Digitalization for a sustainable manufacturing industry in the modern society


Workshop Description and Goals

Two overall trends in society are digitalization and sustainability. Industry 4.0 is considered to be an enabler and condition for economic viable manufacturing in Europa. Manufacturing companies are progressing towards the Industry 4.0 vision by digitalizing and integrating the value chains, developing product-service systems in the Internet of Things (IoT), applying digital technology such as big data analytics, advanced mathematical algorithms and machine learning logic. A transition towards Industry 4.0 technology will imply radical changes in organization models, processes and the work-system and the every-day life of co-workers and managers in manufacturing companies. 

Sustainability is commonly understood as containing three dimensions; social, environmental and economical. With respect to environmental aspects, the Norwegian government has stated a national goal of minimum 40 % reduction in greenhouse gases emissions in 2030, compared to 1990 level. As a result, both external drivers and motivation for a more sustainable development might be stronger in the near future. Even so, adoption of sustainable manufacturing strategies can improve long-term financial performance. Demands for a more sustainable business development will affect the entire organization; work-systems, innovation, leadership and learning systems. 


Workshop Topics 

•    Sustainable manufacturing strategies
•    Applied digital technologies
•    Integrated value chains
•    Future organizational models and leadership
•    Sustainable innovation and works-systems
•    Leadership and digital transformation
•    Future skills and learning systems
•    Business models for sustainability 
•    Development of circular value chains 
•    Industrial collaboration and networks

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers. All papers must not simultaneously be submitted to another journal or conference. There are two types of submissions:

  • Full Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages.

  • Short Paper submissions have a maximum of 6 pages.


Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. Authors should follow the Springer formatting for Lecture Notes on Computer Science as indicated here:   

By submitting a paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register to the conference and present the paper. It is expected that at least one author will register for each accepted paper. Only papers that have been presented by their authors during the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. 

The proceedings of the I3E 2019 workshops are planned to be published as a book with the main conference proceedings by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Submission System

Submissions for the DAMASCuS workshop will be done via Easy Chair at:

Organizers and Chairs 

Main contact person: Halvor Holtskog, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway –

Program Committee (More names to be added)

  • Heidi Dreyer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Gaute Knutstad, SINTEF, Norway

  • Henrik Brynthe-Lund, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Eirin Lodegaard, SINTEF, Norway 

  • Jonas Ingvaldsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 

  • Asbjørn Karlsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Håkon Raabe, SINTEF, Norway

  • Odd Myklebust, SINTEF, Norway

  • Martina Ortova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Markus Steen, SINTEF, Norway

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

New Submission Deadline: 22 April 2019 

Notification to authors: 30 April 2019

New Notification to authors: 1 June 2019

Early Bird Registration:
20 June 2019
Conference dates: 18-20 September 2019 

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