Remanufacturing market is experiencing a strong growth due to the ongoing transition from a linear to a circular economy, meaning resources are kept in use for as long as possible by collecting products at the end of their life cycle. Remanufacturing is the process of restoring used products to a “common operating and aesthetic standard”. Implementing remanufacturing can entail significant financial and environmental benefits. It was estimated that remanufacturing may contribute to saving up to 85% of energy compared to new productions. Moreover, from a financial perspective, remanufacturing represents a solution to “retaining the value of products”. However, all these opportunities inevitably make systems more complex and, consequently, challenges related to their management dramatically increase. Implementing remanufacturing can involve several issues concerning product design, reverse logistics, warranty management, production planning and customer acceptance. The product must be re-designed to make disassembly and inspection operations easier, and the choice of materials should favour recovery operations. The uncertainty surrounding the quantity, the quality and the timing of returns complicate the modelling, design and control of reverse logistics and the balancing of loads.
To address these problems, the workshop has the objective of strengthening knowledge on design, modelling and control of remanufacturing systems, by collect contributions related to many reamanufacturing fields, included, but not limited to, the topics listed below.


  • Operations management in Remanufacturing
  • Zero-defects Manufacturing
  • Design for Remanufacturing
  • Quality for Remanufacturing
  • Design for Disassembly
  • Virtual, Augumented and Cross Reality for Remanufacturing enhancement
  • Cloud Remanufacturing
  • Autonomous Remanufacturing
  • Robotics for Remanufacturing
  • Human Robot Cooperation for Remanufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management for Remanufacturing
  • Reverse Logistics for Remanufacturing Supply Chains
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost for Technology Selection in Remanufacturing
  • Industrial Internet of Things for information exploitation in Remanufacturing context
  • Machine Learning approaches in Remanufacturing context
  • Block Chain approaches in Remanufacturing context