Digital and Organizational Transformation of Industrial Systems

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017

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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Call for Papers: Digital and Organizational Transformation of Industrial Systems

Over the past 20 years, the growing and intensive development of information technology in the manufacturing industry has led to a significant change in the methods and tools supporting the factories of the future. The current hot topics around smart manufacturing, industrial internet, digital factory, and Industry 4.0 aim at the digital and organizational transformation of traditional factories and industrial systems. The success of such technologies and approaches will allow a gain in cost operations, generate added values for strategic investments as far as to increase their whole company competitiveness.

The special issue will consider contributions dealing with digital technology and organizational management allowing to transform the design and planning of manufacturing systems based on agile operations and smart processes. Papers focusing on the development of new models and the intensive use of information technology for enterprise transformation will also be welcome to enable the proactive implementation of digital factory.

Facing all these industrial challenges, academics need to specify and develop new methods and approaches supporting the transformation of industrial systems and manufacturing industry by increasing added value and improving knowledge management in product and process development and lifecycle. The special issue on “Digital and Organizational Transformation of Industrial Systems” invites papers focusing on topics that include but are not limited to:

– Cooperative and interoperable systems

– Decision support systems, performance indicators and control

– Enterprise information system and digital transformation

– Internet of things and product-services systems

– Knowledge engineering and competencies management

– Product and process lifecycle management

– Smart factory and Industry 4.0

– Supply chain and advanced production management


Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted via Elsevier Editorial System Please make sure you select “Special Issue” as Article Type and “SI: Digital Transformation” as Section/Category. Manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere., To prepare your manuscript, please follow the format provided in EES webpage referred to above under “Guide for Authors”. Papers will be reviewed according to the rigorously review process followed by Computers and Industrial Engineering.


Important deadlines for submission

– Submission start date: August 1, 2017

– Full papers due for review: December 31, 2017

– Notification of acceptance to authors: May 31, 2018

– Revised manuscript submission: August 31, 2018

– Final decision: September 30, 2018

– Final manuscripts: October 31, 2018


Guest Editor(s) contact details:

Prof. Dr. Benoit EYNARD. Managing Guest Editor

Sorbonne Université – Université de Technologie de Compiègne

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Prof. Dr. Zohra CHERFI. Guest Editor

Sorbonne Université – Université de Technologie de Compiègne

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