IMT Ghaziabad
IMT Ghaziabad

IMT Ghaziabad and Society of Operations Management

XXVII Annual International Conference of the Society of Operations Management

Reinventing Future supply chains through climate adaption, agility and responsibility

Event: December 19-21, 2024 Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

About SOM

Society of Operations Management (SOM) aims to promote activities that help generate, consolidate, and disseminate knowledge in the field of manufacturing and service operations and related areas. It also promotes the usage of manufacturing and service operations concepts for improving work standards and performance in the public and private sectors. SOM organizes research, conferences, seminars, and training in manufacturing and service operations and related areas to create a strong link between academics and practitioners in the field of manufacturing and service operations. More details about SOM can be found at


About Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad:

Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India’s premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes over the past four decades, IMTG currently offers six AICTE approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Working Professional, PGDM BFS (Banking & Financial Services), PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP) and Fellow Program in Management(FPM). IMT Ghaziabad has been set up under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society (LES), a society duly registered under Societies Act 1860, Government of India. IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country. Today, it is the proud alma mater of more than 1000 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best known organisations in India and around the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.

About the Conference:

Much of the world’s economic production revolves around a complex network of interconnected supply networks. Supply chains assist the manufacturing of everything from computers and automobiles to life-saving pharmaceuticals and food, and they underpin global trade in items worth about $20 trillion every year. The COVID-19 problem, post-pandemic economic repercussions, acute weather occurrences, and the recent conflict in Ukraine have all highlighted the vulnerability of today’s global supply networks. In the context of the global COVID-19 epidemic as well as severe weather events, concerns concerning supply-chain risks and resilience are being highlighted. As climate change increases the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather, the annual occurrence of events that are more intense than manufacturing assets is designed to resist rises, raising the likelihood of supply-chain disruptions.

Supply chain leaders are now in an unfamiliar situation, with a once-in-a-generation chance to future-proof their supply networks. They can accomplish this by recognizing the three new goals, including resilience, agility, and responsibility, in addition to the function’s conventional aims of cost/capital, quality, and service, and revamping their supply chains accordingly. This is the moment to discuss and learn the lessons, as well as plan for a new approach of managing supply chain success. Thus, SOM 2024 aims to identify challenges, opportunities, strategies, and capabilities that can assist not only supply chain leaders but also scholars working in the field of decision-making under various uncertainties in order to manage supply chain operations effectively.

Hence, we propose an international conference on the theme

Theme: “Reinventing Future supply chains through climate adaption, agility and responsibility”.

Doctoral Colloquium:

SOM 2024 provides a knowledge-sharing platform that allows scholars and industry practitioners to exchange and share their ideas and information, thereby assisting organisations in becoming more sustainable and resilient. The DC provides a unique opportunity for doctoral candidates to present their research, receive valuable comments from eminent scholars, and engage in engaging discussions with peers from other domains.


Awards: An Award will be given to the best paper which will be judged by the committee.

Call for Papers

The 2024 SOM Conference invites original papers (extended abstracts or full length) from academicians, industry professionals, research scholars, and independent consultants/professionals from NGOs, for paper presentation and subsequent possible publication in the proceedings of the conference. We also encourage case studies related to operations management and related areas. The possible topics of Conference papers are (but may not be limited to) the following:

  • Inventory Management
  • Demand Planning and Forecasting Techniques
  • Mathematical Programming and Optimization Techniques
  • Capacity and Production Planning
  • Logistics Management
  • Applications of Game Theory
  • Job Sequencing and Scheduling
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Network Models
  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Project Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Product Design and Product Life Cycle Management
  • Reliability and Maintenance
  • System modelling and simulation
  • Service Operations Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Food and Agriculture Supply Chain
  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Sustainable operations management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Digital supply chain management

Abstract Submission through EasyChair @:

Submission Guidelines

The selection of papers for presentation will be based on detailed abstracts of about 1500 words. Abstracts must include a clear indication of the purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications, and key references. Abstracts will be blind reviewed and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected. The abstract document should not include any author details. Acceptance of the abstract implies that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

  • Font Style: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 11-point Font
  • Spacing: Double-spaced
  • Margins: 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around
  • Document Type: Adobe PDF/MS Word
  • Page size: A4 size
  • Paper Title: The title of the paper should be Times New Roman 14-point font with upper- and lowercase letters in bold font.
  • Typeset text: Use normal capitalization within the text and do not use bold face for emphasis. Italics are acceptable. Please use footnotes if necessary.

Language: All papers must be in good English. Please proofread carefully your paper before submission. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve its language. 

Authorship: All authors should be listed on the first page after the title. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have seen, approved and are fully conversant with the contents of the paper.  All authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript, including all statistical calculations.

For Full Paper submission:

Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published, accepted for publication for any other journal. Max word length is 8000 words with formatting as mentioned above.

The entire manuscript (including cover page, abstract, main text, exhibits, appendices, and references) should be included in one document.

All author related information – name, affiliation, and contact details should be mentioned only in the cover page and any information conveying identification of the author(s) (including name, affiliation, and acknowledgements) must be removed from the manuscript.

All the papers will be blind reviewed by an expert committee with respect to their quality, originality, and relevance. Articles will be subject to plagiarism check before being sent for review process. Any submitted paper with more than 10% plagiarism is not going to be accepted for further processing. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings provided at least one of the authors will register and present the paper. There is also a possibility of publication of selected papers in peer-reviewed journals listed with a reputed publishing house. In case of joint authors, each author has to individually register.

Selected papers from the conference would be considered for publication in ABDC index journals. The Review/Technical committee will select the manuscript and authors will submit their papers in the journals accordingly.


Abstract Submission starts: 15th  April, 2024
Abstract Submission Ends: 15th September, 2024
Abstract acceptance Notification: 15th October, 2024
Early Registration Window: 16th October-15th November, 2024
Late Registration Window: 16th November-5th December, 2024
Doctoral Colloquium: 19th December, 2024
Conference dates: 19th December to 21st December, 2024

Registration Fees (exclusive of 18% GST)

Participants Early registration Late registration
Student (SOM member) INR 4000 INR 5000
Student (Non-SOM member) INR 5000 INR 6000
Faculty and Industry practitioner (SOM member) INR 8000 INR 9000
Faculty and Industry practitioner (Non-SOM member) INR 9000 INR 10000
International Students* USD 150 USD 170
International participants* USD 300 USD 340

* For overseas participants, the exact amount of the registration fee will be computed based on the exchange rate on the date of the transaction.

Accompanying person – INR 4000

The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions including lunch, conference dinner, refreshments and the conference kit. For attending the conference sessions registration is mandatory. For each accepted abstract at least one of the authors must register by December 5, 2024 for their abstract to be included in the conference program. Accompanying person fee includes lunch and the conference dinner only. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. For booking accommodation on campus (guest house / student hostel) on payment basis. Requests will be served on first come first serve basis.

Conference Patron

Prof. Vishal Talwar

Director, IMT Ghaziabad

Conference Chairs

Prof. Kaustov Chakraborty

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Gunjan Malhotra

IMT Ghaziabad

Program Committee

Prof. Mrinalini Shah

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Ratri Parida

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Arindam Debroy

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Gurmeet Singh

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Radha Mohan Gupta

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Deendayal Aggarwal

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Manjeet Kharub

IMT Ghaziabad

Prof. Rahul Mishra

IMT Ghaziabad

National Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Amit Sareen, Dean Accreditations, Rankings, & Quality Assurance, IMT Ghaziabad
  • Prof. Rakesh Singh, Associate Dean Academics, IMT Ghaziabad
  • Prof. Devanath Tirupati, Ahmedabad University
  • Prof. Peeyush Mehta, IIM Calcutta
  • Prof. Rahul Marathe, IIT Madras
  • Prof. R K Amit, IIT Madras
  • Prof. Saurabh Chandra, IIM Indore
  • Prof. Ashutosh Sarkar, IIM Kozhikode
  • Prof. G K Adil, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. Ravi Shankar, IIT Delhi
  • Prof. Sushil Kumar, IIM Lucknow
  • Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta, IIT Kanpur
  • Prof. Debjit Ray, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Prof Kampan Mukherjee, Former Professor, IIM Kashipur and IMT Ghaziabad
  • Dr. Shankar Venugopal, Vice President, Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Prof. Rohit Joshi, IIM Shillong
  • Prof. Abhishek Chakraborty, XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Prof. Sanjita Jaipuria, IIM Shillong
  • Prof. Abhishek Vashishth, IIM Shillong

International Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Kulwant Pawar, Nottingham University Business School, UK
  • Prof. Xiaodong Luo, Chinese University of HongKong, Shenzhen
  • Prof. Wen-Chyuan (Wen) Chiang, Collings College of Business, The University of Tulsa, USA
  • Prof. Indranil Biswas, Neoma Business School, France
  • Prof. Debabrata Ghosh, Essex Business School, UK
  • Prof. Constantin Blome, Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr. Arindam Pal, Director of Operations Research and Data Science, Optym, Sydney

Knowledge Partner


Selected full papers from the conference will be considered for publication in International Journal of Logistics Management (ABDC-A) and Management Decision (ABDC-B). The review/technical committee will select the best manuscripts.  When submitting a manuscript to the aforementioned journals, authors will include the conference name in the cover letter

Prof Kaustov Chakraborty

Operations Management Area, IMT Ghaziabad
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