Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
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The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), formerly the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is a professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.
The institute was founded in 1948 and was called the American Institute of Industrial Engineers until 1981, when the name was changed to reflect its international membership base. The name was changed to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in 2016 to align the association with the changing scope of the profession that, while keeping its industrial base, has seen more industrial and systems engineers (ISEs) working with large-scale, integrated systems in a variety of sectors. The change also is consistent with department names in many universities, as two-thirds of the top 65 schools ranked in U.S. News & World Report have incorporated systems into their department names.
Members include both college students and professionals. IISE holds annual regional and national conferences in the United States. IISE is headquartered in the United States in Norcross, Georgia, a suburb located northeast of Atlanta.
Industrial Management, a quarterly magazine that addresses engineering management topics, is the publication of IISE's Society for Engineering and Management Systems. IISE's flagship journal is IIE Transactions, which aims to foster exchange among researchers and practitioners in the industrial engineering community by publishing papers that are grounded in science and mathematics and motivated by engineering applications.
The Engineering Economist is a quarterly refereed journal devoted to issues of capital investment. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering focuses on research of advances in health systems. The Journal of Enterprise Transformation explores trends, new findings and ongoing research related to enterprise transformation. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors is devoted to the latest ergonomics and human factors research and techniques.
IISE has multiple membership categories, but the primary categories are: