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Special Sessions

Special Sessions

  • Selected aspects of production digitalization and technology of Digital Twins
  • AI in manufacturing – how to prepare new cadres?
  • SS_01    Manufacturing and Management Tools Increasing Production Efficiency in Era of Digitalization
  • SS_02    Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement/Innovation. Lean Thinking, Kaizen Philosophy, and Toyota Production System
  • SS_04    Quality and Metrology in Production Systems
  • SS_05    Quality Assurance for Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • SS_06    Industry 5.0 – from Theory to Practice
  • SS_08    New Perspectives in the Development of Material Solutions and Technologies for Sustainable Polymers and Composites
  • SS_09    Advanced Methods for Additive Manufacturing
  • SS_10    Intelligent Technologies in Production and Maintenance – Industry 4.0
  • SS_11    Innovations in Design and Manufacturing of Customized Medical Products in the Wake of Digital Healthcare Revolution
  • SS_12    Intelligent Solutions for Industry 4.0 and 5.0
  • SS_14    Sustainable Manufacturing and Maintenance in the Industry 4.0 Context


Special Session SS_01

  1. Collaborative Manufacturing and Management
  2. Production Planning and Scheduling
  3. Optimization-based Decision Support Models
  4. Soft Modeling in Production Engineering
  5. Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  6. Intelligent Models and Control Systems
  7. Web-based Decision Support Systems
  8. Digital Manufacturing Platforms
  9. Knowledge Management and Decision Support Systems
  10. Advanced manufacturing technologies


Leonilde Varela, University of Minho

Justyna Trojanowska, Poznan University of Technology

Vijaya Kumar Manupati, NITIE Mumbai

Khrystyna Berladir, Sumy State University

Special Session SS_02

  1. Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma
  2. Lean Service
  3. Lean Thinking/Manament
  4. Kaizen Philosophy, Kaizen Events- Short terms Kaizen
  5. Kata-Kaizen and Lean-Kaizen
  6. Business Process Improvent, Process Innovation and Process Redesign
  7. Toyota Production System (Kanban, Heijunka, jidoka, JIT, TPM, pokayoke)
  8. Total Quality Management and Kaizen
  9. Hoshin Kanri
  10. Excellence models


Manuel F. Suárez-Barraza, University of the Americas

Fernando González Aleu Gonzalez, Universidad de Monterrey

Special Session SS_04

  1. CAD/CAM, Scientific insights into product design and manufacturing
  2. Advanced techniques for sustainable manufacturing, Smart and advanced novel techniques in manufacturing
  3. Additive manufacturing
  4. Medical apparatus and instruments, Modeling and simulation of products in medical engineering, Biomaterials are used in medical engineering
  5. Digitalization in production engineering
  6. Data-driven process monitoring, control and optimization
  7. Innovative methods used in teaching and implementing metrology
  8. Lean Six Sigma for sustainable products and processes
  9. AR/VR and other immersive techniques in advanced manufacturing
  10. Quality management tools and approaches in smart manufacturing
  11. Robot technology, Human–robot/machine interaction/collaboration, Robot-assisted manufacturing processes and computational methods, Modern trends in robotics for medical applications
  12. Artificial intelligence and digital twins in production engineering


Pop Marian Grigore, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Popișter Florin, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Câmpean Emilia Maria, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Dragomir Mihai, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Special Session SS_05

  1. Quality Assurance in Service, Production, and Systems Design
  2. Sustainable development in Manufacturing Engineering, Continuous Improvement
  3. Quality Management Tools and Techniques for Production Processes and their Components
  4. Provision of Technical Systems Indicators
  5. Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  6. Decision Making Methods in Production, Risk Management in Manufacturing
  7. Process Capability Analysis, Forecasting Technologies
  8. Product Lifecycle Assessment
  9. Human Factors in System Assurance, Assessment and Development of Employee Competencies
  10. Assurance in Internet of Things (IoT) Systems


Yuliia Denysenko, Sumy State University

Vitalii Ivanov, Sumy State University

Cesar Pinzon Acosta, Technological University of Panama

Sławomir Luściński, Kielce University of Technology

Special Session SS_06

  1. Human-Machine Collaboration
  2. Cyber-Physical Systems
  3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  4. Advanced Robotics and Automation
  5. Sustainable Manufacturing and Green Technologies


