Welcome to ISS2021!

International Symposium on Scheduling 2021

June 25-27, 2021, virtual


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


Manufacturing Systems Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Cooperative Organizations (TBC)

  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling Organization for Manufacturing
  • Japan Industrial Management Association
  • Japan Management Association
  • Japan Society for Production Management
  • Manufacturing Architecture for Series Products
  • The Engineering Sciences Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
  • The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
  • The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
  • The Japan Society for Management Information
  • The Japan Society for Precision Engineering
  • The Operations Research Society of Japan
  • The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

Past Symposia

Hamamatsu (2002), Awaji (2004), Tokyo (2006), Nagoya (2009), Osaka (2011), Tokyo (2013), Kobe (2015), Nagoya (2017), Matsue (2019)