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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 25

Extended deadline for abstract and workshop submission

October 1

Notification of preliminary acceptance

December 8

Extended deadline full paper


February 1

Review results Registration opens

March 2

Camera ready paper deadline

March 16

Notification of final acceptance

March 20

Deadline Early Bird registration

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 required language is English, and all submissions are made electronically.

All submitted abstracts will be subject to peer-review by the scientific committee.

Prepare full paper

All authors must use the SPS2020 template (click to download) for their full papers while strictly following the IOS Press instructions (click to download). The full paper should be submitted by the SPS2020 Conference Management System by updating your previous abstract submission.

The final paper should be 8-12 pages long. The required language is English, and all submissions are made electronically. Submit the paper according to the deadline as late submissions will not be considered in the review process.

Do not forget to activate and use spell-check in the word template before you send in the full paper.

All full papers will be subject to peer-review by the scientific committee. To increase quality and minimize the risk of bias, the review process is double blinded. To allow this, no name of authors should be included in the full paper manuscript to be reviewed. Authors are to be added in the final version of the camera-ready paper.

The abstract in the full paper should be maximum 300 words. Update the abstract in the EasyChair form so it is the same as in the full paper.

Include 3-5 keywords in the full paper and update the keywords in the EasyChair form if there are any changes.

Authors, when uploading the final version of their manuscripts, automatically express the acceptance in regard to the following copyright agreement with IOS Press:

A paper will not be presented at the conference nor published in the proceedings without an associated early-bird registration.

Upload contribution

Submission of full paper is CLOSED.

Prepare your full paper according to the instructions above and submit by the SPS2020 Conference Management System (EasyChair), click to access.

The paper must be in PDF format (file extension .pdf).

Important! To ensure double blind peer review, no author’s name should appear in the full paper submission file uploaded in EasyChair (names are to be included in the camera ready submission).