Twenty second Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management

December 9-11, 2022
Hybrid Mode [Online and Offline]
Theme: “Sustainability, Flexibility and Digital Transformation”

Post pandemic the business organisations have realised that being sustainable is cardinal for their own as well as the survival of humanity. As organisations continue to transform their business processes and products into more sustainable ones, they are on the constant lookout for strategies and solutions which aligns with their social and business goals. The quintessential characteristic of the relatively resilient firms was their flexibility and the ability to digitally transform their processes. Through GLOGIFT 22 conference we seek to collate and discuss the ideas and solutions proposed by disparate groups on sustainability, flexibility and digital transformation.


    GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (GIFT) is a registered society for promoting Flexibility as a concept. The need of GIFT is felt because the continuously changing economic and technological scenario is posing newer challenges to manage the emerging situations, and thus, requiring newer paradigms to match with the reality more effectively. The emerging management issues signify change, complexity and multiplicity demanding high degree of responsiveness, adaptability and openness in management. A radical change is taking place in management thought shattering the older paradigms leading to evolution of a new management paradigm. Though apparently all the emerging approaches are different, the bottom line is flexibility. In order to enrich the management paradigm to meet the current reality and the challenges of the new millennium a pressing need was felt by various management professionals to have a common forum for interactive participation and learning. This professional body has been created to meet such a challenge.


    LM THAPAR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (LMTSM) was established on July 23, 2007 in the erstwhile princely state of Patiala (Punjab, India),under the flagship of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to be-University), a 64-year-old academic institution. The tech-savvy new campus at Derabassi on the outskirts of Chandigarh is set on a sprawling area of 33 acres. With students from all across India, LMTSM has a residential facility for over 500 students. LMTSM is ranked 42 by the NIRF 2021 rankings for its Management courses. The Institute takes pride in being the architects and builders of the new India and a new Indian business model embedded in its cultural realities and contemporary aspirations.


GLOGIFT 22 invites researchers and practitioners to submit research-based as well as practical papers linked with the theme of the conference. The broad areas / sub-themes that will be of interest for the conference are given below. Papers can be submitted under any one of the sub-themes or related areas.

Sustainability Flexibility Digital Transformation
Sustainable practices Systemic, strategic and organizational flexibility Artificial intelligence, machine learning in management
Social entrepreneurship Lean and agile systems and technologies Business analytics and Data sciences
Ethical issues in addressing sustainability challenges Financial Flexibility and Risk Management Digital transformation of business
ESG investing Marketing flexibility Role of digital business model post Covid-19
Green Marketing Human resource flexibility and change management Digital business model innovation
Circular economy Information System Flexibility ICT for Development (ICT4D)
Energy security Flexibility in crisis management Digitalization of financial services
Environment Management & Sustainability Post-Covid learnings and restructuring in business FinTech
Food security Flexibility Maturity Models Digital Marketing
Sustainable construction and materials Strategic Alliances Company-wide integration and ERPs
Flexible and sustainable supply chains Firm Competitiveness


Papers should be thought-provoking and based on current research. The titles should be brief. Although there is no word limit, concise papers are encouraged. Papers can be accepted for presentation based on the extended abstracts. Click here for formatting requirements.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the conference on CD/Pen drive. A selected subset of these papers, subject to the review by the respective journal, will be considered for publication in Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (Springer), Global Business and Competitiveness, and Journal of Global Business and Economics. These journals are listed in various abstracting and indexing databases and journal quality lists such as ABDC and ABS. A set of articles will be published in the form of the book under the Book Series on Flexible Systems Management (Springer).

Publication in Proceedings is subject to a strict set of standards of review and deadlines.

All submissions to be made through the EasyChair online submission link.


