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• #### 1.  IISE QCRE Best Student Paper Competition Deadline Approaching Mar. 4, 2018

Posted 02-26-2018 15:14
Dear Friends,
Just a reminder for the IISE QCRE Best Student Paper Competition deadline approaching Mar. 4th, 2018.
Sorry for cross posting.

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QCRE Student Paper Competition
For presentation at the 2018 IISE Annual Conference
May 19-22, 2018- Orlando, Florida

The Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE) division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is sponsoring a student paper competition as part of the IISE 2018 Conference. The purpose of this competition is to honoroutstanding papers in the field of quality and/or reliability engineering research and practice. Awards will be presented at the QCRE Town Hall meeting during the IISE conference and the winners will be acknowledged in the QCRE newsletter.

Eligibility Criteria
The following conditions apply to submissions for this competition:
• The paper topic must fit the QCRE themes.
• The student must be the first author. Moreover,a formal, signed statement by the student's advisor must be submitted along with the paper affirming that the majority of the original results presented in the paper are due to the student's efforts rather than the advisor or other collaborators involved in the work.
• The paper must have been completed during the first author's (i.e., student's) undergraduate or graduate studies.
• Previous finalists who wish to compete again should submit an entirely different paper. Please note, however, that past winners are not eligible for the competition.
• The first author (i.e., the student) must be an IIE member and be willing and able to present the paper in the QCRE student paper competition session at the IISE.
• The paper must present original research results and cannot be accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission (it can, however, be submitted and/or under review for possible publication at the time of submission for this competition).
• The paper must not have won or been considered for an award in another competition.
Important Notes
• Papers submitted for this competition will NOT be published in the IISE proceedings.
• QCRE division does NOT own copyrights of the paper submitted for this competition. However, the paper must be available to the QCRE division to be posted on their web page.
Formatting and Submission Guidelines
• Papers must be 8 to 10 pages (1 inch margins, single column, single-spaced, 12 point font, and Times New Roman) and must begin with a 50 word abstract.The submitted paper must follow the format or will be returned without review.
• Entrants must submit a blinded and unblinded version of the paper along with a formal signed statement from the student's advisorall in electronic PDF format to both coordinators, Dr. Ana Laura Guerrero and Dr. Zhaojun (Steven) Li no later than 03/04/2018. Late or incomplete submission will be ineligible for the competition.
• All submitted papers will be reviewed and ranked by the reviewers committee and four finalists will be selected and announced on 04/15/2018.

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Zhaojun "Steven" Li
Assistant Professor
Western New England University
Springfield, MA, 01106
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