We are very pleased to announce that The International Symposium for Production Research 2018 (ISPR2018) will be held at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), in Vienna, Austria, from August 28 to August 31, 2018.

This symposium has been organized seventeen times since 1997, each year at an esteemed university and the last one taking place at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) in 2017.

The Programme Committee for the ISPR2018 is seeking for best practices and case studies in all aspects of production and operations management.

The main goal of the symposium is to bring researchers, scientists and experts from universities, companies, institutions, communities, agencies, associations and societies together to provide them a unique platform for sharing their ideas as well as the recent developments on production/operations management and technology.

Since 2010 world is discussing the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. Enormous developments in science and technology are leading us unavoidably to a change in business practices whose magnitude cannot be predicted. With the aid of IoT, a huge transformation is expected in the production area. In the previous two symposiums, the mottos were declared as “Industry 4.0” and “Transiting to Industry 4.0”. The motto of the ISPR2018 has been determined as “Impacts of Industry 4.0 on Production Systems”.

Special sessions, invited speakers, poster and oral presentations will be included in the symposium’s program.

We kindly invite you to submit your papers and proposals for the sessions on production and operations research areas, together with papers around “Impacts of Industry 4.0 on Production Systems”.

We particularly welcome the papers of researchers from various engineering fields on the applications of Industry 4.0. and encourage multidisciplinary teams to submit their papers to ISPR2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna next August!

Prof. Dr. Güneş Gençyılmaz

Prof. Dr. M. Numan Durakbaşa

Turkish Society for Production Research

and Istanbul Aydın University

TU Wien

(Vienna University of Technology)