ICE is the International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation. It developed from an early focus on the engineering method of concurrent engineering, to general organisation of the engineering process and its organisation within the corporation and in networks. Concurrency obviously addresses parallelisation of activities in time, but it comes with the broadening of decision making on what is wanted and how services and products ought to be. This is not decided by technical criteria alone, but includes usability, economic, environmental, and social criteria. The ICE conference therefore discusses systems engineering as a socio-technical task with a focus on design of products and services, and the entrepreneurial innovation process for its adoption in society and economy.

The 30th ICE IEEE/ITMC Conference (ICE 2024) will be hosted by UNINOVA in Madeira Island, Portugal, being part of the Madeira Digital Transformation Week. For this upcoming event we would like to signal to our growing community of researchers, innovators, industrialists and engineers to share their insights (practitioner, industrial and academic), practices, projects and case studies that address the conference theme:

“Digital Transformation on Engineering, Technology and Innovation”

International policymakers and industry are facing the challenge of balancing the needs of society, engineering appropriate technology and service solutions with sustainable business models. This is increasingly important as health care budgets are reduced, and pressure grows to find sustainable energy solutions, to combat social isolation and respond more affectively to crisis and disaster management challenges. In Europe, for example, these challenges are clearly defined and translated into the Horizon Europe - the EU Research and Innovation Programme, that has earmarked €95.5 billion of the total budget to address five missions' areas: Adaptation to climate change, including societal transformation; Cancer; Healthy oceans, seas, coastal & inland waters; Climate-neutral & smart cities and Soil health & Food.

ICE 2024 is a place of high business and academic reputation, calling for original ideas, papers, initiatives and projects. Authors, special sessions organisers, and participants are invited to contribute to the shaping of the debate on engineering solutions for digital transformation, that are not just European, but global challenges. Leading researchers and practitioners are invited to present their latest findings and their practical experiences. Policy makers and representatives are invited to join the debate and discuss their original perspective on these topics.

ICE 2024 conference will include an original set of paper sessions, plenary sessions and exhibition booth stands.

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Draft paper submission deadline

MDTWeek is covering the following key topics (not limited to):

  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and European Data Spaces
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy
  • Digital Health, mHealth, Wellbeing and Healthy Living
  • Digital Ocean and Maritime Technologies
  • Digital Skills, Human and Socio-Economic Challenges
  • Ethics, Diversity and RRI
  • Green Energy and Renewables
  • Heritage and Smart Tourism
  • Knowledge Management and Information Systems Interoperability
  • Novel Business Models and Digital Innovation Hubs
  • Simulation Models and Digital Twins
  • Smart Cities, Smart Environments and the Internet of Things
  • Smart Manufacturing, Robotics and Industry 5.0
  • Technology Foresight and Forecasting
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  • Conference Date

    Jun 24



    Jun 28


  • Jan 19 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

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IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
UNINOVA - Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias