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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:



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


  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Safety, Security and Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Living Manufacturing Systems
  • 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
  • Digital Business Ecosystems in Logistics
  • Semantic Interoperability in Logistics
  • Cyber-Physical Logistic Systems


Joseph SarkisWorcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Fei TaoBeihang University, China


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. 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 Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 October, 2021

Paper Submission: June 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 16, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 30, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 30, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 7, 2021

Paper Submission: July 23, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 1, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 10, 2021

Workshop Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)
Paper Submission: August 15, 2021
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 13, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 13, 2021

Demo Proposal: September 13, 2021

Panel Proposal: September 13, 2021

Abstract Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 13, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2021


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


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


Hervé PanettoUniversity of Lorraine, France
Marco MacchiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


Nico Adams, Swinburne University, Australia
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Ciro Amaya, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Zbigniew Banaszak, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Hing Kai, Chan, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Vincent Chapurtlat, IMT Mines Alès, France
Kai Cheng, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Law Chong Seng, Southern University College, Malaysia
Virgilio Cruz-Machado, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Mohammed Dahane, University Of Lorraine, France
Thao Dang, CNRS, France
Mauro Dell'Amico, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mouloud Denai, University Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Berna Dengiz, Baskent University, Turkey
Luminita Duta, Valahia University Of Targoviste, Romania
Burak Eksioglu, University of Arkansas, United States
Tomás Espino-Rodríguez, University Las Palmas, Spain
Ander Garcia, Vicomtech, Spain
Virginie Goepp, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg, France
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Benoît Iung, University of Lorraine, France
Stanislaw Iwan, Maritime University Of Szczecin, Poland
Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Carlos Alberto Kamienski, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Bernard Kamsu-Foguem, National School Engineers Tarbes, France
Udo Kannengiesser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Arkadiusz Kawa, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Farshad Khorrami, New York University, United States
Zoubeir Lafhaj, Ecole Centrale Lille, France
Seokcheon Lee, Purdue University, United States
Stephen Lemay, University West Florida, United States
Mario Lezoche, CRAN - Université de Lorraine, France
Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
Selvakumar Manickam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Sergio Martin, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Zelm Martin, INTEROP-VLab, Germany
Andrea Matta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Juan Carlos Mendez, ADN Procesos Empresariales, SC, Mexico
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Fabio Nonino, University Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Nursel Öztürk, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Teijo Palander, University Of Eastern Finland, Finland
I Nyoman Pujawan, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Erwin Rauch, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Stefano Rinaldi, University Brescia, Italy
Michela Robba, University Genoa, Italy
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Biswajit Sarkar, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Neeraj Kumar Singh, National School Electrical Electronics Computer Hydraulics Telecommunications, France
Dongping Song, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Giandomenico Spezzano, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Metin Türkay, Koc University, Turkey
Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, France
François Vernadat, University of Lorraine, France
Ramon Vilanova, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Wei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China
Niaz Ahmed Wassan, University Of Kent, United Kingdom
Morteza Yazdani, ESIC Business & Marketing school, Spain
Yahaya Yusuf, University Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Guoqing Zhang, University Windsor, Canada
Rob Zuidwijk, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Netherlands

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