FYI: ICPQR conference will include a special session for PhD students on scientific writing. BR, Petri
Scientific writing in industrial management
Most PhD students struggle with scientific writing and presentations in English, and normally much time in a PhD study is spent revising papers and preparing for conference talks. Given the amount of time that PhD students spend writing and preparing to present, students should invest in a systematic study of scientific writing. To lead such a study, we have invited Prof. Binshan Lin, Louisiana State University, USA, to give an intensive course on scientific writing 23rd – 24th June 2008. The course is aimed for PhD students, but will also be open for postdocs and younger faculty members. Similar course, held in Oulu in summer 2007 was very successful and has already resulted in 3 papers to be published in the journals edited by Dr Binshan Lin.
Dr Binshan Lin is the BellSouth Corporation Professor at College of Business Administration,
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA. He received his PhD from the Louisiana State University in 1988. He is an eight-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award at LSUS. Dr Lin receives the Computer Educator of the Year by the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) in 2005, Ben Bauman Award for Excellence in IACIS 2003, Distinguished Service Award at the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI) in 2007, Outstanding Educator Award at the SWDSI in 2004, and Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence in 2003. He has published over 170 articles in refereed journals, and currently serves
as Editor-in-Chief of the following nine academic journals: Industrial Management and Data Systems, International Journal of Mobile Communications, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, Electronic Government: An International Journal, International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, International Journal of Service and Standards, International Journal of Electronic
Finance, and International Journal of Management in Education. Dr Lin serves as President of Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (2004-2005), President of Association for Chinese Management Educators (2003-2004), President of International Chinese
Information Systems Association (2000), Program Chair of IACIS Pacific 2005 Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Program Chair of Management International Conference (MIC) 2006 in Slovenia, and General Chair of MIC 2007 in Slovenia and MIC 2008 in Spain. He
also serves as a vice president (2007-2009) of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
Feb 29th 2008 Submission of abstracts March 30th 2008 Notification of acceptance
May 15th 2008 Submission of papers The extended abstracts of 1500-2000 words in English
should be submitted no later than 29th February, 2008. Abstracts may be submitted by email:
email@example.com with the code: ICPQR PhD workshop. Twelve papers will be accepted for assessment within the workshop. The registration fee is 100 € including all workshop
materials, coffees, lunches and PhD dinner in 23rd June. Registration will be open in January 2008 in the web page: www.icpqr2008.org. We also invite all participants of the PhD workshop
to join the 13th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research (ICPQR 2008), to be held in Oulu 25th – 27th June 2008. Same paper can be submitted both to PhD Workshop and ICPQR 2008 Conference.
Contact address: Päivi Iskanius, University of Oulu, P.O Box 4610, 90014 Oulu, Finland, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, WWW-page: www.icpqr2008.org