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International Journal of Advanced Operations Management
International Journal of Advanced Operations Management


FLAME - 2020: Special Issue on: "Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Manufacturing"

Editor in Chief and Overseeing Editor:
Prof. Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Guest Editors:
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Phanden and Prof. Basant Singh Sikarwar, Amity University, India
Dr. Vijay Kumar Manupati, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India

In the present scenario, industries are facing two challenges simultaneous, (i) growing demand of capital and consumer goods and, (ii) guaranteeing the social, the environmental and the economically sustainable development of the human being. These challenges can be overcome by the establishment of the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. Industry 4.0). It provides many opportunities for the realization of sustainable manufacturing. Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to publish articles presenting the research outcomes, exploring and identifying the research agendas, gaps and opportunities using Industry 4.0 technologies (such as Autonomous Robots, Simulation, Horizontal and Vertical Systems Integration, Industrial IoT, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality, Big Data and Analytics) to achieve sustainable manufacturing initiative such as economic gains by improving productivity, flexibility, and resource efficiency; environmental gains by reduction of overproduction, waste and energy consumption; social commitments by improving servitisation and stakeholders’ engagement; job opportunities; improving the quality of working environment and reducing routine job work).

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • AI and ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability
  • Cyber Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security in Manufacturing
  • Cyber-Physical Production System
  • Data Mining
  • Digital Twins and Digital Threads
  • Energy/Water/Emissions/Waste-Aware Systems
  • Green Supply Chain Practices
  • Machine/Deep Learning
  • Product Design for Sustainability
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Sustainable Packaging and Predictive Maintenance
  • Total Life Cycle Management
  • Virtual Factory/Digital Factory/Smart Factory/Eco-factory

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email
Prof. Kannan Govindan:
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Phanden:

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 November, 2020