The Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution in any aspect of the research areas of interest. The focus is on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies and real implementation experiences. Contributions may concern theoretical and empirical studies.
The abstract must include the title, the authors, their affiliations and three-five keywords. It should highlight the context, the objective and the novelty of the proposed work. The abstract length should not exceed 500 words.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper, which will undergo a double blind review. The maximum number of pages allowed per paper is 6.

All accepted papers will be published in Procedia CIRP and will be available online at the date of the Conference. Procedia CIRP is an open access product focusing entirely on publishing high quality proceedings from CIRP conferences, enabling fast dissemination so that conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on ScienceDirect. Procedia CIRP is indexed in the EI Compendex and Scopus databases.


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


The CIRP IPSS 2016 conference uses the Elsevier Editorial System (EES).
For abstract and paper submission, authors must create an account and log in through the link:

To ensure the correct identification of the manuscript for inclusion into the correct Procedia Special Issue, it is important to select "SI: 8th IPSS 2016" for the "Article Type".


Abstracts and papers must be written in English. Abstracts are limited to 500 words and should include the title, the authors, their affiliations and three keywords. No specific formatting of the abstract is required.

Papers must be written in English, must not exceed a maximum of 6 pages and should be prepared using the template provided (see below).
Please, do not alter the formatting and style layouts, which have been set up in the template document. As an author, you are required to submit a PDF as well as a source file copy of your paper. Doc/docx/latex are acceptable formats of source files.

   Download the Doc/docx Template

   If you are a LaTeX user, you need to download this additional zip file.