Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

2023 Call for Papers Submission period is now closed. Look for information on the 2024 Call for Papers coming early next year!

You are invited to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional's (CSCMP’s) 2023 Academic Research Symposium (ARS), which will be held on Saturday and Sunday (September 30 to October 1) in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the CSCMP’s annual conference, EDGE. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and share new research with top academics in the supply chain management discipline. In addition to the opportunity to reconnect and confer with your colleagues, there are many additional ways to participate in this event:

  • Submit a full-length research or teaching paper to be considered for symposium awards and a full-length presentation.
  • Submit an abstract to report on a teaching innovation or supply chain management research that is in progress. These abstracts will be considered for presentation at our expanded Poster Session.
  • Volunteer to develop and moderate expert panel sessions on timely and important topics affecting the supply chain management community.
  • Finally, we always appreciate help reviewing submissions. Please find more details on these opportunities below. Thank you for your involvement in the 2023 CSCMP ARS. We look forward to connecting with you in Orlando!

Research Submissions

Research submissions are encouraged in the form of:

  1. Award Competitive Papers
  2. Teaching Innovation Papers
  3. Research Abstracts for Poster Presentation
  • The full-length (20 pages or less) Award Competitive Papers should report basic findings and contributions of the research endeavor. All research submissions will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, and theoretical and practical contribution. Accepted papers will be invited to present in a full session at the ARS and will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award. Authors of full-length papers not accepted for presentation might be invited instead to present their research as a poster.
  • Teaching Innovation Papers should also be no longer than 20 pages long. These papers might include reporting of pedagogical techniques or methods, applied teaching case studies, experiential description of the use of new tools, or other innovative teaching methods. Teaching submissions will be evaluated for originality, clarity, and value of discussion of learning outcomes and will be considered for the Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research in a full session at the ARS. Authors of full-length papers not accepted for presentation might be invited instead to present their research as a poster.
  • Authors who are unlikely to have findings ready to present by the conference are highly encouraged to submit their work in progress (Research or Teaching) as a Research Abstract for Poster Presentation. These Abstracts should be five pages or less in length and include at least one figure that helps to describe critical ideas behind the research in progress. Consistent with the 2023 ARS, this year’s ARS will host dedicated poster sessions during the day of the symposium. Considering the overall positive feedback about the value of last year’s poster sessions, we are expanding this part of the conference as a means to improve how we share our research and solicit feedback. There will be a greater proportion of posters vs. full paper presentations this year compared to last. Top posters will be considered for display during the CSCMP EDGE conference.

How to Submit

To submit an abstract, please create an account, then proceed to the 'Your Submission' page to complete the application process.

Panel Opportunities

The ARS Symposium Committee is in search of suggested expert panels of scholars, managers, and to discuss important topics of interest to the supply chain management community. Contact the ARS chair, Mikaella Polyviou, or any member of the ARS Conference Committee to propose your idea.

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