Call for Papers

Call For Papers

24th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/IEEE ITMC 2018)

“Era of connectedness: The future of Technology, Engineering & Innovation in a digital society”

June 17 – 20, 2018
Stuttgart, Germany                                          

Call for Papers (PDF)
ICE/IEEE paper template (Word; for LateX see IEEE)
Author’s Kit

The 24th ICE/IEEE ITMC 2018 invites high-quality papers to be presented at this premier international event. Submissions should contribute to a substantial, original and previously unpublished research in the topics of the conference. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Theoretical research papers that provide new concepts in the domain of engineering, technology, and innovation;
  • Empirical studies and qualitative case studies that develop new insights;
  • System design and development papers that go beyond the pure description of systems and give insight into theory and effectiveness of the approach;
  • Verification and validation papers that evaluate the application of solutions.
The review committee is available to provide feedback on abstracts and paper ideas (submit your proposal to Papers will be selected through a double-blind refereeing process based on the submitted full papers. Final papers should have no more than 7.000 words (max. 9 pages all inclusive) and must be in the correct format. The paper should clearly describe its purpose and relevance, a reference to existing theories and related works, research methods used and major results in engineering, technology and innovation. Papers are expected to show the following structure: (i) Introduction, (ii) Relation to existing theories and work, (iii) Research/Technology/Innovation approach, (iv) Findings, (v) Conclusion, and (vi) References. Papers are expected to be submitted in A4 format using the ICE/IEEE paper template that further contains all relevant explanations about papers’ structure and layout as well as needed copyright information. 
Review criteria will be (a) whether and (b) how the paper extends the existing body of knowledge in engineering, technology and innovation as its contribution, and (c) therefore its relevance for the conference topics, (d) the scientific/innovation quality of the approach and (e) the clarity of presentation. Papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Papers will only be accepted for review on the condition that the material is original, that it has not been copyrighted, published, presented or is currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Please see our Author’s Kit for detailed instructions about all relevant dates, correct submission of needed documents, and Conference Proceedings. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editorial committee will allocate submissions for oral presentation of papers and/or for poster presentations. Speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation and discussion of their paper. The official language of the conference is English.

The ICE/IEEE ITMC 2018 conference will publish one paper per presenting author only. All accepted, compliant and plagiarism-free papers will be submitted for publication in the digital conference proceedings to be available via IEEE Xplore® (with ISBN Number and DOI for the paper), only if at least one author pays a full registration fee before the deadline. All Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) providers can be found here: and include amongst others Scopus and Web of Science.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extensions of the presented work to special issues of indexed scientific journals, e.g.:

  • Full paper submission ..........................................................................................13th February 2018 15th March 2018
  • Poster submission………………………………………………………………………………………28th February 2018 28th March 2018
  • Special issue submission......................................................................................22nd April 2018
  • Full paper and poster notification of acceptance………………………………………..2nd April 2018 15th April 2018
    (Reviews are performed as soon as papers are handed in, early submissions are strongly encouraged )
  • Print-ready IEEE-PDF express-compliant-final papers, copy-right form..........16th April 2018

For submissions and registration, please use our Conference Management System ConfTool.

Note: A registration for participation is not needed before the information about the acceptance of submission!

If you have any constraints regarding any of the deadlines, please contact promptly the conference chair:

Papers must be submitted using the online system available at For any questions please contact the secretariat at The Organizing Committee is willing to provide feedback on abstracts from now on (contact us to

  • Blockchain - Technology & Business Impact (Description)
  • Blockchain and Tokenization in Industry (Description(Extended Deadline: April, 22) Special Issue
  • Artificial Intelligence (Description)
  • Big Data: Challenges of master data management in the age of digitization (Description)
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (Description)
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Factories of the Future: New Materials, Processes and Business Models (Description)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) & Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) (Description)
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing (Description)
  • Commercializing Technology (Description) (Extended Deadline: April, 22) Special Issue
  • Digitalized Manufacturing Systems driving new Business Models and Ecosystems (Description)
  • Future Trends in Microsystems Technology
  • Smart Grid and the Infrastructure of Future Energy Supply
  • Industrial Internet & Industry 4.0 – Methods, Standards & Reference Architectures (Description)
  • ICT for Health Care: Technology & care settings in an aging society (Descritpion)
  • Future Mobility & Smart Mobility: changes in market parameters (technology, players, customer behavior) (Description)
  • Smart buildings, Smart-Cities and Development of Positive Energy Blocks (Description)
  • Forms of Self-Organization as Prerequisite for Innovativeness (Description)
  • Servitization: Service Engineering & Service Thinking (Description)
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Project-, Engineering- & Innovation Managers
  • Sustainable  Engineering
  • Smart Services and Software Platforms (Extended Deadline: April, 22) - Special Issue
  • Agile Methods for Hard-, Software, and Management (Description)
  • Design Thinking in Engineering (Description)
  • Advanced Organization Technologies (Description)
  • Rethinking Project Management (Description)
  • Women & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) (Description)
  • SCM 4.0 - Supply and Demand Chain Management in the Digital Age (Description)

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Living-Labs & Open-Innovation: Innovation in the Fuzzy Front-End Process, User Driven Innovation, eXperience Design, User eXperience & Design Thinking (Description)
  • Technology & Trend Foresight Management (Description)
  • Design-enabled Innovation in Cities (Extended Deadline: April, 22) Special Issue 
  • Digital Simulation of Business Models (Description)
  • Responsible Research & Innovation – Socio-Technical Integration Research (Description)
  • Technology Transfer: Academic Entrepreneurship, Star Scientists and Innovation Systems (Description)
  • Research and Innovation in Creative Industries
  • Sustainability in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Description)
  • Tech- & Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship & Corporate Venturing (Description)
  • Digital Social Networks: Driving Innovation, improving Working Conditions and improving Agility in Organizations (Description)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (Description)

Please use the proper paper template (Word; for LateX see IEEE)  and ensure you check for compatibility.

Submissions for Special Issues, please see the Special Issue page for detailed information about specific regulations.

We also consider all other submissions in the field of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. If you have any question regarding your submission, please contact the general chairs:

24th ICE / IEEE ITMC Conference 2018

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido Baltes 
IST Institute for Strategic Innovation & Technology management

Marc K├Ânig
bwcon Research gGmbH
Tel.: 004971118421681