IEOM 2016




To All Conference Attendees:

On behalf of the IEOM Society, we would like to welcome you to the Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This unique international conference provides a forum for academics, researchers and practitioners from many industries to exchange ideas and share recent developments in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Here we have an opportunity to collaborate and advance the theory and practice of major trends in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. With a record number of attendees over 500, we will also have an excellent opportunity to network with the leading scholars and practitioners of our field. After a thorough peer review process, about 500 papers/abstracts have been accepted from about 750 submissions representing more than 70 countries. The program includes many cutting edge topics of industrial engineering and operations management. Full papers will be published i and in IEEE Xplore and indexed in Scopus.

The challenge of continuous improvement will be significant in the 21st century and this conference will address the issue of continuous improvement for quality and service. Perhaps the most important example of this issue is the current financial crisis facing the world. This crisis represents extraordinary challenges, but it may also represent significant opportunities for future industrial growth and new directions. We have selected eight outstanding keynote speakers to address these issues:

  • Dr. Ron Askin, Prof. & Director, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Eng., Arizona State Univ. USA
  • Dr. Anwar Ali Mohamed, Former Principal Engineer at Intel Malaysia
  • Dr. Zuhairi Abd. Hamid, Executive Director, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Malaysia
  • Dr. Rupy Sawhney, Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering and Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Hulas King, Director, Diversity, Professional Affiliations & Global Community Relations, Siemens PLM Software, USA
  • Dr. Hans-Juergen Hoyer, Secretary General of the International Federation for Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)
  • Prof. Dr. Noraini Kaprawi, Dean - Centre for Graduate Studies, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM
  • Rajiv Ghatikar, Vice President and General Manager, Siemens PLM Software, ASEAN/Australasia

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Women in Industry and Academia panel, chaired by Ms. Resh Plaha. Its aim is to promote global excellence in academic and business leadership as inspired by eminent women of cultural diversity. The IEOM Society celebrates the invaluable contribution by women on the global stage.

Industry Solutions Track will address industry needs to survive in the competitive environment. Distinguished practitioners share their experiences and journey to be successful and address industrial challenges and opportunities for continuous improvement and sustainability. Lean Six Sigma, Smart Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship workshops are arranged.

With the great success of Global Engineering Education Series of last IEOM conferences, IEOM 2016 Kuala Lampur Conference will have a dedicated session for the Global Engineering Education where distinguished speakers will discuss the readiness of engineering graduates for workforce around the world. Thirty six featured speakers will be from various part of the world to address engineering education challenges and opportunities. A panel session on Global Engineering Education, chaired by Dr. Abu Masud explores the meaning of global engineering and addressing its educational gap.

The IEOM Society would like to express our deep appreciation to our sponsors, university partners, exhibitors, authors, reviewers, keynote speakers, panel speakers, track chairs, local committee, advisors and the many volunteers who have given so much of their time and talent to making this unique international conference an overwhelming successful event.

We would also like to thank the students who are participating in this event. Your Conference Planning Committee welcomes you to Kuala Lumpur and wishes you an enjoyable learning experience at the conference and a safe and fun adventure exploring Malaysia with its many outstanding attractions. 

Enjoy the conference, and the Kuala Lumpur experience.


Ahad Ali
Conference Co-Chair
Lawrence Technological University, USA

Abdul Talib Bon
Conference Co-Chair
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

Resh Plaha
Chair of Women-In-Industry
& Academia
Co-Chair - Industry Solutions
Crystal Quality UK

Majid Abab
Co-Chair -
Industry Solutions
The Boeing Co.

Masaru Tezuka
Co-Chair –
Industry Solutions
Hitachi Solutions East Japan Ltd.



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