Welcome


Dorothee Honhon

Dorothee Honhon

Elena Katok

Elena Katok

Note from the organizers

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Conference and its associated Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting, organized by the Operations Management Area of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.

We received 442 submissions this year and are thrilled to welcome more than 400 registered participants, including some 340 speakers from all over the world.

Most conference events will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. We chose this venue so that you would be able to take full advantage of everything Dallas has to offer, including a rich arts and culture scene, countless excellent (and diverse) restaurants and many family-friendly activities. At the same time, because we want you to experience our beautiful campus located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, we are inviting you to a plenary session and reception in our new Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, immediately north of the Jindal School.

In an effort to reduce the impact of the conference on the environment, we have undertaken several new initiatives and hope that you will support these efforts.

As co-chairs of the Planning Committee we took great care in planning this event and wish you a productive and intellectually enriching conference. Our city is known for its beautiful weather and Southern hospitality. We truly hope you will enjoy your stay in the Dallas area.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at MSOM2018@utdallas.edu if you have any questions, requests or comments.

Dorothee Honhon & Elena Katok
Co-Chairs of the 2018 MSOM Conference Planning Committee

Dean Hasan Pirkul

Hasan Pirkul

From our Dean Hasan Pirkul

“Welcome to our beautiful campus. Over the years we at the Jindal School have cultivated a culture of appreciation for research and researchers. As such, it is indeed a happy occasion for us to host this excellent conference. I wish all of you an enjoyable and productive time in Dallas.”

Dean Hasan Pirkul
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas

Gad Allon

Gad Allon

From the MSOM Society Board

“On behalf of the MSOM board I would like to welcome everyone to the MSOM conference. The goal of the conference is to bring all MSOM members together and be a platform and a forum for exchange of ideas. This is an opportunity for us to engage both in specialized sessions and broad scope session, benefiting the researchers and the audience from unbiased responses and from exposure to different approaches. I would like to thank the organizers for the great job they have done in creating an environment that fosters such an exchange. It was an honor serving you as the president of the society and attempting to promote new opportunities for our community members with data-driven collaborations and increasing awareness of our doctoral programs. I look forward to continue and engage with many of you in further promoting these ideas.”

Gad Allon
President of the MSOM Society

Wedad Elmaghraby

Wedad Elmaghraby

From the MSOM President-Elect

“I am very much looking forward to serving you all as the President of MSOM starting this July. Thanks to the efforts of many members and officers before me, the strength of the society, particularly its research caliber, is strong. During the coming year, I hope to engage many of you in tackling some of the remaining challenges facing our society, and our respective academic departments. Some of the issues I hope to discuss and begin to work on include, (i) increasing the diversity of our members (PhD students all the way to Full Professors) and (ii) improving the health of our PhD applicant pipeline(s). I welcome your engagement in these, and other, issues over the coming year!”

Wedad Elmaghraby
Executive Vice President and
President-Elect, MSOM Society

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