Call for Abstracts: 2nd Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing


We kindly invite you to participate at the 2nd Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing that will be conjointly organized by the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, and the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, taking place at Lisbon, Portugal, from June 26 to June 29, 2013. The Conference aims to provide a major international forum for academics, researchers and industrial partners to exchange ideas in the field of sustainable intelligent manufacturing and related topics. The conference expects to foster networking and collaboration among participants to advance the knowledge and identify major trends in the field.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Computer-aided green manufacturing
Eco-design and eco-innovation
Design for climate change
Inclusive design
Green manufacturing
Sustainable construction for the built environment
Green supply chain management
Green transportation
Renewable energy
Sustainable power engineering and renewable energy technologies
Reuse, remanufacturing, disassembly and recycling techniques
Sustainable packaging solutions
Smart manufacturing
Reverse logistics and product recovery
Smart and sustainable materials
Life-cycle engineering and assessment
Energy efficiency in manufacturing
Smart design for sustainability
Sustainable technology innovation
Sustainable factory planning and scheduling
Sustainable business models
Zero-waste production
Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
Resource Efficient Cities

 SIM conference is being organized to be a high quality conference and an outstanding board of Scientific Committee members to ensure a high academic standard of published papers.

Important Dates:

 Abstract Submission Deadline

 15 December 2012

 Notification of Acceptance

  7 January 2013

 Full manuscript submission

 18 February 2013

 Camera ready paper

  4 March 2013

Papers will be blind peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be included in an ISBN conference proceedings book. Selected papers will also be published in special issues from journals.

Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of 200-500 words in one or more of the areas identified above, outlining the major content and conclusions. Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers.

Please submit your abstract at:


If you need any further information, please visit the Conference website at http://sim.ipleiria.pt for detailed information.

Looking forward to meeting you at Lisbon

Yours sincerely


(Organizing Committee)