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IN4PL is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication and IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control

AI in Industry 5.0 for a Sustainable Human-centric Future


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


Georg WeichhartDigital Transformation, Primetals Technologies, Austria
Jose BarataDEEC, Universidade Nova De Lisboa - Uninova, Portugal
Fazleena BadurdeenUniversity of Kentucky, United States


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 24, 2024 (extended) (extended)
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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


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


António Abreu, Mechanical, Polytechnic University of Lisbon, Portugal
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
Allison Barnard Feeney, Communications Technology Laboratory, NIST, United States
Giuseppe Berio, IRISA, University of South Brittany, France
Valérie Botta-Genoulaz, DISP lab, INSA Lyon, France
Patrick Brandtner, Logistukum, University of Applied Sciences Steyr, Austria
Hing Kai Chan, Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Tin-Chih Toly Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ferdinando Chiacchio, University of Catania, Italy
Law Chong Seng, Faculty of Business and Management, Southern University College, Malaysia
Yuval Cohen, Industrial Engineering, Afeka Tel-Aviv College of Engineering, Israel
Mohammed Dahane, University of Lorraine, France
Debadyuti Das, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India
Mauro Dell'Amico, DISMI, University Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Xavier Delorme, Henri Fayol Institute, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
William Derigent, CRAN, Universite de Lorraine, France
Alejandro Escudero-Santana, Organización Industrial y Gestión de Empresas II, University of Seville, Spain
Åsa Fast-Berglund, Stena Recycling, Sweden
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
Gil M. Gonçalves, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Marvin E. Gonzalez, Supply Chain and Information Management, College of Charleston, United States
Rekha Guchhait, Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, Korea, Republic of
Lilia Gzara, DISP Lab, INSA Lyon, France
Cathal Heavey, School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
Petri Helo, University Vaasa, Finland
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
Petri Kannisto, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI), Germany
Michael Katehakis, Rutgers University, United States
Arkadiusz Kawa, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Mladen Krstic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jacques Lamothe, Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, Toulouse University, France
Seokcheon Lee, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, United States
Paulo P. Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
Mario Lezoche, CRAN - Université de Lorraine, France
Qing Li, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China
Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
André Andrade Longaray, Federal Foundation University of Rio Grande, Brazil
Eduardo Rocha Loures, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Vicente Lucena, CETELI, Federal Univerity of Amazonas, Brazil
Sergio Martin, Electrical, Electronic and Control Department, UNED - Spanish University for Distance Education, Spain
Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany
Andrea Matta, Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Khaled Medini, LIMOS, Mines Saint-Etienne, France
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
Nejib Moalla, DISP Laboratory, Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, France
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Young Moon, Department Of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, United States
Beata Mrugalska, Faculty of Engineering Managment, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
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
Ovidiu Noran, School of Information and Communication Technology, IIIS Centre for Enterprise Architecture Research and Management, Griffith University, Australia
James J. Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Emi Normalina Omar, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Nursel Öztürk, Industrial Engineering, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Carlos E. Pereira, Electrical Engineering Department - Delet, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
Pedro Ponce Cruz, Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Ricardo J. Rabelo, Automation and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Erwin Rauch, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Francisco Restivo, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Fouad Riane, Ecole Centrale Casablanca, Morocco
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
Ioan Sacala, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Subhash C. Sarin, Faculty, Virginia Tech Industrial Engineering, United States
Vikram Sharma, Mechanical-Mechatronics Engineering Department, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, India
Michael Short, Science & Engineering, Teesside University, United Kingdom
João Eduardo Azevedo Ramos da Silva, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Neeraj Kumar Singh, Computer Science, National School Electrical Electronics Computer Hydraulics Telecommunications, France
Dongping Song, School of Management, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Kamelia Stefanova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Jan O. Strandhagen, mtp, NTNU, Norway
Xunhang Sun, School of Automation Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Anderson L. Szejka, Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Janusz Szpytko, AGH University of Krakow, Poland
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
Yahaya Yusuf, University Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Simone Zanoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Milan Zdravkovic, Laboratory for Intelligent Production Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia
Guoqing Zhang, University Windsor, Canada

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