Industrial engineering society to hold its World Congress at LTU in October

SOUTHFIELD—The Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International will hold its World Congress at Lawrence Technological University on Oct. 9-11.

Over 100 industrial engineering experts, academics, and students from around the world are expected to attend the event, representing 30 to 40 countries.

Industrial engineers optimize complex processes, systems, and organizations, by developing, improving, and implementing systems of people, equipment, information, knowledge, and money. They aim to reduce waste and improve the quality of products and services, using knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with engineering analysis and design principles and methods.

The IEOM Society International is a global organization, operating in 151 countries, that is dedicated to the advancement of the industrial engineering and operations management discipline for the betterment of humanity. It also has 248 student chapters in 55 countries, including one at LTU.

Chairing the conference is IEOM member Nick Skope, vice president at the Farmington Hills-based automation supplier Electro-Matic Products Inc. Among the co-chairs are LTU Associate Professor Ahad Ali, director of LTU’s Bachelor and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering programs, and LTU Assistant Professor George Pappas, who directs the university’s Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program.

The theme of the conference is “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Digitization, Including Vehicle Electrification and Smart Mobility.”  The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies, manufacturing digitization, artificial intelligence in manufacturing, smart manufacturing, vehicle electrification, smart mobility, industrial automation and manufacturing operations excellence.

IEOM is accepting papers for presentation at the conference and publication in its proceedings. There will also be several competitions in categories such as best student paper, best vehicle electrification project, best smart mobility project, and a high school STEM competition. The deadline for submitting papers is July 15. For a preliminary agenda, speakers booked to date, and all other information, visit .

Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, comprehensive doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932 and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences, as well as Specs@LTU as part of its growing Center for Professional Development. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report list it in the top tier of the best Midwest colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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