Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management

We invite submissions that enhance our knowledge or help to improve the practice of disaster management, emergency response, humanitarian aid, and humanitarian development. We are interested in research on a national (e.g., food banks, community emergency response) and international (e.g., famine, international disaster response) level. Research on topics related to humanitarian operations and supply chain management may include the following: humanitarian and medical assistance due to conflicts, epidemics, or disasters; humanitarian logistics; fleet management and transportation; network design and optimization; last mile distribution; preparedness and pre-positioning; the management of international humanitarian organizations; collaboration among humanitarian actors; procurement for humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and development; the management of interfirm relationships in humanitarian missions; technology for humanitarian operations; cash transfer programs; donor management, fundraising and philanthropy; operational issues and lean management in humanitarian operations; performance measurement in humanitarian operations and supply chain management; sustainability in humanitarian action; humanitarian innovation; migration and refugee management; or any related topics. All methodologies including theoretical, conceptual, literature reviews, analytical, simulation, empirical, case studies, experiments, ethnography, and field studies are welcome. We also encourage to propose workshops, tutorial or panel discussions to the track chair.

Important Dates:

  • Full Paper Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: July 15th, 2020
  • Panel Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Award Competition Deadline: July 15th, 2020

All deadlines are final as of 12 midnight Central Standard Time (Houston)

08/01/2020    Authors Notified of Paper Acceptance Decision

09/01/2020    Full Paper Revisions Resubmission Deadline

09/15/2020    Conference Registration Deadline