Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

Online Submission Period Begins: February 1, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2017
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The 2017 Academic Research Symposium will be held on Sunday, September 24 in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference has earned a prominent place with many academics, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share new research for discussion and feedback.

Manuscripts

  • Research submissions are encouraged in the form of: award competitive complete papers (~20 pages), summary abstracts (5 pages + figure), and developmental research abstracts (2 pages).
  • All papers will be considered for two forms of presentation: live or poster sessions. Authors should be open to either form of presentation before submitting to the conference.
  • All research submissions will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, and theoretical and practical contribution.

Desired topics connected to SCML include, but are not limited to:

 Big Data & Analytics  Human Capital/Talent Management  Quality Management
 Base of Pyramid & Emerging Economies  Humanitarian Issues  Resource Planning
 Behavioral Logistics & Operations  Information Systems & Technology  Retail Issues
 Capacity Management, Planning & Analysis  Internal & External Integration  Reverse & Green Logistics
 Circular Economy  International & Global Issues  Risk Management & Security Issues
 Collaboration & Cooperation  Inventory Management  Service Operations
 Complexity Issues  Lean & Agile Systems  Sourcing & Purchasing
 Constraint Management  Location & Layout  Statistical Process Control
 Coopetition  Manufacturing Issues  Strategy in the Supply Chain
 Cost Management  Materials Management  Supplier Management
 Customer Service  Metropolitan Area Issues  Supply Chains Beyond the Dyad
 Environmental & Social Sustainability  Nearshoring/Reshoring/Insourcing  System Dynamics
 Ethical Issues  New Methods in Research  Teaching Innovation
 Financial Management  New Product/Service Development  Theory Development
 Forecasting  Operations Management & Strategy  Transparency, Visibility, & Traceability
 Healthcare Issues  Performance Management  Transportation Innovation
 History of the Domain  Process Innovation & Optimization  Transportation Safety & Security

Panels

The ARS Conference Committee is in search of suggested expert panels of academic and practitioners. Contact Glenn Richey or any member of your ARS Conference Committee (see below) to propose your idea.

Pedagogy

The teaching innovation track also openly invites submissions, both full length or extended abstracts. These may include research papers on pedagogical techniques or methods, applied teaching case studies, innovative teaching methods, or experiential papers describing the use of new tools. Teaching submissions will be evaluated for originality, clarity, and value of discussion of learning outcomes. Papers submitted to the teaching innovations track will be considered for the Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • All research track submissions must not have been published or accepted for publication in any journal or other outlet. The conference committee will place all accepted research papers into appropriate research tracks according to primary topic. Papers that bridge multiple topic areas may be placed into the special cross-disciplinary presentation session.
  • Submissions must be made following The Journal of Business Logistics style and formatting guidelines.
  • The first page of any submission should contain the manuscript's title and complete author names, affiliations, and contact information. This first page will be dropped when the manuscript is sent out for review by the committee. The title should be repeated on the second page, which in turn should be followed by the abstract, body, and visuals.
  • All submissions will undergo a double blind review.
  • Authors of accepted works will be asked to make appropriate changes based on reviewer comments for the conference proceedings prior to presentation and publication. Authors other than award winners will have an option to publish an abbreviated version in the proceedings.
  • Each accepted paper will be asked to present at the Academic Research Symposium. Each author planning to present each accepted research paper or brief, and each teaching paper or brief, must register for the Academic Research Symposium. Authors will be notified on or around June 15, 2017 as to the final decision regarding their submission’s acceptance to the symposium.
  • Additional publishing assistance and suggestions may be found via the JBL.
  • Authors will be notified on or before June 30th, 2017 as to the final decision regarding their submission’s acceptance to the conference.

​For additional information, call +1 630.574.0985 or e-mail education@cscmp.org.​​

Award Opportunities

E. Grosvenor Plowman
Only full-length research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award, which is awarded to the best research paper of the conference. Extended research abstracts are also welcomed, but priority in the final program will be given to full-length papers, and space for abstracts could therefore be limited.

Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award
The teaching innovation track also openly invites submissions, both full length or extended abstracts. These may include research papers on pedagogical techniques or methods, applied teaching case studies, innovative teaching methods, or experiential papers describing the use of new tools. Teaching submissions will be evaluated for originality, clarity, and value of discussion of learning outcomes. Papers submitted to the teaching innovations track will be considered for the Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award.

Academic Research Symposium Conference Committee

Terry Esper, University of Arkansas
Areas of Expertise: (Pedagogy & Doctoral Symposium), Transportation Management, HRM in SCML, Corporate Citizenship, Relationship Conflict and Adaptation

Ben Hazen, Air Force Institute of Technology
Areas of Expertise: (Logistics), Sustainability, Big Data Analytics, Information Systems, Closed-loop Supply Chains and Circular Economy.

Glenn Richey, Auburn University
Areas of Expertise: (Conference Chair), Big Data & Technology, International SCML, Relationship Governance & Responsiveness, Reverse/Sustainable Logistics, Information Transparency, Disaster Recovery

Jeff Smith, Virginia Commonwealth University
Areas of Expertise: (Operations Management), Service Recovery, Service Quality, Process Management, Healthcare Management

Beth Davis-Sramek, University of Louisville
Areas of Expertise: (Pedagogy & Doctoral Symposium), Outsourcing/Offshoring, Retail SCM, Relationship Management, International SCML

Andreas Wieland, Copenhagen Business School
Areas of Expertise: (Supply Chain Management), Risk, Robustness and Resiliency, Social Responsibility, Complexity, Relationship Governance

George Zsidisin, Virginia Commonwealth University
Areas of Expertise: (Sourcing & Purchasing), Risk Assessment and Management, Supplier Relationships, Cost Control and Commodity Price Volatility, Corporate Social Responsibility in SCM, Theory Development and Application