IISE work systems division (WS) best student paper competition

Sponsored by the Work Systems Division

The Work Systems Division (WS) recognizes students are a large part of IISE membership. With over 1,100 students in the division, this competition will serve as an incentive to encourage students to continue developing the field of Work Systems. The winner will be recognized at the >IISE Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 20-23, 2023. This award includes a $250 cash prize.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidate papers will come from those submitted (or transferred) to the Work Systems and Services track and accepted through the normal submission process.
  • Multiple students can co-author a paper. At least one must be a member of IISE and the Work Systems Division at the time of paper submission. All student co-authors should have their names listed before any non-students in the list of authors.
  • The student(s) must have carried out a substantial part of the research reported in the paper.
  • Final paper deadline is Feb. 10, 2023.

Evaluation Process

The Work Systems Division Board will evaluate the qualified papers and select a winner. The winning paper will be announced by March 15, 2023, via a direct email to the winner and recognized at the Work Systems Division Town Hall Meeting conducted at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 20-23, 2023, New Orleans, Louisiana. The winning paper will also be announced via an IISE connect message to the Work Systems Division.

Questions? Contact Amy Straub.


Abstract Submissions: Nov. 11, 2022
Paper Submission Deadline: Feb. 10, 2023
Winner Notification: March 24, 2023