The ISM 2023 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.


Full Program

Keynote Talks

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


Berlin School of Economics and Law

November 22, 2023 - 11:15 - 13:00

Viable and Digital Supply Chain

Supply chain viability is considered a fundamental characteristic of supply chains that encompasses resilience and sustainability. Various ways to increase supply chain viability are widely discussed at the management levels of companies, as well as in academia. Nevertheless, important insights are still missing on how to best design and manage viable supply chains in the future. Our talk aims to make an important contribution to this area. The founder of supply chain viability theory, Prof. Dmitry Ivanov will present the most recent theory and practical insights on supply chain viability and intertwined supply networks. The discussion will focus on five major pillars of supply chain viability theory (i.e., viable supply chain design, ripple effect, intertwined and reconfigurable supply networks, digital supply chain, and Industry 5.0). A particular focus will be on digital supply chains, and how digital technology can help improve resilience and viability. We will specifically look at digital twins for supply chain mapping, visibility, and AI-based decision-making support.

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov is an award-winning scholar and professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin). His research explores structural dynamics and control in complex networks, with applications to supply chain resilience, Industry 4.0, supply chain simulation, risk analytics and digital supply chain twins. He is co-author of structural dynamics control theory. His research coined several seminal academic and practical directions such as the ripple effect in supply chains and supply chain viability. He has applied different methodologies such as optimization, simulation, control engineering, and artificial intelligence to a variety of supply chain and operations management problems. His research record includes over 390 publications, with over 130 papers in prestigious academic journals, three editions of the leading textbook “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management”, „Introduction to Supply Chain Resilience“ and „Digital Supply Chain“ books. He holds active editorial position in several prestigious journals. Author of anyLogistix educational complex for supply chain optimization and simulation that is in use at more than 300 universities worldwide. He delivered numerous invited plenary, keynote and panel talks at the conferences of INFORMS, IFPR, DSI, POMS, IFAC, and IFIP. Chairman of IFAC TC 5.2 “Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control”. He has been General Chair, IPC chair, IPC member and Advisory Board member of over 80 international conferences including leading conferences IFAC MIM 2019 and MIM 2022.


University of Patras

November 22, 2023 - 11:15 - 13:00

Maintenance 5.0: Improving industrial maintenance based on Prescriptive Analytics and Digital Twin

Maintenance 5.0 represents a transformative approach to industrial maintenance which leverages the power of Prescriptive Analytics and Digital Twin technologies. In this context, maintenance practices evolve from reactive and preventive strategies to proactive, and data-driven strategies. Therefore, with the integration of Prescriptive Analytics, in conjunction with Digital Twin, Maintenance 5.0 empowers industries to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and cost-efficiency. On the one hand Prescriptive Analytics utilizes advanced Artificial Intelligence algorithms for the prediction of future failures and the prescription of optimal maintenance actions, and on the other hand Digital Twin facilitates the virtual representation of physical assets. Through real-time monitoring and analysis of asset data, potential faults and performance anomalies can be identified and addressed before they escalate into critical issues. Furthermore, the utilization of Digital Twin enables virtual experimentation, allowing for improved maintenance planning, optimization of resources, and reduced downtime. Therefore, in this keynote talk the key concepts and benefits of Maintenance 5.0 are presented, shedding light on how the convergence of Prescriptive Analytics and Digital Twin can drive future improvements in industrial maintenance practices.

Biographical Sketch

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. He is Vice President of Research and Development Council of the University of Patras, Founding Member at the CLEAN AVIATION JU, Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation. He is Fellow of the CIRP, of the IFAC 5.2, of the IFIP WG 5.7, of the SPEL, and IALF Scientific Committee Member. He is Member of the EFFRA, of the ASME, of the SME, of the IEEE, of the SAE, of the EMIRACLE, and Founding Member of the EASN. His scientific interests are focus on the Advanced Simulation, Design, Planning and Control of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, Robotic Systems, Automation, eXtended Reality, Maintenance, Blockchain and Metaverse. He authored one Elsevier Book in 2022 and is included in the 2% of global top scientists. He has won Best Paper Awards (APMS 2012, IFAC MIM 2022, MDPI Applied Sciences) and the Best presentation Award in 2nd Digital Twin Conference. He is the STC Dn Section Editor in the CIRP CNTPE board and Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor of several Scopus Indexed International Journals. He authored the Book “Design and Operation of Production Networks for Mass Personalization in the Era of Cloud Technology” published in 2022 by Elsevier and he is Authoring a second Elsevier Book entitled “Advances in Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0”to be published in June 2024. He participates as Editorial Board Μember at thirteen (13) International Scientific Journals, as Editor / Guest Editor in eight (8) International Scientific Journals with high impact factor and as co-Editor in the MDPI Topic: Smart Manufacturing and Industry 5.0. More specifically, he is Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of Robotics and Automation in Applied Sciences, Area Editor in Computers & Industrial Engineering and Specialty Chief Editor in Digital Manufacturing Section in Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology. Additionally, he is Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Production Research – IJPR, in Journal of Manufacturing Systems – JMS, in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing – IJCIM, in Journal of Engineering Design (Advisory Board Member), in Machines, in Advances in Manufacturing, in Mathematical Problems in Engineering of Hindawi, in Journal of Green Manufacturing Open, in Digital Twin, and in Digital Engineering and Digital Twin. He has chaired and organized four Webinars in cooperation with MDPI Applied Sciences and OAE in the area of Human Centric Systems Towards Industry 5.0 and advances in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) towards Industry 5.0. He has also been interviewed by MDPI Encyclopedia. He has authored monographs, book chapters, papers, white papers, and research project reports, has published numerous articles in International scientific journals (peer-reviewed). He has published more than three hundred and twenty (327) scientific papers. The unique citations of his published work exceed 13,500 (h-index 60/i-10 index: 197) according to the databases: Google Scholar, Scopus, and Research Gate.

Telmo G. Santos

NOVA School of Science and Technology

November 23, 2023 - 9:00 - 10:45

Demystifying Misconceptions: A Critical Perspective on Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has sparked significant enthusiasm but also led to overstated claims about its capabilities. This communication aims to provide a critical perspective on the misconceptions surrounding AM technologies and their implications. It will address four key issues commonly associated with AM: (1) the belief that AM represents an entirely new set of manufacturing processes, (2) the notion that AM can fabricate any geometry with any material, (3) the idea that AM will disrupt traditional supply chains, and (4) the assumption that anyone can easily utilize AM. By demystifying these misconceptions, this communication will highlight the realities and consequences of each issue at various levels. While AM offers significant advantages, it is important to recognize that it cannot replace well-established manufacturing technologies entirely. However, the impact and potential of AM are undeniable, and it will undoubtedly shape the future of manufacturing in the coming decades. This communication focuses on essential concepts for manufacturing specialists and can provide valuable insights for researchers exploring logistics, social sciences, and business topics related to AM technologies. Understanding the limitations and advantages of AM is crucial for informed decision-making and successful implementation in the manufacturing industry.

Biographical Sketch

Telmo G. Santos holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2009). Currently, he is a Full Professor and the head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA FCT). He is also the Director of the UNIDEMI research Center and the coordinator of the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at NOVA FCT. He has authored over 100 publications, specializing in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Advanced Manufacturing. His expertise includes Additive Manufacturing, particularly for metal alloys using Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing, as well as solid-state manufacturing processes like Friction Stir Welding, and hybrid manufacturing processes. Telmo G. Santos holds 9 patents in the field of NDT and manufacturing processes. He serves as the vice-president of the Portuguese Society of NDT, chairperson of the scientific committee of the European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2023) and has previously served as an Associate Editor for the journal Measurement.

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 (for the full list of available tracks check the Topics & Tracks section) proposed by one or more organizers. In this case, papers are mainly based on personal invitation by the Open Track organizer(s) but may also include papers submitted to the regular program.

Presentation Formats and Speakers' Instructions

Parallel Sessions (either regular or invited) will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes and may include between 4 and 5 papers. Both sessions provide 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. Presentation formats are free.

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 2023
The ISM 2023 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 2023 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 1, 2023. 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!

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).

Enjoy your stay

Social Activities

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