22nd International Symposium on Inventories

19-23 August 2024

Radisson Blu Béke Hotel

Call for papers

The professional objective of organising this meeting is to provide a forum for an international exchange of ideas on various aspects of inventories. We invite papers on topics that fall under any of the current sections of ISIR:

  • Economics of Inventory and Production
  • Analytics and Forecasting for Inventory Control
  • Interfaces of Inventory with Transportation, Production, Finance and Marketing
  • Inventory Coordination in Supply Chains (includes Multi-echelon)
  • Spare Parts Management and Maintenance Optimization
  • Sustainable Inventory Management (includes Perishables)

This year we organize special session on:

Papers on macro- and microeconomics, econometrics, economic policy, business, management, operations management and operations research aspects of inventory problems and related fields (production, logistics, etc.) are also invited.

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Submission information and formal requirements

Please note that we accept maximum two abstracts from one presenting author. Certainly one can be a co-author in more than two papers, but in that case the paper has to be presented by one of the co-authors.

  • All abstracts must be written in English
  • The abstract text should be within 2500 characters (together with space) and typeface: Arial Type, 12 pt, single space
  • The abstract title must be brief (max. 2 lines allowed in “Title Case” format) and clearly indicate the nature of the investigation
  • Authors number: will be maximized: 10 names
  • Workplaces: max. 10 different workplaces
  • The abstract must represent original work and should be as informative as possible. Conclusions must be supported by data. The body of the abstract should be ordered as follows:
    • Objectives of study
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • 3 keywords needed at the end of the abstract text
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any error in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author
  • Submitted abstracts can be seen, modified or deleted within the whole period of the abstract submission online
  • Once the abstract has been submitted, modified or deleted, the corresponding author will automatically receive an acknowledgement of receipt, modification or cancellation (by email)
  • Correspondence regarding the abstracts such as confirmation of submission, notification of acceptance or rejection and instructions for presentation will only be sent to the corresponding author. It is his/her responsibility to forward the information to all co-authors
  • The presenting author is required to register for the Symposium and pay the registration fee as a condition of presenting the paper

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In-absentia submissions

Those who wish to present their paper “in absentia” should also submit an abstract before 10 April, 2024 and if accepted, send the full paper (also 25.000 characters) not later than 31 July, 2024. These papers will be copied and distributed among the participants. Processing and handling fee (EUR 100) is to be paid with the “in absentia” papers. This option is open only for ISIR members. We accept maximum two in-absentia submissions from one author. Those, who attend the Symposium in person cannot submit further papers in absentia.


Abstracts will undergo a blind review. Executive Committee members, Session Chairs will act as reviewers. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by 15 May, 2024. Abstracts in electronic format will be available at the Symposium.

Instructions for speakers

PowerPoint or PDF presentations are accepted on Memory sticks, external HDD (memory sticks are recommended). Laptops and projectors will be available for the presenters. Macintosh users who wish to use an own laptop are kindly requested to bring the proper converter cord.

Special Issue Publication

Papers presented at the Symposium are invited for submission in the prestigious International Journal of Production Economics. The papers will be double blind refereed according to the general procedure of IJPE.

Every accepted paper is allocated to the next issue of the Journal and there will be a collection online for all papers that belong to that special issue.

Detailed instructions about the criteria of the submission: - https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-production-economics/publish/guide-for-authors