Calls for papers


International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise
International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise


Special Issue on: "Collaborative Manufacturing Paradigms and Practices for Industry 4.0"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Leonilde Varela and Prof. Goran Putnik, University of Minho, Portugal

Collaborative manufacturing (CM) is advantageous as an infrastructure for the emergence and validation of innovative approaches from developers and researchers.

The CM concept may be used to impart holistic knowledge in the particular engineering and manufacturing processes and their co-operation within the supply chain, as well as to develop personal competencies to handle future challenges in the industrial environment. The CM emphasises the application of efficient production technologies and processes, innovative steering concepts, methods and instruments of the advanced industrial engineering global context, in the scope of Industry 4.0, based on methods and instruments of operational excellence, planning tools of digital and virtual engineering and also the application of agile methods in production, administration, logistics and the entire supply chain - always against the backdrop of an intensive tie between theory and practice.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Business Sustainability 2016: Management, Technology and Learning for Individuals, Organisations and Society in Turbulent Environments and the Fifth International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations Emergent Technologies and Tools, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

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

  • Collaborative manufacturing (CM) paradigms
  • CM organisations
  • CM models
  • CM methods and tools
  • CM management
  • CM industrial applications
  • CM definitions
  • CM behaviour
  • CM epistemology for industy 4.0

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 the Guest Editors, Dr. Leonilde Varela at and Prof. Goran Putnik

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2017