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Special Session
Special Session on
Efficiency, Sustainability, and Specialized Manufacturing Design for the Industry 5.0
 - ESSMD 2024

21 - 22 November, 2024 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 5th IFAC/INSTICC International Conference on Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics - IN4PL 2024


Juana Isabel Méndez
Enabling Technologies, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Brief Bio
Dr. Isabel Méndez is an architect with a Master's in Energy Management and a laureate PhD in Engineering Sciences from Tecnologico de Monterrey, with a doctoral stay at UC Berkeley, who received the best thesis award at TecScience Summit 2023. She won the 2024 Premio Mujer Tec award under the category of Environment. Her research focuses on building energy simulations, thermal comfort, tailored dynamic interfaces, and AI-based decision systems as well as parametric architecture applied to the energy savings field. Isabel has around 34 scientific publications and has presented at national and international conferences. Isabel is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Pedro Ponce Cruz
Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Brief Bio
Dr. Pedro Ponce is an expert in intelligent systems and digitalization with a focus on digital twins, artificial intelligence, control, automation, energy, IoT, and optimization. He has advised more than 68 students and is a distinguished Level 2 member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Recognized for his academic excellence with multiple awards, including the Medal of Academic Merit from Tecnológico de Monterrey and first place in the National Instruments International Graphic Systems Design Award, Mentes Quo, he has more than 230 publications and 20 published books. With experience in both industry and academia, he holds six patents and serves on the editorial boards of prestigious scientific journals. Pedro is the leader of the Enabling Technologies research group at the Mexico City campus within the Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing at Tecnológico de Monterrey.


This special session centers on cutting-edge enabling technologies that seamlessly integrate energy efficiency, sustainability, and dynamic, tailored interfaces within the Industry 5.0 framework. The session highlights innovative strategies, software, and hardware solutions to promote advanced intelligent industrial production and logistics systems. Emphasis is placed on sustainable, specialized design in manufacturing processes, which aim to improve conventional manufacturing methods.
Furthermore, this specialized manufacturing design emerges as an innovative solution that adapts seamlessly to production's technological, economic, and sustainability requirements. The session will explore how these enabling technologies can enhance energy efficiency, sustainability, and specialized manufacturing design, optimizing industrial processes and operations. Additionally, the specialized design is tailored to meet the specific needs of operators and industrial requirements, ensuring robust adaptability and performance.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Systems
  • Sustainable Industrial Processes
  • Tailored Interfaces for Industrial Applications
  • AI-Enhanced Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Services
  • Cloud-based Manufacturing Technologies
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems & Networks
  • Green Intelligent Systems
  • Knowledge Management in Industry
  • Digital Transformation Strategies
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques for industry
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Production Circularity
  • Digital Platforms for Traceability
  • Human Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins in Manufacture
  • Ergonomics in Industry
  • New Skills in Operator
  • Generative AI in the Industry 5.0


Paper Submission: September 20, 2024
Authors Notification: October 4, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 14, 2024


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference - and 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.


IN4PL Special Sessions - ESSMD 2024