Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management
After the successful organization of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management, in 2014 and 2016, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the conference 3rd edition at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona.
The ICQEM 2018 is an international forum to present and discuss the progresses in the Quality Management, Quality Engineering and Organizational Excellence fields. Consequently, since the beginning, the conference covers different topics as: Standards, Continuous Improvement, Supply Chain Quality Management, Management Systems, Six Sigma, Quality Tools, Quality Management in Higher Education, Quality Management in Services, Total Quality Management, Organizational Excellence and The Future of Quality.
This conference provides the unique opportunity to share the latest insights of academic and industrial research on Quality Engineering and Management and Organizational Excellence, as well as to experience the unique environment of Barcelona, a city which has been at the heart of the artistic, cultural and scientific development since many years.
The ICQEM18 includes keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, workshops and a number of social and networking events, including a conference dinner. The 2018 edition keynote speakers will include:
– Mats Deleryd – CEO & President, Swedish Institute for Quality, Sweden
– Jaume Ribera – Professor of Operations Management, IESE Business School, Spain
– Marianna Sigala – Professor, University of South Australia, Australia
– Malcolm Tight – Professor, Lancaster University, UK
Approximately 80 full papers have been submitted and almost 65 were accepted for presentation, after review from the Conference Scientific Committee. Some of these papers were selected by the Scientific Committee to be considered for a special issue that will be published by the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management (SCOPUS indexed journal). Papers accepted correspond to authors from all around the world, with more than 20 countries represented at this level. Therefore, a warm acknowledgment to all speakers and authors is well deserved – Thank You!
We must acknowledge the institutional support received from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona), Universitat de Girona, School of Engineering of the University of Minho, University of Coimbra, Portuguese Association for Quality, ALGORITMI Research Centre, Research viii Network on Management Standards, Cempalavras and Brazilian Society of Quality and Excellence in Management.
Let’s take advantage of this great opportunity and make with your contributions an event with Quality, shared and built by such a top level group of participants!
We thank you for your participation and welcome you to Barcelona!
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, July 11, 2018