Conference Information 2015-2016

Click on the PDF below to view the important information for the 2016 IIE National Conference, hosted by University of Waterloo!

IISE Pre-Conference Information Session 2015-2016


The Theme

While the general theme will be to discuss various topics affecting the domain of Industrial Engineering, and displaying the various opportunities that IE students are offered, a specific theme is chosen every year by the hosting University. This years theme is “Envision. Empower. Engineer”.

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The Competitions

Four competitions play a pivotal role in the conference. This is where universities are offered the opportunity to show their abilities in various fields to professionals, and for students to share their ideas with their colleagues.

Technical Paper

In this competition, students present a technical paper that they have written in advance or that they have presented for a university project. The most recent undergraduate student research is demonstrated here. The winner of this competition will proceed to compete at a North American-wide competition.

Theoretical Competition

The theoretical competition is the opportunity for universities to expose the academic knowledge acquired by their students. Teams of four students compete against each other by completing a two and a half hour exam.

Consulting Case Competition

In the consulting-case competition, teams of four students will be given two days to solve a practical, sometimes real life problem from industry. It is presented in front of a panel of judges, and/or sponsor representatives.

Simulation Competition

Using ARENA software, teams of three students will prepare a model in advance for presentation during the conference. A slight change in the scenario will be exposed in the beginning of the conference requiring the teams to respond accordingly.


The culmination of the conference is the award ceremony held during the closing of the banquet. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams of the four competitions. Two awards are given aside from the competition. The Robert F. Moore award is given to the delegation that has participated and organized the most socio-professional activities at their home universities. The second and most anticipated award is the Golden I award given to the university that has the highest competition performance, chapter management, and participation in the conference.

The Schedule

Here’s the 2016 Conference Schedule!

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