24 - 28 June 2024, Funchal - Madeira Island

30th ICE IEEE/ITMC Conference is part of Madeira Digital Transformation Week

About ICE

ICE is the International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation. It developed from an early focus on the engineering method of concurrent engineering, to general organisation of the engineering process and its organisation within the corporation and in networks. Concurrency obviously addresses parallelisation of activities in time, but it comes with the broadening of decision making on what is wanted and how services and products ought to be. This is not decided by technical criteria alone, but includes usability, economic, environmental, and social criteria. The ICE conference therefore discusses systems engineering as a socio-technical task with a focus on design of products and services, and the entrepreneurial innovation process for its adoption in society and economy.

The 30th ICE IEEE/ITMC Conference (ICE 2024) will be hosted by UNINOVA in Madeira Island, Portugal, being part of the Madeira Digital Transformation Week. For this upcoming event we would like to signal to our growing community of researchers, innovators, industrialists and engineers to share their insights (practitioner, industrial and academic), practices, projects and case studies that address the conference theme:

“Digital Transformation on Engineering, Technology and Innovation”

International policymakers and industry are facing the challenge of balancing the needs of society, engineering appropriate technology and service solutions with sustainable business models. This is increasingly important as health care budgets are reduced, and pressure grows to find sustainable energy solutions, to combat social isolation and respond more affectively to crisis and disaster management challenges. In Europe, for example, these challenges are clearly defined and translated into the Horizon Europe - the EU Research and Innovation Programme, that has earmarked €95.5 billion of the total budget to address five missions' areas: Adaptation to climate change, including societal transformation; Cancer; Healthy oceans, seas, coastal & inland waters; Climate-neutral & smart cities and Soil health & Food.

ICE 2024 is a place of high business and academic reputation, calling for original ideas, papers, initiatives and projects. Authors, special sessions organisers, and participants are invited to contribute to the shaping of the debate on engineering solutions for digital transformation, that are not just European, but global challenges. Leading researchers and practitioners are invited to present their latest findings and their practical experiences. Policy makers and representatives are invited to join the debate and discuss their original perspective on these topics.

ICE 2024 conference will include an original set of paper sessions, plenary sessions and exhibition booth stands.

Selected papers will be invited to submit extensions of the presented work to special issues of the following scientific journals:

ICE Committees

Conference General Chair

Conference Co-Chairs

IEEE Chair

Technical Programme Chairs

Publication Chairs

Special Session Chairs

General Secretariat Chair

Communication Chairs

Diversity Chairs

Social Programme Chairs

Awards Chairs

Local Team

Organizing Committee

  • Anabela Pronto, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Carlos Lopes, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Elsa Jesus, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Fernando Ferreira, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • João Gião, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • João Pina, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Jorge Calado, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Marisa Constantino, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Nuno Amaro, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Nuno Vilhena, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Rui Lopes, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal

ICE Committee

  • Marc Pallot, Arts & Métiers ParisTech, France (Chair)
  • Abdul Rahman Abdel Razek, Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Afonso Ferreira, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium
  • Alain Bernard, École Central de Nantes, France
  • Alain Zarli, R2M, France
  • Anabela Pronto, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • Andrej Tibaut, University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, Slovenia
  • António Grilo, UNIDEMI - UNL/FCT, Portugal
  • Brendan Galbraith, IEEE TEMS and Zayed University, UAE
  • Carlos Agostinho, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Christina Weber, SCE Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • David Romero, IEEE TEMS and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dimitris MOURTZIS,Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics,University of Patras,Greece
  • Evgeniya Gorlacheva, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univeristy, Russia
  • Fernando Luis Ferreira, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Ferran Giones, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Gabriela Fernandes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Gerhard Gudergan, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Giovanny Arbelaez, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Guido Baltes, Konstance University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Ioan Sacala, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Imke De Kock, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • James Fleck, Technology Analysis Strategic Management Journal/ University of Edinburgh
  • João Martins, UNINOVA, NOVA FCT, Portugal
  • João Sarraipa, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • José Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Kevin Reuther, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Kjetil Kristensen, NTNU, Norway
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben, BIBA and Universität Bremen, Germany
  • Kristin Paetzold, University Bw Munich, Germany
  • Kulwant S. Pawar, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Laurent Dupont, Universite de Lorraine
  • Luca Canetta, ICIMSI-SUPSI, Switzerland
  • Luke Maki, The Boeing Company
  • Ma Xiaofeng, Tongji University, China
  • Manuella Kadar, Universitatea “1 Decembrie 1918” din Alba Iulia, Romania
  • Marco Taisch, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Marc König, bwcon Research GmbH
  • Maria Marques, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Milan Zdravković, University of Niš, Serbia
  • Neil Hewitt, Director of Centre of Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University
  • Paul Cartuyvel, Bouygues Europe, France
  • Paul Humphreys, Ulster University Business School, Northern Ireland
  • Pekka Abrahamsson, NTNU, Norway
  • Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Robert E. Bierwolf, IEEE TEMS and CeTIM
  • Robert Kerr, Ulster University Business School
  • Roberto Santoro, ESoCE-Net, Italy
  • Rodney McAdam, Ulster University Business School
  • Roland Ortt, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Ruben Costa, UNINOVA, Portugal
  • Scott W. Cunningham, Delft University of Technology, Holland
  • Sergio Terzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Yngve Dahle, University of South-Eastern Norway

