The 2023 Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers Fall Conference, jointly organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering Department and the University Industrial Engineering Association, took place at UNIST from November 2 to 3, 2023.
Themed “Innovating Industries through Data Science, Operations Research, and Industrial AI,” the conference attracted over 600 industry experts, academics, and researchers. The event received sponsorship from prominent domestic and international companies, including LG Electronics, SK Innovation, and Thyroscope Inc.
In his opening speech, President Kwang-Jae Kim of the Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers (KIIE) emphasized the significance of sharing achievements in data science and industrial artificial intelligence during the era of digital transformation. He encouraged participants to foster creative research ideas through collaborative exchanges.
The conference encompassed academic presentations and special corporate sessions, delving into the latest research and development cases related to data science, operational science theory, data learning at industrial sites, and optimizing system operations. Over 200 research findings were announced across more than 40 academic presentation sessions, covering areas such as optimization, production and logistics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, industrial artificial intelligence, probability, statistics, quality management, public and industrial applications, and business analytics. The conference’s electronic brochure provides a detailed session list, accessible at [https://www.kstudy.com/fbook/KIIE/2023/].
Distinguished keynote speaker, Professor Jianjun Shi from Georgia Tech, shared insights on “The Future of Industrial Engineering and Machine Learning.” Professor Shi, a renowned scholar and member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAE), was acknowledged for his pioneering contributions to the field of data-based quality management.
In parallel to the main conference, the 19th Korean University Student Industrial Engineering Project Competition and Master’s Paper Competition attracted the participation of more than 70 student teams.
UNIST Vice President Jaiyong Lee and President Dong Sub Kim of Korea National Oil Corp. also attended the conference. Vice President Lee expressed his aspirations for the event to serve as a platform to gauge future industrial development in the digital age and prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. President Kim Dong-seop predicted that decision optimization and automation, facilitated by industrial engineering and artificial intelligence, would catalyze innovation across industries. President Kim previously served as the head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at UNIST.
An official from UNIST’s Department of Industrial Engineering (Association Organizing Committee) highlighted the significance of hosting such an event in Ulsan, known as the ‘industrial capital,’ which serves as an ideal testbed for industrial engineering technology. They emphasized their commitment to advancing innovation in Ulsan and Korea through the exchange of valuable insights and accomplishments during the academic conference.