Announcements Conferences July 2017

IEEE TEMS International Conference TEMSCON 2018

Event Details:

Date: June 28-30, 2018

Venue: Orrington Hilton

Evanston, IL USA

2 blocks from Northwestern University campus


Engineering Management in an era of disruption

We invite contributions from researchers, educators, managers, and students. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activities, case studies or best practices, shedding light on the theory or practice of engineering, technology, or innovation management, and addressing the strategic objectives of technological change.

There will be an opportunity to publish in a Special Issue of our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management for selected papers submitted to the conference.

Major topic areas include:

  • Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem
  • Management of innovation
  • Technology and engineering management
  • Strategy and global markets
  • New manufacturing and supply chain systems
  • Disruptive technologies and their impacts on management
  • Social issues, sustainability, energy and infrastructure
  • Executive leadership, people and organizations
  • Special topics in technology: 5G, IoT and BigData

In addition to these core topics, we have special sessions on management during these challenging times as seen by IEEE societies. For topic details, see our web at  We will also be hosting:


Education programs in Technology and Engineering Management

Speakers and panels on disruptive technologies and business and managerial practices

Tours of Chicago area technology and innovation centers

Editor’s Panel – publication outlets in Technology and Engineering Management


This event will have an Industry Forum on Technology Management Challenges in today’s world.

Important Dates:         

  • Abstracts due 1 October, 2017
  • Paper Submission Due: 1 December 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1 February 2018
  • Author Registration Due: 15 March 2018
  • Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 15 May 2018
  • Late Registration Begins: 15 May 2018 

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs: Mark Werwath, IEEE VP of Publications, Bakul Banerjee, Chair of TEMS Chicago chapter

Program Co-Chairs: Xiaohong “Iris” Quan (San Jose State), Peggy Matson, Northwestern University

Treasurer: Dilip Kotak (TEMS Treasurer)


For additional information, visit the conference Web page at

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