This proceedings is a collection of papers presented at the 10th International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA), which was held in Phuket, Thailand, from 4 to 6 April 2023. On behalf of my international colleagues in the international advisory, organizing and technical committees, I would like to thank all the authors for their support and contributions that have led to the successful publication of this proceedings.
The 10th ICIEA was conducted in hybrid mode with close to 100 delegates attending in person and about 50 participants attending online. It was co-sponsored by the Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI) and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, with support from the National University of Singapore, Macau University of Science and Technology and Asia University (Taiwan). In fact, ICIEA has become a signature event for the industrial engineering (IE) community in Asia. Before the pandemic, it usually received more than 350 submissions of which over 200 papers were accepted for publications. This year, with the pandemic coming to an end, we received 272 submissions of which 120 were accepted for presentation and of which 83 were published as full papers. I would like to thank all the committee members, particularly members of the Technical Committee who worked very hard in handling the reviews of these papers. Special thanks also goes to the conference organizer who has made a special effort in securing the nice beach-front hotel in Phuket. I believe all delegates who attended the conference in person had an enjoyable stay in Phuket, where we forged new friendships and reinforced old ties. I would also like to thank our keynote and invited speakers who have shared their expertise generously through their presentations in person and online.
The papers in this proceedings cover a wide range of topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering; including but not limited to supply chain and logistics, quality and reliability, advanced manufacturing, production scheduling to ergonomics and man- machine systems interfaces. In particular, there is a large number of papers on machine learning techniques and applications beyond the traditional manufacturing sector to include healthcare, sustainability assessment and other social issues. We believe that this is an encouraging trend which indicates that not only our researchers are in the forefront of IE techniques, but they have also expanded their reach beyond the traditional domains of applications, to areas that matter most to society at large.
We believe that this trend will continue, and we hope to receive more innovative and interesting applications for this conference in the coming years.
Happy reading and hope to see you in person next year!
General Chair, ICIEA 2023
Loon Ching TANG, PhD
Professor and Fellow, Academy of Engineering, Singapore