Writing a technical paper in ISE: A network perspective

Identify your audience, then create a framework for the problem and its solution

By J. MacGregor Smith

Writing a technical paper in industrial and systems engineering for publication is a complex challenge. Not only must you have something creative to say, you should have a clear idea of your audience and how it will benefit from your ideas. From one perspective, it can be seen as a network optimization problem where the best flow of ideas is created. Viewing the problem from this perspective is challenging, informative and ultimately constructive.

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