Academic Research Symposium

formerly known as the Educators' Conference

Sunday, September 24
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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CSCMP’s Educators' Conference is now called the Academic Research Symposium (ARS). Held annually in conjunction with CSCMP's annual conference, now known as CSCMP EDGE, this event has earned a prominent reputation with many academics, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and share new research for discussion and feedback. The ARS is proudly considered the premier event for research in supply chain management and logistics (SCML), and is an open event created to bring scholars from all disciplines into the SCML discussion.

The 2017 symposium will embrace research from all areas of business connected to SCML. The Conference Committee is excited to facilitate an event that will examine the past, present, and future innovations that continue to advance the discipline. 

2017 Sponsors

Marketplace Simulations
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Schedule-at-a-Glance (Times are subject to change)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Academics Registration (Check-In and Badge Pick-Up)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Meet the Academics Reception

Sunday, September 24, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am  Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Registration (Check-In and Badge Pick-Up)
8:00 am - 8:50 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:50 am - 10:10 am  Session 1 Concurrent Presentations
10:10 am - 10:35 am  Networking Break
10:35 am - 11:55 am  Session 2 Concurrent Presentations
11:55 am - 12:55 pm  Academic Research Symposium Luncheon
12:55 pm - 1:50 pm  General Session: Integrated Research in Supply Chain Management
1:50 pm - 3:10 pm  Session 3 Concurrent Presentations
3:10 pm - 3:35 pm  Networking Break
3:35 pm - 4:55 pm  2017 Best Paper Presentations and Award Ceremony
4:55 pm - 5:00 pm  Academic Research Symposium Adjourns – See You in 2018!

Please note: The Academic Research Symposium is a free event to those registered for CSCMP EDGE.


The research conducted and published by academics and students continues to move the supply chain management profession forward. CSCMP recognizes outstanding achievements in this area through a number of prestigious awards during the Academic Research Symposium including the Doctoral Dissertation Award, the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award, and the Bernard J. La Londe Award.
Find out more about these prestigious awards and how you can get involved

2017 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

Academics and researchers are invited to submit their current research for consideration to present at this prestigious event. All research submissions (papers, abstracts) will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, theoretical and practical contribution. We are especially interested in papers related to supply chain management and its various disciplines, such as logistics and transportation, marketing, operations, and purchasing. Only complete research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award awarded to the best research paper of the conference.

The online submission period for the 'Call for Papers' begins February 1, 2017 and are due May 31, 2017. 

Academic Research Symposium Submission Guidelines

NEW Cancellation Policy (as of September 24, 2016):

  • Cancellations received by July 31, 2017 11:59 PM CST – 100% refund
  • Cancellations received between August 1, 2017 and August 14, 2017 11:59 AM CST – 50% refund
  • Cancellations received after August 15, 2017 11:59 pm – No Refunds
  • All cancellations must be made by sending an e-mail to
  • CSCMP memberships are nontransferable and never refunded.
  • Cancellations of travel and hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the registrant.

Substitution/Transfer Policy
Registrant substitutions of equal membership levels (from member to member or non-member to non-member) will be accepted only with the written permission of the original registrant minus a $150 transfer fee. Substitutions will not be accepted nor can we accommodate any substitution requests after September 1, 2017. Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant’s name, membership level, and amount paid, plus a completed registration form by the replacement attendee. Send registration substitution requests to

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Affiliated Events

2017 Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium