2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference - Engineering Management Update

The Engineering Management Track at the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) once again will offer many learning and networking opportunities to attendees. As track chairs, we strongly encourage any SEMS member attending the conference to attend the track. With almost 40 sessions planned, it's one of the largest tracks at the conference.

More than 100 technical presentations are scheduled across three full days in topic areas such as new product development, organizational learning, decision analysis, performance management systems, collaborative work environments, sustainable operations engineering and many more.

A highlight of the track is our featured speaker, Dr. Andy Neely from Cambridge University, who will speak on “Managing Performance in Turbulent Times.” Dr. Neely is an internationally-renowned scholar on performance measurement; his session will be at 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sunday in the Alachua Room and is a don’t-miss opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on this topic.

We have also planned a panel session, chaired by Dr. Lucy Morse, on international collaboration across our engineering management professional societies, scheduled for 11:40 a.m. Monday in the Baker Room.

You don’t want to miss hearing the work of our students, which will be featured in the SEMS Student Paper Competition (coordinated by Dr. Beth Cudney and sponsored by Transformation Inc.).

Our three finalists are scheduled to present on 11:00-12:15 p.m. Sunday in the Alachua Room. Lastly, our SEMS Town Hall meeting will provide information on what’s been going on in SEMS and what’s coming up this next year.

The SEMS Town Hall meeting is scheduled for 5:15-6:45 p.m. Monday in the Alachua Room, just before the Honors and Awards banquet. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear more about your society and ways to get involved.

If you see us at the conference, please take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us any feedback or suggestions you have for improving the Engineering Management Track.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Toni Doolen, Oregon State University
Sergio Gouvea da Costa, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil
Eileen Van Aken, Virginia Tech




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