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Meeting the Caribbean’s industrial engineering needs

For Release Upon Receipt - September 23, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – In today’s dynamic world, a new piece of legislation, market imperatives, management initiatives and new technology create projects that need to be managed, often across departmental or disciplinary lines. Project Engineering/Management is a core discipline of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) that can bring significant benefits to business/engineering organisations.   

The Third Industrial Engineering and Management Conference 2014 (IEM3-2014) will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago from December 5-6, 2014. 

In keeping with the past two IEM Conferences in 2006 and 2010, the theme of the 2014 Conference is “The Challenges of Project Engineering and Management in a Sustainable World”. It aims to advance the theory and practice of industrial engineering and management, and to identify recent developments and major challenges in meeting the diverse needs of the Caribbean region.  

There are six sub-themes based on the major industry sectors as follows: 

• Energy Industry Sectors

• Construction Industry Sectors

• Manufacturing Industry Sectors

• Utility Industry Sectors

• Government and Public Sectors

• Service Industry Sectors (including engineering services, educational services and consultancy, etc.)

Original abstracts and papers relevant to the conference theme and IEM areas are invited. Extended abstracts (not more than 300 words) and full papers in English should be sent to  or faxed to (868) 662 4414 (Attn: Prof. K.F. Pun). Each submission will be reviewed for technical merit and content. Papers accepted for presentation will appear in the conference proceedings, provided that at least one author registers for the conference. Proposals for special sessions, tutorials or workshops are also welcome. Strong papers would be recommended for a fast track publication subject to review in The West

Indian Journal of Engineering (ISSN 0511-5728) and The Journal of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (ISSN 1000 7924). 

Submission deadline is October 1, 2014. Conference registration for authors and participants is US$100 per person, and for student authors/participants, US$50 per person. For further information, please visit  


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)