A Systems Approach to Engineering Management Solutions

October 23rd – 26th, 2019

Important Dates: 

25 February 2019  Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables and Special Sessions proposal submission 

  22 July 2019             Final paper submissions
25 February 2019  Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for  full paper, presentation only, or student poster   12 August 2019 Final paper acceptance notification
18 March 2019       Abstract acceptance notification    19 August 2019 Presenting author registration
24 May 2019       Deadline for submission of draft papers      2 September 2019 Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule
8 July 2019       Paper acceptance notification  

The Technical Program Committee invites present-to-publish papers and presentations only abstracts for the 2019 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 are not published.  Papers and presentations are requested in traditional and emerging areas of engineering management, including:

Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK) Domains

Suggested Topic Areas

  • General Engineering Management

EM Profession, EM education and training, international EM issues, Future challenges

  • Leadership and Organizational Management

School of management thoughts, managing and motivating knowledge workers, organization structure, management systems, leadership, team, human resource management

  • Strategic Planning

Strategic management, strategic formulation, executing the strategy, lesson learned

  • Financial Resource Planning

Engineering economics, financial engineering

  • Project Management

Program/Project Management, agile PM, project risk management, case studies

  • Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain Management

Quality management, process improvement, inventory management and supply chains, facilities management, measuring SC performance, O&SCM risk management

  • Marketing and Sales Management in Engineering Organizations

Sales and advertising practices, customer-satisfaction techniques, product-portfolio analysis, global trade and international operations, pricing strategies

  • Management of Technology, R&D

R&D management, technology transfer and commercialization, innovation, NPD concepts to realization, MOT & R&D risk management

  • Systems Engineering

Systems science, systems engineering methods, implementing systems engineering, latest research in systems engineering and systems science

  • Legal issues in Engineering Management

Business contracts, environmental issues, IP, regulatory requirements, codes and standards

  • Professional Codes of Conduct and Ethics

Ethics, ethical theories, professional code of conduct, practical & ethical decision making

  • Emerging areas of Engineering Management

Sustainability, Vulnerability, Healthcare, Critical Infrastructures, Energy Systems, healthcare

Workshops, Panels, and Special Sessions:

Individuals interested in conducting a tutorial, workshop, panel, or roundtable session are invited to submit an abstract outlining the focus of the session, and indicate that it is a workshop/panel

Case Study Writing for ASEM Education: 

Participation from industry attendees is strongly encouraged. This will be a two-part workshop: Participants are encouraged to present their cases (3-5 minutes/case) to the group, and all participants in attendance will vote for the best 3-4 cases at the end of part one; Part two will involve all participants crafting the selected cases that is of interest to them. The completed cases will be published in the conference proceedings, and the case solution will be made available to educators.


Additional Conference Events:

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

Conference Information: 

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