Seventeenth International Working Seminar

February 20-24, 2012 – Innsbruck, AustriaThe Seminar Objective

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for research scientists and practitioners to meet, present and develop their ideas on subjects within the field of Production Economics. Papers submitted will be distributed to all participants in advance. A discussant will be appointed for each paper. The intention is, that models and methods presented, and the discussion of them, will result in concrete ideas for future research and developments in this area. Participants of the Seminar are expected to act as discussants within their field of expertise.

Production Economics 

focuses on scientific topics treating the interface between engineering and economics/management. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature. The ultimate objective is to create and develop knowledge for improving industrial practice and to strengthen the theoretical base necessary for supporting sound decision making. Tracing economic and financial consequences in the analysis of the problem and solution reported, belongs to the central theme.

Call for abstracts

Participants, who wish to present papers, are requested to send an abstract not exceeding 250 words (in Word format), to the Programme Committee by November 1, 2011 at the latest (by email to The conference language is English. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified to authors by ca December 1, 2011. The number of participants will be limited.

The Seminar is a Working Seminar intending to provide ample opportunities for interaction between Authors, Discussants and Audience. Participants are therefore recommended to join the sessions of the seminar for at least three of the four days.

By submitting an abstract authors implicitly agree to have their paper published in the Seminar Proceedings, which means that their paper has not been published nor is intended to be published elsewhere.

Full papers should be submitted by January 10, 2012, in order to be included in the Pre-Prints.

Papers presented will be reviewed after the seminar. Accepted papers will be printed in proceedings issues of the International Journal of Production Economics by Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Seminar location

Congress Innsbruck GmbH, Rennweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck / Phone: +43 512 5756-00, fax: +43 512 57 56-07


Seminar sessions

The seminar will be held in Congress Innsbruck beginning Tuesday and ending Friday in morning sessions 8.00-11.30 am and evening sessions (except Friday) 7.00-9.15 pm. Afternoons will be free for other activities. Buses will be available for participants going to skiing areas.

Reception and Registration

A reception will be held on Monday, February 20, 2012, beginning at 6 pm in Kristall Foyer, Congress Innsbruck. Registration takes place prior to the reception.

Social Programme

A Social Programme for participants and their accompanying family members will be arranged, preliminarily including a Tyrolean dinner, a ski race, a visit to Swarovski Crystal Worlds, the new ski jump, the new Nordpark Cable Railway, and several other activities.

Organisation Committee

R. W. Grubbström, Linköping Institute of Technology

H. H. Hinterhuber, Universität Innsbruck

J. Lundquist, Linköping Institute of Technology

Official mailing address of the Organisation Committee

Att: Prof. Dr Hans H. Hinterhuber,

Falkstrasse 16, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria


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