You are invited to join the 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE41), which is the latest in the series of conferences under the same name. The series started in 1976 under the sponsorship of Computers & Industrial Engineering: An International Journal, whose first issue was published at the same time. The series aims to disseminate recent theoretical and methodological developments, significant technical applications, case studies and survey results in the areas of Computers, Industrial Engineering, Management and other related areas. This conference is held on the campus of the University of Southern California during the period 23-26 October 2011. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and professionals of industrial engineering from all over the world to exchange their experiences, present their research findings and establish contacts with their peers.
Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.