13th IFAC Workshop on
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 12-14 August 2019

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Final Paper Submission Deadline 
May 15th, 2019

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National Organizing Committee

Ahmad Barari
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Marcos Tsuzuki
Universidade de São Paulo

International Program Committee

Benoit Iung
Lorraine University

Marco Macchi
Politecnico di Milano

Ahmad Barari, Canada
Alexander Kühl, Germany
Amir Monjazeb, Canada
Andrew Kusiak, United State
Armand Baboli, France
Benoit Iung, France
Christos Emmanouilidis, United Kingdom
Damien Trentesaux, France
David Romero, Mexico
Dmitry Ivanov, France
Edmont Hajrizi, Kosovo
Evgueni Bordatchev, Canada
Franz-Josef Villmer, Germany
Frederic Vanderhagen, France
Hind Bril el Haouzi, France
Hossam Kishawy, Canada
Jana Abou Ziki, Canada
Janusz Szpytko, Poland
Jay Lee, Unite State
Jose Reinaldo Silva, Brazil
Jill Urbanic, Canada
Jurek Sasiadek, Canada
Marco Macchi, Italy
Marcos Tsuzuki, Brazil
M. T. Ahmadian, Iran
Marek Zaremba, Canada
Paul Valckenaers, Belgium
Paulo Jorge Pinto Leitao, Potugal
Peter Kopacek, Austria
Remus Tutunea-Fatan, Canada
Rajkumar Roy, United Kingdom
Sayyed Ali Hosseini, Canada
Sergio Cavalieri, Italy
Shimon Y. Nof, United State
Yuval Cohen, Israel
Zbigniew Banaszak, Poland



Paper Publication

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect. To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.

The simplest way to get the proper format for your paper is to use one of the templates available on the IFAC web site. Templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available. If you want to use another text processor, please refer to the detailed format specifications and make sure that your file complies with them. Check more information here.

Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (JIM), Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), IFAC Journal of systems and Control and other journals from IFAC will select papers for post-conference publications.

Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

Call for a Special Issue

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems towards Industry
4.0 Era

Guest Editors and Contact Information

Yuval Cohen Israel yuvalc@afeka.ac.il
Marco Macchi Italy marco.macchi@polimi.it
Marcos Tsuzuki Brazil mtsuzuki@usp.br
Ahmad Barari Canada ahmad.barari@uoit.ca





Aim and Scopes

Parallel to organizing the 13th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS 2019), and the Asian Pacific Conference of Prognostics and Health Management 2019 (PHM AP 2019), this call aims at developing a Special Issue of the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, focused on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems in Industry 4.0. The list of topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Intelligent support systems for manufacturing decision making

  • Smart quality assurance and intelligent inspection

  • Smart maintenance with predictive and prescriptive capabilities

  • Data-driven and Model-based prognostics

  • Prognostics and Health Management in Smart manufacturing systems

  • Artificial intelligence for manufacturing processes

  • Big data analytics for manufacturing systems & processes

  • Fusion of sensor information for manufacturing processes

  • Digital twins for decision making in Industry 4.0 era

  • Virtualization and simulation techniques for manufacturing decision making

  • Self-configuration and self-diagnosis IoT methods for manufacturing shop floors

  • Self optimization models for scheduling and sequencing manufacturing shop floor

  • Autonomy, autonomous vehicles, and drones 

The guest editors will invite the selected papers from IMS 2019 and PHM AP 2019 in coordination with the scientific program committees of the two targeted events. In addition, this is an Open Call for high quality research papers contributing to the topics of interest of this Special Issue. The guest editors responsible to coordinate with the targeted events are:

IMS 2019 Ahmad Barari
PHM AP 2019 Marco Macchi

Papers applying directly to this Open Call and the invited papers will have to follow the submission procedure and timeline below presented. In case of selected papers from IMS 2019 and PHM AP 2019, the papers submitted to this Special Issue should be an extended version of their work presented in the scope of the targeted events.

Submission Procedure and timeline

  1. Authors are requested to email an extended abstract (in pdf format) of a maximum of 1000 words to Ahmad Barari at ahmad.barari@uoit.ca before 31th of October, 2019.
    Important note: This abstract should contain the tentative title of the paper, the authors list (with the corresponding author identified). The main contribution, the results and the methodology must be pointed out.
  2. Authors will be informed by email if an extended version of their paper can be reviewed for this special issue by 30th of November, 2019.
  3. Accepted authors are required to submit their full papers via the journal’s submission system by indicating this special issue from the menu. The submission system is available here. The deadline for full paper submission is 21st of March, 2020.
    Important note: submissions via email or any other means are not allowed.
  4. Authors will be informed of the results of the first round of review by the end of June 2020.
  5. Selected authors may have to re-submit a revised version of their articles by the end of September, 2020.
  6. Authors will be informed of the final decisions by the end of November, 2020.

Expected on-line publication date: early 2021.

For more information or any question please, click here and contact ahmad.barari@uoit.ca  or marco.macchi@polimi.it