The ISM 2022 conference will be held in a hybrid format, meaning that all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held in person and live-streamed online on Microsoft Teams, where online participants will not only be able to watch and listen to the talks but also interact with the participants on site and give their talk. Find here below the program-at-a-glance and the full conference agenda, with the direct links to the conference sessions.

Please be advised that small changes might still apply based on last-minute information.


Full Program

Keynote Talks

Keynotes are here! Take a look at the exciting lineup for ISM 2021. Keynotes present diverse, visionary speakers who deliver the most powerful new ideas in the ever-evolving worlds of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.


Full Professor
Johannes Kepler University

November 2, 2022 - 11:15 - 13:00

Industrial Innovation Post Digitalisation

Envisioning a foreseeable “post digitalisation” era in industrial innovation, we identify massive potential in the miniaturization and autonomisation of seamlessly embedded AI technologies towards a ground breaking, rigorous and ubiquitous “cognification” of industrial systems. Current trends include the deployment of AI technology in industry, involving centralized, edge and cloud-based back-end AI, with very complex algorithmic machine learning strategies, massive computational effort for model training and inference and intricate generation and handling of huge data sets. Our research, in contrast, aims for a radically miniaturized, radically dispersed, federated, resource- efficient, low power, low algorithmic complexity, live, online, human brain inspired, real-time AI that operates on- device, and reliably even in harsh environments. We attempt for autonomic ondevice AI, and its amplification to collective on-multiple-device AI. Thus we address (i) the miniaturization of AI systems (hardware, algorithms, methods), (ii) the orchestration of dispersed AIs, (iii) the opportunistic self-organization of limited resource ensemble AIs, (iv) reinforcement-, federated- and transfer-learning models and methods to operate embedded AIs, as well as (iv) the mapping of all the related findings into the cognification of products and production systems of the future.

Biographical Sketch

Alois Ferscha studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) and the University of Vienna (Uni Wien), and was with the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Vienna at the levels of assistant and associate professor (1986-1999). In 2000 he joined the Johannes Kepler University Linz as full professor where he founded and heads the Institute of Pervasive Computing. He is the scientific head of the Research Studio PCA (Pervasive Computing Applications), and president of the Austrian Scientific Society for Production ÖWGP. In 2015 he proposed the COMET K1 Centre Pro 2 Future (Products and Production Systems of the Future), which was granted and founded in 2017, and which he heads as CSO. He has successfully proposed, scientifically guided, actively researched, lead and completed more than 25 national (FFG, IKTdZ, PdZ) and international (EU FP6, FP7) projects in the domains Pervasive/Ubiquitous/Wearable/Cognitive Computing, Cognitive Products, Wireless Sensor/Actuator Systems, Multimodal HCI and High Performance Simulation. He was guest professor/researcher at international universities (UoGenova, UoOregon, UoMaryland, UoTurin), authored more than 300 peer reviewed scientific publications and is active as editor and reviewer for renowned scientific journals. He is a research agenda consultant at national (BMK, BMDW BMLV) and EC (DG CONNECT) level and has served as member of numerous committees of well-known conferences (PERVASIVE, UbiComp, ISWC, WWW, PerDis, INTETAIN, PADS, DS-RT, SIGMETRICS, MASCOTS, MSWiM, MobiWac, TOOLS, Euro-Par, PNPM, ICS, etc.), Co-chaired e.g. PERVASIVE 2004, ISWC 2009, IOT 2017, and TCPchaired e.g. IEEE DS-RT, PERVASIVE, DOA SVI, MASCOTS, PADS. Currently he is GC-cochair of EWSN 2022. His work has received several awards (e.g. Heinz Zemanek Award, Innovation Award, Multimedia Staatspreis, Ö-WGP Zukunftspreis).


Full Professor
Tecnológico de Monterrey

November 2, 2022 - 11:15 - 13:00

The Resilient Operator 5.0: Human Operators' Resilience and Human-Machine Systems’ Resilience in Industry 5.0

This keynote introduces “The Resilient Operator 5.0” concept in the quest of designing and developing better human and human-machine systems that combine the unique capabilities of humans and machines towards smarter and more resilient manufacturing systems. It aims to reflect on the system-resilience of a manufacturing system as a whole as well as of its human-machine (work cell) systems, which are as good as the resilience of its weakest sub-system, which in many cases may be the human system due to its inherent human fragility. Hence, when engineering smart resilient manufacturing systems with an Industry 5.0 vision, a human-centric perspective should be taken into account to address human operators’ resilience as individual agents as well as cooperative agents within the existing human-machine systems of a manufacturing system.

