Academic Research Symposium

formerly known as the Educators' Conference

Sunday, September 24
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia

CSCMP’s Educators' Conference is now called the Academic Research Symposium (ARS). Held annually in conjunction with CSCMP's Annual Conference, this event has earned a prominent reputation with many academics, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share new research for discussion and feedback. The ARS is proudly considered the premier event for research in supply chain management and logistics (SCML), and is an open event created to bring scholars from all disciplines into the SCML discussion.

The 2017 symposium will embrace research from all areas of business connected to SCML. The Conference Committee is excited to facilitate an event that will examine the past, present, and future innovations that continue to advance the discipline. 

Schedule-at-a-Glance (Times are subject to change)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Academics Registration (Check-In and Badge Pick-Up)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Meet the Academics Reception

Sunday, September 24, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am  Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Registration (Check-In and Badge Pick-Up)
8:00 am - 8:50 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:50 am - 10:10 am  Session 1 Concurrent Presentations
10:10 am - 10:35 am  Networking Break
10:35 am - 11:55 am  Session 2 Concurrent Presentations
11:55 am - 12:55 pm  Academic Research Symposium Luncheon
12:55 pm - 1:50 pm  General Session: Integrated Research in Supply Chain Management
1:50 pm - 3:10 pm  Session 3 Concurrent Presentations
3:10 pm - 3:35 pm  Networking Break
3:35 pm - 4:55 pm  2017 Best Paper Presentations and Award Ceremony
4:55 pm - 5:00 pm  Academic Research Symposium Adjourns – See You in 2018!

Please note: The Academic Research Symposium is a free event to those registered for the Annual Conference.


The research conducted and published by academics and students continues to move the supply chain management profession forward. CSCMP recognizes outstanding achievements in this area through a number of prestigious awards during the Academic Research Symposium including the Doctoral Dissertation Award, the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award, and the Bernard J. La Londe Award.
Find out more about these prestigious awards and how you can get involved

2017 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

Academics and researchers are invited to submit their current research for consideration to present at this prestigious event. All research submissions (papers, abstracts) will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, theoretical and practical contribution. We are especially interested in papers related to supply chain management and its various disciplines, such as logistics and transportation, marketing, operations, and purchasing. Only complete research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award awarded to the best research paper of the conference.

The online submission period for the 'Call for Papers' begins February 1, 2017 and are due May 1, 2017. No extensions will be granted. 

Academic Research Symposium Submission Guidelines

Affiliated Events

2017 Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium