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Engineering Management Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Call for Papers

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

The Curtis-Denver – a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

Denver, CO, USA

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. 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.

Tutorials, Workshops, PANELS, ROUNDTABLES, and Special Sessions:

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.

ASEM 2020 IAC Important Dates:

24 February 2020

Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables and Special Sessions proposal submission

20 July 2020

Final paper submissions

24 February 2020

Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for full paper or presentation only abstracts

10 August 2020

Final paper acceptance notification

16 March 2020

Abstract acceptance notification

17 August 2020

Presenting author registration

25 May 2020

Deadline for submission of papers

6 July 2020

Paper acceptance notification

2 September 2020

Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule


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


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


Conference CHAIR:

Dr. Ean Ng, Oregon State University


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