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Dr. David Romero is a Professor of Advanced Manufacturing at the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics of the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico, and a National Academia Representative and Coach for the Regional Secretariat of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) – Mexico. His research interests include: Circular Manufacturing, Service Engineering and Product-Service Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems & Human Systems, Advanced Production Management Systems, Green Virtual Enterprises, and Technology and Engineering Management in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is a member of the Society of Collaborative Networks, the IFAC TC5.3 on Enterprise Integration and Networking, the IFIP WG5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems, the IFIP WG5.12 on Architectures for Enterprise Integration, the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, and the IEEE Internet of Things Community. Furthermore, he is an Agenda Contributor at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Council on “Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production”, and a World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) Ambassador. He has published more than 150 journal and international conference articles. He serves on different editorial and scientific committees and advisory boards in academia, industry, and government in the disciplines of business and industrial engineering. Nowadays, he is focused on promoting the concepts of the “Operator 4.0/5.0” and “Digital Lean Manufacturing”; the father of both terms.


Full Professor
Kedge Business School

November 3, 2022 - 16:40 - 18:20

Assembly line design: towards customized production environments

In production research, assembly line design is an intensively studied combinatorial optimization problem, which attracts high attention from both academia and practice. The aim of this presentation is to analyse actual problem formulations that are more and more frequently hybridized with other optimization problems in order to create efficient solutions for customized production environments adapted for volatile markets. This presentation of the state of the art is based on a survey of more than 500 articles published in refereed journals between 2012 and 2022.

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Olga Battaïa has a Full Professor position in Department of Operations Management and Information Systems at Kedge Business School. She obtained her PhD form the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in France in 2007, for which she was granted the Best PhD Thesis Award by the French Research Cluster on Modelling, Analysis and Management of Dynamic Systems. She serves as Associated Editor for several international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, IISE Transactions and Omega-the International Journal of Management Science. She is also a Member of IFAC Technical Committee 5.2. Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control. Her research interests lie in the domains of Supply Chain Management, Sustainable manufacturing, Business Analytics, Decision Support Systems. Olga Battaïa co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and supervised or co-supervised 11 PhD students. During last 5 years, she coordinated and participated in such research projects as: ”Design and management of sustainable and reconfigurable production systems” (ReconfiDurable) funded by the French National Research Agency, European project RISE MAIA – Models and Methods for an Active Ageing Workforce: an International Academy, “Design of spatio-temporal networks in stochastic and dynamic environment: new mathematical models and optimization approaches “ (DESIDE) funded by the French National Research Agency, “Sustainable Personnel Planning in Highly Customized Assembly Lines with Work Sharing” (SUPERPLAN) funded by German Research Agency (DFG), “Planning and flexible work assignment to operators in aeronautic assembly lines: a systemic approach for addressing ergonomic and economic risks” (PER4MANCE), funded by the French National Research Agency, “Strategic Design of Reverse Supply Chains under uncertainty in Circular Economy Context” (CONSCIENCE) funded by French Region Occitanie, “Optimisation of Maintenance Operations” (OPTIMA) funded by French Defense Agency and Dassault Aviation. She was invited to present her research at several renowned international conferences and universities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Lihui WANG

Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

November 3, 2022 - 16:40 - 18:20

Perspectives on Industry 4.0/5.0 and Smart Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 has become a globally adopted term in the past decade. Many countries have introduced similar strategic initiatives, and a considerable research effort has been spent on developing and implementing some of the Industry 4.0 technologies. At the ten-year mark of the introduction of Industry 4.0, the European Commission announced Industry 5.0 in January 2021. Industry 4.0 is considered to be technology-push, whereas Industry 5.0 is more value-driven. The co-existence of two Industrial Revolutions invites questions and demands discussions. On the other hand, smart manufacturing closely relates to both Industry 4.0 and 5.0. It depends on the timely acquisition, distribution, and utilisation of data/information from machines on manufacturing shop floors. For the sake of the audience with diverse background, the following topics will be covered in this talk: (1) current status and movements towards smart manufacturing, (2) latest advancement and future opportunities in smart manufacturing, and (3) showcases of relevant applications along the direction. Finally, challenges and future trends will be identified and highlighted.

Biographical Sketch

Lihui Wang is a Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests are presently focused on human-robot collaborations, brain robotics, cyber-physical production systems, real-time monitoring and control, predictive maintenance, and adaptive manufacturing systems. Professor Wang is actively engaged in various professional activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, and International Journal of Manufacturing Research. He has published 10 books and authored in excess of 600 publications. Professor Wang is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, CIRP, SME and ASME, as well as a Professional Engineer in Canada. He was the President (2020-2021) of North American Manufacturing Research Institution, and the Chairman (2018-2020) of Swedish Production Academy.

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Social Activities

Despite Covid-19 has forced us to completely revolutionize the way we approach safety and security when people come together, organizing great events is still possible following all the government regulations. What really connects people at conferences are real live moments, memories and experiences. We are planning the social events and the full conference activities with safety in mind and further information will be soon provided.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Welcome Reception Event @ Ars Electronica Center
We invite you to the AEC – Ars Electronica Center Linz where interactive stations, works of art, research projects, large-scale projections and laboratories are presented. The Ars Electronica Center invites you to exciting and inspiring excursions into the future fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, robotics and autonomous mobility, as well as genetic engineering and biotechnology. Experience something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world: 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking and 3D animations make the Deep Space 8K something very special indeed. Here, image worlds are projected in 8K resolution and raised to a completely new, unprecedented level. After the Deep Space 8k Session you’ll enjoy a flying dinner at the rooftop restaurant.

Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Gala Dinner @ Pöstlingberg Schlössl
For the Gala Dinner on Thursday, 3rd November 2022 we take you to the Pöstlingberg Schlössl on Linz’s house mountain where a stunning view is awaiting you. Enjoy a marvellous evening with cultivated ambience, Austrian delicacies from the castle kitchen and fine wines from the in-house wine. An evening you are sure to remember.

Am Pöstlingberg 14, Linz, Austria

Regular & Invited Sessions

Regular sessions cover the topics of the conference and mainly group the papers that fall within a specific research subject and submitted to the regular program. Invited Sessions consist of papers collected within the scope of an Open Track proposed by one or more organizers. Papers are mainly based on personal invitation by the Open Track organizer(s) but may also include papers submitted to the regular program. Regular and Invited Sessions will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes and may include between 4 and 5 papers. Contributions can be either regular papers or short papers (min 3 pages length) and they will appear in the conference proceedings.

Presentation Formats and Speakers' Instructions

Conference event days will consist of Plenary and Parallel Sessions providing the opportunity for Authors (both in-person and virtual) to present their work live by sharing their presentations and giving their talk (max 12 minutes) followed by Question & Answers (around 3 minutes). All the blended sessions will be streamed via MS Teams so that virtual attendees can also listen to the presentations being held in the conference physical rooms and interact with the audience in there. This way, also presenting authors attending the conference remotely will be able to share their screen, give their talk and interact with the audience in the conference physical rooms. Presenting authors are invited to do the following:
  1. prepare the presentation of their work using the templates below. A traditional template and video presentation templates are available.
  1. record the presentation (with audio narration) for backup purposes according to the guidelines below
  1. upload the exported video using the form below. Along with the video, please upload the presenting author’s biographical information (max 100 words) that will be used for introducing the presenters during the session.

Special Sessions

Special sessions offer a venue for the presentation of topics of special academic, social or industrial interest, including project presentations, panel discussions or non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer.


R&D Projects Dissemination Event @ISM 2022

The ISM 2022 Organization Committee has embraced the vision to make the conference the perfect environment for knowledge exchange and dissemination. In particular, dissemination activities (integrated with communication and exploitation) are essential for the impact and success of R&D projects. Funding bodies (e.g. the EU commission) usually request partners to organize midterm and final dissemination events in order to broadly disseminate the outputs of the project. 

With this in mind, ISM 2022 is organizing this special “R&D Projects Dissemination Event” dedicated to oral presentations of ongoing or final results of R&D projects in all the areas related to the conference topics.

This special event will represent a unique platform for companies, research bodies and universities to:

  • disseminate their project progress and results to the relevant scientific communities, potential investors, stakeholders, regulatory bodies, potential users, and lay audience;
  • find other R&D project partnership opportunities with other speakers or people of the audience.

Tentative presenters should submit the form below by October 1st, 2022. An advisory board will assess the submitted summary in terms of adherence to the topics of the Conference. The presenter will be notified about the acceptance for presentation. Please, note that the submitted summaries will not undergo through a technical/scientific peer-review process; hence, project summaries and presentations will NOT be included in the conference proceedings.

We have limited slots for presentations, therefore be sure to book your opportunity as soon as possible!

Interested in setting up a Special Session @ ISM?

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Interaction Virtual Room

Are you connected online and want to engage with other attendees? Do you want to talk to one of the session speakers after their talk to discuss into more detail?
Feel free to meet in the dedicated Interaction Virtual Room. You can tell each other you are going to meet there and connect using the following link!