Conference announcement

    Under the Industry 4.0, smart factory and manufacturing require holistic integration of smart products, tools, and services throughout the product life cycle.  With the notion of PSS (Product Service System), smart products here refer to smart products, tools, services and integral innovative manufacturing systems. Smart product/service system design is a multidisciplinary research field involving Industrial Design, Service Design, Mechanical Design, Interaction Design, User-Experience Design, Human Factors and Emotional Design to name a few. 

    Currently, researches into product service  system design are separated into different stages and sub-systems, the research on the integration of smart products/services with intelligent computing and manufacturing is much needed not only to concern product design, manufacturing and customer services but also to take on repurposing, reuse, costing, remanufacturing and recycling in the design stage. 

Therefore, this research symposium aims to bring researchers together from different research aspects around the product/Service system design, innovation and system integration to exchange their current research, discuss better research ideas, update the state-of-the-art of the current research status, and encouraged research collaborations.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission:
July 5, 2018
Deadline for registration:
Sept. 15, 2018
Meeting time:
Sept. 18, 2018


Northwestern Polytechnical University,China
Northumbria University,UK
Shaanxi Association for Science and Technology,China
Industrial Design Department of NPU
Sino-British Joint Design Innovation Laboratory of NPU & NU
The Key Laboratory for Industrial design and ergonomics of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
The Engineering Laboratory for Industrial  Design of Shaanxi Province
Industrial Design Innovation and Development Center of Shaanxi Province
Shaanxi Provincial Youth Science and Technology Exchange Center
Classic Industrial Design Institute Co.,LTD.
Industrial Design Branch of Shaanxi Society of Mechanical Engineering