Rio de Janeiro, dec 10-12, 2018


The "2018 POMS International Conference in Rio" will be held on December 10th to 12th, 2018 at PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. The theme is "Operations Management for Social Good".


The 2018 POMS International Conference is organized by the POMS Caribbean & Latin American Chapter. This international conference provides an opportunity for faculty, doctoral students and practitioners to share knowledge and insights through research presentations, tutorials, workshops and panel discussions that contribute to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management (POM).


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About the society

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional and academics organization representing the interests of production and operations management professionals and academicians all over the world. The Society aims at (i) extending and integrating knowledge in the field of POM; (ii) disseminating information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organizations, national and local governments, and the general public.


The society’s web page may be found at:

POMS Caribbean & Latin American Chapter:

who may participate

Researchers working in the area of operations management (OM) from academia, government, industry and research establishments as well as doctoral students are invited to submit research papers.


  • Adriana Leiras (general chair), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil.

  • Carlos Alberto González-Calderón, Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Medellin (UNAL-Medellin), Colombia.

  • Irineu de Brito Junior, Universidade Estadual Paulista at São José dos Campos, Brazil (ICT-UNESP).
  • Sebastian Villa, Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes), Bogota, Colombia.

  • Hugo Tsugunobu Yoshida Yoshizaki, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.



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