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Call for Papers - 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference

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2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
Palais des Congrés de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
May 31 - June 3, 2014

Deadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Abstracts are required to be between 100 and 200 words

Abstract submission site: https://www.xcdsystem.com/iie2014/

Conference website: www.iienet.org/annual

Dear colleagues,

The Construction Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is sponsoring the Construction Research Track at the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC).  The ISERC is the new name for the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC).  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.

As track chairs of the Construction Research Track, we would like to encourage you to contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work in ISERC sessions. Each session will be 75 minutes and have 3 or 4 presenters. Abstracts are welcome in traditional or emerging areas relating to construction, such as: 

  • Lean construction
  • Quality/productivity in construction
  • Construction methods
  • Construction contracts
  • Ergonomics
  • Sustainable construction
  • Automation in construction
  • Construction safety
  • Analytics in construction
  • Building Information Modeling
    & Systems (BIM/BIS)
  • Information technologies & systems in
  • Supply chain & logistics in
  • Scheduling & planning in

We strongly encourage all presenters to submit a full length paper for the conference proceedings.  The papers should contain results that are significant and have archival value to the industrial and systems engineering research community.  Full papers have a ten-page limit and will undergo a double-blind peer review process.  All accepted papers are indexed by ProQuest.  IIE is currently working on uploading papers of previous years onto IIE website. Presentations without a paper are acceptable, but will not be indexed in the conference proceedings.

The important deadlines for the conference are: 

  • Abstract submissions: Nov. 22
  • Notification of decision on abstract: Dec. 19
  • Submission of full papers (optional but encouraged):  Jan. 23
  • Notification of decision on paper: Feb. 22
  • Final Version of full paper due: March 8
  • Presenting author registration deadline: March 15

If your abstract or paper is accepted: (a) the presenting author for the paper must register for the conference by March 15, 2014 (presentations/papers without the presenting author being registered for the conference will be withdrawn from the program and the proceedings); (b) the presenting author must attend and present the paper at the conference; and (c) we ask that you be ready to serve as a reviewer for fellow authors and follow review deadlines. 

There are also opportunities to organize invited sessions, or panels.  In addition to research presentations, the annual conference offers many opportunities for attendees, including the Applied Solutions Conference program, plant tours, networking, and keynote speakers. 

We look forward to seeing you in Montréal! 


Gerald Knapp  and Paul Ray
Construction Research Track Chairs

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