ICE Review Committee

  • Marc Pallot, Arts et Métiers ParisTech
  • Abdul Rahman Abdel Razek, Furtwangen University
  • Fernando Luis Ferreira, Uninova
  • Ali Ghoroghi, Cardiff University
  • David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Luca Canetta, SUPSI
  • Fabio Verruck, University of Caxias do Sul
  • Rostyslav Pietukhov, The University of Warwick
  • Kulwant Pawar, Nottingham University
  • Carlai de Oliveira Netto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Mohamed Kholief, Integrated Knowledge Dynamics
  • Thomas Jell, Siemens Mobility GmbH
  • Supachart Iamratanakul, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi
  • José Ferreira, UNINOVA
  • Yngve Dahle, University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Joaquim Maciel da Costa Craveiro, Federal University of Amazonas
  • Ruben Costa, UNINOVA
  • Nuno Amaro, UNINOVA
  • Matjaz Vidmar, The University of Edinburgh
  • Holger Timinger, University of applied Sciences Landshut
  • Anna Schidek, University of applied sciences Landshut
  • Luciana Martins Pereira Araújo, UNIJORGE
  • Luke Maki, The Boeing Company
  • Nelson Nascimento Freitas, UNINOVA
  • Margherita Forcolin, MF EuroConsulting
  • Luis Estrada, UNINOVA
  • Aniko Costa, NOVA FCT
  • Adriana Mar Brazuna de Jesus, NOVA FCT
  • Sophie Boutillier, University of Littoral Côte d'Opale
  • Helmut Beckmann, Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
  • Karanveer Anand, Google
  • Carlos Agostinho, UNINOVA
  • Raden Bagus Seno Wulung, Polytechnic ATK Yogyakarta
  • Arun Nambiar, California State University - Freso
  • Thomas J. Marlowe, Seton Hall University
  • James Johnston, University of the West of Scotland
  • Fábio Januário, UNINOVA
  • Henning Hinderer, Pforzheim University
  • Paulo Figueiras, UNINOVA
  • Filipa Ferrada, NOVA FCT / UNINOVA
  • Mario Bourgault, Polytechnique Montreal
  • Robert Bierwolf, IEEE TEMS
  • Miguel Arvana, UNINOVA
  • Giovanny Arbelaez-Garces, Université de Strasbourg
  • Lorena del Carmen Álvarez-Castañón, University of Guanajuato
  • Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga
  • Alain Zarli, R2M Solution France
  • Johann Valentowitsch, University of Stuttgart
  • Christos Timplalexis, CERTH - ITI
  • Sergio Terzi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Marcelo T. Okano, UNIP, CEETEPS and FT UNICAMP
  • Juliana Serna, INRAE
  • Fabio Seixas-Lopes, UNINOVA
  • Jens Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg
  • Markus Schmidtner, HAW Landshut
  • João Sarraipa, UNINOVA
  • Raquel Sanchis, UPV
  • Anjali Rajak, National Institute of Technology Raipur
  • Petrica Pop Sitar, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Ana Inês Oliveira, NOVA FCT
  • Joao Martins, NOVA FCT
  • Ludwig Martin, Pforzheim University
  • Brunelle Marche, Université de Lorraine
  • Fiona Lettice, University of East Anglia
  • Joachim Lentes, Fraunhofer IAO
  • Yang Hu, University College Dublin
  • Ashkan Haghbin, MAPNA Group
  • Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo, UNED
  • João Gião, UNINOVA
  • Alex Gabriel, Université de Lorraine
  • Jens Eschenbächer, Hochschule Bremen
  • Lidia Lauren Elías Hardy, Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences
  • Heiko Duin, BIBA
  • Claudia Doering, University of applied Sciences Landshut
  • Imke De Kock, Stellenbosch University
  • Alejandro Bricker, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Eric Bonjour, Université de Lorraine
  • Helmi Ben Rejeb, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP
  • Raphaël BARY, Université de Lorraine
  • Thomas Baeck, Leiden University
  • Raman Kumar Agrawalla, TCS, India
  • Jacqueline Zimmermann, Fraunhofer IMW
  • Caglar Ucler, Ozyegin University
  • Brigitte Trousse, INRIA Université Côte d'Azur
  • Marko Seppänen, Tampere University
