PLM11: Virtual Product Life Cycle for Green Products and Services (Jul 2011, Netherlands)

Deadline for abstract submission: 12 December 2010.
Conference Website:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 8th International Product Lifecycle Management Conference, PLM11, to take place 11th – 13th July 2011 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The purpose of the PLM11 conference is to share recent developments in the area of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) between participant from research, industrial application and software development The conference is promoted by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 5.1 on Global Product Development for the whole Lifecycle (

Conference Scope

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an integrated business approach to the collaborative creation, management and dissemination of engineering data throughout the extended enterprises that create, manufacture and operate engineered products and systems. PLM supports extended enterprises over the whole lifecycle of their products and systems from concept to end of life and disposal. PLM involves issues of people, processes, business systems and information, and presents major opportunities for those involved in the processes and tools used in all aspects of the product lifecycle. PLM11 will bring together researchers, developers, and users of PLM in an event that will combine keynote lectures, exhibitions, paper presentations, poster and panel sessions with an active social program in the Eindhoven region of high tech innovation. The conference program will give ample opportunity for attendees to influence the future PLM research and development agenda. We invite PLM researchers, developers and practitioners to join the conference in order to shape the future of this new field and advance the science and practice of enterprise systems development. Contributions are invited on all aspects of PLM, including:

  • PLM infrastructure and implementation processes,
  • PLM maturity and improvement concepts,
  • Collaborative product development,
  • PLM support for product innovation
  • Models for cross-disciplinary information sharing
  • Capture, structuring and reuse of design information,
  • Disassembly and recycling
  • End of Life and regulatory aspects
  • Green products
  • Long term retention and archiving
  • Organizational change management and PLM,
  • PLM virtual and simulation environments,
  • Embedded PLM intelligence in products,
  • Enterprise systems integration,
  • Interoperability and security issues,
  • PLM and the environment,

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit abstracts to register interest in the Conference (this is not mandatory but is preferred), then original papers of up to 10 pages in length for review.  Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the international Programme Committee, and those that are accepted will be published, by Inderscience Publishers, in the Conference proceedings and may be considered for publication in the International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management. Industry presentations or emerging research presentations are also welcome which do not require paper submission.


December 12 2010 Abstract submission for academic papers
February 06 2011 Academic paper submission (full paper due)
April 03 2011    Notification of acceptance for academic papers
April 17 2011    Extended abstract for industrial sessions
May 10 2011      Notification of acceptance for industrial sessions
May 22 2011      Final manuscript due
May 31 2011      early registration

Further Information – Enquires to: Henk Jan Pels, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven,


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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