CPSL  2024

Conference on Production Systems and Logistics


Hawaii – USA



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.


Business Administration
Digitalisation / Industry 4.0
Factory Planning
Knowledge / Change Management
Lean & Operational Excellence
Machine Learning & Data Mining
Production Planning & Control
Process Management
Supply Chain Management
Technology Driver

Why Hawaii?

Why did we choose Hawaii? Hawaii has two good universities for Industrial Engineering (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Hawaii Pacific University). We were able to win the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as co-host and venue of the CPSL 2024 so that we are very pleased to promote the exchange with local researchers and to get an overview of the current research topics of our colleagues from Hawaii. Hawaii is also an attractive conference destination for our research colleagues from the US and Canada. As we are actively working to increase the share of international researchers at the CPSL, we have strategically and consciously chosen this conference destination and look very much forward to an interesting and overwhelming conference.

Why Stellenbosch?

Stellenbosch – the most famous wine region in South Africa is only about 30 minutes by car from Cape Town. Stellenbosch University is one of the world’s most prestigious universities for mechanical engineering and already represented in all proceedings of the CPSL since the very first conference. The former Dutch colony, shows its charm through an appealing city center, a beautiful countryside, stunning vineyards, friendly inhabitants, numerous students and a high level of security. We have already attended conferences in Stellenbosch ourselves and we also hosted the first CPSL in 2020 in Stellenbosch. We are certain, anyone who has been to Stellenbosch once will appreciate the benefits and is already looking forward to the next visit.

Open Access

All accepted papers are published with open access by publish-Ing. in cooperation with the Leibniz Information Center for Engineering and Information Technology and University Library (TIB), the world’s largest library for engineering and natural sciences. For a clear assignability, all contributions will be provided with an ISSN and an individual DOI for each paper. In addition, the proceedings are archived for an unlimited period of time and can be accessed worldwide with open access at any time. This means that all publications are accessible without financial, legal or technical barriers, i.e. anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and research the information or use it in education or in any other way within the legal agreements.

Indexing on scopus

All papers published as part of the conference and the corresponding proccedings are now indexed on Scopus! Scopus is one of the most comprehensive databases of academic research, indexing papers from a wide range of fields and disciplines. By having our papers listed on Scopus, we can increase the visibility and impact of your research, making it more accessible to other researchers and potential collaborators.

Keynote Speakers 2024:

Brennon T. Morioka, PhD, PE

Dean – College of Engineering | University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Opening speech

We are pleased to announce an opening keynote speech for this year’s conference from our local partner university. Brennon T. Morionka is Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. He will welcome the conference participants to an exciting conference and set the mood for an interesting exchange with numerous national and international researchers.

Prof. Dr. Harm-Jan Steenhuis

Professor of Management and International Business | Hawaii Pacific University

The business of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and the 4th industrial revolution

This keynote speech explores the business landscape of additive manufacturing and its role as a cornerstone of the 4th Industrial Revolution. 3D printing technologies are revolutionizing industries by offering unprecedented flexibility, efficiency, and innovation in production processes. Attendees will gain insights into the vast applications of additive manufacturing across sectors and understand the transformative shifts in business models that are accommodating this rapid technological advancement. This presentation is essential for anyone looking to comprehend the full spectrum of implications additive manufacturing has on the future of global business and industry.

Prof. Olga Battaïa

Professor at the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems & Associate Dean for Research | KEDGE Business School

Preventing Adverse Environmental And Social Outcomes In Sustainable Value Chains In Nickel Extraction And Refining


This keynote investigates and analyses sustainable value chains in the nickel production. Nickel is crucial for the global transition to renewable energy sources as battery-grade nickel contributes to the development and scalability of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. At the same time, the nickel industry faces several significant environmental and social challenges, such as inefficiency in resource use including overconsumption of energy and water, and minimal community engagement. These challenges must be urgently addressed to achieve sustainable solutions, particularly as the EV industry and other battery users grow to meet global demand. This keynote will give insights into solutions for mitigating adverse environmental and social impacts.

Prof. I.S. Jawahir

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems, and Founding Director of Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing | University of Kentucky

Product Circularity for Process and System Innovations for Next Generation Sustainable Manufacturing

This keynote will focus on circular product design driven by the CE targets in manufacturing. Current sustainable manufacturing principles and practices will be summarized with an emphasis on achieving product circularity as the first necessary step towards process and system innovation for advancing SM. Product circularity will be presented as a quantifiable activity involving a metrics-based evaluation method. Recent progress in product circularity studies and development of standards and industry practice guidelines will also be presented.

Conference Program 2024

Please find the new conference program for the CPSL 2024 with many interesting presentations and keynote speeches via this Link or using the QR code on the left hand side. You can also download the latest print-version there.

Peer-Review Process

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.

Pre Review
Double Peer Review

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 program 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.


What is CPSL?

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.

How do I submit a paper?

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.

Why do I have to create a review if I want to submit a paper?

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.

How does the Peer-Review-Process work?

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.

How can I register for the conference?

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.

Are other researchers able to find my paper via google scholar?

Yes! All papers published by the CPSL (or publish-Ing.) are found and listed by Google Scholar. To do this, Google Scholar searches the Internet for research papers published on recognized publishers. However, this process may take some time. The delay depends on how often Google Scholar updates its index and how much time Google Scholar needs to process the collected data. Unfortunately, we have no control over how quickly papers are listed. However, authors can speed up the process by manually adding their paper to their profile on Google Scholar so that Google knows what to look for.

Which advantages do I have by having my paper listed on Scopus?

Listing your paper on Scopus offers benefits such as increased visibility among researchers, enhanced reputation, citation tracking for measuring impact, potential collaboration opportunities, improved prospects for funding and career advancement, access to metrics and insights, and international exposure to a global audience. These advantages contribute to the recognition and impact of your research within the academic community.

What is the dress code for the event?

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.

Where can I find the presentation template and guidelines?

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.

By when do I have to upload my presentation? Can I also bring it on a USB stick?

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).

When will the final conference program be published?

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.

Are there recommended hotels?

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.

Can I bring someone to the Gala Dinner?

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.

Can I give you preferences for my presentation slot?

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.

When will the conference proceedings be published?

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.