Updated Conference News

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.

Conference News (April 29th, 2022)

Given on-going variabilities around international travel conditions and Covid-19 related regulatory compliance issues in Japan, we are considering the possibility of on-line presentation. In addition, to increase the flexibility of making travel decisions, we will push back the deadline for early registration. We will announce the details in the middle of May. Besides, the full paper submission due date has been extended to the end of May as a response to the request from many authors.
Steering Committee

Conference Special Issue Update (April 12th, 2022)

Please see the following link:
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Steering Committee

New Important dates of the conference (February 26th, 2022)

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 4, 2022 (updated)
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
Note: If you have any questions, please email: worldpom at e-jomsa.jp. (Replace at to @).
Conference website: https://jomsa.org/worldpom/.
Steering Committee

New Important Registration Announcement (August 26th , 2021)

Dear friends and colleagues,
Thank you very much for your previous registration for the World P&OM Nara Conference.
We will hold this conference from August 23rd to 26th, 2022.
Now we will restart the registration system after September 1st, 2021.
We will delete all the information you registered.
So, please register and submit your abstract again as https://amarys-jtb.jp/pom2020/.
We would appreciate your kind understanding of this matter.
We look forward to seeing you in Nara.

Steering Committee

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: https://jomsa.org/worldpom/
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email: worldpom at e-jomsa.jp. (Replace at to @)
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)

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