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Call for Papers and Participation

The CIRP IPS2 conference will return to Linköping, where it was hosted in 2010! Linköping will be the first to host this conference for the second round – and on its 10th anniversary! Building upon this established conference series, the theme in 2018 will be resource efficient and effective solutions (REES), because our societies face increasing demands to better address resource and environmental challenges, and considering that IPS2 (Industrial Product-Service Systems) has much in common with REES.

The conference goes beyond the conventional presentation-feedback format. The aim is to achieve a knowledge transfer between researchers and industry and to aim for collaborative opportunities and practical applications of research according to industry needs. This will be done through workshops with industrial partners on Day 1 and their participation in different sessions throughout the conference.   

Thus, IPS2 2018 will provide a unique arena to discuss opportunities, challenges, and solutions related to IPS2 and REES. The discussion will be based on the latest findings from industry and cutting-edge research results from academia. In addition, this will be an excellent networking opportunity with delegates coming globally from both industry and academia.

Especially for researchers, the sessions with scientific papers will focus on discussion of commonly raised issues within a given topic, because we believe discussion is what you want from attending an academic conference. The discussion will be moderated by leading researchers in the area. In addition, workshops with industry practitioners for industry-oriented topics will be an invaluable opportunity to learn from companies, mainly based in Sweden, working on IPS2 and REES.

Especially for delegates from industry, the entire conference will give an excellent opportunity to obtain new thinking, ideas, methods and contacts for your business. IPS2 and REES are promising concepts to enhance the economic and environmental performance of your business.


Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Business leaders and practitioners
  • Public sector leaders


Important dates Full paper (6 pages) submission (firm deadline) 5th   January 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance, revision or rejection 25th   February 2018
Camera-ready full paper submission 15th   March 2018
Early bird registration deadline (30% off) 13th   April 2018
CIRP IPS2 2018 Conference 29-31st   May 2018