Session Spéciale à INCOM 2018 “Modeling and optimization approaches for the next generation manufacturing systems”

With the emergence of the new manufacturing revolution, often called Industry 4.0, new manufacturing organizations/configurations, enhanced with innovative technologies such as advanced robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics … are being used. Thus, companies and factories, faced with increasing competitiveness, are working on the development of new algorithms and systems to cope with the increasing practice of autonomous machines and the demand load and environmental constraints. Moreover, they consistently deal with a dynamic and agile environment, characterized by a considerable amount of data, a changing manufacturing process and uncertain inputs.


In the way to investigate issues and solutions with regards to the previous report, this session is devoted to the novel intelligent algorithms and systems tackling the next generation manufacturing problems such as: online scheduling, simulation-optimization framework, data-driven optimization, etc. We aim that this session gathers researchers and practitioners working on promising research directions and recent advances in these topics.

The scope of the session includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • New algorithms for online scheduling problems
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Simulation-optimization models for manufacturing systems
  • Virtual-based simulation models for optimizing manufacturing system evolution
  • New algorithms for self-optimization of distributed manufacturing system
  • Advanced evolutionary algorithms for effective manufacturing
  • Robust optimization for scheduling and production planning under uncertainty
  • Efficient energy optimization in manufacturing and planning
  • Intelligent systems for warehouse management
  • Data-driven optimization for manufacturing

Submission and deadlines

All manuscripts must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website. Authors are advised to read PaperCept’s Getting Started Manual for Authors. Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications All papers will be accepted with the understanding that the authors will present them at the INCOM. At least one author of every accepted paper will be required to register for INCOM before uploading the final version. Authors are invited to submit draft papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature. Final manuscripts are limited to six (6) double column pages. Accepted papers exceeding the normal length may be included in the proceedings upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six pages, up to a maximum of two additional pages. Authors are invited to use the Invited session identification code (268a1) when submitting their manuscript.

Paper submission closure: 31st October 2017

Paper notification of acceptance: 12th January 2018

Camera-ready version: 16th February 2018