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Welcome to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka - for the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)  International Conference 2018, at Amaya Hills Hotel, Kandy. POMS is an international professional and academic organization representing the interests of Production and Operations Management (POM) professionals and academia from around the world ( POMS have conducted many international conferences since 1990 in all over the world including countries such as USA, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Australia, England, Netherland, Italy, Japan, China and India.

This year, the POMS 2018 International conference will be held in Sri Lanka for the first time, at the UNESCO World Heritage city KANDY on 14th - 16th of December 2018. It is hosted by the Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering (; Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (UOP) in collaboration with Departments of Engineering Management and Engineering Mathematics; Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer & Statistics; Faculty of Science and Department of Operations Management; Faculty of Management of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

The conference program includes research symposia, workshops, project exhibitions and panel discussions that will provide an in-depth engagement with topics and issues that are of interest to the delegates.We seek contributions from all interested local and international academia, graduate/postgraduate and industrial participants who are involved in the advancement of innovative technologies and applications of Operations Management (OM) & Industrial Engineering (IE) methods related to Production / Manufacturing and Service systems.

Optional post-conference tours will be organized for those who wish to visit some of the most beautiful and sacred monuments as well as the Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka. You will surely have an exciting time at the hill capital of Sri Lanka during this exquisite season of mild weather where you can enjoy the cold breeze flowing in from the Himalayas.

We are keenly looking forward to your participation.



PhD Opportunities – Prospects in US & Worldwide

Transformation of the Global Apparel Industry

Enhancing Sri Lanka’s Global Logistics and SCM Competitiveness

All accepted full papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore


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* Those who want to stay at the recommended hotels of the conference, please confirm their bookings as soon as possible to conference secretariat since we can't guarantee the availability of them in the coming weeks.

*Those who are willing to take airport pickups in OECD countries (Free) and Non-OECD countries (With Nominal fee) please give your itinerary (Arrival Date & Time and Flight Number) to the conference secretariat.
A special discount rate has been established at conference venue "AMAYA HILLS" for accommodation. Please contact conference secretariat to obtain booking instructions

We are happy to announce that Sri Lankan Airlines "The worlds leading airline for the Indian Ocean" has become our conference partner airline. Those who are originating from following destinations will be able to get a 15 % discount for economic fare and 10 % for the business fare. For more information please contact conference secretariat.

Important Dates

  • Early Bird online registration closes 31stOctober  2018
  • Regular online registration Open 01sthNovember  2018
  • Full paper submission (optional) closes 15th   30th September  2018
  • Notification of acceptance of
    Full paper submission
    25th October 2018
  • Deadline for the Final Manuscript Submission 10th November 2018
  • Regular online registration closes 01stDecember 2018