The Seminar objective


The purpose of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for research scientists and practitioners to meet, present and develop their ideas on subjects within the field of Production Economics. Papers submitted will be distributed to all participants in the form of Pre-Print volumes when registering.


A discussant will be appointed for each paper. The intention is, that models and methods presented, and the discussion of them, will result in concrete ideas for future research and developments in this area.


Participants of the Seminar are expected to act as discussants within their fields of expertise.



Characteristics of
the International Working Seminar on Production Economics

Scope of Production Economics

    • Melting pot between
      Theory & Practice
    • Melting pot between
      Engineering/Technology & Management/Economics

      Production Economics focuses on scientific topics treating the interface between engineering and economics/management. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature. The ultimate objective is to create and develop knowledge for improving industrial practice and to strengthen the theoretical base necessary for supporting sound decision making. Tracing economic and financial consequences in the analysis of the problem and solution reported, belongs to the central theme.



Working Aspect

    • High level of discipline:
    • Deadlines
    • Discussants
    • Presence
    • Pre-Prints and Proceedings
    • Refereeing
    • Feedback and Revision



Opportunities to Interact

  • Discussants
  • Social Programme
  • Meeting Points



Call for abstracts and deadlines


Participants, who wish to present papers, are requested to send an abstract not exceeding 250 words, to the Programme Committee by November 1, 2017 at the latest. The conference language is English. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified to authors by ca December 1, 2017. The number of participants will be limited. By submitting an abstract, authors implicitly agree to have their paper published in the Proceedings. This means that their paper has not been published nor is intended to be published elsewhere.


Papers presented will be reviewed after the seminar. Accepted papers will be printed in a post-seminar proceedings issues of the International Journal of Production Economics by Elsevier, Amsterdam.


Full papers must be submitted by January 10, 2018, in order to be included in the Pre-Prints. Formatting rules for contributions to the Pre-Prints may be downloaded here.



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