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1.  IISE Conference Healthcare Systems Track [Call for papers]

Posted 09-14-2017 10:23
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Call for Papers
2018 IISE Annual Conference & Expo
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Florida
May 19 – May 22, 2018
Track: Healthcare Systems
Deadline for abstract submission is November 7, 2017
Abstracts are required to be between 100 and 200 words
Abstract submission site: Conference web site: 


Dear Colleagues:

The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner communities. The 2018 IISE Annual Conference and Expo integrates research and industry under one conference.

As track chairs of the Healthcare Systems Track, we would like to encourage you to contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work in a session, choosing either a standard 20-minute presentation or a new 40-minute presentation for a lengthier discussion. Each session will be 80 minutes. Abstracts are welcomed for the Healthcare Systems Track in the following areas:


Healthcare Operations Management

Medical Decision Making

Socio-Technical System Analysis

Health Informatics/Data Analytics

Healthcare Policy

Medical Imaging/Signal Analysis

Patient Care Quality and Safety

Health Economics

Lean and Six Sigma applied to Healthcare

Healthcare Workflow and Process Modeling

Health Logistics and Supply Chain

In addition to the traditional abstract and presentation, two other options are available for presenting your work: an extended abstract and a full paper.

  • Extended Abstract. A new feature at this year's conference, the extended abstract is intended as a mechanism to explain the author's' work in more detail than the standard conference abstract allows. An extended abstract can include problem descriptions, technical details, and a brief analysis of the conclusions reached in the study or the impact of the engineering work to be discussed at the conference. Extended abstracts will be limited to three pages and will be judged based on correctness (e.g., accuracy of the statements made, relationships to other problems in the field), professionalism (e.g., quality of grammar and figures, adherence to formal writing standards), and content (e.g., sufficiency of information convey beyond the standard conference abstract). Extended abstracts must contain citations where appropriate, and may not plagiarize (or self-plagiarize) other work in the literature. Authors will be able to claim these works as refereed extended abstracts, which will be publicly viewable. They will not be copyrighted or indexed in the official conference proceedings, and therefore there is no limitation on reusing extended abstract material for other purposes (e.g., toward the publication of journal papers or subsequent conference proceedings).
  • Full Paper. Like previous years, full papers should contain results that are significant and have archival value to the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner community. Full papers have a six-page limit and will undergo a double-blind peer review process with more rigor relative to the extended abstract. Accepted papers will be copyrighted and indexed in the conference proceedings. Authors of rejected papers will be given the opportunity to resubmit their work as an extended abstract.

 Important deadlines for the conference are as follows (NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 7, 2017
  • Notification of Decision on Abstract: November 28, 2017
  • Submission of Extended Abstracts and Full Papers (optional): January 16, 2018
  • Notification of Decision on Paper: February 20, 2018
  • Final Version of Full Paper Due: March 6, 2018
  • Presenting Author Registration Deadline: March 13, 2018
  • Schedule Published: April 3, 2018
  • 2018 IISE Annual Conference and Expo: May 19-22, 2018

If your abstract, extended abstract, or full paper is accepted: (a) the presenting author must register for the conference by March 13, 2018 (presentations without the presenting author registered for the conference will be withdrawn from the program and the proceedings); (b) the presenting author must attend and present the paper at the conference (presenting authors who fail to attend will have their paper withdrawn from the proceedings); and (c) all authors who submit an extended abstract or a full paper are expected to review two extended abstracts or full papers (as appropriate) for fellow authors.

There are also opportunities to organize invited sessions, panels, and tutorials. In addition to research and practitioner presentations, the annual conference offers many opportunities for attendees, including plant tours, networking, and keynote speakers.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


Robert Allen

David Claudio 

Eduardo Pérez

Thomas Roh


IISE Healthcare Systems Track


Eduardo Pérez, Ph.D.
Director of the Integrated M&O for Service Systems Lab (iMOSS)
Assistant Professor | Industrial Engineering Program
Ingram School of Engineering | Texas State University
601 University Drive | San Marcos TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-4157 | Email: