International Conference on
Recent Advances in Industrial and Systems Engineering

RAISE 2023

Theme of RAISE 2023: "Digitalization and Sustainability challenges for building Resilient Manufacturing and Services operations"

Organized by
School of Mechanical Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

20 - 22 December 2023

In Association with

Sponsored By


Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore , India


University of Sussex, UK


Cranfield University, U.K


Oklahoma State University


Northern Illinois University, U.S.A


University of Derby, U.K

About Us

About VIT

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by Honorable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan. University status was conferred in 2001 by MHRD Govt. of India in recognition of its excellence in academics, research and extracurricular initiatives.

Ranking & Accreditation

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has emerged as one of the best institutes of India and is aspiring to become a global leader. Quality in teaching-learning, research and innovation makes VIT unique.

  • Recognized as Institution of Eminence (IoE) by Government of India.
  • Ranked among the top 601-700 Universities of the world and one among the top 3 Institutions in India (Shanghai ARWU Ranking 2022)
  • The 9th best University, the 10th best research institution and the 12th best engineering institution in India (NIRF Ranking, Govt. of India 2022)
  • Engineering and Technology subject areas of VIT are the 346th best in the World and the 9th best in India as per QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
  • NAAC Accreditation with A++ grade in the 4th cycle
  • Ranked within the top 200 Universities in Asia (QS - Asia University Rankings 2022)

About SMEC

The school of Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and the most prestigious schools of VIT. This school started functioning right from 1984, the year in which our institution began. The school of Mechanical Engineering offers 3 undergraduate and 6 post-graduate programs. The school has got a team of highly qualified faculty members, many holding PhDs from the elite institutes across the globe, to teach and train the best minds of this country.

Special Attributes of SMEC
  • Enriched hands-on learning experience combining practical training facilitated by experts from academia and industry
  • Curriculum bench-marked with world ranked universities
  • Student Exchange Programs and Semester Abroad Programs
  • Industry sponsored labs and work-integrated learning programs for industries
  • International PG program under aegis of the Erasmus + Scheme
  • Sophisticated Infrastructure in niche areas
  • MoUs with Notable Industries and world ranked universities
  • Substantive research funding from national, international and bilateral bodies such as Erasmus+ , DST, Royal Academy of Engineering UK, BRICS, DRDO, AR&DB, CVRDE, BRNS, ISRO
  • Global opportunities for fulsome career progression

About RAISE 2023

The International Conference on Recent Advances in Industrial and Systems Engineering is a leading international forum for academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments in the field of Recent Advances in Industrial and Systems Engineering (RAISE). The conference is also expected to foster networking, collaboration and joint effort among the conference participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
International Conference on RAISE link researchers and practitioners from different branches of industrial engineering and engineering management from around the world. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore in collaboration with universities in USA: Oklahoma State University, Northern Illinois University and universities in UK: University of Sussex, Cranfield University, and University of Derby. It is expected to be attended by around 200 participants from India and around 50 participants from other countries.
RAISE 2023 will be held at Vellore Institute of Technology , Vellore during 20-22 December 2023.

All submissions are subjected to rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made. Submitted papers will be reviewed by minimum of two reviewers. Accepted and presented papers in International Conference on RAISE will be published in Scopus Indexed Springer Conference Proceedings. The extended version of the short-listed papers will be invited to publish in special issues of Scopus and SCIE indexed Journals.


Conference Committee


Dr. G. Viswanathan

Chancellor, VIT


Shri. Sankar Viswanathan

Vice President, VIT

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan

Vice President, VIT

Dr. G.V. Selvam

Vice President, VIT


Dr. Rambabu Kodali

Vice-Chancellor, VIT

Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick

Pro Vice-Chancellor, VIT

Dr. Jayabarathi T

Registrar, VIT


Dr. Devendranath Ramkumar



Dr. Arun Tom Mathew

Associate Dean, SMEC, VIT


Dr. Ponnambalam S G



Prof. Sunderesh S. Heragu

Oklahoma State University, USA

Prof. Purushothaman Damodaran

Northern Illinois University, USA

Prof. Nachiappan Subramanian

University of Sussex Business School, UK

Prof. Abhijeet Ghadge

Cranfield School of Management, UK

Prof. Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Derby Business School, UK


Dr. K. Jayakrishna


Dr. Rajyalakshmi G


Dr. Aravind Raj S


Dr. Vezhavendhan R



  • Prof. J. Paulo Davim | University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Prof. Michael Yu Wang | Monash University, Australia
  • Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran | Pennsylvania State University- Harrisburg, USA
  • Prof. P.N. Suganthan | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Prof. A. Senthilkumar | National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. LAU Hoong Chuin | Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Prof. Ruhul Sarker | University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
  • Prof. Wan Azhar Bin Wan Yusoff | University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  • Prof. Loo Chu Kiong | University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Prof. Qing (Cindy) Chang | University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
  • Prof. Ray Y. Zhong | The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Felix T.S. Chan | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Ibrahim Kucukkoc | Balikesir University, Turkey
  • Prof. George G.Q. Huang | The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Andrea Matta | Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Prof. Qiuhua Tang | Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  • Prof. Mitsuo Gen | Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute & Tokyo University of Science
  • Prof. Vladimír Modrák | Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Prof. Liyanage C De Silva | Faculty of Integrated Technologies , University of Brunei, Brunei
  • Prof. Faiz Bin Mohd Turan | Universiti Malaysia
  • Prof. Mohd Fadzil Faisae B Ab. Rashi | Universiti Malaysia
  • Prof. Andy Gunawan | Singapore Management University
  • Prof. PDD Dominic | University Technology Petronas
  • Dr. Humyun Fuad Rahman | Cardiff Metropolitan University, cardiff, UK
  • Prof. Sarma Yadavalli | University of Pretoria. South Africa
  • Dr. Mebrahitom Asmelash Gebremariam | Universiti Malaysia
  • Prof. Yudi Fernando | Universiti Malaysia
  • Dr. Abdul Mazid | Central Queensland University
  • Prof. Balan Sundarakani | University of Wollongong in Dubai
  • Dr. Ripon Chakrabortty | University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra
  • Dr. Mukund Janardhanan | University of Leicester, UK
  • Teh Sin Yin | Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Izabela Ewa Nielsen | Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Lam Hon Loong Nottingham University Malaysia, Malaysia


  • Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari | National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India
  • Prof. C. Rajendran | Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • Prof. G. Srinivasan | Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • Prof. Surya Prakash Singh | Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Prof. S. Venkataramaniah | Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India
  • Prof. T. Asokan | Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • Prof.. S.R.Devadasan | PSG College of Technology, India
  • Prof. B. Mahadevan | Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
  • Prof. P. Asokan | National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
  • Prof. S. Kumanan | National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
  • Prof. S. Vinodh | National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
  • Prof. Paul Robert | Anna University, India
  • Prof. Vijayakumar M | National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • Prof. Rajeev Agrawal | Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Prof. Prateek Saxena | Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
  • Madhusudanan Pillai V | National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • Dr. Vimal K E K | National Institute of Technology, Trichy
  • Prof. Sachin Mangla Kumar | O P Jindal Global University, India
  • Prof. V. Ravi | Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Prof. K. Mathiyazhagan | Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai
  • Prof. Balakrishna Ekandahe | National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • Prof. M. Deepak | Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
  • R. Venkata Rao | SVNIT, Surat, India
  • S.S. Mahapatra | NIT, Rourkela, India

Keynote Speakers

International Speakers

Prof. Satish Bukkapatnam

Rockwell International Professor, College of Engineering
Texas A&M University
Emerging Technologies Building, College Station, TX 77843-3131

Prof. Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Professor of Operations Management
Head of the centre for supply chain improvement,
University of Derby, United Kingdom

Prof. Constantin Blome

Academic Dean & Professor
Lancaster University Leipzig,
Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistrasse 1004109 Leipzig, GERMANY

Prof. Nachiappan Subramanian

Professor of Operations & Logistics Management and Supply Chains
University of Sussex Business School,
Falmer Brighton BN1 9RH, United Kingdom

Dr. Hitesh Vora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Director - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC),
Mechanical Engineering Technology/ Mechatronics & Robotics Technology,
Oklahoma State University
United States of America

National Speakers

Dr. Sunil Luthra

>All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
NewDelhi - 110070

Prof. Dr. S. Narayanan

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Srivilliputhur,
Tamil Nadu,626126

Dr. Manavalan Ethirajan

Senior Delivery Manager
Kinaxis India Pvt Ltd,
Chennai, India

Mr. Anand V Pujari

Education Accounts Manager,
Autodesk, India

Conference Theme

Traditional manufacturing and service operations objective is to achieve excellence in mass production and service operations without any wastage with the known certain conditions. However, in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, manufacturing and service operations need to proactively sense the changes either a short term such as earthquake or long-term disruption such as pandemic and adapt quickly to varying conditions to offer the same productivity. There are several theories, tools and techniques to achieve excellence in certain conditions but in the VUCA world, those conditions will not apply. Hence, there is a need for research on combining people, process and technologies to deal with short and long-term disruptions and develop contingency plans to make the manufacturing and service operations robust. In addition to productivity these days, the firms and its supply network need to achieve several sustainable goals. There is a potential for researchers to investigate the pathways for ensuring resilience through application of digital technologies such as methods to ensure as blockchain, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, digital twins, big data analytics, augmented reality, cyber-physical systems to enhance people and process. The conference theme invites original research papers to address a few open research questions generated through chatGPT for example as given below.

  • How can organizations use digital technologies to build more resilient supply chains?
  • How can organizations use digital technologies to improve the resilience of their service operations and respond more effectively to changes in demand or disruptions in the market?
  • What changes need to be included in processes to increase the flexibility of manufacturing/ service operations and reduce their vulnerability to disruptions?
  • How can organizations ensure the readiness and adaptability of their workforce in the face of disruptive events and changes in the market?
  • What role can artificial intelligence and machine learning play in improving the resilience of manufacturing operations?
  • How can organizations use data analytics to proactively identify potential supply chain disruptions and minimize their impact?
  • How can organizations develop and implement effective business continuity plans for their manufacturing operations?
  • How can sustainability be integrated into the design and operation of resilient manufacturing systems to minimize their impact on the environment and ensure their long-term viability?
  • How can organizations build resilient service operations that are capable of providing high-quality service to customers, even in the face of disruptions or changes in the market?

The conference proceeding includes research debates on the nascent research questions as mentioned above and includes new contributions from the industrial and systems engineering research community. We expect submission from the scholars in the following overlapping areas including manufacturing, supply chain digitalization, resilience, and sustainability.

Topics covering industrial issues/applications and academic research include, but are not limited to:


Manuscript Submission

The International Conference on RECENT ADVANCES IN INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (RAISE2023) invites Academicians, Researchers, Industrialists and Students for submitting their novel, previously unpublished and high-quality research papers. The theme of RAISE2023 is Digitalization and Sustainability challenges for building Resilient Manufacturing and Services operations. Kindly note that the submissions are not limited to the topics mentioned in the conference call for papers.
All papers that confirm submission guidelines will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on its research novelty, technical and/or research content, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Acceptance of papers will be only communicated to authors through their email submitted in easy chair while submitting the paper. The authors of the accepted papers will be allowed to make corrections in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready papers within the stipulated deadline.

The novel unpublished research articles having maximum length 10 pages are invited for presentation/publication in the conference proceedings.

  • Kindly ensure that your paper is formatted as per Template (not exceeding 10 pages).
  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts based on its research significance, novelty and clarity.
  • The papers that include original content with novel research results or successful applications will be considered for publication.
  • The committee normally reaches its decision via email. All papers must be submitted in English.
  • Please submit the publishing agreement and final paper only if the submitted is officially accepted by the committee and you are FULLY registered for the research article should be according to the aforementioned template and provided in electronic form (MS-Word/PDF).

Please submit your manuscript through the easychair conference management system. Authors could use the link

Click Here to Submit

their manuscript. Authors need to create an account in to submit papers, If they don't have an account.
For more detailed information on manuscript submission, please refer to the link, where the steps to be followed to submit a manuscript for a conference are explained. Offline submission via e-mails will not be entertained.

Conference Proceeding
Selected papers presented in RAISE 2023 will be published as a book volume in the Lecture Notes in Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering series by Springer Nature (
All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and the review comments will be communicated to the authors.

