The IISE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding published book that focuses on a facet of industrial engineering, improves education or furthers the profession.


IISE members and nonmembers.


  • Not more than one award will be presented each year. If the judges find no worthy candidate, then the award will not be presented.
  • The book must be a first edition and published by a commercial company rather than be self-published or published on the Web only.
  • The subject matter should be concerned directly with one or more areas of industrial engineering and be authoritative and comprehensive. The book should present a significant contribution to the field of knowledge. Style and format should be engaging and accessible.
  • The book must be published during the 12-month period prior to the nomination deadline (between Oct. 1 in the year prior to the award deadline, and before Sept. 30 of the year for which the award is conferred).
  • Books published by sponsoring publishers will also be eligible.

Nomination process:

  • Complete and return the nomination form.
  • Three letters of recommendation should be limited to a maximum of two pages each.
  • The nomination form, the nominator's letter and CV package should be limited to 12 pages.
  • The entire nomination packet should be no more than 18 pages total.