Joanna Oleśków Szłapka, Poznan University of Technology

Joaquin Ordieres- Miere, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Adnan Corum, Bahçeşehir University

Miguel Afonso Sellitto, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos

Special Session SS_08

  1. New methods of sustainable polymers and composite processing
  2. Waste-based polymers and composites
  3. New trends and applications of natural fillers and fibers for polymeric composites
  4. Advanced composites, Nanocomposites, Hybrid composites, Conductive composites, Biocomposites, Multi-functional composites
  5. Mechanical, processing, rheological, electrical, and thermal properties of sustainable polymers and their composites, new methods of sustainable characterization and testing
  6. Novel manufacturing techniques for composite materials, additive manufacturing with composites, process optimization, and process monitoring
  7. Polymers from renewable resources
  8. New assumptions of low-environmental impact materials development
  9. Modeling and simulation of biopolymers and sustainable composite materials synthesis and processing
  10. Nanocomposites, hybrid composites, bio-based composites


Zaida Ortega, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Sandra Paszkiewicz, West Pomeranian University of Technology

Mateusz Barczewski, Poznan University of Technology

Special Session SS_09

  1. Fused deposition modeling
  2. Materials, 3D printing parameters and their impact on manufactured objects
  3. Improvement of mechanical properties of printed parts
  4. Generative design
  5. Topology optimization
  6. Production effectivity
  7. Sustainable manufacturing
  8. Reduction of environmental impact


Jakub Kaščak, Technical University of Košice

Jozef Török, Technical University of Košice

Special Session SS_10

  1. Paradigms of modern technologies in production, assembly and maintenance
  2. Manufacturing systems design for industrial applications
  3. Simulation of production systems and processes
  4. Flexibility and reconfigurability in production and maintenace
  5. Sustainable production and material-handling systems
  6. Artificial intelligence methods in decision support systems
  7. Intelligent systems in predictive maintenance
  8. Smart factories and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  9. Cyber Security Applications for Industry 4.0
  10. Reliability & risk sssessment in production and maintenence


Katarzyna Antosz, Rzeszow University of Technology

Anna Burduk, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Arkadiusz Gola, Lublin University of Technology

José Machado, University of Minho

Special Session SS_11

  1. CAD design of anatomical models, new structures and topological optimization
  2. Processing of medical imaging data and 3D scanning data for diagnosis and development of customized, anatomically adjusted products or methods of treatment
  3. Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, bioprinting, Hybrid Manufacturing processes in medical applications
  4. Mass customization in medicine, design automation
  5. Selection and improvement of materials for 3D printed medical products: composites /hybrid materials / multi-materials structures
  6. XR techniques (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality) in design and use of medical products
  7. Numerical simulation of 3D-printed structures used in medicine
  8. Destructive and non-destructive testing of 3D printed individualized medical products
  9. Material characterization methods for new developed materials
  10. Design and manufacturing of robotic, electronic and computer-assisted systems for personalized treatment


Filip Górski, Poznan University of Technology

Răzvan Păcurar, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Joaquín Francisco Roca González, Polytechnic University of Cartagena

Michał Rychlik, Poznan University of Technology

Special Session SS_12

  1. Monitoring Systems and Sensors, Industrial Internet of Things
  2. Databases & knowledge management
  3. Modelling & Simulation & Digital Twins
  4. AI-based industrial data analysis and decision support systems in Industry 4.0 and 5.0
  5. Intelligent Supply Chain Management
  6. Intelligent optimization of production processes & ERP
  7. 3D printing & Reverse engineering
  8. Green Production, Sustainability, Eco-design & LCA
  9. Innovative thinking & Intelligent design, Intelligent materials
  10. Human-centric industry


Izabela Rojek, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz

Ewa Dostatni, Poznan University of Technology

Alzbeta Sapietova, University of Žilina

Special Session SS_14

  1. Servitization and Industry 4.0 in SMEs
  2. Risk and resilience in maintenance management
  3. Advanced Data Analytics for sustainable manufacturing and maintenance
  4. Industry 4.0 and Lean practices for sustainable manufacturing and maintenance performance Industry 4.0 innovations and their implications on sustainability in manufacturing and maintenance processes
  5. Human factors, industrial ergonomics, and safety in smart and sustainable manufacturing and maintenance


Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Technology

Chiara Franciosi, University of Lorraine

Alexandre Voisin, University of Lorraine

Robert Čep, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava