Call for Special Sessions: APMS 2013 International Conference

IMS has been a longtime supporter of this conference through particpation and sponsorship. Once again IMS is proud to support this conference and on behalf of the conference, we would like to announce this “Call for Special Sessions”.



APMS 2013 International Conference

Advances in Production Management Systems

10-12 September 2013

State College, PA, USA


Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains

Special Sessions Proposal:            15 Feb 2013

Submission of Full Papers:           15 Mar 2013

Conference web site:

For the last several years, APMS has been a major event and the official conference of the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems, bringing together leading experts from academia, research and industry.

APMS 2013 is looking for contributions in cutting-edge research, as well as insightful advances in industrial practice in key areas of sustainable production and service supply chains, including green manufacturing, sustainability of additive manufacturing processes, advanced control systems, enterprise information systems and integration, sustainable logistics and transportation.

A call for special sessions is now open (see important dates), to raise visibility on topics of focused interest in a particular scientific or applications area. Proposals for special sessions should be submitted by emailing a one-page summary outlining the session objectives and topics, along with a brief bio of the session organizers to the conference chair.

Papers will be blind peer-reviewed based on contributions to science and industrial practice. Accepted papers of registered participants will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer in the series titled “IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology” (IFIP AICT). An electronic copy of the proceedings will be sent to the registered attendees.

Following the tradition of past APMS conferences, the 6th APMS Doctoral Workshop is planned offering Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, receive feedback and exchange comments and views on their doctoral research in an inspiring academic community of fellow Ph.D. students, experienced researchers and professors of the IFIP WG 5.7 community.

Two types of awards have been planned for APMS 2013 participants:

  • Burbidge Awards for best paper and best presentation
  • Doctoral Workshop Award

Regular and Special Session papers and Doctoral Workshop contributions can be submitted using the on line system (available in due course).

Important Dates
Special Sessions Proposal: 15 Feb 2013
Approval of Special Sessions: 1 Mar 2013
Submission of Full Papers: 15 Mar 2013
Review Notification: 15 Apr 2013
Final Papers received: 15 May 2013
Submission of PhD Research Proposals 15 May 2013
Review notification of PhD Research Proposals 15 June 2013

Final version of PhD Research Proposals15 July 2013Registration deadline:15 July 2013Doctoral Workshop:9 Sep 2013IFIP WG5.7 meeting:9 Sep 2013Conference:10-12 Sep 2013


APMS 2013 Topics

The theme for APMS 2013 is Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains, including the following topics:

Sustainable Production Reverse Logistics and Product Recovery
Collaborative Tools in Production Supplier Sustainability Reporting and Scorecards
Computational Intelligence in Production Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment
Digital Production and Manufacturing Sustainability in Global Supply Networks
Eco-design and Eco-innovation Sustainable Services
Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Green Accounting
Green Manufacturing Green Services
ICT for Asset Lifecycle Management ICT for Service Design and Service Processes
ICT for Manufacturing Quantitative Sustainability Assessment
LCA Methods and Tools Segmental Approaches to Sustainability Reporting
Modeling of Production Systems Service and Product-Service Systems Engineering
Production Planning, Scheduling & Control Service Chain
Reuse, Remanufacture, Disassembly and Recycling Service Engineering
Sustainable Factory Planning and Scheduling Service Innovation and Management
Sustainable Global Production and Operations Service Life-Cycle Management
Sustainable Mass Customization Service Operations Management
Zero Waste Production Social Enterprises
Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainability and Accountability
Closed Loop Design and Closed Loop Economy Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability proactive strategies
Environmental and Social Certifications Sustainability Reporting
Green Supply Chain Management Sustainability Scorecards
ICT for Logistics Sustainable Business Models
ICT for Supply Chain Management Sustainable Service Industries
Inventory Management Sustainability Scorecards
Modeling of Business and Operational Processes Sustainable Business Models
Procurement, Logistics and Distribution Sustainable Service Industries



Conference Chair and Vice-Chairs

Vittal Prabhu, Chair, Penn State University (USA)

Marco Taisch, Vice-Chair, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Dimitris Kiritsis, Vice-Chair, EPFL (Switzerland)