Abstract submission is now closed.

All authors will get an email latest 1.11.2021 on whether their research has been accepted.

Link to the Teams-platform will be sent to all persons registered before 10.11

Call for papers

We hope to be able to welcome researchers and practitioners to interesting presentations and discussion on how to improve humanitarian response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. 

We welcome researchers’ and practitioners’ submissions focusing on the technologies, or methods, models, simulations and tools that can be used to improve humanitarian response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Contributions on the broad topics of humanitarian supply chains including refugees, health, conflicts, natural disasters, preparedness as well as creative and critical reflections are welcome. We are especially looking for contributions that discuss cash, vouchers, financial assistance for beneficiaries, as well as work that compare different modalities (cash vs in-kind).

Submission Guidelines

Authors, who would like to present their work at the conference, are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration by the program committee. This can include both completed work and ongoing research. Presentations of results from empirical work and “Insights from the Field” are especially welcome. 

Note! Only the abstract will be submitted.

All authors will get an email in November on whether their research has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The email will consist of information for presentation preparation. 

Submission portal

Abstracts must be submitted online at EASYCHAIR.

When you access the EasyChair site, you will need to log-in (or register, if you do not have an account). Once logged in, please follow the on-screen prompts, and click on the “New Submission” tab to start the process. Make sure to provide all the required information during the submission.


Main theme 2021: Financial, Cash and Voucher Assistance in Humanitarian Supply Chains

Other topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Factors that influence modality selection
  • Technology-based solutions for cash and voucher assistance
  • Local procurement in humanitarian supply chains
  • Market assessment and resilience of local supply chains and infrastructure
  • The business models of preparedness and prevention for sustainable operations