Call for Papers
- Paper Submissions Due: Feb. 29, 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: March 28, 2020
- Revisions Due (For Papers Requiring Revisions): April 18, 2020
- Final Papers Due: May 2, 2020
Managing the Development of Connected Systems
The greater Detroit area has a long history as a hub for engineering and manufacturing automobiles. With the ever-accelerating progress on innovation and a push for market-ready automated, connected and electrified vehicles, Detroit remains the heart of the automotive industry. Southeast Michigan has also diversified its economic base in emerging technology areas including information technology, health care and biomedical, power and energy, advanced manufacturing, and higher education and research. We invite contributions from engineering leaders, researchers, educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students to help advance the understanding and the state of practice related to successful technology and engineering management. Contributions may be research or practical. 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 future issues, which could be addressed by the research community. We thus provide a venue where different points of view interact to yield new understanding and ideas on leading innovation as well as the future of technology and engineering management.
Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published in an issue of our flagship journals. This would include research articles suitable for our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE TEM) and practical and case study articles suitable for our journal of practice, the IEEE Engineering Management Review (IEEE EMR). All papers would have to be suitably expanded beyond the conference paper for IEEE TEM. IEEE EMR submissions would need to be edited, targeted and formatted for one of three types of papers published by IEEE EMR. Each paper will be subject to the corresponding journal’s rigorous peer review process.
Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
|* Innovating in rapidly changing markets, e.g. biotech and health care and manufacturing|
|* Leading and managing innovation and transformation|
|* Managing in-vehicle software versions and interoperability among the different vehicle ages & brands|
|* 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 and IoT
|* Leading societal change, e.g., mobility, intelligent transportation, healthcare and 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.
Industry perspectives will be featured throughout the meeting via panels and plenary talks.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit nearby Detroit area landmarks including the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Detroit Institute of Arts, Motown Museum, and Automotive Hall of Fame.