The Spring Servitization Conference (SSC16) is dedicated to understanding how manufacturers and technology-innovators can grow and sustain their revenues and profits through services. This year the conference will be hosted jointly by Aston Business School, Alliance Manchester Business School and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.
The conference will again bring together the world’s leading researchers and practitioners, to debate, and engage with, the theory and practice of servitization. Abstracts are invited on all aspects of servitization, but relevance to practice is important, and this year we will pay particular attention to the processes of servitization adoption. Contributions are also encouraged from the related concepts of: Advanced services, Product-Service Systems, Industrial Product Service Systems, the Circular Economy, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Services Science, Through-life Engineering Services, Service Infusion, Field Service, Solutions Marketing and Services Dominant Logic.
The programme is designed to encourage strong participation and extensive debate. All contributors will have an opportunity to present to the whole conference audience, and engage in both structured and semi-structured panel sessions to discuss their work. Papers will be double blind refereed and published in proceedings (hard and soft copies available). The conference will also feature keynotes from senior executives at leading manufacturing businesses. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
In addition, this year delegates can participate in a one-day event Games Design for Servitization
- Best paper about Information Technology enablement of servitization
- Best paper bridging theory and practice on servitization
- Best industrial project describing servitization
- Best paper describing advanced service adoption
- Best doctoral paper
, 18th May 2016, AMRC, UK. Click on the tab above for more information.
Full programme to be published soon in due course.