Computer & Information Systens Division News
April 2012                                                               Computer and Information Systems Division Website
President's message 


Young-Jun SonDear 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 (you can also use this link to build your itinerary with sessions to attend). I sincerely hope to see you in Orlando, Fla., 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 20, 5 - 6:15 p.m., Room: Sarasota). More from the president
IIE/ISERC 2012 Annual Conference - Orlando, FL, May 19-23

 

CIS Activities 

The IIE industrial engineering research conference (ISERC) will be held from May 19-23 in Orlando, Fla. The CIS track was organized by Dr. Young-Jun Son from the University of Arizona and Dr. John M. Usher from Mississippi State University. The sessions that we've put together for you this year cover a broad range of topics. 


Click here for session topics. 

 

The CIS town hall will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20 in room S500-Sarasota. Be sure to come to the meeting and share your ideas and thoughts.

 Announcements

 

IIE-CIS Division Best Paper Award 

We received excellent papers, and four judges performed a double-blind review on all 29 papers and selected the best one. The committee was unanimous in deciding the best paper award, which goes to the paper entitled "Fast Detection of Overlapping Communities in Online Social Networks" by Akshay Ghurye and Soundar Kumara from the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University.

The award winners will receive a certificate at the 2012 IIE Annual Conference and Expo, and will be recognized at the CIS Town Hall meeting (5-6:15 p.m. Sunday, May 20, Room: Sarasota). The IIE-CIS Board members look forward to receiving many competitive papers in future years as well.

 

 IIE-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 Chaoyue Zhao at University of Florida who was advised by Professor Yongpei Guan for the paper, "Two-stage Robust Optimization for Power Grid with Uncertain Demand Response." Another co-author of the paper is Qianfan Wang.

The award winner will receive a certificate at the 2012 IIE Annual Conference and Expo, and will be recognized at the CIS Town Hall meeting (5-6:15 p.m. Sunday, May 20, Room: Sarasota). The board members look forward to receiving many competitive papers from students in future years as well.

Feedback

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.
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