Scope & Topic

Internet of things (IOT)

Big Data Analytics & Data Mining

Industry 4.0

Manufacturing Intelligence

Smart Production

Manufacturing Strategy

Ergonomics & Safety

Advanced Process Control 

Innovative Design and Technologies

Modeling & Decision Analysis

Evolutionary Algorithms

Green Supply Chain & Sustainability

Corporate Resource Planning & ERP

Production Planning & Scheduling

Manufacturing Innovation

Quality, Reliability and Maintenance

Simulation Optimization

Project Development & Management 

Operations Research


Services Science & Management

Semiconductor Manufacturing

Supply Chain Management

E-Business and E-Commerce



Welcome to Hsinchu, Taiwan. It is our great privilege to hold the 2016International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Intelligence (ISMI2016). ISMI2016 aims to disseminate recent theoretical and methodological developments, significant technical applications, and case studies in semiconductor and high-tech manufacturing. Following the great success of ISMI in Taiwan (2012), Shanghai (2013), Taiwan (2014), and South Korea (2015), ISMI2016 in Taiwan is going to serve to enhance collaborations among academia and industries. Under the main theme of Industry 4.0, the objective of the ISMI2016 aims to provide a platform to foster the exchange of research developments and latest practice on automation science & engineering, evolutionary algorithms, data mining and big data analytics, manufacturing informatics, modeling and decision analysis, and operation management for semiconductor and high-tech manufacturing to enhance collaborations among academia and industries. Furthermore, the involved research and applications are not limited to conventional manufacturing domains and can be extended to manufacturing-based services as well as emerging areas such as green supply chains, logistics, and business analysis and optimization.

This event is co-organized by National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers (CIIE), Society for Excelling Enterprises and Decisions (SEED), Semiconductor Technologies Empowerment Partners (STEP) Consortium, and NTHU-TSMC Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management of NTHU, Dept. of Business Administration of Soochow University, Dept. of Information Management of Yuan Ze University, and Dept. of Business Administration of Asia University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, IEEE Technical Committee on Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation, Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications, and Practice (IJIETAP). We would like to thank distinguished keynote speakers Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong and Mr. Bruce C.-H. Cheng, Founder and Honorary Chairman of Delta Group. Special thanks are given to MediaTek Inc. and Macronix International Co., Ltd for their supports of on-site visiting and field study. Finally, we would like to thank all of the participants and organizers for their contributions in this successful joint event in Hsinchu, Taiwan.


Chen-Fu Chien, Ph.D.

ISMI2016 General Chair

Director, NTHU-TSMC Center for Manufacturing Excellence

Tsinghua Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University


Jei-Zheng Wu, Ph.D.

ISMI2016 Program Committee Chair

President, Society for Excelling Enterprises and Decisions (SEED)

Soochow University


August 7th - 10th, 2016

welcome message (pdf)