Call for papers

Contributions are invited from a wide range of disciplines, both from the Engineering/science and the Managerial/Socio-Human communities, including: industrial engineering, computer science, manufacturing, organization science, logistics, managerial and social sciences, and the above mentioned 4.0 sectors, which are well tuned to fuel both the interdisciplinary nature of the research and development on Collaborative Networks, as well as the multidisciplinary networking spirit of the PRO-VE Working Conferences.


  • Artificial Intelligence and digital transformation for collaborative models, platforms and systems
  • Smart & collaborative product-service systems
  • Distributed cognition in collaborative systems
  • Business ecosystems and collaboration in Industry 4.0
  • Collaborative and sustainable business models for production systems
  • Cloud-based manufacturing
  • Manufacturing as a collaborative Service (MaaS)
  • Cyber-physical systems and their applications in collaborative network 4.0
  • Collaborative e-services for sustainable networks
  • Value co-creation processes
  • Hybridization of collaboration – organizations, people, machines, systems
  • Skills, competencies and human factors in the digital transition
  • Agility, resilience and sustainability of networked organization
  • Risks, performance, and disruptions in collaborative networked systems
  • Agile business models and value networks
  • Value creation and social impact of collaborative networks
  • Monetization of collaboration
  • Collaboration for circular economy and sustainable industrial systems
  • Collaborative healthcare networks; Resilience and collaboration for health systems
  • Digitalized and collaborative logistics and transportation networks
  • Smart and resilient supply, production, or distribution networks
  • Collective intelligence and collaboration in advanced/emerging applications
  • Big data analytics for distributed and collaborative intelligence
  • Semantic data/service discovery, retrieval, and composition, in a collaborative networked world
  • Ontologies for collaborative networks
  • Ethics, trust, culture of collaboration and sustainability in CNs
  • Open application fields:
    • Collaborative manufacturing and factories of the future
    • e-health and care
    • Food, agribusiness, agriculture 4.0
    • Crisis and disaster management
    • Digital supply chains
    • Collaborative e-government
    • Mobility networks
    • Urban logistics and smart cities
    • Collaborative energy systems

Call For Papers for Industrial Workshop

The ambition of the workshop is to bring together industrials and academics to put forth collaborative challenges for industrial research, to provide evidence of various forms of collaborative research programs and to boost the emergence of new collaboration opportunities. This workshop aims first to focus on challenges, needs and expected values of all stakeholders who are concerned or impacted by such challenges. It is second to make an overview of past and current R&D works, being both theories or application case oriented, and to focus on collaboration projects involving academic and industrial partners who take care about these challenges. The goal of the workshop is then to promote new ideas, principles and to launch new collaborations between participants to converge towards smart and sustainable networks.

Special Sessions

Special sessions proposals are encouraged and can be submitted until February 29, 2021. The Submission template is available below.

CFP for special sessions already accepted

In an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, companies must collaborate to be more competitive. To do so, these companies must exchange data and information to develop investigative problem-solving approaches. These data or ontologies can be used for example for simulation, testing resolution approaches, etc. Therefore, it is necessary to specify how we envisage ontologies, what characteristics are required, what is the degree of reliability of the proposed ontology about the problems to be treated. The goal is to highlight cutting-edge research on sharing knowledge and ontologies. The session welcomes research works on this perspective for complex manufacturing processes as semiconductor manufacturing, Health Care Systems, and Services… 



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