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Call for Papers: TEMSCON 2019

TEMSCON 2019 GTRI Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

in the heart of friendly Midtown Atlanta

June 12-14, 2019

Leading Innovation in Times of Constant Change

Engineering managers are increasingly expected to lead innovation initiatives across their organization’s value chain.  Realizing benefits in constantly changing environments, whether through the adoption of new or improved technologies, business models, or processes, must be led proactively.  We invite contributions from engineering managers and leaders, researchers, educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students to help advance understanding and the state of practice related to successful engineering management. Contributions may be research or practiced focused.   Research papers may be conceptual, empirical, or theoretical, but they must discuss how the results could be applied in practice.  Practice focused papers may consist of case studies, description of best practices, or application experiences but they should also shed light on new challenges and unresolved issues which could be further addressed by the research community.  We thus provide a venue where different points of view interact to yield new understandings and ideas about  leading innovation as  well as  the future  of  technology  and engineering  management.

Selected papers will be featured in a Special Issue of the Engineering Management Review or invited to submit to the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovating in rapidly changing markets and sectors, e.g., health systems, manufacturing
  • Leading and managing innovation and transformation
  • Adopting new technologies: challenges and risk mitigation
  • Understanding trends and applicability of new technologies
  • Leveraging enterprise data, e.g., successful use of AI, analytics, blockchain, IoT
  • Leading societal change, e.g., smart cities, public policy
  • Enhancing industry, university, and/or government collaboration
  • Developing personal skills for leading innovation initiatives

In addition, we invite proposals for half day workshops, including special sessions from other technical societies, related to the conference theme.  These events will be held on the afternoon of 14 June 2019 with summaries provided in plenary sessions during the conference proper. 

Industry perspectives will be featured throughout the meeting via panels and plenary talks.

Attendees will experience great southern cuisine (lunch time offerings as well as recommended nearby restaurants) and have the opportunity to visit incubated companies at Georgia Tech and other large company innovation centers in Midtown Atlanta, explore the cultural uniqueness of Atlanta – the home of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and tour the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics).

Please, ya’ll come!!

Important Dates:       

  • Paper Submission Due: Feb 28, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration: Jan 14-May 19
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 29

Organizing Committee:

Conference Chair – David Bishop, Chair of TEMS Atlanta chapter

Atlanta Society – Bill Marshall, Hank Caughman, Ben Yang

TEMS Representative – Steve Cross, President-Elect

Program Co-Chairs: Tugrul Daim, Jason Hui

For additional information, visit the conference Web page at


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Ravikiran Annaswamy

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TEMS – 5 Focus Areas

Moving Product/Services from Idea to Market

Identifying and Implementing Successful Projects, and Systems

Integrating Technology for Capability and Productivity

Developing from Engineer to Leader

Balancing the Norms of Society, Government, and Regulators

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