Sustainability, CSR, and Humanitarian Operations

The Sustainability, CSR, and Humanitarian Operations track focuses on work that investigate (i) challenges in implementing sustainable supply chain practices, (ii) how the organizations include CSR in their tactical, operational, and strategic decision making, and (iii) how to alleviate the human suffering by taking sound operational decisions before, during and after natural and man-made disasters. Academic papers that use all types of methodologies (analytical, behavioral, simulation, empirical) as well as conceptual papers and case studies are considered.

Key areas of interest within this track include (but are not limited to):


  • Challenges in closed loop supply chain management
  • Policy makers’ perspective in improving sustainable practices
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Sustainable e-tailing
  • Life cycle assessment of products
  • Innovative sustainable practices


  • Impact of labor diversity on productivity
  • Leveraging supplier relationship for CSR
  • Impact of changing customer perspective on CSR on firm’s operational decisions
  • Corporate disclosure and its impact on operations

Humanitarian Operations:

  • Disaster Management
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Coordination between humanitarian supply chain partners
  • Data driven analysis

Important Dates:

Please Note: The deadlines for submissions have been extended.  The new deadlines are:

  • Full Paper Deadline: May 26, 2019
  • Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Panel Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Award Competition Deadline: June 15, 2019

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

07/01/2019   Authors Notified of Paper Acceptance Decision

09/01/2019   Full Paper Revisions Resubmission

09/15/2019   Conference Registration Deadline