Conference on Production Systems and Logistics
The aim of the Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPSL) is to promote exchange on current topics and knowledge on production systems and logistics and to create an innovative environment for the generation of scientific ideas. Therfore, the CPSL is partnering with renowned research institutions, publishers and scientific societies. Leading scientific experts are invited to present their research results and studies after a comprehensive review process and to discuss them with other participants. The subsequent dissemination of the reviewed papers will provide a wide scope and support for future research.
Keynote Speakers 2023:
Digitalization in business and society – the new normal
Digitalization has started to change our lifes, behaviours, ways of communication and social interactions. Sometimes we are aware of these changes, sometimes not, because it is a gradual process, but with exponentional speed. The presentation tries to highlight, what has happenend already and what could be the future of „New Normal“
Sustainable Manufacturing for Circular Economy
New opportunities for sustainable value creation in all involved technological elements of Circular Economy (CE) through Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) principles will be presented. A systematic metrics-based approach for new product/process development for sustainable manufacturing including the 6Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture) with closed-loop total life cycle (Pre-manufacturing, Manufacturing, Use and Post-use) considerations to facilitate SM will be presented. Sustainable value creation in closed-loop SM will be shown as the basis for achieving and advancing CE, with digital technologies to serve all stakeholders (manufacturers, users, and the society at large).
Digital Leadership to Master the Twin-Transition
Hardly any other question is currently occupying corporate executives more than the question of how you can lead your company into a completely new future against the backdrop of globally recognized climate targets and the potentials of digital transformation. The associated challenges summarized under the title of so-called twin Transition are occupying companies with the highest intensity and at a rapid pace. While some companies are achieving trailblazer status, others are finding it difficult to change and therefore lag behind. Digitization is considered a key factor in this context: It can be used to develop data-based, new business models and thus reshape entire value chains – and this will make it possible to realize concepts such as the circular economy. Digital leaders play a pivotal role in this transition because they can increase the confidence of their organizations behind often risky and disruptive initiatives needed to achieve the change. Thus, building trust in the entire organization is becoming a key element. Before this background, it is not enough to adapt existing leadership concepts; a completely new understanding of leadership must be implemented in many areas. We present the practice of digitally developing and digitally mature organizations―particularly those of their leaders, and we present specific trust-building actions of leaders. In addition, we present results from our international study with leaders of successful companies and show what new leadership qualities are driving their success in this highly transformative process we are all in.
Dr. Gerhard Gudergan, FIR at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Dr. Haroon Abbu, Business Analytics Initiative, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Prof. Paul Mugge, Business Analytics Initiative, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, US
Podium Discussion – How to close the Gap between Science and Industry?
Renowned representatives of the research and business sector will discuss how the gap between science and industry in production engineering can be closed and how we can contribute.
More Keynote Speakers will be announced soon!
In order to ensure a high scientific quality the CPSL uses a new Peer-Review System, which has the benefits that all researchers can have an impact on the contributions while a baseline standard is set by an established institution.
All submitted papers will be reviewed in a two-stage peer review process by experienced scientists of cooperating research institutes (level 1) as well as authors of other submitted papers (level 2). This ensures a consistent quality of the papers and reviews according to demanding standards through the first step as well as an influence of all participants on the quality of the papers through the second step. Therefore, each participants commits himself to review a paper by another author according to defined criteria and to form an expert opinion. All reviews are monitored by the editors to ensure the high quality of the papers and reviews.
For the 4th CPSL we have thought of something special. The conference is organized in cooperation with the Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University (FIR e.V.) and aims to establish an exchange on the idea of bridging the gap between science and industry. In addition to cutting‐edge topics in the field of production systems and logistics this event will feature practical sessions and discussions with local and international industry.
Program & Key-Dates
The programme includes presentations of the submitted and reviewed papers as well as interesting keynote speeches by representatives from the scientific community. In addition, joint discussion rounds after the lectures will create a forum for exchange and the formation of new research cooperations. During the welcome registration and a joint dinner, the participating scientists will also have the opportunity to get to know each other and to strengthen the international scientific exchange by discussing specialist topics.
The Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPSL) is an international forum for scientific exchange in the field of production systems and logistics. The annual conference brings scientists from all over the world together to discuss current research results and share experiences.
After you have created an account under Login, you can upload an abstract and, after positive feedback, a full paper. You will receive the feedback on the abstract and paper as well as the reviews via e-mail to the address that you have provided. In the login area you also have access to a paper template and a review template.
To ensure high scientific quality, the quality assurance processes of the Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPLS) are based on high standards that are continuously reviewed and can be influenced by all participants.
All submitted contributions will be reviewed in a two-stage peer review process by experienced scientists from cooperating research institutes (level 1) as well as authors of other submitted contributions (level 2). This ensures, through the first step, a constant quality of the contributions and reviews according to demanding standards as well as, through the second step, an influence of all participants on the quality of the contributions. Each participant therefore undertakes to examine a contribution by another author according to defined criteria and to prepare an expert opinion. All reviews will be reviewed by third parties to ensure the high quality of the contributions and the related event.
In order to register for the conference it is necessary that you create an account under “Login" and then log in with your data. In the area accessible to you, you can upload your contribution and register for the conference.
The CPSL breaks with traditional standards for stiff dress codes. For a pleasant atmosphere and collegial exchange, the dress code for the event is Smart Casual.
Do I have to upload a revised version for the "revised paper submission deadline" even if I have successfully passed both reviews directly?
No, if you have successfully passed both reviews with your first upload, you are not obliged to upload a revised version for the “revised paper submission deadline". Only for the “camera ready deadline" we recommend that you incorporate the reviewers’ comments and fine-tune your paper.
You can download the presentation template from your profile (“Presentation" section) on the homepage. The guidelines and rules for the presentation are included in the template.
In order to ensure a smooth flow of the conference, we ask you to upload your final presentation to your profile no later than the last Friday before the conference. We will only accept your presentation on a USB stick in justified exceptional cases, as this would disrupt the conference flow (final changes and adjustments are not justified exceptions – the deadline for presentations is the Friday before the conference).
The conference program will be published a few days after the registration deadline. We cannot publish any information about the conference program before that time, as it will surely change.
Yes, for each conference we try to reserve contingents with nice hotels nearby. You will find our recommendations, as soon as they are available, under the “Event" tab on the homepage.
Yes, of course you can book an additional seat for your “+1" at the Gala Dinner during your registration. If you have missed to book an additional seat during your registration but still want to bring someone, please contact us as soon as possible.
No, unfortunately it is not possible for us to consider wishes regarding presentation times. For this reason, we treat everyone equally and cannot take any wishes into account.
The conference proceedings will be published shortly after the conference on publish.Ing.com and via the University Library of TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.
About the Conference
The Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPSL) was founded in 2019 to create an international forum for scientific exchange in the field of production systems and logistics. The annual conference brings scientists from all over the world together to discuss current research findings and to share knowledge and experience.