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Call For Papers
* Please send a full Draft Paper in lieu of a "Summary" — if your paper reports the following:
Interested parties are invited to Send an Abstract NOW.
If your paper idea is still in progress, at the minimum, please send now: 1) your Name; 2) Paper Title, and; 3) Central Point of your paper.
Papers reporting QFD application cases and research. Both completed projects and those still in progress are candidates for presentation. Submissions from all countries and industries are welcome.
Paper selection will be made on the basis of overall quality, interest to symposium attendees, relevance to the conference, originality and depth of the work, value of contribution to the QFD world, and commitment to in-person presentation at the Symposium.
Application Papers are defined as papers reporting QFD implementation within your company on your own product, business process, or service, accompanied with empirical data. The author(s) should have been directly involved with the project / example that is being reported. Application Papers should include the methods of data collection, data source, and methods of QFD analysis, to the extent and form permissible for public disclosure (evidence substantiating the application of QFD). When you submit an abstract, please include a summary that explains your plans for incorporating this information in your final paper.
Academic Papers, Research Papers, New Methods Proposal, Hypothetical Case Reports should be founded on sound QFD knowledge, have a clear theoretical base, and include supporting data. When you submit a full draft paper, please include these details to the extent available at this time: your research purpose; conceptual or theoretical basis; what you aim to achieve; your data source; methods of data collection and analysis; QFD tools you have selected to use and the reason for it; and references that you are using or plan to use.
If your research is still in progress, you may send your Call for Papers intention now through the Online Form and then tell us when you plan to submit a draft paper.
If your paper requires "Peer Review," please specify so when you first send a paper proposal. Peer Review may take three months or longer, so please time your submission accordingly.
Consultant Papers should include supporting data, methods of data collection or data source, and methods of QFD analysis. Please submit a full draft paper to initiate the review process. If your paper includes an example or case study, please also submit a written authorization from your client permitting your presentation of their case. Acceptance priority shall be given on presentations by clients as it is preferred by our audience.
NOTE: Papers mainly comprised of summaries of information found on the Internet and/or in books and re-reporting of articles and examples previously published by others are not appropriate for this Call for Papers without contribution of original substance.
QFD Institute's Symposia do not permit papers and presentations containing sales pitch, advertising, and/or infomercial. If you wish to promote/exhibit your product and service at this conference, please contact us.
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