Abstract Submission now closed

Abstract Submission now closed

Welcome to the 24th EurOMA conference, hosted by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. As hosts we are delighted to invite you to:

  • submit your own paper
  • attend the doctoral seminar
  • attend the publishing workshop (N.B. this excellent resource is open to everyone from student to Professor)
  • attend the young scholars workshop (No, not you Professor!)
  • join the company and site visits

In addition EurOMA’s typically broad selection of topics this year includes our conference theme of inspiring operations management. Above all we seek papers that adopt an engaged approach to bring new insight, whether from the centre or the peripheral boundaries of knowledge, in the field of operations management.

EurOMA 2017 will be mobile and app based including the conference schedule, maps and social media interactions.



We welcome papers addressing a variety of operations management topics and in particular those that fit under the special sessions. Although the theme provides a special focus for the conference, all the usual broad areas of operations and supply chain management will be addressed:
1. Behavioral Operations
2. Capacity Planning and Control
3. E-business and Operations
4. Empirical Modelling and Simulation
5. Empirical Research in Operations Management
6. Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing
7. Healthcare Operations Management
8. Humanitarian Operations and Crisis
9. Innovation, Product and Service Development
10. Information Systems in Operations
11. Inventory Management
12. Lean and Agile Operations
13. Logistics Management and Physical Distribution
14. Managing Change in Operations
15. Managing Inter-firm Relationships in Supply Chains
16. Managing the Operations Interface within Organisations
17. Mass Customization
18. Negotiations and conflicts in decentralized supply networks
19. Next generation operations
20. Operations Innovation
21. Operations Management in Regional Economies
22. Operations in the Public Sector
23. Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control
24. Operations Risk Management and Resilience
25. Operations Strategy
26. Performance Measurement and Management
27. Plant Location, Design and Layout
28. Project Management
29. Purchasing and Procurement
30. Reliability and Maintenance
31. Retail Operations
32. Revenue Management in Operations
33. Sales & Operation Planning
34. Service Operations Management
35. Servitization
36. Special Sessions
37. Supply Chain Management
38. Supply Network Design
39. Sustainability in Operations and Logistics (including CSR)
40. Teaching and Learning in Operations Management (incl. Cases, Games and Simulations)
41. Technology Management in Operations
42. Total Quality Management, Kaizen and Six Sigma

Best Paper Awards

EurOMA recognizes excellent research. If you think your paper could be considered for one of the best paper awards, please see Best Paper Awards.



Nigel Caldwell

Associate Professor, Conference Chair amos

Amos Haniff

Associate Professor, Conference Chair

Inspiring Operations Management

Explore, debate and contest the latest thinking in operations management whilst networking old school (we mean face-to-face!) in the world heritage site of Edinburgh Old Town in the proud country of Scotland.