The IISE Annual Conference gathers the seasoned industry practitioners and cutting edge researchers from all segments of industrial & systems engineering domain. This event provides an exciting opportunity for attendees to meet, network, explore ideas, and learn from the leaders in industrial & systems engineering.

The conference program comprises primarily two types of sessions - proven solutions and applications from industry, and research from academia and industry scholars. In addition to these sessions, the conference program offers interactive panels, workshops, town hall meetings, facility tours, expo and keynote presentations.

What’s New?
1. Presenters now have the ability to link your abstract to a recognized IISE group. This will make it easier to find abstracts related to a particular society or division.

2. Two presentation formats have been added:

  • Interactive – Will allow a speaker with a standard oral presentation more time in order to incorporate a defined audience participation activity into the presentation.
  • PechaKucha – Allows speakers to sign up for a special interactive session where presentations are delivered exclusively in the 20x20 format (20 images for 20 seconds each).

Oral presentations all have a standard duration of 20 minutes. All other presentation types (except Pecha Kucha) will be 80 minutes long. Conference events and educational sessions will be held in The Loew's Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Below is information that you will find helpful as you make preparations for the conference in Orlando!

Visit the Abstract Site to upload your paper, presentation or poster.

Future Milestones for Speakers:

  • March 6, 2018                                 Final papers due (if applicable)
  • March 13, 2018                               Presenting author registration due
  • April 3, 2018                                    Presentation schedule published
  • April 9, 2018                                    PowerPoint presentation due (optional)
  • May 19 – 22, 2018                          2018 IISE Annual Conference & Expo!

Additional Info/Templates:

Please note: For presenters, one can be a presenting author for up to two abstracts (including invited and contributed). There is no limit to the number of papers for which one can co-author. The presenting author is the one who will register for the conference and present the work. (Note that the presenting author is not necessarily the first author). 

Abstracts/papers that do not have a presenting author registered for the conference by March 13, 2018 will be automatically removed from the program and proceedings.

Full paper template: Papers will be double-blind reviewed by two reviewers. To this end, please do not include any author information in your initial paper submission.

Please follow the guidelines below and use the paper template when preparing your paper submission.

Author Reminders 

For Abstract Submission:

  1. Please ensure that each author's name is entered in the X-CD system as it should appear in the conference final program and proceedings. Capitalize the first letter of the first and last names; do not use all capital letters or all lower case letter.
  2. Institution or organizational affiliation should be included for each author.
  3. Please ensure that the email address is one that is regularly checked – all communication from Program Chairs and Track Chairs will come to this email address.
  4. Abstract should be between 100 and 200 words (in the initial abstract submission and in the paper, if one is submitted).

For Paper and Extended Abstract Submission:

  1. Prepare the paper/extended abstract following all IISE 2018 formatting requirements – refer to the template. Papers/extended abstracts that deviate from the formatting requirements will be returned without review.
                A. Paper Formatting Guidelines
                B. Extended Abstract Formatting Guidelines
                C. LaTeX template for full paper
                D. LaTeX templates for extended abstract
  2. Do not include any author information in the initial paper/extended abstract submission. All submitted papers/extended abstracts are reviewed using a double-blind process. Manuscripts prepared in a way that compromises the double-blind review process will be returned to authors.
  3. Do not include any tracked changes in the final version submitted.
  4. If title or abstract were revised in the final paper submission compared to the original abstract submission, please modify the abstract information in the X-CD system as needed.
  5. Submit only pdf files for final papers.
  6. Permission-to-Publish form - Due March 23.

Conference Registration 
Speakers are not registered automatically. Please go to the registration page on the conference website to register. When registering, please select "Speaker," then use Speaker Code "2018IISESpkr" and your abstract number to qualify for the speaker rate. The speaker rate is $799.

Conference Hotel
Conference hotel information is available at the Conference Hotel/Travel page of the conference website.

Student Registration 

IISE student members will be able to register online using their member IDs.

As a non-member, fax in registration form accompanied by documentation showing full-time student status. A copy of your student ID will not be accepted. Fax: (770) 441-3295

Please note that conference speakers are not paid or reimbursed for travel expenses.  

AV Requirements* 

  • A data projector and screen will be provided in each room.
  • All educational sessions and conference activities will take place in The Loew's Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida.

*You must supply your own laptop for your presentation.  

Poster Presenters

By being chosen, you have a unique opportunity to share experiences, which can benefit your peers.  As you move closer to the day when you will present, we ask you keep the following guidelines in mind.  It is the mission of the Program Committee to provide our participants the highest quality presentations, information sharing, and networking opportunities.  In order for us to be able to achieve the mission, we have compiled a checklist and guidelines that list characteristics of successful presentations.  

Poster Guidelines

Conference Registration
Poster presenters are not registered automatically. Additional poster presenter registration will be available in late fall.

Conference Hotel
Conference hotel information is available at the Conference Hotel/Travel page of the conference website.