Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO)
solicits papers and presentations for its 2014 International Conference in
Washington DC. The TOCICO unites people who share a passion for win-win
holistic thinking and share a vision that this will become the main way to
manage organizations. The TOCICO is a global not-for-profit certification
organization for TOC practitioners, consultants and academics to develop and
administer certification standards, and facilitate the exchange of latest
such, TOCICO effectively enables and encourages worldwide efforts to further
develop, classify, integrate, disseminate, and certify the TOC knowledge. A
major element is the annual International Conference which draws practitioners,
consultants and academics, seasoned experts as well as novices.
This year’s conference will explore the
application of the existing TOC knowledge with the emphasis on the wide-reaching insights of the TOC
ideas that radiate from each specific topic area and from specific
implementations to many other areas.
In addition to TOC Expert presentations on the more widely
known applications of the TOC Management processes such as Project Management, Marketing, Finance &
Measures and Production, the 2014 Conference will have a dual focus on
the significant impact that Management the TOC Way is having on the Government/Public Sector and the Healthcare industry.
TOCICO board invites submissions consistent with the TOCICO focus discussing:
- Application of TOC concepts to industry issues. See a
list of possible industries in the submission requirements section
- Case studies presented by company personnel
- Workshops in TOC concepts
- Theoretical and applied research in TOC concepts
session consists of 90 minutes divided into three 30 minute presentations. Each
presentation will include a facilitated discussion and conclude with a question
and answer segment. Please note that there is no buffer for time-overruns and
individual presentations are strictly limited to 30 minutes. The language of
all conference presentation sessions will be English.
Workshops provide a
hands-on learning experience for participants and will be assigned a 90-minute
Park sessions are 30 minute sessions modeled on the experience one may get at
the famous Speaker’s Corner on the boundary of London’s Hyde Park. There,
anybody may talk about basically any lawful subject. A Hyde Park session is
limited to 7 minutes of prepared speech on a controversial TOC-related subject.
The balance of the 30 minutes is expected to be a facilitated discussion with
Submissions must include a detailed
abstract containing the following:
provocative point to be discussed in 5-7 minutes
counter – point argument statement – why will someone argue with you?
- Provide a conflict
cloud that the provocative statement is intended to resolve
Submissions must include a detailed abstract
containing the following:
- What to change?
- What to change to?
- How to cause the change?
learned? Include successes, challenges, and obstacles and how
they were overcome.
A case study describing an application or
implementation at a specific, named company may only be submitted if at least
one of the authors is a representative of that company and if that person
agrees to (co-) present at the TOCICO conference. The TOCICO reserves the right
to withdraw case studies from the program if the company representative is not
registered by April 15 or is not present at the conference.
New Knowledge and Research (Presentation and Publication)
track represents presentations describing major contributions to the TOC body
of knowledge. The presentation time is 60 minutes to include discussion,
question and answers. Many TOCICO presentations are case studies and are seldom
generalized to the model development stage of research. A couple of examples of
presentations suitable for this track might be appropriate: A summation and
extrapolation of existing non-profit performance measurement applications to a
general performance measurement model for non-profit organizations; an analysis
linking several different supply chain applications to the generic supply chain
strategy and tactics tree describing the various changes in assumptions and
injections to accommodate different product characteristics (short-shelf life
goods, fashion goods, expensive goods, etc.), different markets, different
industries, etc. The objective of this tract is to identify new theoretical
models assimilating the knowledge gained from individual case studies.
An initial abstract should provide
If accepted, after the
presentation of the New Knowledge and Research at the conference, the paper
shall be submitted for review in the TOCICO White Paper Series. Peer-reviewed
papers will be published by the TOCICO in written and/or electronic form. There
is no predefined page limit. However, papers will be judged based on their
contribution relative to their length.
- How is
the proposed paper new knowledge?
- What is
the relationship to existing accepted strategy and tactic trees?
- The use
of the "standing in the shoulders of giants” process might be useful
- All submitted work must be original and not have been
All submissions shall
identify their intended audience and level:
- General audience – Target audience is
attendees with TOC knowledge and experience on the level of TOCICO’s
- Advanced topics – Target audience is
attendees with in-depth knowledge and experience in a given TOC application
area on the level of the respective Certification
- New Knowledge – Target audience is
attendees with broad and deep knowledge and experience in several TOC
- Special Interests – Target audience is
attendees in a specific industry such as healthcare or government, for example.
All submissions shall identify the format:
- "Hyde Park”
- Case Study
- New Knowledge and Research (Presentation and
All submissions shall identify the specific
and public sector
management (Engineer-to-order, software development, etc.)
Abstract and Presentation
All submissions must be in English. All presentations will be in English unless specifically requested.
All submissions must include an abstract per the following guidelines:
If your abstract is selected for presentation, the candidate will provide:
- A 2 page abstract that will describe the presentation content for use by the conference content committee to select the program.
- All abstracts shall provide the following:
- Names and affiliations of all authors with the presenting author listed first.
- 3 Learning Objectives
- 3 questions
somebody would ask at the end of the presentation, speech or workshop to
elaborate on the subject and improve understanding and transfer of
- The submission must include a short biography of the author(s) and a digital picture.
A summary of approximately 200 words of the presentation that will be used in the conference program
All abstracts shall provide the following:
- Names and affiliations of all authors with the presenting author listed first
- 3 Learning objectives
- 3 questions somebody would ask at the end of the presentation, speech
or workshop to elaborate on the subject and improve understanding and
transfer of idea
The author(s) agrees to amend their submission based on feedback from the conference committee
All authors must use the TOCICO presentation template
All authors must sign a copyright release form. The TOCICO reserves the right to withdraw submissions from the program if copyright release has not been granted.
Presentations, speeches, and workshops shall not contain advertisement for companies, products, or services. Company logos are not to be added to the provided TOCICO presentation template.
Violations may result in exclusion from future call for papers.
Abstracts are due by December 31st, 2013. Successful presenters are expected to be notified by February 10th, 2014.
Presenters must inform the TOCICO of any software program needs for their presentations by May 15th, 2014.
The final PPT presentation is due by May 20th, 2014.Final Papers are due by May 20th, 2014.