Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability

Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability
Author: Yuya Kajikawa
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780128216736
ISBN 13: 0128216735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability presents a conceptual framework for designing action-oriented solutions to sustainability problems. It is an interdisciplinary examination not only of knowledge engineering, but also innovation, allowing environmental scientists to gain a better understanding of technological solutions and innovative methods. It is organized in a methodical way, first by defining sustainability and innovation, then by laying out a conceptual framework. It goes on to explore causality and systems thinking for examining a particular phenomenon, and then presents processes for analysis and design. Finally, it lays out the narrative of sustainability as well as what needs to be done in order to take action and looks to the future of sustainability and the ways in which transdisciplinary science and innovation can help us reach a sustainable society. By applying key concepts of innovation and knowledge engineering to sustainability problems, Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability provides a structured approach to putting theory into practice for sustainable development. Offers comprehensive theory for converting knowledge to action Provides practical insights for implementation in business and policy Relates theory to specific cases and topics on innovation and sustainability

Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications

Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications
Author: Jeffrey Tweedale,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN 10: 3642420176
ISBN 13: 9783642420177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Engineering and Innovative Applications Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2012, held in San Sebastian, Spain, in September 2012. The 21 revised papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 254 submissions. Topics of interest include the exploitation of AI techniques, most recent research in information technologies and dynamic ontologies.

Eco Innovation and Sustainability Management

Eco Innovation and Sustainability Management
Author: Bart Bossink
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1136680799
ISBN 13: 9781136680793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainability is a phenomenon that must be pursued in a complex system of interrelated elements of business, society, and ecology. It is important to gain an understanding of these elements, the interplay between them, and the behavior of the system. This book explores the business-societal-and-ecological system in which sustainable innovation has to be envisioned, conceptualized, realized, and improved. Author Bart Bossink offers insight into the systematic coherence of drivers of eco-innovation and sustainability utilizing a three-part approach: (1) eco- and sustainable innovation in business is based on ideas and people who cooperatively develop these ideas; (2) groups of people, organized in commercial firms, must realize these ideas cooperatively and create the innovations that can conquer the market; and (3) that people from governmental, non-governmental, not-for-profit, research, and commercial organizations can build institutional arrangements that stimulate these sustainable innovations, changing both industry and society. Adopting a managerial perspective and discussing concepts and methods to manage eco-innovation in business, this book highlights the interrelated roles of the individual, the firm, partnerships, and business environments. Researchers and practitioners who want to combine a commercial and economical approach with an ethical and social ambition to create an ecologically sustainable firm stand to learn much from these pages.

Technological Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development

Technological  Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies  Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development
Author: Nobre, Farley Simon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN 10: 1613501668
ISBN 13: 9781613501665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovation involves a set of processes which support the production and transformation of knowledge into new processes, technologies and products, goods and services, and provide an organization with particular strengths and value relative to other firms. In such a view, innovation is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable competitive advantage. Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable advantage. This book provides research and practice for graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as business firms with different technological, managerial, and organizational perspectives. Further Description from the Editors: This book represents the culmination of an international project to compile inter-disciplinary research that most contributes to innovation. More specifically, this book is about innovation in firms, industries, nations and society. It speaks to professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. The Editors’ goal is to foster cross-pollination among researchers. To this aim, the Editors have selected and assembled 35 chapters that illustrate multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empiric results on innovation and the roles of Sustainability, Organizational Networks, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, R&D&T (Research, Development and Technology) Management, Marketing, Finance, Internationalization, and Information Systems in the organization that pursues dynamic innovation and sustainable development. Innovation involves processes, organizational elements (or resources), and Organizational Abilities (OA) that support the production and transformation of knowledge into new knowledge, processes, structures, technologies and products, goods and services. At the firm and industry levels of analysis, innovation can provide organizations with strengths relative to other firms, clusters, and nations and it is a key source of customer benefits and sustainable development. At the collective and societal levels of analysis, innovation can provide humanity with economic, social and environmental wealth through sustainable development. The uniqueness of this book lies in the participants’ efforts to identify Organizations' Creative Areas (OCA) that can provide core competencies for the organization in pursuit of dynamic innovation and sustainable development. In this perspective, innovation is a dynamic system and it is contingent upon a set of core competencies that couple to each other. Therefore, changing of even one competence can affect the organization's ability to innovate. The book avoids the term competitive advantage and adopts a more fruitful perspective of sustainable development – “the process of achieving human development … in an inclusive, connected, equitable, prudent, and secure manner”. An inclusive perspective sees traditional competitive advantage as occupying one extreme, whereas truly sustainable development occupies the opposite extreme. Sustainable development must benefit not only the organization and its customers, but also the whole society and the future of humanity through sustainability. Most chapters of this book fall between these extremes.

