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Spring servitization conference
The Spring Servitization Conference (SSC2016) 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. Submission of abstracts is now open.
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:   


A full Programme to be published soon in due course

16th May 08.15 Registration opens. 

17th May 17.30 Conference concludes.

Reception followed by a Conference dinner will be held on the evening of 16th May 2016

Prof. Rogelio Oliva

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

 

Rinze van Kammen

Yanmar Europe B.V

 

Jason Smith

Ishida Europe Ltd

 

Dr Steffen Nolte

Head of Business and Legal Policy
Daimler AG
EU Group Representative


Syed Ahmed

SAVORTEX Ltd

Standard

£445 (early bird £420)
Full-access pass to the conference, including one place at the conference dinner.

Student/PhD

£325 (early bird £305)
Full-access pass to the conference,including one place at the conference dinner. 

Early bird deadline - 21 April 2016 (extended deadline)


Late bookings - 1 May 2016: £495 Standard / £375 Student/PhD

Additional dinner reservations are available to purchase on registration (£60.00)

Register
If you attended last year's conference, you may use the same username and password. If not, first create your log in details and proceed to registration.

Visas

If you are travelling to the Conference from outside the EU, please ensure you have a valid visa. If you require further information please contact us +44 (0) 121 204 3249


Radisson Blu Hotel
Manchester Airport
Chicago Avenue
Manchester M90 3RA

Telephone: +44 (0)161 490 5060

Website

Directions: To view and download travel directions from Airport terminals, the train station and the road network  click here


Images of venue and facilities:

Reception - https://goo.gl/maps/tR2VjmfkXYR2

Entrance Lobby - https://goo.gl/maps/Uoe3stiXd122

Reception Lobby - https://goo.gl/maps/PhQoRCwAJJD2

Meeting and Event Area 208 - https://goo.gl/maps/73VjXUffMeF2

Scandinavian Ballroom - https://goo.gl/maps/8XL6y2NxcAA2

Little M Bar - https://goo.gl/maps/Ghpguw4KT6p

Pool - https://goo.gl/maps/4Ft3CmwJbz32

Fitness - https://goo.gl/maps/5uT1ZpKQAZU2

Collage Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/Y191ZtrdbGy

At the venue

Book directly for the nights of Monday 16th May 2016 and Tuesday 17th May 2016 by clicking on the following link here. 

To reserve rooms via the venue reservation team, or to check rates for the nights either side of the conference dates, please contact the reservations desk: 0161 490 5050 or reservations.manchester@radissonblu.com.

Off-site accommodation nearbyPremier Inn,  Crowne Plaza, Clayton Hotel

Alternatively, for more options check the Visit Manchester website here

Co-chairs

  • Prof Tim Baines – Aston Business School
  • Dr Jamie Burton - Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Prof David Harrison, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
  • Prof Judy Zolkiewski, Alliance Manchester Business School

Local Organising Committee

  • Dr Dan Andrews, Aston Business School
  • Dr Jim Baldwin, Advanced Manufacturing Research Committee
  • Dr Victor Guang-Shi, Advanced Manufacturing Research Committee
  • Dr Angela Marqui, Aston Business School
  • Iain McKechnie, Aston Business School (Chair)
  • Dr Panagiotis Petridis, Aston Business School
  • Dr Andreas Schroeder, Aston Business School
  • Dr Ali Ziaee Bigdeli, Aston Business School

Conference Secretariat

  • Jill Forrest, Aston Business School
  • Maria Podsiadly, Aston Business School

  • Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted for review to ssc2016@aston.ac.uk no later than 23rd January 2016 (MS Word, 11pt)
  • Notification of review outcome: no later than Friday 5 February 2016
  • Accepted abstracts should be developed into full papers of no more than 9 pages, A4, MS Word, 11pt, and submitted no later than 19th March 2016, when papers will undergo blind review  
  • Full paper review notification deadline no later than the 8th April 2016
  • Final version of full paper uploaded to Conftool by midnight 15th April 2016 www.conftool.com/ssc2016/
  • Process concludes: no further reviews.
Full paper format and guidance documents can be downloaded here: Full_paper_Guidance and Full_Paper_Format_2016.


Difficulties uploading you final full paper:  please email it to me directly to j.forrest1@aston.ac.uk

Please note: failure to present your paper at SSC2016 in Manchester in person will automatically exclude it from the published proceedings. 

Important: before making your full paper submission, please register on the Conftool Conference System to create your personal log in details. However, if you attended the  Spring Servitization Conference in 2014 or 2015, please log in using the same username and password or request to reset.

To register go to www.conftool.com/ssc2016/ 

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