Keynote Presentations

The presentations of the keynote speakers of ICPR 2022 are available below.

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 However, they have capital restrictions, outdated facilities, and poor international market performance.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: April 15, 2022. 

Communication of acceptance of abstracts: May 19, 2022.

Full paper submission deadline: Extended to August 5th. 

Communication of acceptance of articles: September 26th, 2022.

Registration deadline at the regular fee: October 27th, 2022.

Conference dates: November 23th to 25th, 2022.  

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Amrik Sohal

“Supporting SMEs on their Circular Economy journey: Experience from Australia.”

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

November 23th, 11:00 a.m.

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.

November 23th, 01:45 p.m.

 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.

November 24th, 9:30 a.m.

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.

November 24th, 11:15 a.m.

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.

November 25th, 9:30 a.m.


ICPR Americas will be held at Mabu Curitiba Business
ICPR Americas participants can apply for special conditions.

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