Call for Papers

The basis for acceptance of papers is that they are relevant and make a contribution to the current literature of Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Assurance, Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, and Total Quality Management. 

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of 300 words to the conference chairs.  Each abstract should have a separate title page that includes the title of the paper, author name/s, affiliation/s and full contact details including address, fax, phone and e-mail.  Your abstract must include up to 5 key words that capture the contents of the paper.  For multiple authors, please indicate clearly to whom correspondence should be made.

All conference abstracts will be double-blind reviewed by members of a Scientific Committee to ensure their academic rigor, practical significance to industrial arena and value to existing literature.  Authors must register for and attend the conference if their submission is accepted.  We encourage electronic mail submission in Microsoft Word.  When an abstract is accepted authors are encouraged to submit the full paper.  Please note that we strongly suggest all authors to follow structured abstract. Please click here for guidance on preparing a structured abstract

Final Manuscripts should be limited to 2000 words in length, double spaced with double space between paragraphs.  Authors’ names, affiliations and e-mail address should be provided after the title.  The title should be bold-faced and centered in upper/lower case.  Figures and Tables should be sized to scale and labelled with a caption centered under the Figure or Table.  It is preferable to have the figures and tables included in the text but if this is not possible, please place all Figures and Tables at the end of the text (after References) and ensure that a place-mark is inserted in the body of the text (e.g.: “ Insert Figure 1 here” or “Insert Table 1 here” ).  It is strongly advised to use Harvard style of referencing throughout the paper.

Please email any enquiries or submissions to the Conference Chair, Professor Jiju Antony (, or the Conference Co-Chair, Dr Chad Laux (

You can view some examples below:

For books:
Phadke, M.S. (1989), Quality Engineering Using Robust Design, Prentice-Hall International, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

For book chapters:
Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. (1999), Marketing for the Production Manager, in Levicki (Ed.), Taking the Blinkers off Managers, Broom Reim, London, pp. 29-33.

For journal articles:
Montgomery, D.C. (1992), The Use of Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments in product and process improvement, IIE Transactions, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 4-17.

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The organizing committee and technical committee members will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma/TQM and BE Journal/Quality in Education.