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Call for paper

The overall scope for the conference is Knowledge-Intensive Product Realisation in Co-operation for Future Sustainable Competitiveness. SPS2020 invite authors to submit original scientific work or descriptions of industrial applications focused on the following topics:

A. Resource- efficient production
B. Flexible production
C. Virtual production development
D. Humans in the production system
E. Circular production systems and maintenance
F. Integrated product and production development
G. Advanced and optimized components, materials and manufacturing
H. Digitalization for smart products and services
I. Renewal and organizing for sustainable innovation
J. Responsive and efficient operations and supply chains
K. Linking research and education

Important dates


June 1
Submission opens

September 15 25

Extended deadline for abstract and workshop submission

October 1

Notification of preliminary acceptance

November 30

Full paper deadline


February 1

Review results Registration opens

March 20

Camera ready paper deadline

April 2

Notification of final acceptance

April 21-24

SPS2020 in Jönköping

Special sessions

Authors are also welcome to submit original scientific work or descriptions of industrial applications to special sessions that will be organised. There are eight special sessions:

S1. Special session: Education and Teaching in Product Realization for the Future

S2. Special session: Manufacturing Testbeds and Innovation Hubs

S3. Special session: Development of Changeable and Reconfigurable Production

S4. Special session: Supply Chain Relocation

S5. Special session: Collaborative Research Approaches in Practice

S6. Special session: Smart Production System Design and Implementation

S7. Special session: Additive Manufacturing in the Production System

S8. Special session: Management of Manufacturing Digitalization


During the conference there will be two workshops with invited speakers:
WS1. Workshop: Best practice in co-production of education and research
WS2. Workshop: Experiences from the Production2030-doctoral course in International production

We also welcome workshops arranged by others. Submit a description (400-600 words) of your planned workshop for evaluation.
Please select workshop as topic for the submission.

Prepare abstract

Authors from academia, industry, and research institutes are invited to submit abstracts of 400-600 words. The abstract should give an outline of the final paper, indicating the paper’s merits and relevance to the symposium scope, a brief account of the results and the conclusions.
When you submit your abstract, please indicate topic or special session.

The final paper should be 6-10 pages long. The required language is English, and all submissions are made electronically.

All submitted abstracts and all full papers will be subject to peer-review by the scientific committee.
For paper acceptance, at least one unique author per paper need to be registered by the early registration deadline.

Template(s) for full paper

Instructions to be added (no template for abstract/workshop proposal).

Upload contribution

Submission of abstract and workshop proposal is OPEN.

Prepare your abstract or workshop proposal according to the instructions above and submit by the SPS2020 Conference Management System (EasyChair), click to access.