Computer & Information Systens Division News

          May 2011                                                                                                                    CIS Website

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President's message

Dear IIE Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Division members,

We have almost come to the end of an academic year of CIS division activities culminating with the annual conference. Please click here and check your session time at the conference (which you can also use to build your itinerary with sessions to attend).

I sincerely hope to see you in Reno, Nev., at the conference and in particular at the Town Hall meeting. We would like to hear your suggestions and feedback as well as bring up CIS-related issues that we ought to discuss at the Town Hall meeting (Sunday, May 22, 5 to 6:15 p.m., Room: Sierra 1). More from the president   


Professional Members Only...Vote Needed!  

CIS Board Election and Approval of Bylaws  

The Computer and Information Systems Division is currently conducting the 2011 Elections for one board member to serve 2011-2013 and a President-Elect to serve a three-year term (2011-2014) with one year each as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President.

Also, the Division leadership has updated the Division Bylaws. We now need the membership approval of these bylaws.

Please participate in the voting to elect the individuals who will represent your division and to approve the bylaws.
You will need your CIS/IIE member number to complete this form. If your're not sure what your member number is, we can email it to you.

The election will be open until May 17.


IIE 2011 Annual Conference, CIS activities planned


May 21-25

Grand Sierra Resort Hotel 

Reno, Nev. 

An exciting program for the CIS division awaits you at the upcoming 2011 IIE Annual conference. Your participation in CIS Division affairs is important to us. The sessions we've put together for you this year cover a broad range of topics of computing applications in engineering practice.


To view CIS sessions, click here.




CIS Division best paper award

We received excellent papers, and three judges performed a double-blind review on all 22 papers and selected the best one.  The committee was unanimous in deciding the best paper award, which goes to the paper entitled "Service Composition using Dynamic Programming and Concept Service (CS) Network" by Liying Cui, Soundar Kumara, and Tao Yao from the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University. The award winner will receive a certificate at the 2011 IIE Annual Conference and Expo. The IIE-CIS Board members look forward to receiving
 many competitive papers in future years as well.


CIS Division best student paper award


We received several excellent papers, and three judges performed a double-blind review and selected the best paper. This year, the award goes to Akkarapol Sangasoongsong at Oklahoma State University who was advised by Professor Satish Bukkapatnam for the paper, "Willingness-to-pay Prediction Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition." The board members look forward to receiving many competitive papers from students in future years as well.


Stay connected!   


The CIS Division website  is a great place to go see the latest division events. Additionally, we have launched a LinkedIn subgroup at


IIE members or non-members can subscribe to this group and start new discussions related to CIS topics, get current news about the division, post jobs, and ask questions. Help us spread the word.


We look forward to your support and greatly appreciate your feedback on how to address your current needs though this subgroup.

We would also like to hear from you on what you would like to see in the newsletter. Contact Tao Yao (CIS President).


Research gallery

Topic: Impact of User Centered Design on Training, Virtual Environments, Human-in-the-loop Simulation, Sustainable Energy Initiatives and Product Design

By Hari Thiruvengada, senior research scientist, Knowledge Services Labs, Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Lab





Your feedback is very important to us. Please let us know how we can make the Division better. Please feel free to contact any of the board members listed in the right hand column of this newsletter. 

In This Issue
President's Message
Professional Members Only...Vote Needed!
IIE 2011 Annual Conference, CIS activities planned...
CIS Division Best paper award
CIS Division best student paper award
Stay connected!
Research gallery

Computer and Information



Tao Yao
Penn State


Immediate Past President
Texas A&M


Young-Jun Son
University of

Director 2009-2011
Senior Research Scientist
Honeywell Labs

Directors 2010-2012
Yongpei Guan
University of

John M. Usher
 Professor of 
 Industrial and systems
Mississippi State University