International Conference of Production Research ( ICPR ) – Americas 2020

Date: July 8-10, 2020
Venue: Bahía Blanca, Argentina

The International Conference of Production Research, ICPR – Americas2020 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 will be held at the Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS) in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

Topics of interest:

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

Please also visit our Special Sessions section

If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of ICPR-Americas 2020, please contact the organizers before February 17, 2020 at

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 17 April, 2020
Acceptance notification: 5 June, 2020
Camera ready due: 21 June, 2020
Conference: 8-10 July, 2020

All accepted papers will appear in the open access online conference proceedings which will have DOI and ISBN numbers assigned. A comittee of experts will select a number of outstanding papers to be published in a special issue of CCIS Springer.

Also, Special Issues in Indexed Journals for the extended versions of presented papers at the conference will be published in (for further details refer to the conference website):

– Annals of Operations Research
– IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing
– International Journal of Production Research
– Journal of Food Processing and Preservation
– International Journal of Integrated Supply Management
– Production Journal

Plenary Speakers
– Professor Jose M Framinan (University of Seville, Spain)
– Professor Gonzalo Mejía Delgadillo (University of Sabana, Colombia)
– Professor Sri Talluri (Michigan State University, USA)

Several prizes will be awarded at the ICPR-Americas 2020 conference, honoring distinguished contributions:

– Best industrial paper Award
– Best paper Award
– Best Young researcher’s paper Award (for postgraduate students)
– Commended paper Award

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Gala Dinner on July 9, 2020

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submissions could be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese and should be in PDF format. They must follow the authors’ guidelines published at the conference website.

Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

ICPR-Americas 2020 is using the Easychair to manage the submissions. This platform provides you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The authors must indicate if their subimission is for regular Session (General Session) or to some of the Special Sessions.

Submission Link:

About the venue
Bahía Blanca is the largest city of the Patagonian region in Argentina, located on the shore of the Atlantic Sea. It is a port and industrial city with an active sports, cultural and commercial life that makes it a great setting for meetings, favored by its resources and its high connectivity. More than 20 long-distance bus companies operate to all parts of the country as well as several daily flights to the city of Buenos Aires.

More info at this link.

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions inside and across the different fields involved in the conference.

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