ISB-POMS Workshop 2016

The 4th ISB – POMS workshop is aimed at showcasing cutting edge academic research in the area of Data Driven Decisions and Supply Chains.
Topics: The objective of the workshop is to demonstrate interesting applications of data driven decision making, with a special focus in the area of supply chains. We invite for submissions on topics such as, but not limited to, sustainability, healthcare delivery and policies, non-profit operations, retail operations, service operations, inventory management, pricing and revenue management, energy systems management, network and social graph analysis. All analysis methodologies (analytical modeling, empirical modeling, experiments) are welcome and the emphasis is on rigorous execution of these methodologies and practical relevance of the results.

Keynote speakers: Prof. David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Prof. Christopher S. Tang, Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration, UCLA Anderson School of Management, will be keynote speakers at the workshop.

Format: The workshop will comprise a single track of approximately 10 high quality presentations spread over 1.5 working days. Each presentation will be of 30 minutes duration followed by 15 minutes of discussion. In addition to the presentations, the workshop program will include a dedicated slot for a poster session featuring work of PhD students.

Submission guidelines: To be considered for the workshop, authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of four pages via email to by September 18th, 2016. It should describe the contextual motivation of the research problem, a brief discussion of methodology used, main results, and policy / managerial implications. The abstract should also clearly state whether the submission is toward the presentation track or toward the poster session. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and final decisions regarding all acceptances will be communicated on September 30th, 2016.

Registration Fees and Expenses: Registration fee for non-student attendees is INR 7000 (USD 100) whereas it is INR 1500 (USD 25) for student attendees. Registration fee will be waived for presenters. On-site registration during the workshop is strictly subject to availability of seating capacity. Limited financial support will be provided to the presenters.

Important Dates:

Abstract submissionOct 9th, 2016
Notification of acceptancesOct 21st, 2016
Registration DeadlineNov 30th, 2016
WorkshopDec 19th and 20th, 2016
Steering Committee: Janny M.Y.Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Nagesh Murthy (University of Oregon), Sridhar Seshadri (ISB)
Workshop Co-Chairs: Manasa Mandava (ISB), Narendra Singh (ISB)