October 19-20, 2017
Herndon, VA USA

The Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering will be holding its Sixth Annual World Conference from October 19 through October 20, 2017. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles Airport hotel in Herndon, Virginia.

Call for Papers

Individuals interested in presenting their research/case study must submit an abstract of no more than 300-words in English before August 15, 2017 be submitted via email to All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and authors will be notified via email before August 20, 2017. Full paper in electronic format will be due by September 4, 2017. Download a copy of the call for papers for the 2017 Conference.

Conference Milestones

Abstracts due: August 15, 2017
Final Papers due: September 4, 2017
Early Registration deadline: September 18, 2017
Hotel Room Reservation deadline: September 18, 2017

Topics of Interest

The conference emphasizes the use of engineering design and analysis and would strive to maintain a balance between research and application. The conference will cover:

  • Applied Operations Research
  • Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Information Systems
  • Production Systems Design, Planning and Control
  • System Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Safety Management
  • System Engineering and Management
  • Service System and Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Technology Management
  • Productivity and Business Strategies
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial Ergonomics and Safety
  • Facilities Design and Location
  • Work Measurement and Methods Engineering
  • Other Topics of Interest in Industrial Engineering

Conference Chairs

Jeffrey Fernandez - JFAssociates, Inc.
Anand Subramanian - JFAssociates, Inc.
Daryl Santos - State University of New York at Binghamton
Salvador Noriega - Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

Conference Proceedings

This year's conference will feature the new process of publishing peer-reviewed conference articles/papers. All submitted full papers/articles will be peer-reviewed by the society's technical committee before publication in the conference proceedings in external media. The conference program with brief abstract for each article will be available before and at the conference. Revised and expanded versions of selected papers registered and presented at the conference will be considered for publication in future issues of Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) - the society's journal.

Student Paper Award

Interested students are encouraged to submit their abstracts with a cover letter indicating their interests in the student paper award, letter from advisor/professor indicating contribution towards the research, and proof of student status (undergraduate or graduate) to a Conference Chair by August 15, 2017. Papers with the student as the sole author or with only one faculty advisor as the registered co-author will be considered for the Student Award.