Home      Log In      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal

Call for Papers

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
  • 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
  • Cognitive Digital Twins
  • Production Circularity
  • Digital Platforms for Circularity
  • Digital Platforms for Traceability


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


IN4PL 2024 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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: 21 - 22 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 3, 2024
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 17, 2024
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024
Paper Submission: September 9, 2024
Authors Notification: October 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 17, 2024

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024

Abstract Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024


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


Available soon.


Kurosh MadaniLISSI Lab. / Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Sénart, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Hervé PanettoCRAN, University of Lorraine, France


Michele DassistiPolitecnico di Bari, Italy


Anna Adamik, Organization and Management, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Department of Industrial Management, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Cláudio Alves, Produção e Sistemas, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Zeyar Aung, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Endre Boros, Rutgers University, United States
Patrick Brandtner, Logistukum, University of Applied Sciences Steyr, Austria
Hing Kai Chan, Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Ferdinando Chiacchio, University of Catania, Italy
Law Chong Seng, Southern University College, Jalan Selatan Utama, Off Jalan Skudai, Southern University College, Malaysia
Mohammed Dahane, University of Lorraine, France
Mauro Dell'Amico, DISMI, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Xavier Delorme, Henri Fayol Institute, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Alejandro Escudero-Santana, Organización Industrial y Gestión de Empresas II, University of Seville, Spain
Piotr Gaj, Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Ander Garcia, Data Intelligence for Energy and Industrial Processes, Vicomtech, Spain
Rohollah Ghasemi, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Virginie Goepp, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg, France
Marvin E. Gonzalez, Supply Chain and Information Management, College of Charleston, United States
Cathal Heavey, School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ayad Hendalianpour, Independent Researcher, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Benoît Iung, University of Lorraine, France
Stanislaw Iwan, Faculty of Transport Economics and Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland
Imad Jawhar, Computer Engineering, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Bernard Kamsu-Foguem, National School Engineers Tarbes, France
Arkadiusz Kawa, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Mladen Krstic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Seokcheon Lee, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, United States
Paulo P. Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
Sergio Martin, Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany
Jorn E. Mehnen, DMEM Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management, The University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Rafał Michalski, Management, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Marko Mladineo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, Croatia
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Young Moon, Department Of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, United States
Roberto T. Neto, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Christian Neureiter, Josef Ressel Center for Dependable System-of-Systems Engineering, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Sang Do Noh, Prof., Department of Industrial Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Erwin Rauch, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Francisco Restivo, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Stefano Rinaldi, Department of Information Engineering, University Brescia, Italy
Andre Dionisio Rocha, NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Romero, Center for Innovation in Design and Technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Vikram Sharma, Mechanical-Mechatronics Engineering Department, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, India
Neeraj Kumar Singh, Computer Science, National School Electrical Electronics Computer Hydraulics Telecommunications, France
Dongping Song, School of Management, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ngoc-Hien Tran, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
Bruno Vallespir, IMS, University of Bordeaux, France
François Vernadat, LGIPM - UFR MIM, University of Lorraine, France
Ramon Vilanova, Telecomunications and Systems Engineering, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Morteza Yazdani, Institute of Dynamic Management, VILNIUS TECH, Lithuania
Yuehwern Yih, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, United States
Guoqing Zhang, University Windsor, Canada

(list not yet complete)