17ᵗʰ EPIEM Conference 2024

The University of Trento will host the joint event 4th EurOMA CEE Research Network Workshop 2024 & 17th EPIEM Conference 2024, following the successful experience of this format as organized in Graz in 2022. The theme of this joint event is:

Creating effective research partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe to tackle innovation and sustainability challenges in the era of AI.

Scholars will meet to discuss and develop effective research opportunities connected with the central theme of Artificial Intelligence in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering and Management, and the related challenges, e.g., sustainability, circular economy, ethics, and innovation. A specific focus is given to opportunities and challenges in Central and Eastern Europe, based also on the involvement of industry actors to provide practical insights to scholars.

First, the initiative will feature on October 3rd 2024 a face-to-face workshop event, that is, the 4th EurOMA CEE Research Network Workshop, which brings together enthusiastic operations management, industrial engineering, and management scholars (e.g., professors, instructors, lecturers, researchers at all levels, PhD students, postdocs) and practitioners from the CEE region.

Second, the 17th EPIEM Conference on October 4th 2024 will provide the opportunity for participants to present their research, welcoming studies from major areas in the management, business economics and industrial engineering fields – theoretical or empirical with a strong link to technology management/techno-economics.

The 4th EurOMA CEE Research Network Workshop 2024 & 17th EPIEM Conference 2024 is designed as a fully integrated and combined event. The 4th EurOMA CEE Research Network Workshop participants are also invited to submit a conference paper to the 17th EPIEM Conference.


Wednesday 2 October 2024

18.00         EPIEM meets EurOMA representatives and all conference and workshop participants for a welcome drink – location tbc

Thursday 3 October 2024

School of Innovation, via Tommaso Gar 16/2, Trento

8.30 – 9.00         Registration
9.00 – 9.30         Welcome speech

Session 1
9.30 – 10.00       Industrial Keynote speech
10.00 – 10.45     Academic keynote speech
10.45 – 11.15     Coffee Break

Session 2
11.15 – 12.30     “Pitch” presentation of research ideas around the theme of the workshop submitted in advance by the workshop participants
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Session 3
13.30 – 14.30     Meet the editors session

Session 4
14.30 – 15.45     Group work Sessions
15.45 – 16.15     Coffee break

Session 5
16.15 – 17.00     Group work presentations, closing session
20.00                  Social Dinner

Friday 4 October

Department of Economics and Management, via V. Inama 5, Trento

EPIEM conference activities
09.00 – 10.00       Welcome and Keynote speech
10.00 – 12.00       Paper presentation session 1
12.00 – 13.00       Lunch
13.00 – 15.00       Paper presentation session 2
15.30                   Closing remarks


Registration fee for conference participant – both academic and industrial participants: 200 Euro.
The fee includes all coffee and lunch breaks as well as a variety of social events like the welcome drink and the conference dinner.

Registration fee for EurOMA members: 150 Euro.
The fee includes all coffee and lunch breaks as well as a variety of social events like the welcome drink and the conference dinner.

Registration fee for accompanying person: 90 Euro.
This person is thus entitled to participate at the welcome drink and the conference dinner.

N.B. The registration fee for the 17th EPIEM conference includes the publication fee for the accepted extended abstract in the conference proceedings as well as the registration fee for the 4th EurOMA CEE Research Network Workshop.

Conference registration and abstract/paper submission

1st of May 2024                 Extended abstract/paper submission opens

31st of May 2024               Registration opens

21st of June 2024              Extended abstract/paper submission deadline for the 17th EPIEM Conference

30th of June 2024              Review results

15th of July 2024               Revised extended abstract/paper submission deadline

15th of September 2024    Event registration deadline

Abstract / paper submission link: click here


The event will be organized and hosted by:

  • Marco Formentini, University of Trento, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, chair
  • Nikola Suzic, University of Trento, Department of Industrial Engineering, co-chair

With the support of the organizing committee composed by:

  • Alberto Nucciarelli, University of Trento, Department of Management Engineering
  • Iztok Palcic, University of Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Jasna Prester, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Bernd Markus Zunk, TU Graz (Austria)
  • George Onofrei, Atlantic Technological University (Ireland)
  • Stefan Seuring, University of Kassel (Germany)
  • Giorgio Scarton, University of Trento
  • Caterina Trevisan, University of Trento
  • Janpriy Sharma, University of Trento

Link for Registration: click here

Further information about the conference can be found here.

Contact: epiem.disi@unitn.ittext