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"Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way."  Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

With our theme "Through the Looking Glass" we dare you to challenge your existing view of the present and future as well the role of the Industrial Engineer in shaping this. 

We would like to invite you to join us for the 27th annual SAIIE conference, 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.

The spectrum of work in industrial engineering is very broad. We therefore invite papers that fall within the practice of industrial engineering and associated disciplines, such as systems engineering, information management and big data, logistics & supply chain management, andproject management, change management, leadership, organizational excellence etc.

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.

Authors of the best papers will also be given the opportunity to develop their paper further to be published in the South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, an ISI listed publication with an international profile.

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If you have submitted an abstract, but have not received any notification, please contact Prof Liezl van Dyk at

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