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2020 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management

Hosted by University of Colorado Boulder

College of Engineering and Applied Science, Engineering Management Program

28th – 31st October 2020

Deadline for Abstract Submission is March 2, 2020 [Updated]

2020 International Annual Conference

"Engineering Management Entrepreneurship and Innovation"

Hosted by University of Colorado Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Engineering Management Program

28th – 31st October 2020

The Curtis-Denver – a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Denver, CO, USA

Abstract Submission Site (

Call for Papers (PDF version)

The Technical Program Committee invites present-to-publish papers as well as presentations for the 2020 International Annual Conference (IAC) of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). The ASEM IAC is a peer-reviewed conference. Membership in ASEM is not mandatory, and both members and nonmembers are cordially invited to submit contributions. Both paper and presentation abstracts are published in the conference book.  Additionally, papers are published and indexed in ProQuest and EBSCO. Papers and presentations are requested in both traditional and emerging areas of engineering management, including:

Engineering Management Body of Knowledge Domains and Tracks

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,

  • Strategic Planning

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

  • Financial Resource Planning

Engineering Economics, Financial Engineering, Resource Management

  • Project/Program Management

Agile Management, Quality and Risk Management

  • 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, Technology Forecasting

  • 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

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Radical or incremental innovation of products, processes or services. Modern innovation strategies, using techniques such as Agile, Lean start-up, design thinking. Special interest in using simulations and games in the innovation process.


Please also note that leaders of panels, workshops, and tutorials should follow the instructions/deadlines for authors to submit a document that describes the details of their session. For panels, use the ASEM IAC Panel Details Template for the draft submission. For workshops and tutorials, use the ASEM IAC Workshop or Tutorials Details Template for the draft submission. If you have any question regarding this, please email


        • [UPDATED] 2 March 2020: Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables and Special Sessions proposal submission
        • [UPDATED] 2 March 2020: Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for full paper or presentation only abstracts
        • 16 March 2020: Abstract acceptance notification
        • 26 May 2020: Deadline for submission of papers
        • 6 July 2020: Paper acceptance notification
        • 20 July 2020: Final paper submissions
        • 10 August 2020: Final paper acceptance notification
        • 17 August 2020: Presenting author registration deadline
        • 7 September 2020: Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule Available


  • Best Student Conference Paper Competition
  • Best Conference Paper Competition                    
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Case Study Competitions
  • Best Dissertation Award Presentation
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CONFERENCE INFORMATION: American Society for Engineering Management Website:




Dr. Heather Keathley, University of Central Florida


COL(Ret) Mike Parrish, United States Military Academy


Dr. James Enos, United States Military Academy at West Point


Dr. Elizabeth Gibson, University of Colorado Boulder



Dr. Ean Ng, Oregon State University


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