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We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in 2014 for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year!

The conference program comprises two types of sessions: Applied Solutions, showcasing proven solutions and applications from industry, and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), featuring research from academia and industry scholars.

All educational sessions will be held at the Palais des Congrés de Montréal.

View the Applied Solutions Sessions and Build Your Schedule 

View the ISERC Sessions and Build Your Schedule 

Do you prefer to print the full schedule? Applied Solutions | ISERC 

Be a part of the energy that is the IIE Annual Conference!

You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions that translate into improved efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness for your organization. There are many events happening at the same time, so plan your time well. The ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions are timed so that they start and end at times that allow you to attend sessions in both programs.

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Applied Solutions Sessions

The purpose of the Applied Solutions sessions is to present proven solutions from applying industrial and systems engineering principles within industry, healthcare or service companies.

For more information about the Applied Solutions Sessions, click here.

Click here for a message from the Applied Solutions Chair. 

Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Sessions (ISERC)

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) is the new name for the Industrial Engineering Research Conference. The ISERC, which is part of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research community.

For more information about the ISERC Sessions, click here.

 Click here for a message from the ISERC Chairs  

ABET - Preparing for ABET Accreditation Visits

The IIE Accreditation Advisory Council again will sponsor a workshop at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo to help industrial engineering and industrial engineering technology department chairs and assessment coordinators prepare for upcoming ABET accreditation visits. It will focus on assembling documentation and making arrangements in advance of an accreditation visit, with a specific emphasis on industrial engineering program criteria.

The workshop is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 as a session during the conference.

The session can accommodate up to 50 people, and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, email Bonnie Cameron at bcameron@iienet.org.


Doctoral Colloquium
Saturday, May 31
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers held the 13th annual IIE Doctoral Colloquium, Saturday, May 31 preceding the IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Montreal, Canada.

This all-day event was designed for doctoral candidates expecting to graduate by spring of 2015. Panels of experts lead discussions on various topics of interest, including the job search, life in academia and industry, the tenure process, teaching, research, and professional service. Students presented their dissertation research in a poster session. A panel reviewed the posters and awarded a best poster designation.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Doctoral Colloquium Posters:

First Place: Dongping Du
University of South Florida
Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
Tampa, Fla.

Second Place: Sojung Kim
University of Arizona
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Tucson, Ariz.

Third Place: Lisa Bosman
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.

We congratulate the winners as well as all the other participants who put up exceptional posters. The judges had a difficult time picking only the top three winners, which is a testimony to the quality of all the posters on display.


Gino J. Lim, Ph.D.
Ann Bisantz, Ph.D.

New Faculty Colloquium
Saturday, May 31
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) held the 12th annual New Faculty Colloquium, Saturday, May 31 preceding the IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Montreal, Canada.

This all-day event was designed for new faculty, specifically junior faculty within their first three years on a tenure track assistant professor appointment, to provide information that can be useful for successfully navigating the challenges of an academic career and gaining tenure and promotion. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, network with peers, and interact with senior-level professors. 

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops offer in-depth, skill-building tools and focus on the topics that you will require for career advancement and professional development. Enhance your learning experience and maximize your networking opportunities by attending one of our pre-conference workshops.

Vendor Presentations

Connect with the ideal resource for the latest in products and services for your projects. If you've been sourcing vendors for a special project, process improvement, training or new product development, be sure to make time to attend. It gives you time to get all your questions answered which will shorten your decision-making process. You're both at the conference. Why not save on travel and time by meeting during this time?

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