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Call for papers for 10th annual IEEE International Systems Conference

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The 10th annual IEEE International Systems Conference will address the discipline of systems engineering, including theory, technology, methodology, and applications of complex systems, system-of-systems, and integrated systems of national and global significance.

PAPER SUBMISSION
The conference caters to both practitioners and academics, providing a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on technology, methodology, applications, study cases, and practical experiences. For this purpose, the format of the submissions is divided in two categories, with different submission requirements.
• Case studies and practical experiences in the Industry: short papers presenting practical ideas, real cases, and practical achievements.
• Research and application papers: long manuscripts addressing novel ideas, theoretical issues, technology, methodology, and applications.
Papers of both categories should be submitted electronically to the EDAS IEEE SysCon 2016 Submission Portal at: www.edas.info/20355.

For comprehensive submission information, please reference the conference web site at: http://ieeesyscon.org.

IMPORTANT DATES
Initial Manuscript Deadline: October 15, 2015
Acceptance Notification: December 1, 2015
Final Manuscript Deadline: February 14, 2016
Opening Day of SysCon 2016: April 18, 2016

Conference Chair: Bob Rassa, Raytheon
Conference Technical Program Chair: Sidney Givigi, Royal Military College of Canada

New director for engineering and technology management

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Kim Zentz, new director of Washington State University's Engineering and Technology Management program.PULLMAN, Wash. – Kim Zentz, former chief executive officer of the Innovate Washington Foundation, has been named director of Washington State University’s engineering and technology management (ETM) program.

A WSU alumna, she has held a number of leadership positions in the utilities, alternative energy technology, economic development and transportation sectors. She was chief executive officer of two public agencies and co-founder, president and chief operating office of a technology startup enterprise. » More …

New faculty join ETM program, Fall 2014

Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) has two new faculty members joining its online master’s and certificate program, starting fall 2014. Dr. Alice Squires is ETM’s new associate clinical professor from Virginia and will be teaching courses in areas related to systems engineering, technical decision analysis, and strategic and performance management. Dr. Russ Johnson is ETM’s new associate clinical professor from Colorado and his teaching emphasis will be on topics related to the theory of constraints, including lean agility, and constraints management. » More …

WSU gets funds to teach employees, strengthen business

engineering and technology researcherPULLMAN, Wash. – Employees in qualifying Washington companies can apply to earn certificates online and take advantage of $750,000 in scholarship funds recently awarded to Washington State University.

The funds to WSU’s Global Campus engineering and technology management (ETM) program come through the Make it in Washington (MiiW) public-private partnership initiative, http://www.etm.wsu.edu/Miia/MiiA.ETM.html. » More …

Ray Ladd; program collecting memories for book

Ray Ladd, professor in the Engineering and Technology Management program at Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University.PULLMAN, Wash. – This obituary, at full length and with photos, is posted on the website of the engineering and technology management program at WSU (https://etm.wsu.edu/documents/2015/03/ray-ladd-in-memory.pdf):

It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Dr. Ray Ladd, our great friend and colleague. He passed away on May 21, 2014, at his home in Kendrick, Idaho, surrounded by his loving wife, Claudia, his son and daughter and their families. » More …

U.S. News: WSU online programs among best for veterans

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s online graduate degree programs in business and engineering this week were named the nation’s third best online degree offerings for military veterans by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine also named WSU’s online bachelor’s degree program the eighth best in the nation for veterans.

Now in their second year, the rankings were designed to help veterans identify high-quality online degree programs that suit their educational needs, the magazine noted in a news release. » More …