September 17-18, 2020
Newark, NJ USA

The Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering will be holding its Ninth Annual World Conference on September 17-18, 2020. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Airport in the Newark, New Jersey area.

Call for Papers

Individuals interested in presenting their research/case study must submit an abstract of no more than 300-words in English before July 31, 2020 by using our online web portal ( . All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and authors will be notified via email before August 5, 2020. Full paper in electronic format will be due by August 17, 2020.Download a copy of the call for papers for the 2020 Conference.

Web-Based Remote Presentations

The conference will be supporting and hosting online web-based remote presentations during the conference. Sessions will be hosted so that individuals could present their research/case study online. Interested individuals please contact for additional information. Special registration rates are available for the web-based remote presentations.

Conference Milestones

Abstracts due: July 31, 2020
Final Papers due: August 17, 2020
Early Registration deadline: August 17, 2020
Hotel Room Reservation deadline: September 9, 2020

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:

  • Applied Operations Research
  • Quality Engineering
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Information Systems
  • Production Systems Design, Planning and Control
  • System Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Safety Management
  • System Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Technology Management
  • Productivity and Business Strategies
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial Ergonomics and Safety
  • Facilities Design and Location
  • Work Measurement and Methods Engineering
  • Other Topics of Interest in Industrial Engineering

Conference Chairs

Jeffrey Fernandez - JFAssociates, Inc.
Anand Subramanian - JFAssociates, Inc.
Daryl Santos - State University of New York at Binghamton
Paul Evangelista - United States Military Academy
Michael Kempf - Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Conference Proceedings

This year's conference will feature the new process of publishing peer-reviewed conference articles/papers. All submitted full papers/articles will be peer-reviewed by the society's technical committee before publication in the conference proceedings in external media. The conference program with brief abstract for each article will be available before and at the conference. Revised and expanded versions of selected papers registered and presented at the conference will be considered for publication in future issues of Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) - the society's journal.

Student Paper Award

Interested students are encouraged to submit their abstracts with a cover letter indicating their interests in the student paper award, letter from advisor/professor indicating contribution towards the research, and proof of student status (undergraduate or graduate) to a Conference Chair by August 17, 2020. Papers with the student as the sole author or with only one faculty advisor as the registered co-author will be considered for the Student Award.