Call for Papers

Call For Papers

25th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/IEEE ITMC 2019)

Co-creating our Future: Scaling-up Innovation Capacities through the Design and Engineering of Immersive, Collaborative, Empathic and Cognitive Systems

June 17 – 19, 2019
Sophia Antipolis Innovation Park (Nice airport), France                                          

See at the bottom of this webpage: The full paper structure we recommend

Call for Papers (PDF)
ICE/IEEE ICE'2019 paper template 
IEEE ICE'2019 Author’s Kit

The 25th ICE/IEEE ITMC 2019 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 Submissions should contribute to a substantial, original and previously unpublished research in the topics of the conference.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 ICE'2019 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 IEEE ICE'2019 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 2019 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 ...........................18th February 2019............11th March 2019
  • Poster submission………………………………………………………….........……11th  March 2019
  • Full paper and poster notification of acceptance…………………………from 22nd March (for early submitted papers) to 21st of April 2019 (later incoming papers)
    (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..........12th May 2019

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:

  • Blockchain - Technology & Business Impact (Description)
  • Blockchain and Tokenization in Industry (Description) Special Issue
  • Artificial Intelligence (Description)
  • Big Data: Challenges of master data management in the age of digitization (Description)
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Immersive Technologies: 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) 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 - 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 - 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)
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:

The full paper structure we recommend is the following:
- Abstract
1 - Introduction  (Motivation, context, objectives)
2 - Existing Theories & Previous Work (Literature Review)
3 - Methods
   3.1 - Presented study, Research question & Hypothesis
   3.2 - Applied Research Methods
   3.3 - Research Model(s) & Instrument(s) 
   3.4 - Experiment(s) (setup, sample(s), protocol, briefing of participants)
4 - Findings
   4.1 - Collected data
   4.2 - Analysis of collected data
   4.3 - Discussion (how much this study answers to the research question and validate hypothesis, validate the model and its related instrument?)
5 - Conclusion
   5.1 - Limitations
  5.2 - Concluding Remarks (sum-up the main findings and gained new knowledge as well as how this study contributes to the progress in this research field)
   5.3 - Future Work

About the Title of your paper:
Your paper title should be specific, concise, and descriptive. Avoid using unnecessary words such as “new” or “novel;” instead, include some keywords that will help a reader find your paper.

About your Abstract:
Your abstract should provide a concise summary of the research conducted, the conclusions reached, and the potential implications of those conclusions.
- Consist of a single paragraph up to 250 words that communicate clearly, with correct grammar and unambiguous terminology;

- Be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, references, or mathematical equations;
- Highlight what is unique in your work;
- Include 3-5 keywords or phrases that describe the research to help readers find your paper.

About the Introduction section:
The introduction helps the reader understand why your research is important and what it is contributing to the field. Start by giving the reader a brief overview of the current state of research in your subject area and then progress to more detailed information on the specific topic of your research, ending with a description of the exact question or hypothesis that your paper will address. Also state your motivation for doing your research and what it will contribute to the field.

About the Methods section:
- The methods section is where you formulate your research question, including a detailed description of the question, the methods you used to address the question, the definitions of any relevant terminology, and any equations that contributed to your work. 
- The methods section should be described in enough detail for someone to replicate your work.

About the Findings section:
This section shows the results you achieved in your work and offers an interpretation of those results. Acknowledge any limitations of your work and avoid exaggerating the importance of the results.

About the Conclusion section:
The conclusion summarizes limitations of your study, your key findings, any important conclusions that can be drawn, and further implications for the field. Also discuss benefits or shortcomings of your work and suggest future areas for research.

About the Acknowledgments section:
In the acknowledgments section, you can recognize funding source(s), eventually respondents or participants engaged in your experiment(s) and individuals who provided assistance with your work but who do not meet the definition of authorship.The acknowledgments section is optional.

About the References section:
This section provides citation information for all the previous publications referred to in your paper. Cite only those references that directly support your work.

25th ICE / IEEE ITMC Conference 2019
Dr. Marc Pallot
Presence & Innovation Team, Arts & Métiers ParisTech

Dr. Alain Zarli 
Centre Scientifique & Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)