  • Ioan Stefan Sacala, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
  • Harri Ruoslahti, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • José Pedro Coelho Rodrigues, University of Porto and INESC TEC
  • Yacine Rezgui, Cardiff University
  • Paresh Rathod, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Jyri Rajamäki, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Markus Rabe, TU Dortmund
  • Humberto Queiroz, CNET-EDP NEW
  • Anabela Gonçalves Pronto, UNINOVA
  • Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Eduardo André Perondi, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Pedro Pereira, NOVA FCT
  • João Tabanêz Patrício, NOVA FCT & UNINOVA
  • Kristin Paetzold, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Antonio Padula, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS
  • Ferney Osorio, Université de Lorraine
  • Kleber Rocha de Oliveira, Sao Paulo State University
  • Sanaz Nikghadam-Hojjati, UNINOVA
  • Filipe Neves da Silva, EDP-LABELEC
  • Paulo Eigi Miyagi, University of São Paulo
  • Jan Mayer, TU Berlin
  • Ricardo Lugo, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Bernhard Koelmel, HS Pforzheim
  • Kitty Kioskli, Trustilio B.V
  • Ralph Henn, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology
  • Vincent Heimburg, TU Dortmund University
  • Alaa Hassan, Université de Lorraine
  • Luís Carlos Guimarães Lourenço, UNINOVA
  • André Grilo, UNINOVA
  • James Fleck, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Laurent Dupont, Université de Lorraine
  • Isaac Duodu, Leipzig University
  • Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus
  • Nuno Ricardo Costa, IPS-ESTSetúbal
  • Alfred Mutizwa Chitongo, University of Pretoria
  • Constantin Florin Caruntu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi
  • Mauricio Camargo, University of Lorraine
  • Antonello Calabrò, ISTI CNR
  • Sasha Boucher, Nelson Mandela University
  • Meluleki Bhebhe, Stellenbosch University
  • Thomas Beach, Cardiff University
  • Jannicke Madeleine Baalsrud Hauge, BIBA & KTH
  • Ali Arya, Carleton University
  • Andrea De Angelis, Institute of Information Science and Technologies
  • Joe Amadi-Echendu, University of Pretoria
  • Jonathan Yeung, Cardiff University
  • Marlen Weiße, Fraunhofer IMW
  • Nuno Vilhena, NOVA FCT
  • Christina Ungerer, HTWG Konstanz
  • Klaus-Dieter Thoben, BIBA
  • Fabienne Schützner, Universität Leipzig
  • Sheila Sánchez, ETRA I+D
  • Yasmine Salehy, INRAE
  • Leila Margareta Saari, VTT
  • Jorge S. Calado, UNINOVA
  • Bruno Rêga, UNINOVA
  • Dimitrios Polychronopoulos, University of South-Eastern Norway | USN
  • Rebecca C. Off, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences
  • Anna-Maria Nitsche, Leipzig University
  • João Murta-Pina, NOVA FCT
  • Francesc Miralles, La Salle, Ramon Llull University
  • Francesco Lupi, Università di Pisa
  • Rui Lopes, NOVA FCT
  • Marcel Liebich, Leipzig University
  • Carsten Lanquillon, Heilbronn University
  • Claus Lang-Koetz, Pforzheim University
  • Christina Lang, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences
  • Moksha Thisarani Kulathilaka, University of Moratuwa
  • Katalin Kovacs, innomine DIH
  • Nico Kling, Fraunhofer IMW
  • Chantal Kling, Fraunhofer IMW
  • Karl Anthony Hribernik, BIBA
  • Thomas Holzmann, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Andreas Helferich, International School of Management
  • Nicolai Heinzelmann, University (o.A.S.) Konstanz
  • Ferran Giones, University of Stuttgart
  • Sylvain Fleury, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers
  • Utz Dornberger, Leipzig University
  • Alexandre Costa, UNINOVA
  • Daniel Burkhardt, Ferdinand Steinbeis Institut
  • Laura Bordo, RINA
  • Andreas Bildstein, Fraunhofer IPA
  • Elias Athanasopoulos, University of Cyprus
  • Jona Asbach, HTWG Konstanz

