Industrial & Management Engineering | IIT Kanpur
Doctoral Colloquium 2018


Department of Industrial & Management Engineering (IME), IIT Kanpur is proud to invite you to the Doctoral Colloquium 2018 scheduled for April 7 and 8, 2018. Doctoral Colloquium aims to bring together bright research minds to share thoughts, exchange ideas, showcase research findings, and network with the peer scholars, industry experts, and faculty members.

We are very happy to announce that Springer will be sponsoring prizes worth €750 for the best presentations.

About the Institute

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 its website

About the Department

Set up in 1974 as an interdisciplinary program, the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering 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.

Key Dates

  • 24 January, 2018

    Extended abstract submission opens

  • 21 February, 2018

    Extended abstract submission deadline

  • 28 February, 2018

    Extended Deadline for extended abstract submission

  • 5 March, 2018

    Decision on the extended abstract submission

  • 5 March, 2018

    Registration opens

  • 20 March, 2018

    Last day for registration

  • 7-8 April, 2018

    Doctoral Colloquium



Currently enrolled doctoral candidates from recognized institutes and universities (full time or part time) are eligible to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Extended abstract (maximum 500 words including title, name of the authors, and their affiliations) may be submitted through the EasyChair portal by clicking here.
Doctoral candidates working in (or related to) the field of management research may submit extended abstract of their original and unpublished doctoral research work. Possible areas of submission to IME DC 2018 (but not to be limited to) are as follows:

Operations management Financial management Economics Statistics and data sciences
Analytics and operations research Public policy Management information systems Revenue management
Marketing management Human resource management System dynamics modelling Decision theory and game theory
Supply chain management Service and healthcare operations management Organizational behaviour Strategic management
Industrial engineering Behavioural sciences Knowledge management Entrepreneurship


Applicants Accommodation details Fee*(INR)
PhD students With accommodation** 2500
Without accommodation 1500

* Registration fee has to be paid only after the acceptance of the submitted extended abstract.

** Single room accommodation to the PhD students will be provided in the Students' Halls of Residence.

Candidates whose submissions are not accepted and want to attend IME DC 2018, may contact the organizing committee. Requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis against the limited capacity. The registration fee remains the same as above.

Further information on registration and accommodation outside campus will be updated soon.

Payment Information

Name of the account holder Registrar, IIT Kanpur
Account number 10426002126
Bank name State Bank of India
Branch name IIT Kanpur branch
IFS Code SBIN0001161
Subject IMEDC2018

After the payment is made, please email the details to


Keynote Address

Amar Sapra

Associate Professor
Production & Operations Management
IIM Bangalore

Apratim Guha

Associate Professor
Production and Quantitative Methods
IIM Ahmedabad

Subramanian Krishnamurthy

Associate Professor
ISB Hyderabad


SAS Workshop

SAS team will be conducting the workshop.


Organizing Committee

Dr. Raghu Nandan Sengupta

Professor and Head
IME Department
IIT Kanpur

Dr. Shankar Prawesh

Assistant Professor
IME Department
IIT Kanpur

Dr. Vipin B

Assistant Professor
IME Department
IIT Kanpur