26th ICPR (Virtual Conference) - Taichung, Taiwan

Intelligent and Transformative Production in Pandemic Times

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International Journal of Production Research

While experiencing the impact of the acute pandemic on our lives and the economy we still have to keep our faith towards the
future of production, because modern human life relies on production with its supply networks in any kind of format. Looking at
the future of production calls for transformative research exploiting the possibilities artificial intelligence offers, particularly for
challenges at all levels of the economy such as sustainable development.
The ICPR is regarded worldwide as one of the leading conferences promoting research in the field of production research and
industrial engineering and related domains. We invite you to contribute your research to this long-standing conference and
virtually interact with peers to address the challenges for production, supply networks and interfaces with other domains.

We invite you to submit Abstracts

Submissions Continue - Deadline March 15, 2021

Abstracts are submitted online within one of the conference tracks and topics. To view a complete list and instructions on
submitting your abstract, visit the conference website at icpr26.thu.edu.tw


  1. Impact of the Pandemic on Industry and Production
  2. Regional Economic Integration and Its Impact on Manufacturing Trends
  3. Digital and Cyber Manufacturing and Services
  4. Internet of Things, Data Analytics and Smart Manufacturing
  5. Industrial Communication and Automation
  6. Manufacturing Processes and Automation
  7. Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains
  8. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  9. Human Factors Engineering
  10. Sustainable Production
  11. Logistics Engineering and Management
  12. Smart City and Digital Transformation
  13. Quality Engineering and Management
  14. New Product Development and Innovation Management

Additional opportunities to participate!

Pre-Conference Workshops (July 14-18, 2021)

Early Career Researchers and Doctoral Training Programme - want to boost your career in research? These workshops not only offer sessions to improve your skills for academic research, you also are able to tap into a network of colleagues. For
further information, please contact Dr. Rob Dekkers, Rob.Dekkers@glasgow.ac.uk

The conference will also hold various events, e.g.,

  • Virtual Editors Forum (IJPE, IJPR, JMTM, IJIOME and more to follow)
  • IFPR Women in Production Research Forum
  • 1st Bi-Annual Lillian Gilbreth Inspirational Lecture


You will have opportunities to be invited to publish your extended papers in the special issues of IJPR, IJPE, IEMS, JIPE, MEQ, and IMDS through needed reviews.

Important Dates

  1. Abstract Submission Deadline March 15, 2021
  2. Abstract Decision Notification March 31, 2021
  3. Full-Length Paper Submission until June 15, 2021


Conference Chair Dr. Chin-Yin Huang
Professor Industrial Engineering & Enterprise Information,
Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Conference Organizers
Department of Industrial Engineering & Enterprise
Information, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Virtual Conference Programme

Conference Schedule
  • Conference Date
    July 18-21, 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submission
    March 15, 2021
  • Abstract Decision Notification
    March 31, 2021
  • Full-Length Paper Submission until 
    June 15, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance
    Before July 5, 2021
  • Full paper submission & early bird registration: To be announced
    To be announced
  • Doctoral Workshop and Early Career Researchers Programme
     July 14-18, 2021