14th EPIEM Conference 2021

Date: 28.05.2021

Venue: Virtual – Graz, Austria

Organisation: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology, Working Group “Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management“

Program Committee

  • Amila OMAZIC, BSc MSc
  • Dipl.-Ing. Sigrid WELLER, BSc
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Volker KOCH
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Markus ZUNK

Conference Topic

IEM Teaching and Research at the crossroads of innovation, digitalisation and sustainability

The 14th EPIEM Conference is addressing three thematic pillars – Innovation, Digitalisation and Sustainability – that should underpin contemporary IEM practice, IEM research and IEM teaching. Nevertheless, all papers from major areas in the business economics field – theoretical or empirical with a strong link to technology management/techno-economics – are highly encouraged.


Participation in the conference is free of charge and only possible with a timely submitted and accepted paper.


Please write/design your conference paper/contribution according to the submission guidelines which you can find in the paper template (HERE) and e-mail your contribution to Ms. Amila Omazic [amila.omazic(at)tugraz.at] before the paper submission deadline. Furthermore, it is important to mention that for presentation and participation in the conference a full paper following the submission guidelines is required. All papers will undergo a fast-track one-step review process.


Paper submission deadline for the 14th EPIEM Conference: 26th of April 2021
Review results: 4th of May 2021
Revised paper submission deadline: 17th of May 2021
Final acceptance: 21st of May 2021
Detailed conference program (time schedule): 24th of May 2021
Conference start: 28th of May 2021, 8.30 a.m. CET (the conference agenda is available HERE)

Publication and Presentation

The best 10 full papers submitted, accepted and presented at the 14th EPIEM Conference (note: 10 min. presentation time and 5 min. discussion per paper) will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN/DOI (note: provided there is a sufficient number of high-quality submissions).

Conference Proceedings

HERE you may find the Proceedings of the 14th EPIEM Conference 2021 organized by Graz University of Technology.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Anabela C. ALVES
University of Minho, Department of Production and Systems, IEM R&D Group “Lean Production Systems”

Prof. Dr. Cristian MUSTATA
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of “Engineering in Foreign Languages”

Prof. Dr. Alexander PASSER
Graz University of Technology, Working Group “Sustainable Construction”

Prof. Dr. Carina PIMENTEL
University of Aveiro, Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, Research Unit “Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies”

Prof. Dr. Erwin RAUCH
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of “Science and Technology, Industrial Engineering and Automation”

Prof. Dr. Holger SCHIELE
University of Twente, Technology Management and Supply

Prof. Dr. Stevan STANKOVSKI
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Work Area “Industrial Automation”

Dr. Manuel WOSCHANK, MSc.
Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Chair of Industrial Logistics, Working Group “MUL 4.0”

Prof. Dr. Bernd M. ZUNK
Graz University of Technology, Working Group “Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management”