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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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Call for Papers

Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society

The second day of the Symposium will comprise a mixture of keynote academic presentations and research papers in several parallel interest streams. The scope for papers is broad, building on recent issues in the management of international manufacturing and supply networks, and the areas of interest identified in previous Symposia. Selected themes are listed here, but submissions are encouraged in any discipline or subject area related to the Symposium topic.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts or papers electronically via the website on any of the research themes

Abstracts should be submitted by 16 July (due to a number of requests last week for extensions of the abstract deadline, the new abstract submission deadline has been extended to the 16 July).  Alternatively, you can submit a full paper, for review, by 6 August. Information on submitting abstracts or full papers is below.

Abstract Submission

The abstract should be no more than 1000 words and should be submitted as a .pdf using the template.

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Your abstract should cover the following:

Purpose

What are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research?

Design/methodology/approach

How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper? 

Findings

What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results.

Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

If research is reported on in the paper this section must be completed and should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process. Not all papers will have research implications.

Practical implications (if applicable)

What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? How will the research impact upon the business or enterprise? What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research? What is the commercial or economic impact? Not all papers will have practical implications.

Social implications (if applicable)

How will it influence (corporate) social responsibility or environmental issues? How could it inform public or industry policy? How might it affect quality of life? Not all papers will have social implications.

Original/value

What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.

Keywords       

Keyword 1, Keyword 2, ……… 5 keywords as a minimum.

Full papers should be no more than eight pages in length. All papers must be approved for public release prior to submission and use the template provided. 

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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Monday 2 July: submission of abstracts (1000 words)
Monday 16 July: notification of abstract acceptance
Monday 20 August: full paper final submission for accepted abstracts

Alternatively:

Monday 6 August: direct full paper submission (max eight pages)

Monday 20 August: acceptance notification for presentation

NB Acceptance is conditional on at least one author booking to attend the Symposium by Friday 24 August 2018.

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Registration fees

All fees include attendance at the conference sessions, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.

An Earlybird registration fee applies until 27 July 2018.

  • Academic Rate - £427.50 plus VAT
  • Academic Rate (day 2 only) - £360.00 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student - £247.50 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student (day 2 only) - £189.00 plus VAT

The standard fees will apply for registrations received after 27 July 2018.

  • Academic Rate - £487.50 plus VAT
  • Academic Rate (day 2 only) - £390.00 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student - £292.50 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student (day 2 only) - £204.75 plus VAT

Accommodation at Moller Centre, Cambridge

Bedrooms at the Moller Centre are hotel standard ensuite rooms and breakfast is included in the rate.  Accommodation is available for both Wednesday 26 September and Thursday 27 September at a rate of £130.00 per night plus VAT.

Symposium Dinner at Christ's College, Cambridge

The Symposium dinner is the main social event of the Symposium providing an opportunity to network with colleagues and speakers.

  • Symposium dinner (Thursday 27 Sep) £55.00 plus VAT

Booking

To book a place please download and complete the booking form or book and pay online with a credit card.

Please return the booking form to:

IfM Events
IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd Institute for Manufacturing
17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge
CB3 0FS, UK

Key Dates

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Monday 2 July: submission of abstracts (1000 words)

Monday 16 July - extended deadline for abstracts

Late July: notification of abstract acceptance

Monday 20 August: full paper final submission for accepted abstracts

Alternatively:

Monday 6 August: direct full paper submission (max eight pages)

Monday 20 August: acceptance notification for presentation

NB Acceptance is conditional on at least one author booking to attend the Symposium by Friday 24 August 2018.