Call for papers

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Thu, 8 Feb 1996 22:49:09 +0100

** The 1st Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering **
** Applications and Practice **

Time: December 4-7, 1996
Place: Double Tree Guest Suites, Houston, Texas USA

Sponsored by
International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Applications and Practice
University of Cincinnati
University of Houston

Bradley University, USA
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Lab., USA
Kansas State University, USA
University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
Louisiana Tech University, USA
University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Tennessee Technological University, USA
Texas A&M University, USA
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Texas Tech University, USA
Wichita State University, USA
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
University of Glasgow, UK
TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Monash University, Australia
Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France
Ecole Polytechnique, Switzerland
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

******************** AIM AND SCOPE *******************************
The conference is established to disseminate significant research results,
technical and methodological applications, case studies, and surveys
concerned with Industrial Engineering areas to both researchers and
practitioners. The conference is intended to bring together, in one place,
developments in Industrial Engineering areas that are of interest to both
researchers and practitioners.

******************** 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: (1) Computational Intelligence in Industrial
Engineering, (2) Consumer Product Design, (3) Engineering Economy and Cost
Estimation, (4) Facilities Design and Location, (5) Information Systems, (6)
Maintenance Engineering and Management, (7) Materials Handling, (8)
Performance Analysis and Simulation, (9) Production Systems Design, Planning
and Control, (10) Productivity and Business Strategies, (11) Project
Management, (12) Technology Management and Transfer, (13) Total Quality
Management and Quality Technology, (14) Work Measurement and Methods
Engineering, (15) Industrial Ergonomics and Safety, (16) Applied Operations
Research, (17) CAD/CAM, and (18) Other Topics of Interest in the Industrial
Engineering Field. The conference would particularly encourage
interdisciplinary studies requiring the use of traditional Industrial
Engineering techniques and methodologies.

******************* CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS ************************
Four copies of a 350 word abstract in English should be submitted by May 15,
1996 to:
Dr. Jacob Jen-Gwo Chen, Conference Chair
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4812, U.S.A.
Tel: (713)743-4198 Fax: (713)743-4190

All abstracts and final papers will be reviewed by the International Advisory
Committee. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be mailed by June 15,
1996. Full paper will be due by September 15, 1996.

***************** CALL FOR INVITED SESSIONS **************************
Authors are encouraged to organize a session in the topics relevant to the
Conference. Interested session organizers are requested to submit a proposal,
including the title of the session, title of articles, and a list of
participating authors and their affiliations, by May 15, 1996 to the
conference chair.

***************** CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ***************************
All submitted articles will be published in the Conference Proceedings which
will be available at the conference. Revised and expanded version of selected
papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the
International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Applications and Practice
and other journals.

**************** INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE **********************
F. Aghazadeh, Louisiana State University, USA
V. Allada, University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
A. A. Andijani, King Fhad Univ., Saudi Arabia
G. Bengu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
C. O. Benjamin, University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
S. Benjaafar, University of Minnesota, USA
K. Bhaskaran, Philips Laboratory, USA
L. K. Chan, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Y. Edan, Ben Gurion University of the Neges, Israel
C. H. Dagli, University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
S. Dutta, University of Winsor, Canada
S. Deivanayagam, Tennessee Tech University, USA
S. O. Duffuaa, King Fhad Univ., Saudi Arabia
J. E. Fernandez, Wichita State University, USA
I. Gilad, TECHNION - Israel Inst. of Tech., Israel
M. Hagiwara, Nogoya Inst. of Technology, Japan
S. Hood, IBM, USA
Y. Ikeda, AICHI Institute of Technology, Japan
M. A. Javed, Southampton Institute, UK
A. K. Kamarani, University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
J. I Ker, Louisiana Tech. University, USA
T. B. Leamon, Liberty Mutual Research Center, USA
J. Lee, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
C. H. Liu, North Carolina A & T University, USA
A. Mital, University of Cincinnati, USA
B. Peacock, General Motor, USA
S. Ramani, Acad. for Mgmt. Excellence, India
R. Schlegel, University of Oklahoma, USA
D. Sule, Louisiana Tech University, USA
S. M. A. Suliman, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
J. Maley, Ford Motor Co., USA
P. Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Y. B. Park, Kyung Hee University, Korea
A. Raouf, GIK Institute of Engr. Sc. and Tech, Pakistan
O. M. Ulgen, Production Modeling Corp. USA
H. W. Wain, AMETEM, Inc., USA
T. L. Ward, University of Louisville, USA
Y. Washio, Niigata Univ. of Intern. and Inf. Studies, Japan
T T. Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, USA

****************** REGISTRATION FEE ***********************************
Registration fee includes the conference proceedings, reception, banquet, and
coffee breaks. Student registration does not include proceedings, reception,
and banquet tickets.
Early registration (Before September 15, 1996) -----US$ 180
Regular registration---------------------------------------- US$ 230
Student registration ------------------------------------------ US$50

****************** HOTEL INFORMATION **********************************
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Double Tree Guest Suites in
Houston. Suite rates are:
1. One Bedroom Suite for Single/Double Occupancy
(840 sq. ft.) - US$ 79.00
2. Two Bedroom Suite for Triple/Quad Occupancy (1280 sq. ft.) - US$

****************** STUDENT PAPER AWARD ********************************
Interested students are encouraged to submit their abstracts with a cover
letter indicating their interest in this student paper award to the
conference chair by May 15, 1996. Papers must be solely authored by
student(s). Prizes will be awarded to the best three student papers.