1st October 2022
Prof. Anabela Alves and Prof. Carina Pimentel together with two more colleagues co-edit a special issue titled “Lean Thinking and Industry 5.0 Synergies: Case Studies, Industrial Scenarios and Future Perspectives” in the Journal Applied Sciences (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Lean_Thinking_Industry_5).


28th September 2022
Manuel Woschank will be participating in the EURECA-PRO Review Week in the next few days as part of the European University on Responsible Consumption and Production Initiative, where he will be working on Research Lighthouse Mission 5 “Process automation and Industry 4.0” for Montanuniversität Leoben (https://www.eurecapro.eu/).


31st August 2022
Advance notice: Our EPIEM Research Design Seminars & Workshops will take place again in the winter semester 2022/23. Updates and details can be found HERE.


7th July 2022
It is a great honour and pleasure for EPIEM to announce that our President, Prof. Bernd M. Zunk, has been elected to the highly prestigious “Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.“. Congratulations!


20th June 2022
Many thanks to all participants and supporters of the 15th EPIEM Conference on the occasion of the IEM/OM Multi-Event for Research and Education from 1 to 4 June 2022 at TU Graz. You all made the event a great success! You all made the event a great success! Details you may find under this password-protected link!


3rd May 2022
Announcement: The event “Doc School – Day: PhDs meet Professors” will take place on May 31st, 2022 at Graz University of Technology. In this event, PhD students will get feedback on their thesis and learn how to publish their research in highly ranked scientific journals. Details you may find HERE.


11th April 2022
Registration is still open for the 3rd European Operations Management Association Central and Eastern European Research Network Workshop in cooperation with EPIEM, which will take place at Graz University of Technology from 1 to 4 June 2022. You can find more details HERE.


10th March 2022
Call for Papers for the “1st International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Automation (ISIEA2022)” to be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) on June 21-22. Details you may find HERE.


8th March 2022
Announcement: The GIN Conference on Logistics – New Technologies & Effective Circular Economy will be held on July 6-8, 2022 (2 days conference & 1 day for industrial visit), at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes & Cambrai, FRANCE. Details you may find here: http://www.uphf.fr/gin2022


10th February 2022
Prof. Alves, our “Coordinator Teaching Activities”, co-edited a book called Training Engineering Students for Modern Technological Advancement published by IGI Global (www.igi-global.com) in 2022. More details about the book could be found here: https://www.igi-global.com/book/training-engineering-students-modern-technological/273600.


3rd February 2022
CFP: Submit your paper to the Special Track at the R&D Management Conference 2022 on “Innovation and digitalization for sustainability leadership” (https://rnd2022.org/innovation-and-digital-transformation.html) to be held in Trento (ITA) in July (9-13). Submission deadline: February 28th 2022.


2nd February 2022
Call for papers ICQIS 2022: Announcement of the 3rd International Conference on Quality, Innovation and Sustainability between 3rd and 4th of May 2022. The main aim of the ICQIS2022 is the dissemination of knowledge and the exchange of good practices among researchers and professionals in these domains. So, authors are encouraged to participate in the conference and to submit a paper. Details of the event can be found here: https://www.aegia-lgaveiro.com/icqis2022


1st February 2022
The Inter-University Research Seminar on “Novel Research Methods” was successfully held online on the 27th and 28th of January 2022. Herewith EPIEM wants to thank Dr. Klaas Stek from the University of Twente for delivering this great webinar and all participants as well as Amila Omazic & Lukas Holder for co-hosting this event! We already hope to see you again at one of our EPIEM events in the future!


20th January 2022
Call for papers ISM 2022: Announcement of the 4th International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing between 2nd and 4th of November 2022. Authors from IEM academia and industry are invited to join the event and to submit a paper. Details of the event can be found here.


15thDecember 2021
Research Design Seminar Update: On the 13th and 14th of December 2021, the EPIEM / TU Austria Inter-University Research Seminar on “Applied Econometrics: Overview and Key Concepts” with Prof. Dr. Timotej Jagric was held online. Many thanks to Lukas Holder as well as Rudolf Grünbichler for co-hosting this event! 


25thNovember 2021
On the 23rd and 24th of November 2021, the EPIEM / TU Austria Inter-University Research Seminar on “How to Prepare Posters and Conference Papers” was successfully held online. Many thanks to Dr. Sara Crockett and all participants and to Lukas Holder for co-hostingWe already hope to see you again (also with other interested students – please register!).


