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International Conference of Competitive and Sustainable Manufacturing, Products and Services (APMS 2010)

Since several decades, APMS is one of the major events and the official conference of the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Sytems. Organised each three years at the beginning, APMS is now a yearly conference since 2005. Recently, APMS successfully took place in Washington (USA, 2005), Wroclaw (Poland, 2006), Linköping (Sweden, 2007), Espoo (Finland, 2008) and Bordeaux (France, 2009).
When Oct 11, 2010 09:00 AM to
Oct 13, 2010 05:00 PM
Where Cernobbio - Como Lake - Italy
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APMS 2010 will take place in Cernobbio (Como Lake, Italy), 11-13 October 2010. In addition to a scientific international conference, this event will also be:

  • a Doctoral Workshop (9-10 October 2010),
  • the opportunity to organize technical and project meetings around the event , and
  • the place to meet IFIP WG 5.7 members and experts in Production Management Systems from all over the world.

Papers will be blind peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer in the serie called "IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology" (IFIP AICT). Selected papers will be considered for development into journal papers for a special issue in Production Planning and Control.

The conference is supported by the research group on Operations&Service Management and the research group on Sustainability Management of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.


Sustainable Manufacturing and Operations

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Concurrent and Collaborative Engineering
  • Digital Production and Manufacturing
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Production Technology, Systems and Management
  • Sustainable factory planning and scheduling
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Lean Production
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Global and International Production Networks
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Green Manufacturing 
  • Production Quality and Standards
  • Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing
  • Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Zero waste production
  • End-of-life Management
  • Reuse, remanufacture, disassembly and recycling approaches and techniques
  • Reverse logistics and product recovery
  • ICT for Manufacturing and Logistics

Sustainable Product

  • Multidisciplinary Product Development
  • Hybrid Products
  • Innovation Clusters
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Social LCA, Methods and tools
  • Quantitative Sustainability Assessment
  • Sustainable business models
  • Eco-design and Eco-innovation
  • End-of-life strategies
  • Design for local and global consumers
  • Smart design for sustainability
  • Closed loop design and closed loop economy
  • Design Management

Sustainable Services

  • Service Engineering
  • Service Management
  • Integrated product/service policy
  • Business Models for Services
  • Service Strategy
  • Service and Product-Service Systems Engineering
  • Service Innovation
  • Design for Service
  • Service Operations Management
  • Service Chain
  • Product Service Systems in the business-to-business industry or in the business-to-consumer industry
  • Impact of ICT on service design, service processes and management
  • Product-service system simulation
  • Knowledge Management for Service
  • Service LifeCycle Management
  • After-Sales Services
  • Public Sector
  • Professional Services
  • Healthcare Service 

Environmental and Social Issues

Strategy for Sustainability:

  • Sustainability proactive strategies
  • Trade-off management
  • Sustainability and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental and Social Certifications
  • Social Enterprises
  • Risk management

KPI for Sustainability:

  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability and Accountability
  • Segmental approaches to Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability Scorecards
  • Green accounting


APMS2010 is looking for high quality contribution. For this reason, the review process will look both at the scientific and industrial value of the paper.

You can submit a scientific paper to the conference, according to the submission rules. If you want, you can propose a Special Session, to raise visibility on a topic of your own interest. If you are a Ph.D. student you can participate to the selection for the Doctoral Workshop. Regular and Special Session Papers and Doctoral Workshop contributions can be submitted using the on line system available here:  

APMS has rooms also for Project Meetings. Please, contact the conference organisation at


  • 15 February 2010 Proposal for Special Session
  • 15 April 2010 Submission of Extended Abstract (min. 2.000 words)
  • 15 May 2010 Notification of acceptance
  • 1 July 2010 Final paper and registration fee due
  • 9-10 October 2010 Doctoral Workshop
  • 11-12-13 October 2010 APMS 2010 Conference

Please consider that at least one author per paper must register to the conference by July 1st, 2010. If none of the authors is registrered, the paper will not be included in the conference programme and in the proceedings.

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