Dear SAP Members,
I am happy to share the October-2020 edition of our SAP newsletter with you. Please find the newsletter with all its exciting content attached.
In a year without any in-person conference interactions we look ahead and already focus our attention on the planning and coordination of our IG's program at the - again virtual - AOM 2021. We hope you contribute to our program by submitting your paper and symposium proposals for the next annual meeting. You will find more details on the road ahead from p. 3 onwards.
Looking back, it feels like this year's AOM meeting happened just a moment ago. In this newsletter, you will find impressions from this first-ever virtual conference, including reflections on our fifth successful SAP Doctoral & Early Career Program (from p. 6 on), pictures from this year's virtual conference activities (p. 5) and a celebration of our award winners (from p. 8 on). Moreover, we would like to thank our Outgoing Chair Rajiv for all his work for the community (p. 13)!
We are very proud to announce a variety of new services for you again: On p. 11 and 12 you are invited to join our two new virtual initiatives, and on p. 16 and 17 we are happy to share our latest newsletter feature on SAP research during Covid-19. This issue also includes reflections on this year's successful SAP Community Day at EGOS (p. 14) as well as recent SAP and SAP-related publications that might be of interest to you (p. 15).
Preparing for the future, this newsletter also provides you with a collection of announcements relevant for our SAP community: Please respond to the Calls for Papers of our SAP-related track at the SMS (p. 18) and at EURAM (p. 19) and for the SAP-related sub-themes at EGOS (from p. 20 on). Lastly, we are happy to travel to our French SAP community on p. 22. If you are interested in being featured in our SAP-around-the-globe section in one of next year's newsletters, please contact me.
We hope you enjoy the October edition of our newsletter and that it brings you inspiration and joy amidst the unfortunately deteriorating pandemic situation. Stay healthy and take care!
Tania Weinfurtner, (new) Membership Chair