The Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering will be holding its Regional Conference on
February 20-22, 2019. The conference will be held at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador.
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 the following topics:
- Optimization and Operations Research
- Ergonomics, Humans Factors and Occupational Safety
- Quality Engineering
- Production Systems and Manufacturing Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Other topics
Call for Abstracts
Individuals interested in presenting their research/case study must submit an abstract of no more than 300-words in English before November 1, 2018 be submitted via our
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and authors will be notified via email before December 15, 2018.
Download a copy of the call for papers for the 2019 Conference.
Abstracts due: November 1, 2018
Early Registration discount deadline: January 20, 2019
Chairs & proceedings
|Ximena Córdova, PhD – Universidad San Francisco de Quito|
|Gabriela García, PhD – Universidad San Francisco de Quito|
|Cristina Camacho, MSc – Universidad San Francisco de Quito|
|Elisa Vernaza, MBA - Universidad San Francisco de Quito|
|Jeffrey Fernandez, PhD – JFAssociates, Inc.|
|Anand Subramanian, PhD – JFAssociates, Inc.|
The conference program with the abstracts will be available before and at the conference. Conference proceedings will be provided in electronic form to each participant. In addition, abstracts will be indexed (ISBN) and published on the SISE webpage.
Abstract Guidelines for Authors
Interested authors are encouraged to submit an abstract using the following guidelines:
- All abstracts should be submitted as MS-WORD documents and the document size should not exceed 3 MB.
- The abstract should not exceed 300 words.
- Please leave one blank space (10 pt.) between each of the following: title, author’s names, address, and abstract.
- Paper margins are left - 0.75 inches, right - 0.75 inches, top - 1.25 inches, bottom - 0.75 inches, respectively.
- The abstract begins with a title in bold, which uses 14pt Times New Roman. This is followed by the details for each author in 12pt Times New Roman. The body of the abstract should be typed in 10pt Times New Roman.
- The file name is lastname_firstname.docx (OR lastname_firstname.doc).
- The advisory committee encourages all authors to have their abstracts reviewed by an editor for grammar and syntax prior to submission.
- All submitted abstracts will be review by the Conference Advisory Committee before publication in the conference proceedings in external media.
(until January 20, 2019)
(after January 20, 2019)
|USFQ members registration||60.00||75.00|
|USFQ ALUMNI registration||187.50||234.00|
*Registration fee included the conference proceedings, cocktail, and coffee breaks.
*Authors are allowed to submit a maximum of 1 abstract for each paid registration fee.
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SISE & keynote speakers
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), established in 2012, is a Non-Profit Organization under 503(c)(3). SISE sponsors an annual conference (World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering) and publishes Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) - an online journal. The goal for ISER is to publish one issue every quarter. The Aim and Scope/Topics of ISER are described below.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) is an online journal aimed at the advancement of industrial and systems engineering theory and practice as applied to any enterprise system. We seek to publish review articles, regular research papers containing new theoretical foundations, case studies, as well as manuscripts describing novel applications of existing techniques to new problem domains. Presently, all users have open access to all the journal articles.
Jeffrey Fernandez PhD PE CPE
Dr. Jeffrey Fernandez is the Managing Principal at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. He has a MS and PhD in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and a certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and is known for his expertise in occupational ergonomics and classical industrial engineering. From 1986 to 1999, Dr. Fernandez was a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Dr. Fernandez is a fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, and the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering. In 2015-2016 he was the President of the Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). In 2004-2005, he was the president of the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety. He has published more than 200 articles nationally and internationally. Dr. Fernandez is co-author of Applied Occupational Ergonomics: A Textbook – Fourth Edition and co-author of Ergonomía Ocupacional: Diseño y Administración del Trabajo. He is on numerous editorial boards for journals. At present, Dr. Fernandez is an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and George Mason University.
Anand Subramanian PhD CPE CSSBB
Anand Subramanian is a Principal at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Subramanian has a Doctoral and Master’s Degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
Dr. Subramanian is co-author of Product Development- A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Development, Design, and Manufacture - Second Edition published by Elsevier in 2014. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the managing editor of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Theory, Applications and Practice. In 2015-2016, he was the President for the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES). Currently he serves as the co-editor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) an open access journal (ISSN# 2329-0188) aimed at the advancement of industrial and systems engineering theory and practice as applied to any enterprise system.
Bernard Martin Ph.D Dr.Sc
El Dr. Martin es Profesor Asociado de Ingeniería Industrial y de Operaciones en la Universidad de Michigan, donde imparte cursos de biomecánica, interacciones hombre-máquina y métodos de investigación en ergonomía. El Dr. Martin también es científico investigador en la escuela de Kinesiología y afiliado del departamento de Ingeniería Biomédica de la Universidad de Michigan. El Dr. Martin está interesado en los sistemas de control sensomotor humanos y realiza investigaciones en esta área. Sus áreas actuales de investigación incluyen:
- evaluación sensorial y motora de pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular leve para la adaptación de los procedimientos de rehabilitación;
- fatiga muscular;
- contribución de la propiocepción cutánea al control de la postura;
- exposición a la vibración mano-brazo en taladros eléctricos;
- orientación de individuos con baja visión que usan integración multisensorial.
El Dr. Martin recibió un título de Ingeniería en física aplicada de la Escuela Nacional Superior de Física de Marsella, Francia. Recibió un Ph.D. en Ingeniería Biomédica y un Dr.Sc. en Neurociencias de la Universidad de Provenza, Marsella, Francia, en 1980 y 1989, respectivamente.
Hotel and Travel
The conference will be held at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, campus Cumbaya.
Special tariff for the conference attendees are offered at the Hotel Quito (www.hotelquito.com.ec). The hotel is located at 20min drive from Universidad San Francisco de Quito and a 40 minutes from the airport. Hotel Quito is located in an exclusive and safe zone of the city.
The hotel will provide a complimentary full breakfast buffet every morning, unlimited internet, access to the business center, Beach Club Health Access (outdoor heated pool, jogging circuit, sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, polar bath, gym), free parking and 10% discount at Techo del Mundo restaurant.
The conference has negotiated special reservation rates for the conference attendees at Hotel Quito. Business simple featuring one single bed can be reserved at $99.10 and business double featuring one queen bed or two single beds $111.30. The hotel has very limited availability at this special rates and reservations need to be completed by January 15, 2019 to avail these special rates. Reservations can be done directly at the hotel website.
Other hotels’ offers are available through Expedition Tours, see link below.
More options for accommodation in Cumbaya or Quito can be found in
Closest Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Distance from Hotel Quito: 35 km.
Distance from USFQ: 26 km.
The capital of Ecuador was among the first cities in the world to be declared “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. Surrounded by the Andres, Quito is located at 2,850 meters (9,350ft) above sea level, it is the second-highest capital in the world and the closest to the equator. Quito’s oldtown is one of the largest and best-preserved historic center in the Americas. Quito temperature varies from 10°C (50F) at night to 25°C (77F) during the day. The official language is Spanish and the official currency is American dollar.
Expedition Tours offers a variety of tours in Quito, its surroundings and the Galapagos. More information in the link below.
Also, with the travel app Go UIO you can have access to many maps and official travel information from Quito.