(in alphabetic order):

The International conference on Management and Operations Research 2016 has invited a number of speakers for talks (more speakers to be added). By now, the speakers of ICMOR 2016 include (in alphabetic order):

•     Prof. Jian Chen, Tsinghua University
•     Prof. Yoo Suk Hong, Seoul National University
•     Prof. Charles Møller, Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark
•     Prof. Sardar M. N. Islam (Naz), Victoria University

Prof. Jian Chen  


Chen Jian, the professor in the school of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He is also the Lenovo Chair professor. His research interests focus on Supply Chain Management, E-Business, Business Intelligence and Decision Analysis as well as Forecasting and Optimization Techniques.

He has authored/co-authored 178 papers in referred journals, including European Journal of Operational Research; Omega, The International Journal of Management Science; Production and Operations Management, etc.

He is the recipient of Award for Outstanding Research in Natural Sciences/Award for Outstanding Research in Science and Technology Progress/Award for Outstanding Research in Humanities and Social Sciences by Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education Changjiang Scholars, Academic Science and Technology Progress Award by Beijing Municipal Government, etc.

Prof. Chen serves on a number of academic organizations, such as Regional Vice President of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); Chairman of the Service Systems and Organizations Technical Committee of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society; National Natural Science Foundation of China; Chair/Co-Chair of many international conferences. He is also serves as associate editor/area editor/EB member for a number of international journals.

Title: Opportunities and Challenges for Business Management in the Big Data Age


With the progresses in technology, we are getting into a new phase where we are awash in a flood of data. Big data is changing the way we live and work, altering the relationship between customers, firms and government, and reshaping the business. In this talk, some cases are first given to illustrate the great potentials for firms and individuals to create new businesses or improve their businesses in the big data age. And then the new features of the big data era will be described from business management angle and the challenges for the traditional hypotheses are discussed. Finally, some research topics will be highlighted.

Prof. Yoo Suk Hong  


Yoo Suk Hong is a Full Professor of Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University. He currently serves as a chair for Undergraduate Program for Technology Management as well.

He received his BS and MS degree from Seoul National University and earned his PhD from Purdue University, USA. He taught at the University of Toledo, USA, as an Assistant Professor before he took the current position.

His current research interest lies in the area of product and service engineering. His main research interests include product architecture and platform design, new product/service development, sustainable product design, product life-cycle management, and product-development processes. He has been invited to give plenary speech on many international and domestic conferences.

Prof. Hong is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Korean Institute for Industrial Engineers and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, and the Design Society.

Title: Manufacturing Business Strategy in a Service Era


The recent industry is rapidly changing from “technology push” to “market pull” type economies. As customer orientation is becoming a main focus for various industries, most manufacturing companies are trying to find their own strategy to achieving mass customization. This talk discusses two distinct ways to this end: platform-based product development and manufacturing servitization. Many firms have adopted the product platforms over the last decades as a means to effectively meet a variety of needs of the customers in an efficient manner, while the integration of products and services is actively sought in recent years as a viable approach to mass customization. As the manufacturing servitization is targeted for developing service business for value creation in manufacturing firms, business model innovation is in the core of the whole process. A morphology-based business model architecting method is introduced with a view to systematic exploration of new business model ideas. Business ecosystem is also addressed as one of the most critical success factors for sustainable product-service systems, which can effectively hedge the risks related to manufacturing servitization.

Prof. Charles Møller  


Charles Møller (born 1962) is full professor in enterprise systems management and business process innovation at the Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark.

Charles Møller is researching topics like supply chain management, enterprise systems and business process management. He is the director of the Center for Industrial Production (CIP) at Aalborg University and chairing AAU Production.

Charles Møller is currently workpackage leader of “Digitalization of Supply Chains” in a joint national industrial research program on future manufacturing systems.

Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark


•  Industry 4.0 has been used to characterize the shift in society, driven by connectivity and convergence of physical, digital and biological technologies. The challenges and opportunities for the fourth industrial revolution was the central theme for the World Economic Forum summit this year (Schwap, 2016).
•  Industry 4.0 was presented in 2013 as the German strategy to transform its industry towards the fourth industrial revolution (Acatec, 2013). Similar national programs were launched in other countries such as the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in the US (Smart Process Manufacturing Engineering, 2009) or the EFFRA roadmap towards Factories of the Future (EFFRA, 2013) which outlines the European research agenda for the Horizon 2020 research program.
•  The talk presents the specific Danish perspectives on the fourth industrial revolution and outline the structure and content of a joint industrial research program: Manufacturing Academy of Denmark, MADE as well a the research agenda of Aalborg University.

Prof. Sardar M. N. Islam (Naz)  


Sardar M. N. Islam, Professor of Business, Economics and Finance for Strategic Economic Studies Victoria University. He is currently undertaking research, teaching and doctorate supervision work in a wide range of disciplines in economics, finance, business, accounting, and law. As he has lived, studied, worked in and visited (extensively) different countries in the world for a long period of time, he adopts a global and humanistic approach in his research and academic works. In his research, he has undertaken rigorous secular scientific studies of universal and emerging issues in business disciplines.

He has authored/co-authored and published 21 books in finance, accounting, business, economics and law areas and as well as about 200 articles including journal articles in leading international journals in his specialised research areas, such as the following leading journals: Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Optimisation Theory and Applications, Economic Modelling, Ecological Economics, and Journal of Policy Modelling.

Title: Efficient Organisational Design and Management:The Modern Mechanism Design Approach based on Game Theory and Optimisation


Designing an efficient organisation has been possibly the central pursuit by human being in the area of management engineering and design. In this presentation, the author discusses the modern new approach to organisational design which is the mechanism design approach/ information economics paradigm (i.e., analysing, modelling and managing organisations (economy, corporations, groups, etc.) based on agency theory, information asymmetric and mechanism design perspectives) as a research agenda that needs to be pursued by management engineers/designers.