ICE 2012: 18th International Conference, 18-20 June, Munich

Conference Topics:

Management of Innovation

    • Co-creation, Co-Innovation and Open Innovation
    • Collaborative Innovation Systems and Clusters
    • Innovation and Regional Innovation Systems
    • Living Labs

Concurrent Engineering and Product Development

    • Education in Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
    • Collaborative Engineering
    • Integrated Engineering of Products, Services & Organisations
    • Product Data and Product Life-cycle Management


    • Entrepreneurial Partnerships and Networked Businesses
    • Innovative Business Models
    • Legal Issues (IPR)
    • Knowledge Workers Productivity and Creativity

Virtual Enterprises, Organisations and Communities

    • Factory of the Future
    • Collaborative Mobile Devices and Mobile Engineering
    • Knowledge Management, Representation, and Visualisation
    • Simulations and Serious Games for Collaboration & Learning
    • Virtual Collaborative Environments

The Conference

The  conference  emerged  from  a  series  of  workshops  on  “CE”  as concurrent engineering in the early 1990s. This method came with the opening of the doors of engineering departments to- wards  other  corporate  functions  as  well  as  to  cooperation  with  other  firms.  “CE” therefore  in- creasingly stood for concurrent enterprising as the study of Concurrent Engineering and its effects on organizational and business concepts, namely the extended, virtual and networked enterprise. Since the pioneering days in the early 1990s, Internet became reality. In the infor- mation society collaboration across boundaries is normal, and innovation a general priority. In networks this is often based on individual initiative or entrepreneurship. CE topics therefore are more relevant today than they were back then.

The community that meets at the ICE conference is not only very active in projects, initiatives, and paper production; it has evolved and gained general academic and business reputation. The Technology Management Council of IEEE now is co-sponsor of the conference and publishes the papers on IEEExplore, and it is the EUROMOT European edition of the IA- MOT conference. With ACM, IMS, and PDMA e.V. joining, ICE is evolving into the leading European meeting place for raising questions, framing concepts, and bringing together con- crete projects and initiatives in engineering, technology and innovation.

 Conference proceedings will be published in IEEE xplore

 Further associated journals

Who Should Attend?
    • Corporate Technology and Corporate Innovation managers
    • Engineering and technical professionals and managers
    • New product development professionals and managers
    • Researcher and Academics in engineering, technology and innovation
    • IT executives and knowledge officers
    • National, regional economic, entrepreneurship and innovation policy makers

Call for Papers and Workshops

The Organising Committee invites different types of contributions for the three days of the con- ference. This aims to meet the various expectations and demands from academic and indus- trial point of view.

1. Call for Papers (New: Full Paper Submission!) Publication of papers

We publish one paper per presenting author only. All accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings provided the final papers and registration for the full conference of at least one presenting author are received before the deadline and they conform to the layout guidelines as provided on The conference proceedings with ISBN number will be distributed to conference participants at registration.

Authors of selected research papers will be invited to submit extensions of the presented work to special issues of international scientific journal.

Submission is online only at
For any questions please contact the ICE Programme Secretariat by email at

Important Dates

Send NOW your Expression of Interest to submit a paper, organise a session, workshop or tutorial in the conference, or serve in the conference committee to:

Online submission opens: 15 October 2011

Abstract submission deadline (optional): 15 January 2012

Full Paper submission deadline (new IEEE standard): 15 February 2012

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2012

Deadline for print-ready final papers: 15 April 2012

Workshop proposal submission deadline:15 February 2012

Workshop notification of acceptance: 15 March 2012  

2. Call for Invited Conference Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials

An important part of the ICE conference program is conference sessions, workshops and tuto- rials.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for half and full-day workshops, conference ses- sions and tutorials focused on specific topics and questions related to one of the conference’s tracks:

Living Labs
Entrepreneurial Partnerships
Engineering, Technology, and Innovation in Europe Concurrent Engineering and Product Development Intelligent Enterprise Systems

Proposals should be submitted in the conference publications format (up to four pages), and include the objectives and expected outcome of the workshop, the planned activities, the background of the organizer(s), the anticipated number of participants, and the means for so- liciting and selecting papers (if this is the case).

Full papers for workshops or special sessions can be peer reviewed in the conference process to be published in the conference proceedings.

Conference Fee

Registration Fees

3 Days

1 Day

Attendance Fee

 € 600

€  350

Early Bird registration discount

 – €  50

 – €  50

* VAT included


The conference will have two main streams:

  • Selected presentations from the open call for research papers and invited sessions. They will be introduced with keynote presentations from industry and academia.
  • Accepted workshops, focussed sessions and tutorials aim to bring together users and experts in interactive sessions to discuss specific topics. The chair and co-chairs of each will organise selected contributions (presentations and/or demonstrations) in order to stimulate the debate.
As always at ICE, social networking is a priority and excellent facilities will be provided to es- tablish new and maintain existing contacts. Social events and networking opportunities are open for conference participants and accompanying persons upon registration.Conference Administration and RegistrationThe administrative, accommodation and travel matters are handled by the Conference Secre- tariat. Please direct all requests to:ICE-Conference Secretariat, Eva Morgenroth