The Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS) is a student-focused international forum for applied research, development, and design in Systems and Information Engineering.

SIEDS Conference
April 24, 2020

The Symposium is the leading showcase for undergraduate and Master's graduate design projects, such as those from capstone design courses or from baccalaureate, honors, or design-oriented graduate theses. Projects must extend beyond the analysis of systems and include the synthesis of alternative solutions to a problem. When appropriate, implementation and testing of a design is encouraged. Faculty, industry, and government project advisors are welcome coauthors.

You must be a registered attendee to be able to access the proceedings.

SIEDS 2020 Plenary Session

  • Methodologies and Application Areas

    Contributed papers are solicited that apply diverse methodologies, including:

    Data Modeling: including Big Data, Data Analytics, and Data Mining Simulation and Stochastic Modeling
    Decision Analysis and Optimization Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering
    Systems Integration & Design Risk Analysis, Technology Management, and Policy


    Papers can describe work in a wide variety of application areas, including:

    Telecommunications and Information Technology Military Applications
    Healthcare Economic and Financial Systems
    Energy Environmental
    Robotics and Sensor Networks E-Business
    Transportation and Logistics Manufacturing
    Critical Infrastructure Education


    Papers should emphasize the application of fundamental systems analysis and design concepts. Symposium papers presented will be submitted for archival in IEEE Xplore. Only those papers that are presented will be published. Submitted papers that are not presented will not be published.

  • Author Information

    February 28, 2020: Abstracts due by 11:59 pm East Coast time.

    Submit abstracts via the EDAS conference management system.

    You will need to register one author to submit an abstract. You can add additional authors after submitting the abstract by clicking on the "My papers" tab at the top of the website. Abstracts will be submitted in a textbox.

    Submission of 200-500 word abstracts for contributed papers not previously published or presented. Abstracts should explicitly address the following:

    • the systems analysis or design problem being solved (WHAT)
    • background/relevant literature/state of the art (WHY/MOTIVATION),
    • the methodological approach developed or adopted (HOW), and
    • preliminary results and implications (RESULTS).


    March 10, 2020: Notified of abstract review.

    Updated deadline
    April 17, 2020: Completed manuscript uploaded by 11:59 pm East Coast time. Virtual conference registration information will be updated soon.

    All papers need to meet the formatting guidelines from the SIEDS Paper Template and SIEDS LaTeX Paper Template.
    Papers must be no longer than 6 pages.
    (For the LaTeX link, click Download in the top right to save the ZIP template.)

  • Fees

    Given the nature of a virtual conference, we have reduce our conference fees for all participants to $10. Conference registration is open at:

  • Student Travel Scholarships
    • Student Travel scholarships are available on a limited basis.
    • Travel scholarships are only available to a single presenting author per paper.
    • Depending on demand, travel scholarships may only cover a portion of total travel expenses.
    • Applications for travel scholarships can be submitted prior to paper acceptance and must be submitted no later than one month prior to the SIEDS Symposium.
    • To submit a travel scholarship application, complete the Request Form.


    All travel scholarship application forms should be emailed no later than the due date to

  • Steering and 2020 SIEDS Symposium Committees

    Steering Committee

    Chair: Reid Bailey
    Finance Chair: Bill Scherer
    Local Accommodations Chair: Greg Gerling
    Partnership Chair: Michael Porter


    2020 SIEDS Committee

    Chair: Eva Andrijcic
    Program Chair: Joost Santos
    Publications Chair: Sheree Pagsuyoin
    Judges Chair: Reid Bailey