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IN4PL is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


This conference focuses on research and development involving innovative methods, software and hardware, whereby intelligent systems are applied to industrial production and logistics. This is currently related to the concept of industry 4.0 - an expression reflecting the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include cyber-physical systems, the industrial internet of things, industrial robotics, cloud computing, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. These technologies can be applied to industrial manufacturing and management as well as to supply-chain or logistic problems, involving for example transportation management or the optimization of operations.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things and Services
  • Ergonomics and Innovation
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Cloud-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Smart Grid
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing
  • Intelligent Design and Manufacturing
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Mechatronics, Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Nanotechnology


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


  • Operations Optimization
  • Informatics Applications
  • Big Data and Logistics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Logistics Planning
  • Logistics Network Design


Andreas OrosziFesto AG & Co. KG, Germany
László MonostoriSZTAKI, Hungary


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


IN4PL Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: in4pl.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.in4pl.org


Available soon.


Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, Russian Federation


Hervé PanettoUniversity of Lorraine, France
Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Ali Ahmadinia, California State University San Marcos, United States
Thomas Bäck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Zbigniew Banaszak, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Jose Barbosa, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Olga Battaïa, Superior Institute Aeronautics Space, France
Tin-Chih Toly Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kai Cheng, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Simone Cirani, Caligoo, Italy
Virgilio Cruz-Machado, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Thao Dang, , France
Mouloud Denai, University Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Berna Dengiz, Baskent University, Turkey
Tomás Espino-Rodríguez, University Las Palmas, Spain
Carles Ferrer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Farookh Hussain, UTS, Australia
Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Carlos Alberto Kamienski, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Farshad Khorrami, New York University, United States
Anuj Kumar, , India
Seokcheon Lee, Purdue University, United States
Paulo Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Heng Li, Central South University, China
Craig Lindley, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Sergio Martin, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Muthu Mathirajan, , India
Rashid Mehmood, University Cambridge, United Kingdom
Neeraj Kumar, SMIEEE, MIES, Thapar University
Michael Negnevitsky, University of Tasmania, Australia
Nursel Öztürk, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Nikolaos Papakostas, University College Dublin, Ireland
Thinagaran Perumal, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Abderrezak Rachedi, University Gustave Eiffel, France
Stefano Rinaldi, University Brescia, Italy
Michela Robba, University Genoa, Italy
Sudip Roy, Indian Institute Technology Roorkee, India
Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Birla Institute Technology Science Pilani, India
Daniel Serra, Legal Sciences University, Spain
Togar Simatupang, , Indonesia
Dongping Song, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Giandomenico Spezzano, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Lu-An Tang, NEC Labs America, United States
Mathias Uslar, Oldenburg Research Development Institute Computer Science Tools Systems, Germany
Ramon Vilanova, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Pedro Vilarinho, University Aveiro, Portugal
Wei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China
Wencen Wu, San José State University, United States
Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Rob Zuidwijk, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Netherlands

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