2nd SC4 Network Symposium

Second International Symposium on Supply Chain 4.0:
Digital Transformation in SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
September 3-4th, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil
Organized by the SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0)


Industry 4.0;

Supply Chain Management & Emerging Technologies;

Smart Factories, Smart Organizations, Smart Business,

Smart Logistics and related topics;



1) Promote research works in the area;

2) Foster collaboration among members;

3) Plan other collaborative activities among

members and non-members of the SC4 Network.

Types of Manuscripts 

We accept manuscripts comprising ongoing studies or papers presenting results of theoretical or applied research covering one of the topics mentioned above.

All full submissions will be double blind and peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to the conference, contributions, and readability.

Please, note that the initial submission is a structured abstract of up to 250 words.

Next, authors of all accepted abstracts must choose one of the submission options:

Short Paper: up to 2500 words;

Extended Abstract: up to 1000 words.

Best Paper Award 
The purpose of Best Paper Award is to recognise and reward outstanding scientific or professional contributions.

All accepted papers will be published on the Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Supply Chain 4.0 (ISSN: 2594-8342). 
Selected manuscripts will be invited to submit a full-paper to some selected scientific journals.

Download the full version of  ISSC4 – 2018 – Call for Papers

Submissions and Important Dates

Structured Abstracts submissions (for all authors)  – May 1st  May 15th

Accepted abstracts submissions of “Short Paper” or “Extended Abstract” – June 25th

Registration – August 1st – August 31st 

Conference – September 3rd – September 4th 

Submission language: English

All author must to submit a structured abstract of up to 250 words.

Summarized Program

September 3rd  (Main Day – Open to everybody, including non-members of the SC4 Network).

  • Registration
  • Keynote speakers
  • Paper presentations (parallel tracks)
  • Visit: InnovaLab@Poli
  • Roundtable
  • Gala dinner/cocktail

September 4th  (Optional Day, open to members of the SupplyChain4.org only)


Detailed Program (NEW)

Day 1 (Sept 3rd)

Day 2 (Sept. 4th)


Early registration: R$ 150,00 (until August 29th).

Regular registration: R$ 300,00 (until September 2nd).

Students (undergraduate and graduate) have 50% discount. Please, use the discount code VDESCALUNOUSP during registration.

Register here! 

(Registration Process in Portuguese, but consult the Instructions in English to register at the ISSC4)

Organizing Committee

Eduardo Zancul (Chair)

Paulo Sérgio de Arruda Ignácio (Co-chair)

Giocondo César

Rui Yoshino

Scientific Committee

Elaine Mosconi (Chair)

Luis Antonio de Santa-Eulalia (Co-chair)

Anjali Awasthi

Edson Pinheiro de Lima

Rosley Anholon.

Best Paper Award Committee

Fabiano Armellini (Chair)

Jane Siegler (Co-chair)

Jean-François Audy

Local Organizing Committee

Eduardo Zancul and Luiz Durão


Production Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (USP)
Address: Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 1380 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, Brazil, 05508-010
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While it is usually possible to find a hotel on short notice, it is not recommended to wait to book hotel rooms.

There are a few hotels near the conference venue (“Escola Politécnica” of the “Universidade de São Paulo – USP”). Please, find below some recommended hotels. Please, mention that your reservation concerns a conference at USP to obtain reduced tariffs.

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