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First IEOM Global Engineering Education Conference - Virtual, November 15-16, 2020

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    First IEOM Global Engineering Education Conference – A Virtual Conference

    November 15-16, 2020

    Submission Deadline - October 1, 2020 

    Submission Link: 

    Global Engineering Education (GEE) Forum is an engineering education centered division of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International (IEOM).  This two-day virtual conference will focus on engineering education during the disruption caused by the world-wide COVID pandemic, and intended to bring together researchers and practitioners with interest in online and virtual learning environment and techniques used in teaching in these modes.  

    IEOM Society has been conducting international conferences with primary focus on industrial and systems engineering as well as operations management and related subject over the past decades.  The IEOM conferences have been attended by over 15,000 from over 65 counties.  In each of these conferences there has always been a separate track on GEE.  However, this virtual conference will be IEOM's first attempt in offering a conference dedicated solely to GEE. 

    The 2020 Global Engineering Education Conference invites researchers and educators to deliver virtual presentations on any of the following track themes: 

    • Challenges in effectively instructing technical subjects (both lecture and laboratory) during the COVID pandemic disruption
    • Investigation and comparison of the effectiveness of various online/virtual delivery modes
    • Teaching/learning tools, hardware/software, and methodologies used in online/virtual environment, and their suitability in delivering online/virtual classes
    • Methods and techniques for measuring and comparing the effectiveness of online/virtual vs face to face classes

    Paper submissions:

    Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (no more than 1000 words) by October 1, 2020.  Submission of Full paper is optional (less than 5,000 words).  All extended abstracts and full papers will undergo the usual peer review; papers will appear in (online) IEOM Conference Proceedings. 

    IEOM Society International, a nonprofit professional organization is organizing the 11th IEOM Annual International Conference in Singapore during March 9-11, 2021. IEOM has become a premier international platform and forum for academics, researchers, scientists and practitioners to exchange ideas and provide insights into the latest developments and advancements in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. IEOM has successfully organized previous international conferences in Dhaka (2010), Kuala Lumpur (2011), Istanbul (2012), Bali (2014), Dubai (2015), Orlando (2015), Kuala Lumpur (2016), Detroit (2016), Rabat (2017), Bristol, UK (2017), Bogota (2017), Bandung (2018), Paris (2018), Washington DC (2018), Pretoria (2018), Bangkok (2019), Toronto (2019), Riyadh (2019), Dubai (2020) and Detroit (2020).

    Faculty can submit abstract or full paper. Graduate students may submit research article related on engineering education. All submissions are subject to double peer review. Papers and abstracts will be published in the IEOM proceedings.

    All inquiries should be submitted to conference co-chairs listed below.  

    Conference Co-Chairs: 

    Dr. Abu Masud, P.E.

    Emeritus Professor

    Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

    Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

    Abu S M Masud, Ph.D., P.E., is an emeritus professor of Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering at Wichita State University. Dr. Masud has 35+ years of experience in teaching and conducting research in various aspects of engineering education. He also has served as Dean of the Graduate School at Wichita State University where his office was responsible for developing, coordinating, and assessing new and existing graduate and professional degree programs. Dr. Masud continues to serve as a consultant for engineering programs in the areas of Assessment and Continuous Improvement of Student Learning, Curriculum, and Academic Program. He is a Fellow of IEOM and of IISE. (Email:     

    Dr. Hamid Parsaei, PE


    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Texas A&M University (College Station)

    Hamid R Parsaei, Ph.D., P.E. is a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with Mw Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He served as the Chair of the Department of Industrial engineering at University of Houston and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Qatar campus. He has extensively published on engineering education and manufacturing systems design over the past three decades. Dr. Parsaei is a Fellow of IEOM and of IISE.  (Email: