ISSC4-2019 - III SC4 Network Symposium

III International Symposium on Supply Chain 4.0:
Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation, Intelligent Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management 4.0

October 24-28th, 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Joint-organized by
SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0),
Conexus Indiana, and
Butler University, Lacy School of Business


Intelligent Operations and Supply Chain Management

  Industry 4.0

  Emerging business models, Servitization

  Emerging Technologies

  Smart Factories, Logistics, Business, and Organizations

  Digital transformation

  And related topics


Foster Collaboration among industry and academic partners

   Promote and disseminate research works in the area

   Plan other collaborative activities among members and non-members of the SC4 Network      

   Advance 4.0 Industrial pratices in Indiana and beyond

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 an abstract of up to 500 words.

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

Full Paper: up to 2500-5000 words;

Abstract: up to 500 words.

Submission Link:

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

All accepted papers will be published on the Proceedings of the III 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.

Two partnerships are already established:

Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management (BJO&PM – ISSN: 2237-8960) 

Production and Management Journal

Download the full version of  ISSC4 – 2019 – Call for Papers

Submissions and Important Dates (New Dates)

 Initial submission (Abstract up to 500 words – for all authors): June 16th August 1st 

 Notification of Acceptance: July 1st August 12th  (NEWAccepted abstracts here)

 Full Paper (2500-5000 words) or Final Abstract Submissions (500 words):  July 14th September 1st (Authors do not desire to submit a full paper, can keep their original or revised abstract).

Final acceptance and comments from reviewers: August 18th September 18th

 End of early registration: September 1st

 End of regular registration: October 24th

Conference – October 24th – 28th  

Submission language: English

All author must to submit an abstract of up to 500 words.

Submission Link: Closed


Summarized Program

Thursday, October 24th (Check-in and Hilton Downtown – Conexus Indiana Case Competition) 

  • Participants check-in
  • Student Case Competition
  • Executive dinner for the Student Case Competition 
  • NEW: Conexus Detailed Program

Friday, October 25th (Morning Hilton Downtown, Afternoon LSB Butler University)

  • Career Fair
  • Award Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
  • Round Table 

Saturday, October 26th (All day at LSB Butler)

Sunday, October 27th(All day at LSB Butler)

  • Parallel Sessions (paper presentations)
  • SC4 Network meeting
  • Closing Ceremony

Monday, October 28th (Company visits)

  • Industrial Day (visit to global companies in Indianapolis area)

NEW: Detailed Program of the ISSC4 only (PDF Version here)

Saturday, October 26th Sunday, October 27th Monday, October 28th
7:30 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Open Ceremony
09:00 – 10:30 Thematic Session – Education in the era of Industry 4.0 (Chair: Prof. Fabiano Armelini) Thematic Session – Humans and Environement (Chair: Prof. Elias Ribeiro da Silva) Industrial Visit 1
(transportation is provided)
Teaching Digital Transformation Sven Packmohr and Kristin Vogelsang. Theorical framework of the Industry 4.0 risks from sustainability perpective Ramon Soltovski, Luis Mauricio Resende, Joseane Pontes and Rui Tadashi Yoshino. Faurecia(Columbus, IN) Transportation is provided
Analysis of the main categories of Skills oriented to the context of the Industry 4.0 Leonardo Breno Pessoa Da Silva, Joseane Pontes, Luis Mauricio Martins De Resende and Rui Tadashi Yoshino. Historical perspective of the industrial revolutions: how we got here Industry 4.0 Francisco Ignácio Giocondo César and Ieda Kanashiro Makiya.
A Benchmarking Study of Industry 4.0 Initiatives in Engineering Amanda Guerra De Araujo Cruz and Fabiano Armellini. Marketing 4.0 and Social Responsibility: A Bibliometric Contribution Rubia Carla Mendes, Joseane Pontes, Luis Mauricio Martins De Resende and Rui Tadashi Yoshino.
Proposal for a Systematic Literature Review on the Theme Education 4.0: a contribution to the improvement of Engineering teaching Bernardo Perota Barreto, Joseane Pontes, Fernanda Tavares Treinta and Rui Tadashi Yoshino. Occupational health and safety and technostress: what are the challenges for digital transformation projects? (cancelled) Elena Laroche, Elaine Mosconi, Nathalie Cadieux, Leandro Feitosa Jorge and Rachel Guertin.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Thematic Session – Supply Chain 4.0 (Chair: Prof. Luis A. De Santa-Eulalia) Thematic Session – Emerging Technologies (Chair: Prof. Fabiano Armellini)
The contribution of KPIs to build resilience in the supply chain in the context of Industry 4.0 Enzo Gabriel Nascimento Domingos, Heric Serafim Luciano, Luciana Rosa Leite, Andrea Lago Da Silva, Fabiano Armelinni and Carla Roberta Pereira. The influence of blockchain in business ecosystems Elias Ribeiro Da Silva and Jannis Angelis.
The supply chain in the industry 4.0 context in small and medium enterprises: an international landscape Marcelo Silva De Andrade. Assessment of potentially attractive tasks to collaborative robotics application: A case study based on electronics industry Mário César Reis Bonifácio, Jardel Sival Wolkers, Matheus Salati, Stefano Parenti Netto, Francisco Ignácio Giocondo César and Ieda Kanashiro Makiya.
Digital Supply Chain: A literature review Priscila Laczynski de Souza Miguel, Kenyth Alves de Freitas and Alexandre de Vicente Bittar. Blockchain in sustainable supply chains: a literature review about benefits and applications Flaviana Casella Galli, Edson Pinheiro De Lima, Elias Ribeiro Da Silva and Talita Frozza.
Business Cluster Identification Leveraging Self-Organizing Maps Francis Bowen and Janaina Siegler. Big Data with Data Lake: A Case of a Paper Industry Raquel Goulart, Eduardo Sallum, Rui Yoshino and Max Santos.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch with Keynote Speaker and Closing Ceremony Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Thematic Session – Digital Transformation (Chair: Prof. Elias Ribeiro da Silva) Meetings – registration required Industrial Visit 2
(transportation is provided)
Human Resources Management and Digital Transformation in SMEs: How to Manage Paradoxes? Sandrine Berger-Douce, Elaine Mosconi and Luis-Antonio De Santa-Eulalia. Presentation of the Netwok Prof. Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia, Université de Sherbrooke Toyota Forklift
(Columbus, IN) Transportation is provided
Market of Rules: A new business through combination of people expertise and automation from Industry 4.0 Anibal Tavares De Azevedo. Working Groups about the Network Development All participants
Digital Business Transformation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Systematic literature Review of Maturity Readiness Martin Beliveau, Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia, Elaine Mosconi and Nathalie Cadieux.
The Effects of Industry 4.0 Implementation on Organizational Value Chain. Thales Volpe Rodrigues, Luis Maurício Martins De Resende, Rui Tadashi Yoshino and Joseane Pontes.
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Thematic Session – Knowledge, Collaboration and Innovation (Chair: Prof. Jane Siegler) Meetings – registration required
Implications of blockchain technology in Knowledge Management: a literature review Talita Frozza, Edson Pinheiro De Lima, Elias Ribeiro Da Silva and Flaviana Casella Galli. Planning the next Steps of the All participants
Iron, Sustainability, and Social Media for co-innovation in a mining tailings recycling supply chain Leandro Feitosa Jorge, Emiliano Oliveros, Elaine Mosconi.
Startups and the usage of Social Media for co-innovation Anna Laura Almeida, Elaine Mosconi, Jeremi Doyon-Roch and Leandro Feitosa Jorge.
Collaboration between startups and industry to face the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: a Systematic Literature Review Ivan Caputo Nunes, Fernanda Tavares Treinta, Joseane Pontes, Rui Tadashi Yoshino and Rubia Carla Mendes.
Linking Industry 4.0, Learning Factories, and Simulation Modeling: testbeds and proof-of-concepts experiments William De Paula Ferreira, Arun Palaniappan, Fabiano Armellini, Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia, Elaine Mosconi and Guillaume Marion. Closing Session Prof. Jane Siegler, Butler University

