International Symposium on Scheduling 2011 (ISS2011)

July 2-4, 2011 in Osaka

Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
4-3-53, Nakanoshima, Kita, Osaka, Japan

Update (June 21, 2011):
The general information is now available.

Update (May 30, 2011):
The tentative program is now available.

Update (April 12, 2011):
To authors:
Notification of acceptance is now ready. You will be notified from EasyChair system by e-mail.
If you have no mail by 18th April, please contact iss11-committee (at mark) by e-mail.
Guidance for accepted authors

Update (April 12, 2011):
Registration site is now open.

Update (February 14, 2011):
Paper submission has been closed.

Update (November 17, 2010):
We now announce the amount of registration fees for ISS2011.

Registration Fees:
Member & Overseas Participants (Until May 31, 2011)
JPY 45,000
Member & Overseas Participants (After June 1, 2011)
JPY 50,000
Non-member in Japan
JPY 60,000
JPY 20,000
*Charge for one copy of proceedings, banquet, coffee breaks and technical tour for a person are included.

Sponsored by
Scheduling Society of Japan and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Manufacturing Systems Division)

The Operations Research Society of Japan, Japan Society of Industrial Engineering, the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers, Japan Industrial Management Association, Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

Objectives: Scheduling theory and practical technology at production shops have made a remarkable progress in recent years. In particular, the importance of strategic scheduling as a key technology for the industries to develop is growing in the age of recent globalization and mega-competition. Also, in the recent IT revolution, the scheduling methodologies and theories not only in industry but also in services sector, such as Transport, Network or Health care, have been drawing great attention. Under these conditions, this symposium is planned for both domestic and foreign researchers to gather together and deepen mutual relationship through active discussions. In order to make this conference fruitful, we have two days to hold discussion freely. And it is also expected that the new prospect toward a Strategic Scheduling Technology, which aims to upgrade the various kinds of industries in the future, will be discovered. This is the fifth International Symposium on Scheduling and will be held in central Osaka. We are earnestly looking forward to your positive participation in this symposium.

Topics of Interest: Whole themes on scheduling, which include Scheduling Theory, Practical, Scheduling Technologies, Optimization Method, Evaluation Method, CAD/CAM, TOC, APS, SCM, ERP, CIM, JIT, Planning, Concurrent Engineering, Transport, Network communication, Health care, Service engineering, Enterprise management

Keynote Speech:
  1. Production management and information technology outside of the Ivory Tower
    Prof. Kenneth Mckay
    Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering
    University of Waterloo

  2. The future of electricity grid -integration of renewable energy and demand response
    Dr. Hiroshi Asano
    Director, Socio-Economic Research Center
    Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)

  3. The current trend of research in scheduling: challenges and opportunities
    Prof. Chung-Yee LEE
    Chair Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Paper submission:
  1. Language
    English is the working language of ISS 2011.

  2. Requirements for electronic files
    Complete works are to be submitted electronically in PDF file. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings.
    The most important issue to is to make sure that all fonts used in the paper are EMBEDDED, especially for papers from Asia and Europe.

  3. Formatting rules
    The manuscripts should be less than 6,000 words, and they are to be prepared as a PDF file within 4-6 pages in A4 sized sheets. File size is limited to 3 MB in PDF. Submissions exceeding 6 pages will be rejected. Do NOT insert any headers, footers, or page numbers.
    Templates for papers are available in DOC, LaTeX and PDF formats.
    Microsoft Word format (DOC), LaTeX, Adobe PDF

  4. Paper Submission
    Please check your paper for scientific structure and quality, especially of you have:
    • 10-20 good references
    • Cite and discuss related works
    • Clear problem statement
    • Critical discussion of results

  5. Online Paper Submission
    The authors can submit papers using the online submission system.
    Please read the instruction of the online submission system before submission.
    Three organized sessions are planned as follows.
    1. OS1: Practical Scheduling Approach
    2. OS2: Timetabling and Assignment Problems
    3. OS3: Service Engineering
    4. OS4: Railway Scheduling
    If you are invited to these organized sessions, please select the invited session; otherwise please select regular session (See detail in the instruction of the online submission system).

Important Dates:
Submission deadline of papers:
December 31, 2010 January 17, 2011
Notification of acceptance:
April 15, 2011
Final camera-ready manuscripts due:
May 15, 2011

Special Issue of Journal:
Special issue will be planned in "Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing", the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).

Organizing Committee Chair:
Prof. Nobuhiro Sugimura
Osaka Prefecture University
Executive Committee Chair:
Prof. Hiroshi Morita
Osaka University
International Program Committee Chair:
Prof. Toshiya Kaihara
Kobe University

E-mail: iss11 (at mark)