Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business

October 17th – 20th, 2018


5 March 2018 Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables           and Special Sessions proposal submission 

  23 July 2018 Final paper submissions
5 March 2018 Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for full paper, presentation only, or student poster   13 August 2018 Final paper acceptance notification
19 March 2018 Abstract acceptance notification    27 August 2018 Presenting author registration
25 May 2018 Deadline for submission of draft papers      9 September 2018 Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule
9 July 2018 Paper acceptance notification  

The Technical Program Committee invites present-to-publish papers, presentations only, or student posters, for the 2018 International Annual Conference (IAC) of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). The ASEM International Annual Conference is a peer-reviewed conference. Membership in ASEM is not mandatory, and nonmembers are cordially invited to submit contributions. Abstracts are published in the conference book; papers are published on the conference CD and are indexed in ProQuest; presentations and posters are not published. Papers, presentations and student posters are requested in traditional and emerging areas of engineering management, including:

Engineering Management Body of Knowledge Domains

Suggested Topic Areas

  • General Engineering Management

EM Profession, EM Education and training, International EM issues

  • Leadership and Organizational Management

Organizational and Work Design, Organizational Performance & Assessment, Motivation and Leadership, Organizational Development, Change Management, Engineering Teams & Work Groups, Organizational Citizenship

  • Strategic Planning

Decision Analysis, Strategic Management, Governance,  Vision & Mission, Case Studies

  • Financial Resource Planning

Engineering Economics, Financial Engineering

  • Project Management

Program/Project Management, Agile Management, Quality and Risk Management, Entrepreneurship

  • Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain Management

Operations Management, Supply Chain/Logistics Management, Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Modeling and Simulation, Quantitative Methods

  • Marketing and Sales Management in Engineering Organizations

Information management, Marketing management, Marketing of Technology

  • Management of Technology, R&D

Knowledge and R&D Management, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Innovation & Creativity

  • Systems Engineering

Human Systems Engineering, Theory of Systems Engineering, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Systems of Systems Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems, System and Stakeholder Modeling

  • Legal issues in Engineering Management

Legal framework for engineering management, Patents and intellectual property rights, Expert Judgment Elicitation,

  • Professional Codes of Conduct and Ethics

Emotional intelligence, Ethics and Social Responsibility,

  • Emerging areas of Engineering Management

Sustainability, Vulnerability, Healthcare, Critical Infrastructures, Energy Systems, Special Topics


A special industry track invites submission of applied papers, or optionally presentations only, on engineering management topics directly relevant to industry. Interested speakers may submit an abstract, and either a paper or one-page description of the planned presentation. Presentation time is 30 minutes each.


Individuals interested in conducting a tutorial, workshop, panel, or roundtable session are invited to submit a summary of two to three pages describing the proposed topic and title, as well as a description of the areas to be covered.


        • Industry Roundtable
        • Best Student Conference Paper Competition
        • Best Conference Paper Competition
        • Undergraduate and Graduate Case Competitions
        • Best Dissertation Award Presentation
        • Local Industries Tours and Social Events


        • American Society for Engineering Management Website:
        • Paper Submission site:


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