4thNovember 2021
On Monday (November 8, 2021) at 8:00 am (CET) DI Philipp Miklautsch and DI Alexander Kaiblinger will give a presentation on “Digital Twin: The Development and The Deployment in Industrial Logistics“. The lecture will be held in the course of Mr. Miklautsch’s secondment at Chiang Mai University in Thailand as part of the H2020 project “SME 4.0”. Participation is free of charge using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/95128355366


3rd November 2021
Dr. Erwin Rauch as member of EPIEM led one focus group at the 2021 edition of the World Manufacturing Forum bringing together 17 international experts from research, industry and government and presented the White Paper titled “AI as an enabler for long-term resilience in manufacturing”. Link to the paper: https://worldmanufacturing.org/report/back-to-the-future-emerging-topics-for-long-term-resilience-in-manufacturing/


1st October 2021
Research Design Workshop @ TU Graz on “How to prepare Posters and Conference Papers”: This intensive, practice-based workshop provides IEM students and scholars with strategies and tools that they can use to prepare, create and revise posters and conference papers in English more efficiently and effectively.


15th September 2021
ESTIEM is announcing the 63rd ESTIEM Council Meeting in Seville (Spain), from the 9th of November until the 13th of November 2021. This ESTIEM Council Meeting will bring together around 150 Industrial Engineering and Management students from 26 European countries. During the General Assemblies, you will be also informed about our latest developments in the ESTIEM Network.


2nd July 2021
“Industry 4.0 for SMEs – Smart Manufacturing and Logistics for SMEs”: This Special Issue edited by active members of the EPIEM nework represents a collection of theoretical models as well as practical case studies related to the introduction of Industry 4.0 concepts in small- and medium-sized enterprises. Details you may find here: https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/2694


1st June 2021
The Proceedings of the 14th EPIEM Conference on “IEM Teaching and Research at the Crossroads of Innovation, Digitalisation and Sustainability” are available HERE.


12th May 2021
Conference on “Sustainable and Innovative Procurement – Skills & Competencies for the 21st Century”. The PERISCOPE (http://eu-periscope.essca.fr/) project group is inviting the IEM community to participate at this online event on the 21st of May 2021, from 10:00 to 12:30 CET (register free of charge via: https://www.tilmeld.dk/periscope2021/programme). IEMers will have the great opportunity to discuss with experts from practice and academia about the future of supply chains and procurement.


5th May 2021
ICL2021 (24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning), 22nd – 24th September 2021: Call for Papers (Deadline: 1st June 2021) for the Special Session “EiEE – Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education”. For details please visit: http://www.icl-conference.org/current/cfp_EiEE.php


4th May 2021
Invitation to participate in the 10th International Conference of Management and Industrial Engineering (ICMIE 2021) on the topic “Business Change and Digital Transformation in a World Moving Through Crisis”. For further information, please visit www.icmie-faima.ro


15th April 2021
Online workshop on the topic: Introduction of Industry 4.0 in SMEs with a focus on production and logistics on the 14th of May 2021 (9:00 a.m. – noon). Registration (free of charge) at: http://www.woschank.com/surveys/index.php/411653?lang=de


25th March 2021
EPIEM wants to announce the upcoming Research Design Seminar on Applied Econometrics: Overview and Key Concepts” taking place at Graz University of Technology on the 15th & 16th November 2021.


22nd March 2021
Prof. Alves, our “Coordinator Teaching Activities”, is co-editor of a book called Training Engineering Students for Modern Technological Advancement to be published by IGI Global (www.igi-global.com) scheduled for release in 2022. Topics are related to Engineering Education and similar topics concerned with training engineering students or professionals in academic and/or industrial environments. More details about the submission could be found here: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5172


20th March 2021
We want to announce the upcoming seminar with the title “Smart Logistics: New Technologies and
Technological Concepts for Industrial Logistics
“. For details please click here. This is the link to register.


28th February 2021
The next opportunity to meet and to join a conference will be given at the 14th EPIEM Conference. It would be great if interested IEM Professors of Universities all over Europe would take the chance to be an active part of the 14th EPIEM Conference in Graz/Austria (virtual) and contribute to the future development of the EPIEM community.


15th January 2021
PAEE/ALE’2021 (International Conference on Active Learning in Engineering Education), on the topic “The Development of Competences for Engineers within a Global Context” is organized on July 07-09, 2021, in a hybrid format. For further information please contact the organizing committee (paee@dps.uminho.pt).


15th November 2020
Call for Paper for the Annual CultMedia Conference Chemnitz 2021 on “Distance Learning – Learning at a Distance: (Media) Technology, Politics and Individual Environments in Current Learning Processes”. For details please click here.


26th September 2020
News from the IEM network in Austria: Position paper on Techno-Economics in Austria” available.


26th May 2020
EPIEM network publication 2020: “Students’ Perception of the European Professors of Industrial Engineering and Management (EPIEM) Network”, in: Acta Marisiensis. Seria Technologica, Vol. 17 (1), pp. 40-46 (https://doi.org/10.2478/amset-2020-0008)


18th January 2020
EPIEM Research Project Update: TU Graz is a member in the consortium of the ERASMUS+ Research Project “PERISCOPE” (Purchasing Education Research with an Innovative Sustainability Scope). Details you may find here.