IFIP 18th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management
11-14 July 2021, Curitiba, Brazil

Call For Paper -PLM International Conference

Call For Paper -PLM International Conference


The PLM International Conference connects various representatives of its community (PLM, BIM) who contribute to its state-of-the-art research questions investigation. Among them are issues of design methodologies across the whole product lifecycle of products and buildings, their supporting digital tools, and integration challenges in the context of cyber-physical systems. The organizer of this year’s conference is University of Applied Science Rapperswil (HSR).

PLM2020 will include keynote lectures, scientific paper presentations, and industry-related sessions, with an extensive social program.

Submission of abstracts and full paper must be done through the conference registration tool.

Please follow guidelines and use templates of Springer Computer Science Proceedings.
For final submission, the signed copyright form (Contract_Book_Contributor_Consent_to_Publish_(IFIP)_SNA) must be uploaded to the 
conference registration tool

The proceedings will be published by Springer as an e-book with an ISBN number and submitted by the publisher to ISI and Scopus.

For any request regarding PLM2020, please contact plm2020@hsr.ch

Topics of interest

The conference will cover a wide range of topics that include, but are not limited to the following topics in the context of product lifecycle management and building information management:

  • Conception and implementation processes
  • Infrastructure (SaaS, digital services, cloud-based services)
  • Best practices
  • Emerging standards
  • End-to-end PLM and enterprise IT
  • Semantics and knowledge management
  • Interoperability and security issues
  • Collaboration and concurrent engineering
  • Usability / user-centric approaches for PLM
  • Metrics and maturity
  • Education and training approaches
  • Organizational and cultural change
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Building lifecycle management (BLM)
  • Asset lifecycle management (ALM)
  • Computer aided x (CAD, CAE, CAM, CAP, CAx)
  • Internet of things (IoT, IIoT)
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital/smart factory
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Product service systems
  • Model based definition
  • Model based systems engineering
  • Engineering design models
  • Models for manufacturing
  • Simulation (physics and data driven)
  • Digital twins
  • Augmented reality / virtual reality
  • Artificial intelligence

This year International PLM Conference will include following special sessions

Proposals for further special sessions are welcome! Please, submit them with a short abstract to the email address plm2020@hsr.ch

Book Proceedings and Journals

Papers selected for presentation will appear in a Springer Advances in ICT series book
Selected extended papers from the conference will be proposed for publication in the IJPLM – International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (official journal of the IFIP WG5.1)

Conference awards

  • Best Doctoral Workshop Student
  • Marco Garetti Best Paper Award