MSOM 2020 Statement COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020 by MSOM 2020 Conference Planning Committee in  NEWS

A Message from the organizers of the MSOM 2020 Conference

SIG Conference: JUNE 28, 2020
MSOM Conference: JUNE 29 – 30, 2020

MSOM 2020 Conference
Banff, Alberta, Canada

The MSOM 2020 organizing committee is mindful of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, which remains minimally present in Canada (currently, the risk for Canada and Alberta remains low). We continue to confidently plan for the upcoming MSOM 2020 conference (Banff, Alberta, Canada 28-30 June 2020), and are working with our conference venues to implement precautionary and preventative measures to ensure the public’s health.

Updates to the conference schedule and program will continue to be posted on the conference website.

On a daily basis, we are monitoring advisories provided by Health Canada and the World Health Organization.  Our plans remain on course for a safe and professionally enriching conference.

Should you have any concerns about health matters at MSOM 2020, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in Banff, Alberta, Canada!

Conference Co-Chairs
Armann Ingolfsson, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Osman Alp, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Program inquiries: chair@msom2020.com
General inquiries: info@msom2020.com

The following websites are reliable sources that provide on-going updates and information regarding COVID-19:

Cancellation of MSOM 2020

Apr 03, 2020

MSOM 2020 Conference – Cancelled

MSOM 2020 Conference
Banff, Alberta, Canada

A Message from the organizers of the MSOM 2020 Conference

Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times.

Facing this pandemic has thrown us all into uncertain and unprecedented circumstances. As your MSOM 2020 Conference Co-Chairs, our top priority is always the health and safety of our conference participants and planning committee. To this end, we made the difficult, and we believe necessary, decision to cancel the 2020 MSOM Conference.

At this time, we ask for your patience as we “unplan” the conference and issue refunds to those who have already registered. To help you unplan your travel, please take note of the following:

  • For hotel reservations: Guestroom reservations must be cancelled by the guest. If you have a current reservation at any of our conference hotels, you must contact the hotel to cancel your guestroom reservation.
  • For your conference registration: No action is required. The Conference Planning team will automatically refund all registrants. Please note it may take up to 3-4 weeks for the refund to appear on your credit card statement.
  • For the Airport Shuttle Bus: Remember to cancel your airport shuttle (Calgary to Banff). If you reserved your shuttle with our preferred supplier, the Banff Airporter, you are eligible for a full refund. To cancel your reservation with the Banff Airporter contact info@banffairporter.com
  • Flights or other Transportation: Please remember to cancel flights, train or bus tickets.

If you require a supporting letter for any of your cancellation requests, please contact us at info@msom2020.com

On behalf of the entire MSOM 2020 Planning Committees, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment these changes may cause you. If it becomes possible to turn this in-person event into an engaging virtual experience, then we will provide an update.

We very much appreciate and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Conference Co-Chairs
Armann Ingolfsson, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Osman Alp, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Program inquiries: chair@msom2020.com
General inquiries: info@msom2020.com

Second Call for Submissions!

Feb 06, 2020

(SIG SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED)

SIG Conference: JUNE 28, 2020
MSOM Conference: JUNE 29 – 30, 2020

MSOM 2020 Conference
Banff, Alberta, Canada

We are pleased to announce the Second Call for Submissions for the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society 2020 Conference, organized by the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, and the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

The conference will be held at the Banff Centre, located in the world-famous Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, 28-30 June 2020.

KEY DATES

  • SIG paper submission deadline: extended to 16 February 2020
  • MSOM abstract submission deadline: 21 February 2020
  • SIG acceptance notifications sent by: 20 March 2020
  • MSOM acceptance notifications sent by: 17 April 2020
  • Conference registration deadline for presenters: 27 May 2020

SIG PAPER SUBMISSION (**** Deadline Extended ****)

On behalf of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the MSOM Society we invite you to submit papers to the SIG Conference. The acceptance decisions will be based on full paper submissions. Presentations for each SIG will be scheduled in a single track. High-quality research on a full range of topics relating to the following will be considered:

Each registrant is limited to one SIG paper presentation.
Submit a SIG paper presentation

MSOM ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

On behalf of the MSOM Society we invite you to submit papers to the MSOM Conference. High-quality research on a full range of topics, including the following, will be considered:

  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Empirical Operations Management
  • Energy Operations Management
  • Finance/OM Interface
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Humanitarian Operations Management
  • IS/OM Interface
  • Marketing/OM Interface
  • Pricing/Revenue Management
  • Retail Operations Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Sharing Economy
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Sustainable Operations Management

Each registrant is limited to one MSOM presentation.
Submit an MSOM Conference abstract.

We look forward to hosting you in Banff!

Conference Co-Chairs
Armann Ingolfsson, Alberta School of Business
Osman Alp, Haskayne School of Business
Program inquiries: chair@msom2020.com
General inquiries: info@msom2020.com

Extension of Notifications

Mar 19, 2020

SIG Conference: JUNE 28, 2020
MSOM Conference: JUNE 29 – 30, 2020

MSOM 2020 Conference
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Since our email to you last week, we’ve continued to see the extraordinary impact of coronavirus COVID-19 and how it is disrupting so much of our daily lives. As your MSOM 2020 Conference Co-Chairs, our top priority is always the health and safety of our conference participants and planning committee. As we continue to navigate this challenging time, we wanted to give you an update on the actions we are taking.

As long as it remains safe to do so, we are continuing with the planning of the MSOM 2020 Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada for 28-30 June 2020. Today we are reaching out to you to share some information:

To assist you in your planning, we have revised the following dates and deadlines:

  • SIG paper acceptance notifications has been extended to 3 April 2020
  • MSOM abstract acceptance notifications has been extended to 1 May 2020

As previously mentioned, we have updated our refund policy and will offer full registration refunds if:

  • the MSOM 2020 conference is rescheduled or canceled;
  • the participant is unable to attend due to travel restrictions (issued for the dates of the conference).

Finally, we advise you to make flexible travel arrangements and inquire early about cancellations and refund policies.

We thank you for your continued support of the MSOM 2020 Conference. We promise to keep on monitoring and responding to this rapidly changing situation. During this time, please take care of yourself, your family, and the people around you.

Conference Co-Chairs
Armann Ingolfsson, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Osman Alp, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Program inquiries: chair@msom2020.com
General inquiries: info@msom2020.com

The following websites are reliable sources that provide on-going updates and information regarding COVID-19: