Sep 23

24 International Conference on Production Research

Poznan, July 30 – August 3, 2017.

The areas of interest of conference cover its main topic, which is New challenges for production research.


The areas are organized as follows:

   Advanced manufacturing processes and systems, i.e.:

–        advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies,

–        digital manufacturing and virtual factories,

–        mechatronics,

–        CAM/CAD,

–        additive manufacturing


Sustainable manufacturing:

–        Human-oriented manufacturing,

–        Energy efficient systems,

–        Green development,

–        City logistics,

–        Natural resources safety


IT/AI for manufacturing:

–        Simulation and visualization,

–        Industrial IoT and Cyber-Physical systems

–        AI in manufacturing systems

–        Augmented reality

–        IT safety


Manufacturing management:

–        Lean, agile, reconfigurable manufacturing systems.

–        Resources (human, knowledge, financial, technical) management


Manufacturing strategies

–        SCM

–        Innovativeness

–        e-manufacturing

Support and service processes:

–        RCM, RBM, MRM and self-maintenance

–        Logistics

–        Physical Internet


However, the scope of the conference is not limited to subject listed above and all the original papers within production research scope are kindly invited.


Special sessions:

The invitation for special session proposals includes two types of events: invited session proposal (the proposer is responsible for inviting the participants to present their research results within the session subject) and open session proposal (the proposer suggest the research area and all authors willing to present the specific aspect of their work have opportunity to contribute to the session).


Poster sessions:

Poster presentation is optional for some of the papers accepted for the conference (if suggested by the authors themselves or the reviewers).

Conference website:


Important dates and fees:

Abstract submission: December 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance of an abstract: February 16, 2017

Final paper submission: April 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance of a full paper: May 30, 2017

Early bird registration deadline: June 2, 2017

Registration deadline: June 30, 2017

Conference Dates: July 30 – August 3, 2017

Fees: are to be set by the 30 October


Conference submissions:

The regulations on paper submission and instruction for authors are available at Our conference management system will be easychair that will start soon.


Sep 22



Information and Operational Decision Sciences

The Conference theme is “Information and Operational Decision Sciences: The Interplay of Information Technology and Operational Decision Sciences”. Information technology (IT) capabilities enable firms to digitally transform their business processes to pursue business flexibility, quality, and innovation, thus improving the firms’ operational performance. Operational capabilities and performance are the heart of the business model to survive in the long run.


As two separate fields in many Business Schools (i.e., Information Systems and Operations Management), sometimes it seems as IT is from Mars and operations management from Venus. The Decision Sciences community is the ideal platform to pursue an “anti-disciplinary” (i.e., multi-disciplinary) approach to develop research and teaching work combining the two fields. Because in the interplay of IT and operational decision making the whole is more than the sum of its parts, this Conference calls for high-quality research on the interplay of IT and operational decision making.


The 1st Annual Conference of the EDSI was hosted by IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) in 2010, and it come back to Spain (Granada) in 2017. The Conference is hosted by the Department of Management of the University of Granada, an “anti-disciplinary” Department that integrates the field of Operations Management, Strategy, Information Systems, and Human Resource Management, which converts it in an ideal place to manage the Conference.

Call for papers

We call for high-quality research on the Conference theme: “Information and Operational Decision Sciences”, and for rigorous research on any of the following tracks and topics. Other interesting topics not explicitly included in the list are also welcomed.


Information Systems

  • Interplay of IT and operational decision making.
  • Business value of IT.
  • IT-enabled organizational capabilities.
  • IT and innovation activities.
  • Business value of social media.
  • Social media and business activities.
  • Social media and customer value proposition.
  • Social media and innovation activities.
  • Big data and business analytics.


Operations Management

  • Interplay of IT and operational decision making.
  • Big data and operational decision making.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Innovation management.
  • Supply chain management and open innovation.
  • Globalization of manufacturing operations.
  • Quality management.

Call for papers

We call for high-quality research on the Conference theme: “Information and Operational Decision Sciences”, and for rigorous research on any of the following tracks and topics. Other interesting topics not explicitly included in the list are also welcomed.

  • Triple bottom line and operations management.
  • Behavioral aspects of operations management.
  • Decision making in public organizations.


Strategy and Human Resource Management

  • New trends in entrepreneurship activities.
  • Interface between IT and strategic management.
  • Interface between IT and human resource management.
  • Interface between strategic and operations management.
  • Interface between human resource and operations management.


Decision Sciences in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing

  • Accounting, financial, and marketing decision making in organizations.


Instructional development in Decision Sciences

  • Advances and innovation in teaching in courses on Information Systems, Operations Management, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.


The best full papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics subject to review.


The deadline for submitting full papers and abstracts is January 15th, 2017. You can find more information in the Conference website:


We look forward to seeing you in Granada!


Jose Benitez, Conference Chair

Javier Llorens, Conference Co-Chair

Sep 12

Mini-Symposium on MRP Theory

Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

Thursday October 12 – Saturday October 14, 2017


Call for Papers

Researchers are invited to attend this three-day mini-symposium and to submit papers for presentation on applications and developments of MRP Theory and related topics. Please send abstracts and papers to Professor Dr Marija Bogataj,, by May 31, 2017 (abstracts) and by September 15, 2017 (papers), at the latest.

This Mini-Symposium is organised by the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (MEDIFAS) and the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) jointly with Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT).

The event marks the twentieth anniversary of the first mini-symposium on MRP Theory (Storlien, Sweden, 1997).


Organisation Committee

Maria Victoria de la Fuente, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT)

Marija Bogataj, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (MEDIFAS)


Scientific Committee

Attila Chikán, International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR)

Robert W. Grubbström, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (MEDIFAS)

Lorenzo Ros McDonnell, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT)

Conference Fee

The Conference Fee is € 120, which covers two lunches, one dinner and PrePrints/Handouts.


MRP Theory

Transform methods combined with Input-Output Analysis have been applied for the sake of formulating theoretical descriptions of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and related formulations concerning divergent material flow systems (transportation, distribution) and systems encompassing recycling. The transform approach has had a fourfold use, (i) it has been useful for describing time developments of the relevant production, demand and inventory properties in a compact way including effects of lead times, (ii) the transform also captures stochastic properties when needed by functioning as a generating function, (iii) it is easily applied for evaluating the resulting cash flows when adopting the Net Present Value principle, and (iv) it can be used for evaluating risk preference functions with constant absolute risk aversion, a combination having been applied in a variety of areas.

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