Department of Information Systems & Operations Management

Research Workshop

The ISOM workshop series is an annual single-track conference focused around a single theme. It is held in the Spring semester every year.

2013 ISOM Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Retail Operations

February 8-9, 2013

The 2013 ISOM workshop is focused on the marketing and operational strategies in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing business environment. The workshop is designed to have one and a half day of focused and intellectually stimulating sessions among researchers working in this area. The workshop showcases all kinds (organizational, behavioral, economic, and technical) of research with both analytical and empirical methodologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assortment planning
  • Retail merchandising
  • Synergies between e-commerce and traditional retailing
  • Retail store operations
  • Usage of technology in retail operations
  • Pricing issues for retail
  • Demand forecasting


The hotel where you will be staying is the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville. It is situated on 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607, and the hotel phone number is 352-371-3600. The bookings have already been made, and your room will be paid for.

If you are arriving at the Gainesville Regional Airport, the easiest way to reach the hotel is to take a cab. The hotel is about 9 miles from the airport (directions), and the ride should be less than half an hour (driving directions).

If you are arriving at an airport outside Gainesville, there are two options. If you can make it to the dinner on Thursday, the restaurant is called Liquid Ginger, and it is situated in downtown Gainesville (Google Maps). And if you arrive too late for the dinner, you can drive straight to the hotel (Google Maps) - the restaurant and the bar in the hotel remain open till quite late, and you have other options for dinner on Archer Road (Google Maps), which is less than a mile south of the hotel.

The workshop will be held in the hotel itself, in the Azalea Room.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner: We will arrange for your transportation from and to the hotel on both Thursday and Friday for the dinners. Lunch on Friday will be at the hotel restaurant Albert's. There will be a mini breakfast bar at the hotel in the Break Pavilion, which is near the room (Azalea) where the presentations will be held. On Saturday, we will have a boxed-lunch outside the Azalea room at the hotel.

After the conference is over, if you are leaving from the Gainesville Regional Airport, you can easily hail a cab. Alternatively, we have been informed that the hotel shuttle can drop you off at the airport if you notify them in advance.

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Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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