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Call for Papers

Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society

The second day of the Symposium will comprise a mixture of keynote academic presentations and research papers in several parallel interest streams. The scope for papers is broad, building on recent issues in the management of international manufacturing and supply networks, and the areas of interest identified in previous Symposia. Selected themes are listed here, but presentations may cover any discipline or subject area related to the Symposium topic.

A list of accepted papers will be available here nearer to the date of the conference.


The deadline for submission of papers has now passed.


Monday 20 August: full paper final submission for accepted abstracts

NB Acceptance of papers and abstracts is conditional on at least one author booking to attend the Symposium by Friday 24 August 2018. 

Registration fees

All fees include attendance at the conference sessions, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.

The fees for registration are:

  • Academic Rate - £487.50 plus VAT
  • Academic Rate (day 2 only) - £390.00 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student - £292.50 plus VAT
  • Registered PhD Student (day 2 only) - £204.75 plus VAT

Accommodation at Moller Centre, Cambridge

Bedrooms at the Moller Centre are hotel standard ensuite rooms and breakfast is included in the rate.  Accommodation is available for both Wednesday 26 September and Thursday 27 September at a rate of £130.00 per night plus VAT.

Symposium Dinner at Christ's College, Cambridge

The Symposium dinner is the main social event of the Symposium providing an opportunity to network with colleagues and speakers.

  • Symposium dinner (Thursday 27 Sep) £55.00 plus VAT


To book a place please download and complete the booking form or book and pay online with a credit card.

Please return the booking form to:

IfM Events
IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd Institute for Manufacturing
17 Charles Babbage Road

Key Dates




Monday 20 August: full paper final submission for accepted abstracts

Monday 20 August: acceptance notification for presentation

NB Acceptance is conditional on at least one author booking to attend the Symposium by Friday 24 August 2018.