Call for Papers: TEMSCON 2019

Conference | TEMSCON 2019: Leading Innovation in Times of Constant Change | Submission deadline (Abstracts): Feb 28, 2019


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 practised 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.

Submission and publication opportunities

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.

  • Paper Submission: Feb 28, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration: Jan 14 – May 19, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2019
  • Revisions (For Papers Requiring Revisions): April 12, 2019
  • Final Papers Due: May 1, 2019
  • Conference Date: June 12-14, 2019


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

Additional Conference Information:

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).

Organising Committee

 Conference-Chair: David Bishop (

Co-Chair: Tugrul Daim (

Co-Chair: Jason Hui (

A Joint Event of the IEEE and TEMSCON

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