Objectives and Scopes of APMS 2021

APMS 2021 brings together leading international experts on production systems and logistics from academia, industry, and government to discuss pressing issues in smart manufacturing, operations management, supply chain management, and Industry 4.0 in the Artificial Intelligence era. The conference features several sessions to discuss original, high-impact academic contributions, which will be published in the Springer Series ACIT and indexed on SCOPUS and Web of Science. World-renown industry leaders will share their industrial viewpoints and insights through industry keynotes. The conference is sponsored by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), and it is organized by the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems established in 1978. The conference is also supported by two leading journals: the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and Production Planning & Control (PPC).


The program includes presentations and discussions of peer-reviewed papers, in addition to insightful keynote speeches. The program also includes special sessions that help raise visibility on focus topics in a particular scientific or applications area as well as a Doctoral Workshop that provides young researchers the opportunity to present research proposals. The Doctoral Workshop will be on September 5th, keynote speeches,  regular and special sessions from September 6th to September 9th.

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Key dates for papers and session proposals

February 21, 2021

Special session proposals

March 21, 2021

Submission of full papers

April 30, 2021

Notification of review results (round 1)

June 4, 2021

Submission of revised papers

June 18, 2021

Notification of review results (final)

July 2, 2021

Submission of camera-ready papers

July 9, 2021

Submission of Ph.D. Research Proposal

September 5 - 9, 2021

Conference dates
APMS2020 is hosted by IMT Atlantique and LS2N laboratory

APMS 2021 is hosted by IMT ATLANTIQUE , a French engineering school (Grande Ecole, a sort of Ivy League School), one of the leading French institutions of higher education and research in this field. It is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world in THE World University Ranking 2020, presents in four themes of the Shanghai ranking, and is in top 25 in U-Multirank on the number of joint publications with industrial partners. The School is a part of the National Institute of Science and Technology IMT.

Its cutting-edge research is carried out in joint research units with CNRS, Inria, INSERM, Centrale Nantes, University of Nantes, etc. The Department of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences (DAPI) is located on the Nantes Campus of IMT Atlantique. The department employs around one hundred and ten people, forty of which are Faculty Members. The research topics of DAPI include Control, Robotics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Artificial intelligence, and Software Engineering. The Faculty members and PhD students of DAPI are members of the LS2N CNRS research laboratory


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