Submission Instructions

Important Dates

Submissions Open: May 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: June 23, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: August 21, 2017
INFORMS Early Registration date: September 29, 2017
CIST Speaker Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017

Submissions will be accepted through Easychair at

Papers should follow the specific guidelines below:

  • Maximum of 15 pages (excluding abstract, references, tables and figures), printable on 8.5 x 11-inch paper
  • 12-point font with one-inch margins on four sides
  • Double-spaced
  • Indicate on the front cover whether the bulk of the work was done by a student
  • Blind submissions are encouraged but not required.

Please note that CIST and INFORMS do not take ownership of paper copyrights.