Call for Papers: The International Conference of Production Research, ICPR – Americas 2020

Venue: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Date: December, 9-11, 2020

The Xth edition of The International Conference of Production Research – Americas
ICPR – Americas 2020


Several post-conference (for Proceedings and Special Issues) INDEXED PUBLICATIONS in Scopus and ISI.

The International Conference of Production Research, ICPR – Americas 2020, aims at exchanging experiences and encouraging collaborative work among researchers and practitioners from the Americas and the Caribbean region. The conference also seeks to plan and organize the activities of the Americas Region of the International Foundation of Production Research (IFPR). The conference venue will be at Universidad Nacional del Sur at Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

The Conference will be held in VIRTUAL MODE. Participants will have to present their papers through video conference.


There are several Special Sessions for specific topics (Special Sessions are open, they donot require previous invitation for subtmitting) 

The topics of interest include, but not limited to:

– Supply Chain Management
– Healthcare Systems
– Efficiency and Sustainability
– Environmental and Social Issues
– Resource Management
– Management and Service Engineering
– Green Manufacturing
– Cleaner Production
– Energy Management
– Smart Cities
– Logistics
– Inventory Management
– Lean Manufacturing
– Production Networks
– Production Technology
– Quality and Standards
– Maintenance and Reliability
– Innovation Clusters
– Decision making process
– Operations Research
– International Production
– Work Design and Ergonomics
– Automation and Manufacturing
– Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
– Production and Manufacturing Processes
– Assembly Line Technologies
– Concurrent and Collaborative Engineering
– Technology and Innovation Management
– Virtual Engineering
– Cyber-Physical Production Systems
– Digital Twins
– Industry 4.0
– Smart Manufacturing


Important dates:
Full paper and extended abstracts due: July 31st, 2020
Acceptance notification: October 20th, 2020
Deadline for final papers: November 4th, 2020
Conference dates: 9th, 10th and 11th December 2020


1. All ICPR-Americas 2020 accepted papers will be published in digital repository with the proper ISSN of the conference.

2. CCIS Springer (Communications in Computer and Information Science).

A comittee of experts will select a number of outstanding papers to be published in a special issue of CCIS Springer (in the case of a non-English language paper, 20 days will be granted to provide a translation). The main topics for this special issue will be related to Computer Science (for instance: metaheuristics, algorithms, intelligent systems, decision sciences, machine learning, cyber-physical systems, simulation, smart cities, cloud computing, paralellism, etc.)

Registration is mandatory.


Prof. Jose M Framinan ( School of Engineering in the University of Seville, Spain)
Prof. Gonzalo Mejía (Faculty of Engineering in Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)
Prof. Sri Talluri (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. )
Porf. Francesco Pilati (Department of Industrial Engineering – University of Trento (Italy)


Several awards will be attributed at the ICPR-Americas 2020 conference with the aim to honor distinctive contributions.

The awards will be dedicated to:

– Best paper Award
– Best Young researcher’s paper Award
– Commended paper Award
– Best industrial paper Award

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