Submission guidelines

The overall theme for SPS2022 is "Industry 5.0 Transformation – Towards a Sustainable, Human-Centric, and Resilient Production". We invite authors to submit original scientific work or descriptions of industrial applications which are unpublished or not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. You are welcome to submit one or more papers whereas each submission has to fall in the scope of one of the following topics:

A. Resource-efficient production
B. Flexible production
C. Virtual production development
D. Humans in the production system
E. Circular production systems and maintenance
F. Integrated product and production development
G. Industrial optimization and decision-making
H. Cyber-physical production systems and digital twins
I. Innovative production processes and additive manufacturing
J. Smart and resilient production systems and supply chains
K. Linking research and education

Important dates



Submission opens

15th August

Abstract submission deadline

30th August

Notification of preliminary acceptance

30th October

Full paper submission deadline (revised)

15th December

Full paper review results 


31st January

13th February

Camera-ready final paper submission deadline
Deadline of early-bird registration

13th February

10th April

26th April

Deadline of registration for paper to be presented and published

Deadline of registration for attending

Conference starts

Abstract Submission

Authors from academia, industry, and research institutes are invited to submit an abstract in the SPS2022 Conference Management System (EasyChair), before 15 August 2021 (Note: a revised date because of multiple requests and considering July to early August is the Swedish summer vacation period). The abstract should include no author names, author affiliations, figures/tables nor any references.

Please structure the abstract using these headings:

Title (preliminary)- Keywords (3-5)- Topic(s) (select one from the above-listed topics, A-K, or a special session)- Abstract (400-600 words). The abstract should give an outline of the final paper, indicating the paper’s merits and relevance to the symposium scope, a brief account of the results and the conclusions.

Notification of acceptance will be sent at the latest on 30 August 2021 (revised date).


Full paper submission

All authors must use the sps2022 word template (click to download) or sps2022 Latex template (click to download) for their full papers while strictly following the IOS Press instructions. The full paper should be submitted by the SPS2022 Conference Management System (EasyChair) by updating your previous abstract submission.

The final paper should be 8-12 pages long. The required language is English, and all submissions are made electronically. Submit the paper according to the deadline, 15 October 2021, as late submissions will not be considered in the review process. Do not forget to activate and use spell-check in the word template before you send in the full paper.

All full papers will be subject to peer-review by the scientific committee. To increase quality and minimize the risk of bias, the review process is double blinded. To allow this, no name of authors should be included in the full paper manuscript to be reviewed. Authors are to be added in the final version of the camera-ready paper.

The abstract in the full paper should be maximum 300 words. Update the abstract in the EasyChair form so it is the same as in the full paper. Include 3-5 keywords in the full paper and update the keywords in the EasyChair form if there are any changes. Authors, when uploading the final version of their manuscripts, automatically express the acceptance in regard to the following copyright agreement with IOS Press:

Review comments on full papers will be sent back to the corresponding author at the latest on 15 December 2021.

The modified final (camera-ready) version of the paper should be re-submitted before 31 January 2022.

For a paper to be presented at the symposium and published in the proceedings, at least one unique author per paper needs to be registered by the early-bird registration deadline on February 13th 2022.

Selected papers from SPS2022 can be extended, peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of the International Journal of Manufacturing Research or the Journal of Remanufacturing.