30 November 2022 Submission of Extended Abstract / Paper (optional)
02 December 2022 Acceptance of Extended Abstract / Paper
05 December 2022 Submission of Full Paper in Final (Camera Ready) properly formatted form for inclusion in Conference Proceedings
08 December 2022 Regular Registration
09 December 2022 On the Spot Registration (09-11 December,2022)


Particulars Regular Registration
Within India (Rs.)
Regular Registration
Overseas (USD $)
Delegates from Industry 7,000 400
Delegates from Academia/ R&D Org 7,000 400
Members from GIFT 5,000 300
Students 3,000 180
Student Members from GIFT 2,500 120
Note (For all categories):

Early Bird - Discount of Rs 500/- within India and US$ 50 from overseas. Late Registration - Additional Rs 500/- within India and US$ 50 from overseas Spot Registration - Additional Rs 1000/- within India and US$ 100 from overseas.

Account Details:


A/c No: 676010011622 (Saving A/c)

IFSC Code: KKBK0000263

Name of Bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., Leela Bhawan, Patiala, Punjab


Mr. R. L. Uppal

Sr Executive Director (HR & IT) at MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD, India

Prof. Stuart Evans

Distinguished Service Professor, Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

Prof. Idiano D'Adamo

Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome Italy

Prof. Sushil

Emeritus Professor,IIT Delhi, Delhi, India

Mr. Rajat Sikka

Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Mr. Vipul Mittal

Transformation Leader, EY GDS, Digital Tarnsformation

Mr. Ajay Seth

Divisional Director Customer Service & D2C Sales, Panasonic India Private Limited, India

Prof. (Dr.) Padmakumar Nair

Director & Dean, L.M. Thapar School of Management, Dera Bassi Campus Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India

Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Batish

Deputy Director & Dean, Contemporization Initiatives of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India


S.No. Accommodation Tarrif Remarks
1 Guest House of the Institute Rs 1000/ per day 15 rooms are available, rooms are double bed and can be shared as per choice of guests
2 Guest Houses in some institutes in Chandigarh (NITTTR/PEC/PU etc) As per the rates decided by the respective institute. However, the rates will be nominal Accommodation will be arranged/booked after getting a request from the delegates.
3 Nearby hotels at Dera Bassi, Zirakhpur or Chandigarh As per the respective hotel.
  1. Hotel Paras Dera Bassi, Paras Group of Hotels (Rooms available - 8) Tariff - For Single Occupancy - Rs 2000 +12 % GST (Breakfast not included)
  2. Hotel Blue Sapphire, Dera Bassi (Rooms available - 9) Tariff - For Single Occupancy - Rs 2000 (including GST, excluding Breakfast)
  3. Hotel Jyoti (Rooms available - 10) Tariff - For two bed occupancy - Rs 1200 +12 % GST (No meals included)

* Please note that the first two are more preferred options.


To be updated soon…


About Chandigarh

Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and industrial relics.

About Punjab

Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan, is the heart of India’s Sikh community. The city of Amritsar, founded in the 1570s by Sikh Guru Ram Das, is the site of Harmandir Sahib, the holiest gurdwara (Sikh place of worship). Known in English as the Golden Temple, and surrounded by the Pool of Nectar, it's a major pilgrimage site. Also in Amritsar is Durgiana


Prof. Sushil, Professor IIT Delhi, India

Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Professor IIM Lucknow, India

Dr. N. Tejo Prakash, Professor TIET Patiala, India

Dr. Ramesh Anbanandam, Associate professor, IIT Roorkee, India

Dr. Neelam Rani, Associate professor, IIM Shillong, India

Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Avoid crowds and close contact. Wear a properly fitted mask when physical distancing is not possible and in poorly ventilated settings. Clean your hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


Organizing Committee

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Hota

Dr. Amit Prakash Jha

Program Committee

Dr. Kavitha P

Dr. Akanksha Batra

Conference Secretariat, GLOGIFT 22

LM Thapar School of Management, Dera Bassi Campus, Off
Derabassi - Barwala Road, District SAS Nagar – 140507

Phone: +919956315154, +919877910735

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