Paper sessions & parallel workshops

The topics for SPS2024 are represented in four paper sessions.

You’ll find the schedules for the paper sessions including abstracts via the links below.


Paper sessions A:I-A:V - April 24th 10:00-12:00

Paper sessions B:I-B:IV - April 24th15:30-16:30

Paper sessions C:I-C:V - April 25th 09:45-10:45

Paper sessions D:I-D:IV - April 25th, 11:00-12:30


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Digitalization for Sustainable Manufacturing – April 24th 11:00-12:00

Remanufacturing plays a crucial role in today’s pursuit of a Circular Economy. However, implementing successful remanufacturing within an industrial value chain is very challenging due to the process optimization, design considerations, and business model adaptation involved.

The RESTORE project addresses those challenges and will be a central topic of this workshop. The workshop includes a short presentation of the project, group work, as well as the presentations of group discussions.

Workshop Leader: Jule Wegen, EIT Manufacturing


Integration of education and research – April 24th 15:30-16:30

Continuous competence development in the field of materials and production is of great importance for the Academy's education and in further training for industry and its employees. An important factor in this regard is that we integrate new research results into higher education that respond to society's current and future knowledge needs related to upcoming challenges.

The workshop is divided into 3 parts, an introductory presentation on the integration of research results into teaching and learning materials, a group discussion on the audience's own experiences, and a final discussion linked to the results of the group discussion.

Workshop Leaders: Jan Eric Ståhl, Lund University and University West. Joel Andersson, University West

Future education and training of product development, design and innovation – April 25th 09:45-10:45

The societal and industrial needs for product development, design and innovation is undergoing rapid and urgent change. In order to be pro-active and adapt to this transition, organisations and individuals need not only to learn, but to re-learn. Competence development and training, life-long learning, upskilling and general adaptation of mindset and capabilities will be important across academic, public and industrial sectors. In this workshop, we collaborate using design thinking methods to explore opportunities for this transition to happen, and identify potential pathways towards the future.

Workshop Leaders: Professors Anders Warell, Lund University  and Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Luleå University of Technology

Organizer: Product Development Academy (PDA)

VIVACE workshop – April 25th 11:00-12:30

The workshop is strongly connected to the VIVACE project, which will capitalize on industrial digitalization and combine multiple perspectives to create a toolkit with scalable data-supported solutions for circular and eco-efficient production.

The workshop will include a short presentation of the VIVACE project and the workshop objectives. Then it will include group discussions on the use of factory data for eco-efficiency and circularity in production

Workshop Leader: Mélanie Despeisse, Chalmers