAM.


Over 45 invited sessions and 6 open tracks have been organized (

2 of these open tracks are related to 2 Special issues (Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management). 4 other Journal Special issues are planned in IJOPM, IJPDLM, OMR and JOMS (, as well as 3 Conference Awards (

VERY IMPORTANT: When uploading an abstract for a invited session or open track you need:1) to choose a topic (if it is not the one of your session/track choose the closest one and put a note in the abstract); 2) Choose invited session/track as the type of session, and indicate the name(s) of the organizer(s).

Important dates (updated February 26, 2022)

Conference dates: August 23-26, 2022

New Abstract Submission Deadline: MARCH 21, 2022

Notification of Abstract Acceptance Deadline: APRIL 4, 2022    

Full Paper Submission (non mandatory) due date: June 15, 2022(extended)

Early Registration Due Date: June 15 May 20, 2022   

If you are willing to organize an invited session, please send your request to Let us know if you have special requests.

We are looking to seeing you! Mark your calendars! Don’t miss this important event and join us in Nara!

For any question, please email to:

We hope that this deadline extension will enable everyone wishing to participate at this conference to submit their abstract. Let us know if you have special requests.

With great thanks to everyone who has submitted his/her abstracts so far, best wishes from Jose A.D.Machuca and Hiro Matsuo (Co-Chairs), 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 (not exhaustive- see Kindai University; Creative Management and Innovation Research Institute(MIRI); Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association (JOMSA); European Operations Management Association (EurOMA); Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); Decision Sciences Institute (DSI); Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ASCOM-China); Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM-OSCM SIG); Spanish Academy of Management (ACEDE-ACEDEDOT).

Organizing Committee Representatives: Munehiko Itoh (JOMSA Fifth President), Japan (Chair); Masaharu Ota (JOMSA Vice President), Japan (Co-Chair); Kakuro Amasaka (JOMSA Second President), Japan (Co-Chair); Byun Sungwoo (Kindai University and JOMSA Board), Japan: Hiroki Idota (Kindai Univesity and JOMSA Member); Japan; Shota Ohmura (JOMSA Board), Japan; Yu Cai (JOMSA Borad), Japan; Danny Samson and Prakash J. Singh (ANZAM – OSCM SIG), Australia; Yinan Qi (ASCOM President), China; R. Alfalla and J.A. Miguel-Davila (ACEDEDOT-ACEDE), Spain.

Program Committee Chairs and members: Barbara B. Flynn, (DSI Fellow and Past President, ASCOM Past President), USA; Andreas Größler (EurOMA Former Events Team Chair), Germany; Jeet Gupta (DSI and POMS Fellow and Past President), USA; Ryo Sato (JOMSA Sixth President), Japan; Yasutaka Kainuma (JOMSA Eighth President), Japan; Osam Sato (JOMSA Tenth President), Japan; Junichi Tomita (JOMSA Twelfth President), Japan; Park Youngwon (JOMSA Board), Japan; Ayako Kawai (JOMSA Board), Japan; Hiroki Sano (JOMSA Board), Japan; Xiande Zhao (ASCOM founder, Honorary President), China.