CFP: IJPR – “Service Transformation in Industrial Companies”

“Service Transformation in Industrial Companies”
in the International Journal of Production Research

Dear colleagues,
It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for submitting an abstract to the special issue “Service Transformation in Industrial Companies” in the International Journal of Production Research has been postponed to April 15th, 2016. Please find below and attached more information about the special issue.

The distinctive feature of this Special Issue (SI) is on understanding how manufacturing companies are mastering their service transformation. The SI will heavily rely on papers which provide real, concrete and tangible evidence of lessons learned from industrial companies which have either benefitted or conversely suffered from their endeavor during their servitization journey.
Contributions will mainly rely on high-quality original unpublished research, industrial case studies, surveys, panels, multi-stakeholder projects.
Submitted papers have to comply with the philosophy of the journal. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
Service (open) innovation
Product-service strategy and new business models
Methods and tools to support the servitization shift
Role of education in the future of service economy
Software-based services in the digital era
Complex service network management
Service performance management
Role of data in service design, deployment and enhancement
The role of key enabling technologies (additive manufacturing, IoT, cloud computing or cognitive science) in service transformation
Change management in service transformation
Service operations and value chains
Product-service systems engineering

Submission of extended abstract (2 pages): February 29th,  2016 -> April 15th, 2016
Notification of acceptance for submission of full paper: March 31st, 2016-> May 15th, 2016
Submission of full paper: June, 30th 2016 -> July 31st, 2016
Publication of the Special Issue (electronic version): Spring 2017- confirmed Spring 2017

More information and details are available in the  attached file and at:

Best regards,

Alice Rondini on behalf of
The Editors

Prof. Sergio Cavalieri, PhD
Director CELS – Research Group on Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Service Operations
University of Bergamo
Viale Marconi, 5 – I-24044 Dalmine (BG)
Ph.  +39-035-2052384
Fax  +39-035-2052077

Zied M. Ouertani, PhD
ABB Corporate Research
Wallstadter Straße 59
68526 Ladenburg
Phone: +49 6203 716041
Fax: +49 6203 716253

Jiang Zhibin, Ph.D, IIE Fellow
Changjiang Scholar Program Chair Professor (MOE)
Dean, MOOCs Institute;
Chair Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management;
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
800 Dong Chuan Rd, Min Hang District, 200240 Shanghai, China
+86-21 34206409 (phone);
+86-21 34206477 (fax)

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