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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:



  • AI-Enhanced Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things and Services
  • Virtual Enterprises and Interoperability
  • Cloud-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems & Network
  • Green Intelligent Systems
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • New Advances in Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Digital Transformation Strategies of Industrial Enterprises
  • Best Practices for Digital Transformation in Industry
  • Effects of Industrial Digital Transformation on Society and Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques for industry
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Living Manufacturing Systems
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Digital Twins
  • Artificial Intelligence applied to Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Simulation
  • Emulation
  • Human Digital Twin
  • Cognitive Digital Twins


  • Informatics Applications
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
  • Digital Business Ecosystems in Logistics
  • Semantic Interoperability Industry


Dimitris MourtzisUniversity of Patras, Greece
Michele DassistiPolitecnico di Bari, Italy
Hani HagrasUniversity of Essex, United Kingdom


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 by Springer in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference.
The proceedings will be abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, INSPEC, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus and zbMATH. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.


Conference Date: 15 - 17 November, 2023

Paper Submission: June 22, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023

Paper Submission: September 7, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 26, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 4, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)
Paper Submission: September 20, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023

Paper Submission: September 19, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023


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


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Hervé PanettoUniversity of Lorraine, France


Sergio TerziPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


Anna Adamik, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Cláudio Alves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Zeyar Aung, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Bojan Babic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Nouha Baccour, National Engineering School of Sfax of the University of Sfax, Tunisia
Zbigniew A. Banaszak, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Allison Barnard Feeney, NIST, United States
Rajbir Singh Bhatti, Mount Royal University, Canada
Endre Boros, Rutgers University, United States
Patrick Brandtner, University of Applied Sciences Steyr, Austria
Hing Kai Chan, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Vincent Chapurlat, IMT Mines Alès, France
Ferdinando Chiacchio, University of Catania, Italy
Law Chong Seng, Southern University College, Malaysia
Sesh Commuri, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Mohammed Dahane, University of Lorraine, France
Jay Daniel, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Mauro Dell'Amico, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Xavier Delorme, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Burak Eksioglu, University of Arkansas, United States
Alejandro Escudero-Santana, University of Seville, Spain
Piotr Gaj, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Pezhman Ghadimi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Rohollah Ghasemi, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Mikael Gidlund, Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST), Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Manuel Gilberto Gilberto Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal
Virginie Goepp, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg, France
Marvin E. Gonzalez, College of Charleston, United States
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ayad Hendalianpour, Independent Researcher, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Benoît Iung, University of Lorraine, France
Stanislaw Iwan, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland
Zivana Jakovljevic, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia
Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Bernard Kamsu-Foguem, National School Engineers Tarbes, France
Arkadiusz Kawa, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Manas Khatua, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Mladen Krstic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Seokcheon Lee, Purdue University, United States
Paulo P. Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
André Andrade Longaray, Federal Foundation University of Rio Grande, Brazil
Sergio Martin, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany
Andrea Matta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jorn E. Mehnen, The University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Rafal Michalski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Marko Mladineo, University of Split, Croatia
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Christian Neureiter, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Yaodong Ni, University of International Business and Economics, China
Sang Do Noh, Prof., Department of Industrial Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
MOHAMMAD LUTFI B. OTHMAN, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Nursel Öztürk, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Anthony M. M. Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Erwin Rauch, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Gelli Ravikumar, Iowa State University, United States
Francisco Restivo, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
Stefano Rinaldi, University Brescia, Italy
Michela Robba, University Genoa, Italy
Andre Dionisio Rocha, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Beata Mrugalska Beata Salmanowicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Vikram Sharma, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, India
Neeraj Kumar Singh, National School Electrical Electronics Computer Hydraulics Telecommunications, France
Dongping Song, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Samir K Srivastava, Indian Institute Management Ranchi, India
Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, France
Nubia Velasco, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
François Vernadat, University of Lorraine, France
Ramon Vilanova, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Wei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China
Morteza Yazdani, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Yuehwern Yih, Purdue University, United States
Hongnian Yu, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy

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