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SAIIE29: 24 - 26 October 2018, Spier, Stellenbosch: Call for Papers

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:59

It is with great excitement that SAIIE invites you on a journey of

We cordially invite our IE professionals to the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, the premier conference of industrial engineering and related disciplines on the African continent. The conference gives industry, organisations, academics, and government the opportunity to showcase cutting edge practice and research. Delegates will benefit from networking opportunities to exchange ideas, to gain insight from peers and to engage with the most up to date thinking in industrial engineering.

Besides these personal growth opportunities, delegates will earn CPD points for attending the conference. Peer-reviewed papers will be published in the conference proceedings, earning publication credits. The best papers will be reviewed and published as full journal papers in a special edition of the ISI-listed South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, without further editing required.

Abstracts are invited for both the FULL PAPER and ABSTRACTS ONLY tracks. Academic and Industry submissions are encouraged for both tracks. Once the abstracts have been accepted, you have the option to submit a full paper. All papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process in accordance with the requirements of the Department of higher Education and Training. All abstracts should be submitted electronically on the following website: http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/saiie29/

For more information, please find attached Call for Papers.

 


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SAIIE Newsletter: November 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:54

Please find attached the SAIIE November 2017 Newsletter.


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SAIIE Newsletter: October 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:52

Please find attached the SAIIE October 2017 Newsletter.


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SAIIE Newsletter: September 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:52

Please find attached the SAIIE September 2017 Newsletter.


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SAIIE Newsletter: August 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:51

Please find attached the SAIIE August 2017 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter: July 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:51

Please find attached the SAIIE July 2017 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter: June 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:50

Please find attached the SAIIE June 2017 Newsletter. 


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SAIIE Newsletter: May 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:49

Please find attached the SAIIE May 2017 Newsletter. 


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2017 SAIIE Awards: Announcement of Winners

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:49

The winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards were announced at a prestigious gala evening on 21 July, at the Capital Moloko in Sandton.
 
The SAIIE Awards and Gala evening had its inaugural event on the same date last year, which seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence within the industrial engineering community. SAIIE added another category for the judges to deliberate on this year, announcing winners in four categories this year.
 
The winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards are:

Prof Kris Adendorff Award for Prominent Industrial Engineering Professional

  •  Mr Arno van der Merwe - President & CEO, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC)

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Educator

  •  Prof James Bekker - Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Prof Jan van Vuuren - Professor, Stellenbosch University

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Young Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Dr Jacomine Grobler - Snr Lecturer, University of Pretoria
SAIIE would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards, and thank them for their monumental and continued contribution to the Industrial Engineering discipline.
 
To read more about our winners and other finalists, you can refer to the attached programme for this prestigious evening. For more on the Gala Evening, you can look forward to the August Newsletter.

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Visit to Bogota, Colombia: 25 - 26 May 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:49

Facts about Colombia:

Christopher Columbus landed on the west coast of Colombia in 1499.

Spanish rule ( the Viceroyalty of New Granada)  lasted until 1819, when the Republic of Colombia was founded after the War of Independence  with Simón Bolívar as first President and Francisco Santander as Vice-President.

Since the 1960’s there has been a low intensity conflict between the government and guerrillas from the left and the far right. Formal peace was signed in 2015. The President Juan Manual Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for concluding the peace process, which still needs to be ratified by referendum.

Today Colombia has the fourth largest economy in Latin America with a per capita GDP of US$ 6 104. The total area of Colombia is 1,14 m km² and a  population of  49,1 million.  It is situated in the north-western corner of South America, with Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Panama as neighbours.

The country is divided into 33 Departments (provinces) and Bogotá, with a population of 7 million,  is the capital city and situated at 2 600 m above sea level geographically in the centre of the country. The official language is Spanish (Castilian), but there are 68 indigenous languages spoken.

Industrial Engineering in Colombia:

Dr Henk van Tonder (SAIIE Executive Director) was invited by the Institute for International Cooperation (CERI) of the District University Francisco José de Calda (UD) to attend the first conference of the Colombian Institute of Industrial Engineers (ACII) at the Catholic University Santo Toma in Bogotá and the Engineering Week Seminar at Universidad Distrital.

From left to right:

Alexis Adamy Ortiz, the Director of CERI, at Universidad Distrital JFC, Bogotá & Dr Henk van Tonder (SAIIE Executive Director)

  • CERI is tasked with the internationalisation of the University UD and has a programme to formalise relationships with universities worldwide to exchange students and lecturers and to cooperate in research programmes and the standardisation of curricula.

At present there are 126 students in the exchange programme and 44 visiting lecturers. The first chapter of IISE in Latin America was established at the University UD (Chapter #985) in 2001.

CERI is actively seeking an agreement with a South African university. 

  • ACII was founded in 1984 and has a membership of approximately 100 graduate industrial engineers. It has formal recognition agreements with similar bodies in Latin America and has approached SAIIE for such an agreement.                                                                          

After seven decades of conflict in the country, the theme for the two day conference was “The role of IE’s in a post-conflict society”, with invitees from Latin America and South Africa.

The 18 presentations over the two days covered the role of the IE’s in the reconstruction of the society in Colombia with reference to agriculture, health services and infrastructure capacity building.

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Universidad Santo Toma acted as hosts for the conference.

Back: Members of ACII Council and Henk van Tonder (SAIIE)

Front: José Ramiro Bertieri (Director ACII), Beatriz Lorena Rodríguez (Dean IE, Universidad Santo Toma), Guillermo Gala Picon (President ACII)

 

  • The final year IE students organised their annual Engineering Week Seminar at the Universidad Distrital JFC (UD) and invited international speakers to address the topic “Smart cities, Productivity, Sustainability and Humanity”.                                                       

The key note address was delivered by Dr Eduardo da Cota, a member of the BRICS committee on Smart Cities. 

The final year IE class at Universidad Distrital José Francisco de Calda, with invited speakers

Invited Speakers from left to right:              

Jesús Velásques (Chief Scientist, D O Analytics), Dr Eduardo da Costa (University Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), Henk van Tonder (SAIIE), Guillermo Real Flórez (UD) and Juan Carlos Guevara (UD – absent)

 

 

 


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