13 Special Sessions announced for APMS 2016!

The submission process for Special Sessions for the APMS 2016 conference on “PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD” has been completed. The scientific committee around Prof. Irenilza Nääs, the conference chairwoman, accepted a record number of 13 proposals for special sessions. These cover a diverse range of topics:

  • Knowledge management in production systems
  • Advances in Cleaner Production
  • 3rd IFIP WG5.7 research workshop
  • Sustainable production management – Which approaches work in practice?
  • Enabling product service systems development and management through smart technologies
  • Operations management in Engineer-to-Order manufacturing
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical (IIoT) technology deployments in Smart Manufacturing Systems, an SM & CPPS SIG workshop session
  • Smart Manufacturing System Characterization, an SM & CPPS SIG workshop session
  • Service-oriented Architecture for Smart Manufacturing System, an SM & CPPS SIG workshop session
  • Implications of multi-stage manufacturing process chains on Smart Manufacturing, an SM & CPPS SIG workshop session
  • Bottom-up Knowledge Base Development for Smart Manufacturing, an SM & CPPS SIG workshop session
  • Socially sustainable manufacturing towards Industry 4.0

Submissions of full papers to APMS 2016 are still open until 30 March 2016. Please consider submitting papers to the special sessions above.

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Details on the special sessions are directly available at:

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