Theoretical and practical experiences show that transition towards IPSS pushes organisations to change their strategies, operations and value chains, technologies, people expertise and system integration capabilities. Innovative knowledge intensive solutions, business and societal value from expertise in varied domains, new solutions design, development and delivery throughout the product lifecycle are the key drivers to promote a competitive advantage in the long term.
As a consequence, different competences and multidisciplinary approaches are requested to have a complete understanfing of the IPSS (Industrial Products-Service System) and PSS (Product-Service System) phenomena. The aim of the IPSS 2016 (Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle) conference is to promote new knowledge in the Product-Service Systems field along all its life cycle phases and facilitate its dissemination among academics and practitioners.


  • PSS Lifecycle Management
  • New business models
  • Economic assessment and PSS cost models
  • PSS knowledge management
  • Quality management for PSS
  • Industrial marketing for PSS
  • Risk management and challenges for PSS
  • Legal consideration in PSS
  • Networking and organization PSS strategies
  • PSS design and planning strategies>
  • Organizational transformation for PSS

  • PSS and sustainability
  • PSS education and training
  • Design tools and methodologies for PSS
  • Service Engineering
  • New Service Development
  • Lean PSS
  • Methods and tools for Product-Service value analysis
  • Design for service
  • Application of PSS in the B2B industry or in the B2C industry
  • Maintenance and service through Lifecycle
  • Impact of technology on service design, service processes and management


Prof. Sergio Cavalieri - University of Bergamo
Prof. Elisabetta Ceretti - University of Brescia
Prof. Tullio Tolio - Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (CNR)


Dr. Giuditta Pezzotta - University of Bergamo


Abstract Due    
Notification of accepted abstract    
Paper Due (hard deadline)   
Notification of accepted papers    
Final Paper Submission (camera ready)    


1 November 2015
7 December 2015
15 January 2016
7 March 2016
21 March 2016


Proceedings of the 8th CIRP IPSS 2016 conference are published by Elsevier as a Special Issue of CIRP Procedia.
A group of papers will be selected after the conference for expansion and consideration for publication in international journals.