Past Editions

A proud history of ICE events:

  • ICE 1994 organised by Dr. Marc Pallot in Sophia Antipolis, France
  • ICE 1995 organised by Prof. Dr. Petri Pulli, Dr. Lars Bergman & Dr. Marc Pallot in Stockholm, Sweden
  • ICE 1996 organised by Bruno Lisanti & Roberto Santoro in Milan, Italy
  • ICE 1997 organised by Prof. Dr. Kulwant Pawar in Nottingham, UK
  • ICE 1999 organised by Kees Hof & Neil Wognum in The Hague, The Netherlands - “5 Years Anniversary”
  • ICE 2000 organised by Olivier Rérolles & Dr. Marc Pallot in Toulouse, France
  • ICE 2001 organised by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Thoben & Dr. Frithjof Weber in Bremen, Germany
  • ICE 2002 organised by Marco Conté & Roberto Santoro in Rome, Italy
  • ICE 2003 organised by Dr. Abdul Samad (Sami) Katzy in Espoo, Finland
  • ICE 2004 organised by Prof. Dr. Fernando Guerrero in Sevilla, Spain - “10 Years Anniversary”
  • ICE 2005 organised by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Katzy in Munich, Germany
  • ICE 2006 organised by Prof. Dr. Marco Taisch & Dr. Sergio Terzi in Milan, Italy
  • ICE 2007 organised by Dr. Marc Pallot, Dr. Alain Zarli & Dr. Servane Crave in Sophia Antipolis, France
  • ICE 2008 organised by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Goncalves in Lisbon, Portugal
  • ICE 2009 organised by Robert Bierwolf in Leiden, Huis Ter Duin, The Netherlands - “15 Years Anniversary”
  • ICE 2010 organised by Prof. Dr. Claudio Boer & Dr. Luca Canetta in Lugano, Switzerland
  • ICE 2011 organised by Prof. Dr. Volker Stich & Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gudergan in Aachen, Germany
  • ICE 2012 organised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer & Dr. Thomas Holzmann in Munich, Germany
  • ICE 2013 organised by Prof. Dr. Roland Ortt & Scott Cunningham in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • ICE 2014 organised by Prof. Dr. Sergio Terzi in Bergamo, Italy - “20 Years Anniversary”
  • ICE 2015 organised by Dr. Brendan Galbraith in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • ICE 2016 organised by Prof. Dr. Pekka Abrahamsson & Dr. Kjetil Kristensen in Trondheim, Norway
  • ICE 2017 organised by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Goncalves in Madeira Island, Portugal
  • ICE 2018 organised by Marc König & Prof. Dr. Guido Baltes in Stuttgart, Germany
  • ICE 2019 organised by Dr. Marc Pallot & Dr. Alain Zarli in Sophia Antipolis, France - “ICE 25th Anniversary”
  • ICE 2020 organised by Professor Yacine Rezgui - Organised online due to COVID-19 - “ICE 25th Anniversary”
  • ICE 2021 organised by Prof. Yacine Rezgui in Cardiff, UK
  • ICE 2022 organised by Prof. Laure Morel, Prof Mauricio Camargo and Dr Laurent Dupont in Nancy, France
  • ICE 2023 organised by Dr Matjaz Vidmar, Prof. Jamie Fleck and Prof. Robin Williams in Edinburgh, Scotland

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