International Conference on Industrial Engineering
SISE 2019

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International Conference on Industrial Engineering

  • Description
  • Chairs & proceedings
  • Speakers Guidelines
  • Registration
  • SISE & keynote speakers
  • Hotel and Travel
  • Program


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 while maintaining 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

In addition, Dr. Maggie Graf Executive Member of IEA (International Ergonomics Association) will facilitate a workshop about the development of Ergonomics in developing countries.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts were received until November 12, 2018. The submission window has been closed.

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.

Important Dates

Abstracts due: November 12, 2018

Early Registration discount deadline: January 20, 2019

Best student presentations will receive an award (Student Award).

The conference official language is English.

Chairs & proceedings

Conference Chairs

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.

Conference Proceedings

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 in English as PDF 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.pdf
  • 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.

Speakers Guidelines

Presentation Preparation:

  • Prepare your presentation in English.
  • Use high contrast.
  • Use large font, do not use font sizes smaller than 24 point.
  • Limit the amount of text, slides with lots of words are hard for the audience to grasp.
  • Make sure figures are clear and their font is also large.
  • Save your presentation in PowerPoint format (.ppt or .pptx) or PDF. The conference cannot guarantee that other formats will work correctly.
  • Save your file with the name pattern shown below:
    • P#_1stAuthorLastName_S#
    • P#: Presentation number found on the program overview sent by email, S#: Submission number from your easychair account
    • For example: P1_Chavez_S48
  • Email your presentation to Cristina Camacho,, by February 18th at 8pm.


Registration Type
Regular registration
(after January 20, 2019)
Full registration312.00 USD
Presenter registration192.00 USD
Student registration108.00 USD
USFQ members registration84.00 USD
USFQ ALUMNI registration240.00 USD

*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.

*For registering as a student please send an email to with your current student ID.

*For registering as a USFQ member please send an email to with your current USFQ ID.


Registration for the two Ergonomics Workshops (February 20th and 21st) for those not participating in the conference have a cost of $40. The workshops have no cost for people registered to the conference; however, those interested in attending the workshops must register their name at the registration table on the first day of the conference.


To register please make your payment through our Online Payment

Online Payment

or by Bank Transfer to:

Recipient Name: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Bank: Banco Bolivariano
Swift Code: BBOLECEG500
Account Number: 1645005065

Please send a copy of your payment confirmation to, and bring your payment confirmation to the registration desk at the Conference.

SISE & keynote speakers


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.

Keynote speakers

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

Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses in Biomechanics, Man-machine interactions and Research methods in ergonomics. Dr. Martin is also a research Scientist in the school of Kinesiology and affiliate of the Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Martin is interested in human sensorimotor control systems and performs research in this area. His current areas of investigation include:

  1. sensory and motor assessment of mild stroke patients for adaptation of rehabilitation procedures;
  2. muscle fatigue;
  3. contribution of cutaneous proprioception to posture control;
  4. hand-arm vibration exposure in power drills;
  5. guidance of low vision individuals using multisensory integration.

Dr. Martin received an Engineering degree in applied physics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, France; Ph.D. (biomedical enginnering) and Dr.Sc. (Neuroscience) degrees from the Université de Provence, Marseille, France, in 1980 and 1989, respectively.

Rubén A. Proaño PhD

Dr. Proaño is an Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. and a M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and is United World Colleges (UWC) alumnus. Dr. Proaño's research focuses on the application of optimization models to the solution of problems affecting healthcare delivery, the supply of pediatric vaccines, healthcare cost reimbursement, and mental health. Additionally, Dr. Proaño is interested in adaptive coordination of autonomous vehicles through V2X technologies and their impact on emissions. Dr. Proaño's work on vaccine supply is currently funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is an active member of INFORMS, serving in different committees, including the Diversity Committee and the Minority INFORMS Forum. Dr. Proano is a board member of the Health Systems Engineering Alliance and served as a director of the Operations Research Division Board of the Institute of Industrial Engineering.

Maggie Graff, PhD

Dr Maggie Graf has worked as an ergonomist in private industry in Australia, as a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and as head of the Swiss competence centre for occupational health, a division of the Department of Economic Affairs. She is now retired but is still active as a part-time lecturer a the University of Zurich and on the examining board of the Occupational Health and Safety professionals in Switzerland. She is a Past President of the European certification board for professional ergonomists(CREE) and is currently a Director of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and chair of the Sub-Committee for Certification.

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 ( 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 and


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.

Expedition Tours


Please download the event program:

Conference Program USFQ - SISE IIN 2019

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