Online Transmissions (NEW)

All online presentations:
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Registration (Here)

Early registration: US$ 150.00 (until October 1st )

Early student registration: US$ 50.00 (until October 1st )

Regular registration: US$ 250.00 (until October 20th )

Late student registration: US$ 100.00 (until October 20th)

Available payment methods

There are three registration payment options available in ISSC4-2019 – III SC4 Network Symposium.

  • Credit Card  (Here)
  • International Wire Transfer
  • Online payment system (ACH Payment)



Important Note:

The conference secretariat should receive the proof of payment by email (

Organizing Committee

Janaina (Jane) Siegler (chair)

Eduardo Zancul

Paulo Sérgio de Arruda Ignácio

Francisco I. Giocondo César

Rui Yoshino

Scientific Committee

Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia (chair)

Veronica de Paula

Elaine Mosconi

Fabiano Armellini

Moacir Godinho Filho

Kleber Espôsto

Francesco Facchin

Paulo Ignácio

Sven Packmhor

Izabela Simon Rampasso

Cristiane Biazzin

Juliana Mendes

Rosley Anholon

Elias Ribeiro da Silva

Best Paper Award Committee

Fabiano Armellini (chair)

Moacir Godinho Filho

Paulo Ignácio

Local Organizing Committee

Janaina (Jane) Siegler (chair)

Christian Santiago

Barry King, Matthew Caito

Mauricio Melgarejo

Michael Schmierer


Lacy School of Business, Butler University


Hilton Downtown


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.

Why Indianapolis?

#1 Convention city in the US

#1 Airport in America

Logistic capital of the US – the Crossroads of America

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Why Butler University?

One of only three universities in the US recognized in five or more categories—more than all other Indiana schools combined

Ranked #2 overall among Midwest schools

Listed among the Midwest’s “Best Value Schools”

Ranked among the nation’s finest in:

First-year student experience


Study abroad


Undergraduate research and creative projects

Led the top-10 Midwest universities in multiple categories:

Percent of freshmen in the top quarter of their high-school class (81%)

Percent of alumni who support the university through giving (23%)

Freshman retention rate (90%)

Percent of applicants accepted to the university (66%)


The Lacy School of Business

AACSB Accredited

#1 in the country for Internships and with a 99% placement rate of students, the LSB’s success comes from a mix of high-quality scholarly faculty and their high involvement with the business community.

In 2019, the LSB is preparing to launch its Supply Majors for both undergraduate and MBA courses

In the fall of 2019, the new building will be opened.

*We are partnering with one of the most important supply chain and logistics organizations in the preparation of this event: