Call for Papers

Reimagining Systems Engineering and Management

2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management

Hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville

October 18th – 21st, 2017

Marriott Hotel  - Huntsville, Alabama, USA

The Technical Program Committee invites present-to-publish papers, presentations only, or student posters, for the 2017 International Annual Conference (IAC) of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). The ASEM International Annual Conference is a peer-reviewed conference. Membership in ASEM is not mandatory, and nonmembers are cordially invited to submit contributions. Abstracts are published in the conference book; papers are published on the conference CD and are indexed in ProQuest; presentations and posters are not published.  Papers, presentations and student posters are requested in traditional and emerging areas of engineering management, including:

Engineering Management Body of Knowledge Domains

Suggested Topic Areas

  • General Engineering Management

EM Profession, EM Education and training, International EM issues

  • Leadership and Organizational Management

Organizational and Work Design, Organizational Performance & Assessment, Motivation and Leadership, Organizational Development, Change Management, Engineering Teams & Work Groups, Organizational Citizenship

  • Strategic Planning

Decision Analysis, Strategic Management, Governance,  Vision & Mission, Case Studies

  • Financial Resource Planning

Engineering Economics, Financial Engineering

  • Project Management

Program/Project Management, Agile Management, Quality and Risk Management, Entrepreneurship

  • Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain Management

Operations Management, Supply Chain/Logistics Management, Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Modeling and Simulation, Quantitative Methods

  • Marketing and Sales Management in Engineering Organizations

Information management, Marketing management, Marketing of Technology

  • Management of Technology, R&D

Knowledge and R&D Management, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Innovation & Creativity

  • Systems Engineering

Human Systems Engineering, Theory of Systems Engineering, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Systems of Systems Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems, System and Stakeholder Modeling

  • Legal issues in Engineering Management

Legal framework for engineering management, Patents and intellectual property rights, Expert Judgment Elicitation,

  • Professional Codes of Conduct and Ethics

Emotional intelligence, Ethics and Social Responsibility,

  • Emerging areas of Engineering Management

Sustainability, Vulnerability, Healthcare, Critical Infrastructures, Energy Systems

Industry Track:

A special industry track invites submission of applied papers, or optionally presentations only, on engineering management topics directly relevant to industry. Interested speakers may submit an abstract, and either a paper or one-page description of the planned presentation. Presentation time is 30 minutes each.

Tutorials, Workshops, PANELS, ROUNDTABLES, and Special Sessions:

Individuals interested in conducting a tutorial, workshop, panel, or roundtable session are invited to submit a summary of two to three pages describing the proposed topic and title, as well as a description of the areas to be covered.

ASEM 2017 IAC Important Dates:

Extended until        March 10, 2017

Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables and Special Sessions proposal submission

July 17, 2017

Final paper submissions

Extended until                March 10, 2017

Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for full paper, presentation only, or student poster

July 31, 2017

Final paper acceptance notification

March 27, 2017

Abstract acceptance notification

August 15, 2017

Presenting author registration

May 15, 2017

Deadline for submission of draft papers

August 28, 2017

Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule

July 03, 2017

Draft paper acceptance notification


  • Industry Roundtable                                                
  • Best Student Conference Paper Competition
  • Best Conference Paper Competition                    
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Case Competitions
  • Best Dissertation Award Presentation
  • Local Industries Tours and Social Events


American Society for Engineering Management Website:

Abstract/Paper Submission Site:



Dr. Ean H. Ng, Oregon State University


Dr. Bimal Nepal, Texas A&M University 


Dr. Elizabeth Schott, Florida Southwestern State College


Dr. Bryan Mesmer, University of Alabama in Huntsville



Dr. Craig Downing, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



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The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the nation's premier research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders.

The ISEEM Department at UAH has an internationally recognized research program in systems engineering theory as well as research in advanced manufacturing and collaboration between people and autonomous systems.  ISEEM offers a graduate program leading to an MS in Engineering or PhD with concentrations in industrial engineering, systems engineering, and engineering management, plus a MS in Operations Research.

Proud Corporate Members of ASEM Include

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