Industrial Engineering: Management, Tools, and Applications, Three Volume Set provides innovation applications and case studies that are drawn from multiple countries. The chapters in the books represent the best papers from the International Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) Conference held in Istanbul in June 2013, sponsored by the II
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About 700 papers have already been submitted to the International Industrial Engineering Conference (see www.iicistanbul.org). The editors will choose 60 of these papers that fit best with the theme of the books from the submitted conference papers. Authors will be given six weeks to re-submit the paper in the form of a book chapter in a form that will be useful to a reader for use as a case study or innovative application that is set internationally.
Bopaya Bidanda is currently the Ernest Roth Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on manufacturing systems, reverse engineering, product development, and project management. He has published five books and more than a hundred papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has received numerous distinctions including the 2012 John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in Industrial Engineering, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES ) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in Engineering Education, the 2013 Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award, and the 2014 Chancellors Distinguished Public Service Award.
Ihsan Sabuncuoglu is the founding Rector of Abdullah Gul University. He earned his BS and MS in industrial engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He earned his PhD in industrial engineering from Wichita State University in 1990. His research interests are in real-time scheduling, simulation optimization, and applications of quantitative methods to cancer-related health-care problems. In addition to publishing more than a hundred papers in international journals and conference proceedings, Dr. Sabuncuoglu has edited two books. He is also on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals.
Bahar Y. Kara is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University. Dr. Kara earned an MS and a PhD from the Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department, and she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Canada. Dr. Kara was elected as an associate member of Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2012. She has been acting as a reviewer for the top research journals within her field. Her current research interests include distribution logistics, humanitarian logistics, hub lo