Special Issues in the Scopus/SCIE/ESCI indexed Journals
Quality manuscripts presented in the conference will be short-listed for consideration to publish in the Special Issues of International Journals. This is a post-conference activity, and the short-listed authors will be invited to submit the extended and revised version of their manuscript. The manuscripts are handled by guest editors from the initiation of review process until the final decision. Short-listed authors will receive an invitation letter to submit the extended and revised manuscript. The details about the level of revision expected and timeline for the Special Issue publication will be provided in that invitation letter.

list of Journals for which the special issue approvals obtained are listed below.

No. Name of Journal ISSN (online & Print) Publisher Indexing details Impact Factor/CiteScore
1 International Journal of Advanced Mechatronics Systems 1756-8420 1756-8412 Inderscience Scopus CiteScore: 0.6 (2022)
2 Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal 19366582, 19366590 Springer SCIE, Scopus Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022) CiteSCore: 5.2 (2022)
3 Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C 22500545, 22500553 Springer Scopus CiteScore: 2.2 (2022)
4 International Journal of Automation and Control 1740-7524, 1740-7516 Inderscience ESCI, Scopus Impact Factor: 0.32 (2022) CiteScore: 3.7 (2022)
5 OPSEARCH 00303887, 09750320 Springer ESCI, Scopus Impact Factor: 1.6 (2022) CiteScore: 3.4 (2022)
6 International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage 1479-2753, 1479-2494 Inderscience Scopus CiteScore: 2.1 (2022)

A full paper written on a topic within the conference theme should be submitted before the deadline mentioned in conference Homepage.

  • The paper prior to submission should be checked for plagiarism from licensed plagiarism software.
  • The plagiarism content should not exceed 15%.
  • Any kind of self-plagiarism or plagiarism from the work(s) of others should be avoided in an article. If you use a model/concept/figure/table/data/conclusive comment from a previously published work in your paper, you must properly cite the source work.
  • If you are using any copyrighted material, a prior permission should be taken from the copyright holder.

Ethical Responsibilities

All authors must comply with Springer ethical standards, as detailed in Springer Code of Conduct. Please read all of the sections of this Code carefully and make sure that your paper complies with them. In addition, authors are instructed to read the following documents for complete authors guidelines.

Preparation of Your Paper

Your contribution may be prepared in Microsoft Word. Please use the WORD template provided below.
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates
Select papers from the conference will be published by Springer as a proceedings book volume. Springer will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published.
Springer Nature does not charge any money for publication of Non-Open Access content. Abstracts/extended abstracts and short papers (less than 4 pages) are not considered for publication.

Length of Papers

The most common types of papers accepted for publication are full papers (10 pages including figures, tables & references), where a page constitutes 450 words. We only wish to publish papers of significant scientific content. Very short papers (less than 6 pages) are not allowed.

Licence-To-Publish Form

You will have to send us the signed copy of Licence-to-Publish form as a scanned PDF, after the acceptance of your manuscript. The corresponding author (one per paper), who must match the corresponding author marked in the header of the paper, must have the full right, power, and authority to sign the agreement on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper, and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on their behalf. Digital signatures are not acceptable. The corresponding author should be available to check the paper before it is published. Please note that once a paper has been delivered to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the paper cannot be made. Authors’ names cannot be added or deleted, their order cannot be changed, and the corresponding author cannot be altered. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper.

Open Access or Open Choice Option

If any of the authors contributing to RAISE2023 are interested in Open Access or Open Choice, please refer to Springer webpage for prices and additional information.

Important Dates

Detail Date
Publish Call for papers (CFP) 30 April 2023
Final call for papers 15th November 2023
Final paper submission due 15 November 2023
Registration closes on 16th November 2023


It is mandatory that at least one author of all accepted papers have to register for the conference to ensure that paper is included in the proceedings. Only registered authors are allowed to present the papers. Registration fee covers conference kit, access to all sessions, Coffee/Tea, working lunch and welcome dinner. Accommodation on payment basis will be arranged on request in VIT Hostel or Hotels in Vellore. Please refer to RAISE-VIT website for tariff.

Participant Type Amount
Students/Research Scholars ₹ 5000 (+ GST)
Faculty Participants ₹ 6000 (+ GST)
Industry Participants ₹ 8000 (+ GST)
Foreign Participants USD 200 (+ GST)