HCM City (VNA) - Domestic and foreign researchers and experts are exchanging their ideas and latest scientific research outcomes in the field of industrial engineering and management systems at a conference that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10.

The 16th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference (APIEMS 2015), which is held for the first time in Vietnam by the International University under the Ho Chi Minh City National University, draws more than 310 research studies at home and abroad.

During the three-day event, the participants also look into pragmatic solutions to limitations in industrial engineering and management systems.

The conference also offers an opportunity for Vietnamese scientists to seek cooperation opportunities with their foreign counterparts.

According to Ho Thanh Phong, rector of Ho Chi Minh International University, the field of industrial engineering and management is "rather new" in Vietnam with only two universities providing training in the sphere.-VNA