ISSSI 2017 Announcement and call for submissions
time: 2017-03-23

Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management

International Symposium on Supply Chain and

Service Innovation (ISSSI 2017)

Announcement and Call for Submissions

Theme: Collaboration enabled innovation

Venue: South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Date: April 6th- 7th, 2017 (Thursday – Friday)


Association of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ASCOM)

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China

Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Marjorie A. Lyles, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA

Prof Morgan Swink, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, USA

Prof Teo Chung Piaw, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof Chee Yew Wong, Business School, Leeds University, UK

Prof Xiande Zhao, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China

Supporting Journal:

Industrial Management & Data Systems(SCI-indexed)


Welcome to the International Symposium on Supply Chain and Service Innovation (ISSSI 2017) to be held at South China University of Technology. The symposium aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on the latest supply chain and service innovation developments in the field of management among researchers and practitioners in universities and industries, and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants. The symposium will foster networking, collaboration and joint effort among the participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends for responsible consumption and production.

Collaboration” is the theme of the symposium. Innovation, as a solution and/or outcome of applied and multidisciplinary research, is achieved in close collaboration with different supply chain partners. With the increasing prominence of internet and big data application in supply chain management, collaboration opportunities are not limited to immediate suppliers and customers, but also extend to second-tier suppliers and customers, 3PLs, and network platform service providers, etc. Meanwhile, increasing collaboration among different supply chain stakeholders significantly drives the development of innovation, in manufacturing sector and also other industries, such as finance, tourism, trade and commerce, etc. Those collaboration driven innovation promotes both firm sustainability and supply chain competitiveness. The symposium would inspire the academic and industry innovative thinking to create positive change in people and practices.

We believe that the theme also serves a higher level purpose, addressing the recent calls for “the innovation union” and “the factory of the future”. Made-in-China 2025 strategy aims to create smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by supporting the manufacturing and industrial sector in developing new products, services and processes. Collaborations between industry, funding bodies and academia are essential to achieve this. We must get together to build and share knowledge, and innovate models and solutions for managing operations. Industry needs the guidance of, and cooperation with, academia. We can only achieve that through collaboration.

Our distinguished keynote speakers from the industry and academia will address the importance of collaboration enabled innovation by sharing their experiences. Parallel sessions for academics to present the latest development in the field are also included. In this connection, we are now inviting extended abstracts for presentations. Outstanding extended abstracts and presentations will be recommended to be submitted to a feature issue, with fast tracked review process, of the SCI-indexed journal Industrial Management& Data Systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Business Intelligence for Service Supply Chain

    • Data-driven Product & Service Innovation in the Network Environment

    • Service Value Networks

    • Supply Chain Collaboration& Innovation

    • Supply Chain Learning & Innovation

    • Supply Chain Networks & Innovation

    • Supply Chain Sustainability & Innovation

Symposium Co-Chairs:

Prof Xiande Zhao, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China

Prof Guilong Zhu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Prof Hing Kai Chan, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Prof Xueyuan Liu, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Program Co-Chairs:

Prof Yongwu Zhou, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Prof Jing Dai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Organizing Committee Members:

Prof Muhammad Abdulrahman, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Prof Alain Chong, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Prof Baofeng Huo, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China

Prof Xiaoquan Liu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Prof Yong Long, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Prof Yinan Qi, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Prof Hua Song, Renmin University, Beijing, China

Dr Qiang Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Prof Yina Li, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Prof Zhiqiang Wang, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Mr JianjunWen, ShenZhenChuangjie Supply Chain Ltd, Shenzhen, China

Prof Fei Ye,South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Prof Huiying Zhang, Tianjin University, Tianjin University

Important Dates:

Submissions of extended abstracts

March 27, 2017

Notification of acceptation

March 31,2017

Registration fee:

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Registration rate



Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (not exceeding 1000 words) by March 27, 2017 for consideration, and it should be submitted

Abstracts are limited to 1000 words (everything included: the title, keywords, topic(s), word count, main subject text, tables, figures and references). The main text of an abstract should have the following structure:

  1. Purpose: Theoretical background, managerial problem and research questions, objectives and/or hypotheses.

  2. Design/methodology/approach: How are the objectives achieved? Describe the main data and data sources as well as methods of data collection, analysis and validation.

  3. Findings: Presentation and discussion of achieved or expected results.

  4. Relevance/contribution: Highlight achieved or expected contribution to the theory, practice, methodology or teaching of SCM and OM.

Preliminary Schedule:




April 6th, 2017 (Thursday)




Opening &Keynote speech 1


Group photo and Tea break


Keynote speech 2




Keynote speech 3


Tea break


Parallel sessions


Tea break


Parallel sessions


Gala Dinner

April 7th, 2017 (Friday)


Keynote speech 4


Tea break


Keynote speech 5


Tea break


Keynote speech 6




Parallel sessions


Tea break


Roundtable discussions


Dinner and Closure