Work Systems Division
IIE Work Systems Division members have an interest in the art, science, and practice of designing, implementing, analyzing and improving human-machine systems that work together to produce goods and provide services.
Call for papers!
2014 Annual Conference and Expo
Palais des Congrés de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
May 31 - June 3, 2014
Track: Work Systems
Deadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, Nov. 22.
Abstracts are required to be between 100 and 200 words
Abstract submission site: https://www.xcdsystem.com/iie2014/
Conference website: www.iienet.org/annual
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is sponsoring the Work Systems Track at the 2014 IIE Annual Conference and Expo. The IIE Annual Conference and Expo is the Institute of Industrial Engineer's premier annual professional development event for managers, engineers, staff, and line personnel who drive productivity and efficiency in their organizations. We encourage you to contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract.
There are two categories for papers:
- Applied Solutions – Applied Solutions papers present proven solutions from applying industrial and systems engineering principles within industry, healthcare or service companies.
- Industrial Systems and Engineering Research Conference – these papers describe academic and new research or modeling for systems applied to Work Systems science and Industrial Engineering.
Papers on legal aspects of Work Systems may be submitted to either track as is appropriate.
Click here for more information, areas in which papers are welcome, and important dates.
Vision (what we want to become)
- Work Systems Division is to be the leading source for promoting advancements in the science, mathematics, and engineering principles that define work systems.
- The Work Systems Division inspires those with an interest in designing, implementing, analyzing, and improving Work Systems in all environments (terrestrial, subterranean, underwater, atmospheric, outer space, cyberspace, etc.).
Mission (what we are doing today)
- The Work Systems Division primary focus is on defining/establishing a work systems framework and scientific approach to design, standardization, measurement, analysis and optimization.
- We provide professional forums for IIE members, present advanced concepts in work systems theory and application, and define the Work Systems Body of Knowledge.
- Division members actively promote research, discovery, and open dialogue on the science, mathematics, and engineering discipline needed to design, build, operate, and sustain work systems.
- Our efforts stimulate innovation, foster competitiveness, and promote advancements in work systems theory and practice.
Key Markets: (Who is our target audience?)
- Academic Community (Focus is on Fundamental Aspects)
- Industrial Community (Focus is on Improving Productivity/Reducing Cost)
Contributions: (What products or services do we provide to our clients/customers/audience?)
- A theory, a Body of Knowledge, and a support organization.
- A forum for challenging and advancing the Work Systems Body of Knowledge
Distinctions: (What makes our product or service unique, so that the audience will choose us?)
- Our primary focus is on defining/establishing a work systems framework and scientific approach to design, standardization, measurement, analysis, and optimization.
"A work system is a system in which human participants and/or machines perform work using information, technology, and other resources to produce products and/or services for internal or external customers. Typical business organizations contain work systems that procure materials from suppliers, produce and deliver products or services to customers, find customers, create financial reports, hire employees, coordinate work across departments, and perform many other functions.
The work system concept is a common denominator for many types of systems that operate within or across organizations."
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