November 23rd to 25th, 2022

International Conference on Production Research – Americas

Sustainable Operations and Digitalization in SMEs in a Post-Pandemic Era: Challenges and Opportunities


The first version of the ICPR AMERICAS took place in November 2002 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Since then, the event has had nine more editions. As a result, ICPR AMERICAS is consolidated as an important event in production research for the Americas Region, as a complementary calendar event to the International Conference on Production Research (ICPR).

The fundamental role of the Americas Region is the establishment of relationships among participants from research institutes, academia, and industry, as well as the introduction of early career researchers in disseminating the common research topics of the ICPR conferences.

SMEs predominate in the national economy of countries. However, they have capital restrictions, outdated facilities, and poor international market performance. Moreover, these organizations have regional difficulties with inadequate infrastructure and need greater integration with research, development, and innovation institutions and participation in business networks.


Important dates:

Submission of 500 words abstract deadline: Extended to April 15, 2022!

Communication of acceptance of abstracts: May 19, 2022

Full paper submission deadline: July 22, 2022

Communication of acceptance of articles: September 26, 2022

Registration deadline at the regular fee: October 27, 2022

Conference dates: November 23 to 25, 2022 


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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Kim Hua Tan

“Sustainable Transformative Innovation: New Capabilities for SMEs in a Post-Pandemic Era.”

Professor of Operations and Innovation Management at Nottingham University, UK.

 Prof. Dr. Shimon Y. Nof

“Resilience and Sustainability of Collaborative Enterprise Networks: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities.”

Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, USA.

Prof. Dr. Afonso Carlos Corrêa Fleury

“Digitalization and the management of international manufacturing networks.”

Professor of Production Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Afonso Sellitto

“Chaos and complexity in SMEs networks and innovation ecossystems: post-pandemic challenges.”

Professor of Production Engineering at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil.

Prof. Dr. Amrik Sohal

Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, Australia.

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