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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 can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


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


Nico Adams, Swinburne University, Australia
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Ali Ahmadinia, California State University San Marcos, United States
Knut Åkesson, Chalmers University Technology, Sweden
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
A BERNARD, Nantes Central School, France
Peter Bernus, Centre for enterprise Architecture Research & Management, School ICT, Griffith University, Australia
Hing Kai, Chan, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Vincent Chapurtlat, IMT Mines Alès, France
Tin-Chih Toly Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kai Cheng, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Alain yee-loong Chong OR AYL Chong, Nottingham University Ningbo China, China
Law Chong Seng, Southern University College, Malaysia
Simone Cirani, Caligoo, Italy
Yuval Cohen, Afeka Tel-Aviv College of Engineering, Israel
Virgilio Cruz-Machado, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Thao Dang, CNRS, France
Kai Daniel, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Mauro Dell'Amico, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mouloud Denai, University Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Berna Dengiz, Baskent University, Turkey
Türkay Dereli, Gaziantep University, Turkey
Burak Eksioglu, University of Arkansas, United States
Tomás Espino-Rodríguez, University Las Palmas, Spain
Asa Fast-Berglund, Chalmers university of technology, Sweden
Carles Ferrer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Haidegger Géza, SZTAKI (MTA), Hungary
Virginie Goepp, ICUBE Insa De Strasbourg, France
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Wided Guédria, LIST, Luxembourg
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Petri Helo, University Vaasa, Finland
Per Hilletofth, University of Gävle, Sweden
Farookh Hussain, UTS, Australia
Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Benoît Iung, University of Lorraine, France
Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Carlos Alberto Kamienski, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Bernard Kamsu-Foguem, National School Engineers Tarbes, France
Rajgopal Kannan, University Southern California, United States
Udo Kannengiesser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Hedi Karray, ENIT, France
Farshad Khorrami, New York University, United States
Yong Woo Kim, University Washington, United States
Pardeep kumar, , United Kingdom
Anuj Kumar, CSIR-CBRI, India
Seokcheon Lee, Purdue University, United States
Paulo Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Mario Lezoche, CRAN - Université de Lorraine, France
Kevin Li, University Windsor, Canada
Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
Heng Li, Central South University, China
Craig Lindley, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Niels Lohse, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Sergio Martin, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Zelm Martin, INTEROP-VLab, Germany
Muthu Mathirajan, , India
Andrea MATTA, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Deana McDonagh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States
Rashid Mehmood, University Cambridge, United Kingdom
Juan Carlos Mendez, ADN Procesos Empresariales, SC, Mexico
Istvan Mezgar, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungary
Neeraj Kumar, SMIEEE, MIES, Thapar University, India
Mehrdad Moallem, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Arturo Molina, Itesm - Instituto Tecnológico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey, Mexico
Benoit Montreuil, Université Laval, Canada
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Michael Negnevitsky, University of Tasmania, Australia
Fabio Nonino, University Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Ovidiu Noran, Griffith University, Australia
Nursel Öztürk, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Nikolaos Papakostas, University College Dublin, Ireland
Thinagaran Perumal, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Giuditta Pezzotta, University of Bergamo, Italy
Raúl Poler, Research Centre of Operation and Production Management (CIGIP), Spain
Zhengrui Qin, Northwest Missouri State University, United States
Abderrezak Rachedi, University Gustave Eiffel, France
AZMAWANI RAHMAN, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Stefano Rinaldi, University Brescia, Italy
Stefano Rinaldi, University Brescia, Italy
Michela Robba, University Genoa, Italy
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Sudip Roy, Indian Institute Technology Roorkee, India
Anish Sachdeva, Dr Ambedkar National Institute Technology Jalandhar, India
Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Birla Institute Technology Science Pilani, India
Fortunato Santucci, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Biswajit Sarkar, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
João Sarraipa, Uninova, Portugal
Daniel Serra, Legal Sciences University, Spain
Dawei Shi, Harvard University, United States
Togar Simatupang, , Indonesia
Neeraj Kumar Singh, National School Electrical Electronics Computer Hydraulics Telecommunications, France
Jorge Solsona, National University South, Argentina
Dongping Song, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Giandomenico Spezzano, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Kamelia Stefanova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Janusz Szpytko, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Lu-An Tang, NEC Labs America, United States
Miroslav Trajanovic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Metin Türkay, Koc University, Turkey
Mathias Uslar, Oldenburg Research Development Institute Computer Science Tools Systems, Germany
Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, France
François Vernadat, University of Lorraine, France
Ramon Vilanova, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Pedro Vilarinho, University Aveiro, Portugal
Birgit Vogel-Heuser, TUM Munich, Germany
Wei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China
Xi Vincent Wang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Huihui Wang, Jacksonville University, United States
Wencen Wu, San José State University, United States
Morteza Yazdani, ESIC Business & Marketing school, Spain
Ali Riza Yildiz, Uludag University, Turkey
Wantao Yu, Roehampton University, United Kingdom
Yahaya Yusuf, University Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Norhayati Zakuan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Milan Zdravkovic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia
Guoqing Zhang, G Q Zhang, University Windsor, Canada
Quanyan Zhu, New York University, United States
Rob Zuidwijk, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Netherlands

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