Conference topics

  • Innovations and advances in Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industry automation: Process and product automation
  • Collaborative operation (Robot-Human interaction)
  • Responsive and reconfigurable manufacturing
  • Cloud Manufacturing: Futuristic manufacturing
  • Web application in product management
  • Artificial intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Decision analysis and Methods
  • Intelligent systems
  • Global Manufacturing and Management
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
  • Safety, Security and Risk Management
  • Service innovation and Management
  • System modelling and simulation
  • Technology and Knowledge management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Production planning and control
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Operation research
  • Information processing and Engineering
  • Supply chain system design/ analysis
  • Optimization and Quantitate approaches in SCM
  • Supply chain management and modelling
  • Resilient Supply chain management
  • Modelling, analysis and optimization of supply chain practices


Innovations and Advances in Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing automation
  • mechatronics and robotics
  • Precision manufacturing and control
  • Micro-nano-manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing
  • Design in manufacturing

The forms of articles include (but not limited to): academic articles, research reports, and general reviews.



Sustainable manufacturing

  • Methods for assessing sustainability in manufacturing (e.g. life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, carbon footprint of manufacturing processes) and their impact on plant performance.
  • Relation of sustainability with established manufacturing strategies/philosophies (e.g. lean manufacturing, smart manufacturing).
  • Use of Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data to improve sustainability and efficiency.
  • Optimization of manufacturing processes (e.g. machining, forming) using sustainability criteria.
  • Manufacturing new sustainable and recyclable materials.
  • Use of new sustainable materials in processes (e.g. bio-lubricants) and their impact on environment and plant performance.
  • Public policies and initiatives to foster sustainable manufacturing.
  • Case studies and comparison of manufacturing processes based on their sustainability.


Industry 4.0

  • AI-Enhanced Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things and Services
  • Ergonomics and Innovation
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Cloud-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems & Network
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • New Advances in Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Nanotechnology


Intelligent Manufacturing and Management 

  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Safety, Security and Risk Management 
  • Project Management
  • Living Manufacturing Systems
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Manufacturing Plant Control


Logistic and Operations Research 

  • Operations Optimization
  • Informatics Applications 
  • Big Data and Logistics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Digital Business Ecosystems in Logistics
  • Semantic Interoperability in Logistics 
  • Cyber-Physical Logistic Systems


Artificial Intelligence & Optimisation for Data-driven Production Management

  • Advanced Modelling, Simulation and Optimization Techniques
  • Hybridization of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence techniques for Decision Aid
  • Advances in Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • IIOT and Interoperability
  • Data-driven Manufacturing and Services Operations Management
  • Novel Production Planning & Control Approaches
  • Supply Network Planning, Optimization and Finance
  • Distribution Management


Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

  • Manufacturing System Engineering: Agile, Flexible and Reconfigurable
  • 5G-enabled Manufacturing
  • Connected, Smart Factories of the Future
  • Cyber-Physical Cognitive Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Production Systems and Digital Twins
  • Mass Customization and Mass Individualization
  • Cyber Security and Data Protection in Smart Industries
  • Digital Assistance Systems: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Industrial, Collaborative, Mobile and Software Robots
  • Intelligent Maintenance Systems
  • Lean Manufacturing and Innovation


Digital Supply Networks

  • Digital and Smart Supply Chain Management
  • Intelligent Logistics Network Management
  • Risk Analysis, Resilience and Disruption Management
  • Strategies for Supply Network Digitalization
  • Technology Implementation in Digital Supply Network
  • Organization and Culture in Digital Supply Network
  • Information Sharing in Platform Supply Chains
  • Digital and Virtual Quality Management Systems
  • Product-Service Systems

Sustainable Production Management

  • Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Product Design and Engineering
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Remanufacturing and Disassembly Systems
  • Socio-Cultural Aspects in Production Systems
  • Circular Economy and Closed Loop Supply Chains

Cloud and Collaborative Technologies

  • Emerging Digital Manufacturing Platforms
  • Value Co-creation in Manufacturing and Service Systems
  • Collaborative Design and Collaborative Engineering


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