The next symposium: ISS 2019 at Matsue


call for papers (pdf file), proceedings (pdf file, authentication required)
  • Jul. 27, 2017: Photo Gallery
  • Jun. 21, 2017: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advanced Production Scheduling
  • Jun. 12, 2017: Information for speakers is updated (click here).
  • May 30, 2017: The program is now available (click here).
  • May 30, 2017: Information for speakers is updated (click here).
  • Apr. 12, 2017: The list of accepted papers is released (click here).
  • Apr. 9, 2017: Registration site is opened.
  • Mar. 22, 2017: Banquet information is updated.
  • Jan. 20, 2017: Paper submission deadline is extended to Feb. 10.
  • Nov. 9, 2016: Paper submission site is now opened (click here for more information).
  • Sep. 23, 2016: Symposium web site is pre-opened.


Research in scheduling has been evolving in its theoretical aspects and practical applications in the last several decades. The areas of research are widely spreading from industries for tangible products such as manufacturing systems, project management, logistics and transportation, to services for intangible products such as health care, education, sports and management. For many organizations, scheduling is one of the key technologies to improve the quality of service and to survive in competition. This international symposium aims to give opportunities to researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas on various topics of scheduling and related areas.

Topics of Interest

Whole themes on scheduling, which include scheduling theory, practical scheduling technologies, optimization method, evaluation method, CAD/CAM, TOC, APS, SCM, ERP, CIM, JIT, planning, concurrent engineering, transportation, network communication, health care, service engineering, enterprise management, manufacturing simulation


Scheduling Society of Japan


Cooperative Organizations

Past Symposia

Hamamatsu 2002, Awaji 2004, Tokyo 2006, Nagoya 2009, Osaka 2011, Tokyo 2013, Kobe 2015