IEOM 2012

3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2012)
Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-6, 2012






On behalf of the IEOM Forum Organizing Committee, we welcome you to the Third International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. The conference is also expected to foster networking, collaboration and joint effort among the conference participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. After a peer reviewing process, we have accepted about 570 papers from 60 countries. The proceeding covers many cutting edge research areas of industrial engineering and operations research. All full papers are published in the proceeding after thorough peer-review.

Continuous improvement will be significant focus for the 21st century. This conference is focus on continuous improvement for quality and service. Perhaps the most important example is the current financial crisis, which not only represents extraordinary challenges, but may well represent important opportunities for future industrial growth and new directions.  We have selected four outstanding keynote speakers: Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA and Past IIE President; Dr. Gündüz Ulusoy, Professor, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; Mr. Akın Aydemir, Industrial Operations Director of TOFAS (a JV between FIAT and KOC), Turkey's leading automotive company, which produces 300K light commercial vehicles annually in Bursa, Turkey; and Dr. Robert D. Austin, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton, Canada. As you can see from the enclosed list of speakers, an outstanding array of presentations is arranged at the conference.

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and 3rd largest city proper in the world with a population of 13 million, also making it the largest metropolitan city proper in Europe and the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city. Istanbul was chosen as a European Capital of Culture for 2010 and European Capital of Sports for 2012. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots of Turkey. There are thousands of hotels and other tourist oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and visiting professionals. Istanbul is also one of the world's major conference destinations and is an increasingly popular choice for the world's leading international associations. You will have a pleasant trip to Istanbul.

We would like to welcome you to the second IEOM Conference. Wish you a wonderful time in Turkey!

With best wishes,

Ahad Ali
Ahad Ali

Ahad Ali, Ph.D.
Conference Chair , IEOM 2012

Fethi Çalışır, Ph.D.
Conference Co-Chair, IEOM 2012



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