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TOCICO 2019 Call for Papers and Presentations


2019 TOCICO International Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, July 14-17

The Goal by Eli Goldratt, was published in 1984, and went on to become an international best-seller, as well as leading to the creation of one of the top 3 business improvement methodologies used in the world today—the Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Large corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, Hitachi, General Motors, Boeing, Delta Airlines, Tata Steel and many more have used TOC principles to engineer a decisive competitive edge for themselves.  

The 2019 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share the results of your “Productivity Journey” with the global TOC community, and to learn more about which TOC solution is the natural next step for you and your corporate team as you continue on your path to “The Goal” and ultimate success.

Your journey may describe the growth in productivity of an individual, a team, a business unit, or an entire company. We welcome submissions that describe every stage of your Journey, from smaller-scale implementations to advanced strategies that are succeeding in the largest and most prominent companies in the world. 

The 2019 TOCICO International Conference will focus on the Productivity Journey that all consultants, academics, corporations, students, and others take throughout their lives.

Submissions will be accepted for manufacturing and service sectors, including government and healthcare, for-profit and for-purpose organizations.

Eli Goldratt stated that, "The best solutions start with the right questions…".
All submission abstracts and presentations must address the following questions structure:

Step 1: What to Change?
Step 2: What to Change to?
Step 3: How to cause the Change?

In addition to addressing Eli’s three change questions, each submission will include the following:

A) Why was there a need for change?
B) How do you measure, refocus, sustain and grow the change?

The TOCICO board invites submissions in the following formats: 
  • Presentations of application of TOC concepts to industry issues
  • Workshops in TOC concepts
  • Hyde Park presentations
  • Case studies presented by company personnel
  • New knowledge and research of theoretical and applied research in TOC concepts (presentation & related paper submission required)
  • Technology


All submitted work must be original and not have been published elsewhere. If accepted, after the conference the paper shall be submitted for blind peer review. Peer-reviewed papers will be published by the TOCICO in electronic and possibly hard copy form. There is no pre-defined page limit. However, papers will be judged based on their contribution relative to their length. Final papers for accepted New Knowledge Presentations shall be submitted by DATE.
1. All submissions must be in English.

2. All submissions must include an abstract per the following guidelines and those previously stated.

    • A full abstract of about 2 pages will describe the presentation content for use by the conference content committee to select the program
    • A summary of no more than 200 words should be submitted for use in the conference program.
    • A list of at least 6 key words that will be used as part of the search component on the TOCICO website.
3. The submission must include a short biography of the author(s) and a high resolution, color, digital picture.

4. All abstracts shall provide the following in addition to the abstracts:

    • Names and affiliations of all authors with the presenting author listed first
    • Title
    • 3 Learning objectives
    • 3 questions attendees might ask at the end of the presentation, speech or workshop to elaborate on the subject and improve understanding and transfer of ideas.

5. The author(s) agree to amend their submission based on feedback from the conference committee.



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  1. Abstracts are due by March 31, 2019.
  2. Successful presenters are expected be notified by April 15, 2019 and detailed feedback will be provided to unsuccessful submissions.
  3. Initial PPT draft presentation is due by May 15, 2019 to be reviewed by Conference Presentation Committee.
  4. Presenters must inform the TOCICO of any software program needs by June 1, 2019.
  5. The final PPT presentation is due for review by the review committee by June 15, 2019.