XXIII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management

(SOM 2019)

  • Doctoral Colloquium
    December 19, 2019
  • Main Conference
    December 20 – 21, 2019
  • Organized By
    Department of Industrial & Management Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA
  • Information Brochure

Welcome to SOM 2019

In light of ever-increasing competition and environmental uncertainties, management of resources has become a matter of critical importance for every organization. In this context, Operations Management (OM) can play a pivotal role in the efficient and effective conversion of resources into desired products and services. The annual conference of the Society of Operations Management (SOM) provides a platform for the academicians and the practitioners in the field of OM and allied areas where they can share knowledge and experience and discuss new ideas on the traditional as well as contemporary topics in OM through presentation of research papers, panel discussions, and informal interactions. Since the conference will be a congregation of academicians, practitioners, and doctoral students, both theories and practices of OM are expected to get due prominence and complement each other during the course of the conference.
XXIII SOM conference is expected to host more than 100 presentations from different institutions across the globe addressing contemporary issues related to OM. SOM 2019 conference will witness expert talks, keynote addresses, and panel discussions by eminent academicians and practitioners such as Prof. Devanath Tirupati (President, SOM), Prof. G Raghuram (Director, IIM Bangalore), Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb (Professor, Michigan State University, USA) to name a few.
Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur welcomes you to participate in SOM 2019.

About SOM

Society of Operations Management is dedicated to exploring and understanding issues related to the Production and Operations Management field. The society aims to promote activities that help generate, consolidate, and disseminate knowledge in the field of manufacturing and service operations and related areas. SOM organizes conferences, summer schools, and workshops in an effort to share knowledge and motivate researchers and practitioners to achieve their goals. More details about SOM can be found at http://www.soc-om.org/

About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier technology institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation. More information about IIT Kanpur can be obtained from https://www.iitk.ac.in.

About Department of IME

Set up in 1974 as an interdisciplinary program, the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) at IIT Kanpur is one of the first in the country to leverage the analytical education in the training of management professionals. The area of expertise of IME faculty members include: quantitative and statistical decision modelling, operations and supply chain management, manufacturing systems, finance, marketing, economics, analytics, management information systems, game theory, innovation, intellectual property management, and knowledge management. More information about Department of IME can be obtained from its website http://www.iitk.ac.in/ime/about-us/about.

Mark Your Calendars!


15 June

Start of abstract submission


15 Sep  15 Oct

End of abstract submission


15 Oct

Declaration of abstract acceptance       

Start of early registration        

15 Nov

End of early registration

16 Nov

Start of late registration

15 Dec

End of late registration

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Devanath Tirupati

President, Society of Operations Management
Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, INDIA


Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb

Professor & Koenig Endowed Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, USA


Prof. G Raghuram

Director, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, INDIA

Call for Papers

The conference invites research papers, articles and case studies from the authors for presentation. All the papers, articles and case studies must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. For making an oral presentation the authors should submit an abstract of maximum 250 words containing affiliation of all the authors and contact details of the presenting author. The abstracts will be peer reviewed by a committee of experts before acceptance. Suggested topics (but not limited to) for the conference include the following.

  • Capacity and Production Planning
  • Sequencing and Scheduling
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Network Models
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Forecasting Models
  • Operations Strategy
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Product Design and Development
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Reliability and Maintenance
  • Logistics Management
  • Lean Operations
  • Service Operations
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Uncertainty Modeling and Variability Reduction
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Empirical Research in OM
  • Revenue Management
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Food and Agriculture Supply Chain
  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Marketing and Operations Management
  • Finance and Operations Management
  • Emerging Issues in OM


Abstract submission through EasyChair @:   https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=som2019


[ Registration Fees (inclusive of 18% GST) ]


(SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 4000
Late Registration: INR 5000


(Non-SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 5000
Late Registration: INR 6000


(SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 8000
Late Registration: INR 9000


(Non-SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 9000
Late Registration: INR 10000


Industry Participants
(SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 10000
Late Registration: INR 11000

Industry Participants
(Non-SOM member)

Early Registration: INR 11000
Late Registration: INR 12000


Early Registration: INR 9000
Late Registration: INR 10000


Early Registration: INR 18000
Late Registration: INR 20000



Retired Faculty - 60% of regular fee
Accompanying person - INR 4000

The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions including lunch, conference dinner (on Dec 20), refreshments and the conference kit. For attending the conference sessions registration is mandatory. For each paper at least one of the authors must register by November 15, 2019 for their paper to be included in the conference program. Accompanying person fee includes lunch and the conference dinner only.

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. For booking accommodation on campus (guest house / student hostel) on payment basis, request should be sent to som2019@iitk.ac.in. Requests will be served on first come first serve basis.

Schedule (Tentative)
[December 19 – 21]

Day 1 [December 19]



Day 2 [December 20]

  • 09:30 - 10:00 Hrs


  • 10:00 - 11:30 Hrs

    Parallel Sessions (Session I)

  • Tea

  • 11:45 - 13:30 Hrs

    Parallel Sessions (Session II)

  • Lunch

  • 15:00 - 16:30 Hrs

    Keynote talk: "Heuristics, Metaheuristics their Applications and the future" by Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb

  • Tea

  • 16:45 - 17:45 Hrs

    Panel discussion: "OR, Statistics and Computing: The three pillars of development" with industrialists and academicians (Prof. Janat Shah, Prof. S.G. Deshmukh, Prof. S. Sadagopan)


Day 3 [December 21]




Contact Us

Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta, HoD, Department of IME, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, INDIA
  • Monday - Friday, 09:30 - 17:30 Hrs
  • +91-512-6797376
  • som2019@iitk.ac.in