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

Important Dates

Abstract Submission (up to 250 words – for all authors): May 1st  May 15th
Notification of Acceptance: May 5th May 20th
Short Paper or Extended abstract submissions: June 25th
Final acceptance and comments from reviewers: June 30th
Final Submission: July 15th
End of early registration: August 1st
End of regular registration: September 1st

Web diffusion

We will make use of videoconferences to allow participants

to be virtually present, in case physical presence is not possible.


InovaUSP – University of São Paulo, city of São Paulo, Brazil.


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

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

Submission language: English

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


Tentative Program

September 3rd – 9h00 – 17h00

Keynote speakers;

Paper presentations;

Open to everybody, including non-members of the SC4 Network.

17h30 – 19h00

Visit: Factory of the Future at USP (to be confirmed);

19h00 – 21h00 – Cocktail;

September 4th –  9h00 – 12h30

Network meeting to discuss projects.

Open for the network members only.

Registration Fees

Early registration: R$ 150,00 (until August 1st).

Regular registration: R$ 300,00 (until September 1st).

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

Jane Siegler (Chair)

Fabiano Armellini (co-chair)

Jean-François Audy

Local Organizing Committee

Eduardo Zancul and Luiz Durão