Engineering for Sustainable Development

Engineering for Sustainable Development
Author: International Centre for Engineering Education,UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 9231004379
ISBN 13: 9789231004377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovation For Sustainability

Innovation For Sustainability
Author: Mammo Muchie,Angathevar Baskaran
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0798303468
ISBN 13: 9780798303460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation For Sustainability Book Review:

The innovation system theory has to deal with climate change as it generates the intellectual tools to promote development. A unified innovation system theory that integrates the eradication of threats to nature with the promotion of development is critically important to advance an original pedigree and trajectory of epistemology. Africa must learn and appreciate the costs to itself from the way Europe industrialised. It can neither follow nor imitate the European pattern of industrialisation. It has to include in its own development agenda both the meeting of social needs and choosing a path of development that would not bring ecological harm in the process. The African innovation system has to evolve in a nature protecting - rather than hurting - system; in addition, social needs must be met rather than exacerbating the social inequalities path of development.

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering
Author: Jude Hemanth,Madhulika Bhatia,Oana Geman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN 10: 3030257975
ISBN 13: 9783030257972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Visualization and Knowledge Engineering Book Review:

This book presents the fundamentals and advances in the field of data visualization and knowledge engineering, supported by case studies and practical examples. Data visualization and engineering has been instrumental in the development of many data-driven products and processes. As such the book promotes basic research on data visualization and knowledge engineering toward data engineering and knowledge. Visual data exploration focuses on perception of information and manipulation of data to enable even non-expert users to extract knowledge. A number of visualization techniques are used in a variety of systems that provide users with innovative ways to interact with data and reveal patterns. A variety of scalable data visualization techniques are required to deal with constantly increasing volume of data in different formats. Knowledge engineering deals with the simulation of the exchange of ideas and the development of smart information systems in which reasoning and knowledge play an important role. Presenting research in areas like data visualization and knowledge engineering, this book is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers in the field. Each chapter is self-contained and offers an in-depth analysis of real-world applications. It discusses topics including (but not limited to) spatial data visualization; biomedical visualization and applications; image/video summarization and visualization; perception and cognition in visualization; visualization taxonomies and models; abstract data visualization; information and graph visualization; knowledge engineering; human–machine cooperation; metamodeling; natural language processing; architectures of database, expert and knowledge-based systems; knowledge acquisition methods; applications, case studies and management issues: data administration issues and knowledge; tools for specifying and developing data and knowledge bases using tools based on communication aspects involved in implementing, designing and using KBSs in cyberspace; Semantic Web.

Knowledge Management Innovation and Big Data

Knowledge Management  Innovation and Big Data
Author: Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos,Miltiadis D. Lytras
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 3039280082
ISBN 13: 9783039280087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Management Innovation and Big Data Book Review:

The evolution of knowledge management theory and the special emphasis on human and social capital sets new challenges for knowledge-driven and technology-enabled innovation. Emerging technologies including big data and analytics have significant implications for sustainability, policy making, and competitiveness. This edited volume promotes scientific research into the potential contributions knowledge management can make to the new era of innovation and social inclusive economic growth. We are grateful to all the contributors of this edition for their intellectual work. The organization of the relevant debate is aligned around three pillars: SECTION A. DATA, KNOWLEDGE, HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR INNOVATION We elaborate on the new era of knowledge types and the emerging forms of social capital and their impact on technology-driven innovation. Topics include: · Social Networks · Smart Education · Social Capital · Corporate Innovation · Disruptive Innovation · Knowledge integration · Enhanced Decision-Making. SECTION B. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & BIG DATA ENABLED INNOVATION In this section, knowledge management and big data applications and systems are presented. Selective topic include: · Crowdsourcing Analysis · Natural Language Processing · Data Governance · Knowledge Extraction · Ontology Design Semantic Modeling SECTION C. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT In the section, the debate on the impact of knowledge management and big data research to sustainability is promoted with integrative discussion of complementary social and technological factors including: · Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development · Business Intelligence

System Innovation for Sustainability 1

System Innovation for Sustainability 1
Author: Arnold Tukker,Martin Charter,Carlo Vezzoli,Eivind Stø,Maj Munch Andersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 135128018X
ISBN 13: 9781351280181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Innovation for Sustainability 1 Book Review:

Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) was adopted as a priority area during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since become one of the main vehicles for targeting international sustainability policy. Sustainable consumption focuses on formulating equitable strategies that foster the highest quality of life, the efficient use of natural resources, and the effective satisfaction of human needs while simultaneously promoting equitable social development, economic competitiveness, and technological innovation. But this is a complex topic and, as the challenges of sustainability grow larger, there is a need to re-imagine how SCP policies can be formulated, governed and implemented. The EU-funded project "Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges" (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. To understand how this might effectively happen, the expertise of systems thinkers must be added to the mix. System Innovation for Sustainability 1 is the first result of a unique positive confrontation between experts from all four communities. It examines what SCP is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches. The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing – responsible for 70% of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies – with the aim of stimulating, fostering or forcing change to SCP theory in practice. The System Innovation for Sustainability series will continue with three further volumes of comprehensive case studies in each of these three critical consumption areas. Each chapter of this book examines problems and suggests solutions from a business, design, consumer and system innovation perspective. It primarily examines the differing solutions necessary in the consumer economies of the West, but also comments on the differing needs in rapidly emerging economies such as China, as well as base-of-the-pyramid economies. The System Innovation for Sustainability series is the fruit of the only major international research network on SCP and will set the standard in this field for some years to come. It will be required reading for all involved in the policy debate on sustainable production and consumption from government, business, academia and NGOs for designers, scientists, businesses and system innovators.

Knowledge Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations

Knowledge  Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations
Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,João J. Ferreira,Jose M. Merigó Lindahl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2018-07-16
ISBN 10: 3319748815
ISBN 13: 9783319748818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume explores the ways in which knowledge and innovation impact business and economic sustainability, offering a wide-ranging and richly illustrated study of knowledge, innovation and sustainability of organizations from a dynamic capabilities perspective. In organizational theory, dynamic capability is defined as an organization’s ability to react and adapt adequately and rapidly to external change. In today’s global economy, pursuing sustainable strategies and practices is critical to organizational success. Complying with externally and internally imposed sustainability targets might initially appear as a restriction for organizations; however, they can be transformed into a new set of opportunities. This means that the classic ways in which management absorbs the experiences associated with evolving conditions, organizational frameworks and markets must be reconsidered in light of the preservation of the technological, environmental and social ecosystems. Featuring research and case studies from sectors such as NGOs, SMEs, education and agriculture, this book offers students, academics, practitioners and policymakers a multi-faceted understanding of how and why knowledge, innovation and sustainability are intricately linked—and offers insight into best practices that balance organizational and societal needs.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Author: James R. Mihelcic,Julie B. Zimmerman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 1118741498
ISBN 13: 9781118741498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design presents civil engineers with an introduction to chemistry and biology, through a mass and energy balance approach. ABET required topics of emerging importance, such as sustainable and global engineering are also covered. Problems, similar to those on the FE and PE exams, are integrated at the end of each chapter. Aligned with the National Academy of Engineering’s focus on managing carbon and nitrogen, the 2nd edition now includes a section on advanced technologies to more effectively reclaim nitrogen and phosphorous. Additionally, readers have immediate access to web modules, which address a specific topic, such as water and wastewater treatment. These modules include media rich content such as animations, audio, video and interactive problem solving, as well as links to explorations. Civil engineers will gain a global perspective, developing into innovative leaders in sustainable development.

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering
Author: Geilson Loureiro,Richard Curran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 831
Release: 2007-08-10
ISBN 10: 1846289769
ISBN 13: 9781846289767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering Book Review:

This volume features the proceedings of the 14th ISPE Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, on the 16th – 20th of July 2007. It highlights the application of concurrent engineering to the development of complex systems.

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems
Author: K. Matthias Weber,Jens Hemmelskamp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-12-05
ISBN 10: 3540272984
ISBN 13: 9783540272984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Here is a dialog among worldwide experts across disciplines concerning theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributors explore new directions of research at the border of two research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. The text examines the four main components of environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II
Author: Allen H. Hu,Mitsutaka Matsumoto,Tsai Chi Kuo,Shana Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 981131196X
ISBN 13: 9789811311963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability II Book Review:

This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The second volume focus on assessment and management, including topics such as sustainable manufacturing and End of Life (EOL) management, sustainability assessment, policy and regulations and Incentives for eco-design.

Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi Disciplinary Environment

Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi Disciplinary Environment
Author: Josip Stjepandić,Georg Rock,Cees Bil
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1217
Release: 2012-08-10
ISBN 10: 1447144260
ISBN 13: 9781447144267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The CE Conference series is organized annually by the International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) and constitutes an important forum for international scientific exchange on concurrent and collaborative enterprise engineering. These international conferences attract a significant number of researchers, industrialists and students, as well as government representatives, who are interested in the recent advances in concurrent engineering research and applications. Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment: Proceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering contains papers accepted, peer reviewed and presented at the annual conference held at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, from 3rd-7th of September 2012. This covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics including: Systems Engineering and Innovation Design for Sustainability Knowledge Engineering and Management Managing product variety Product Life-Cycle Management and Service Engineering Value Engineering

The Politics of Knowledge in Inclusive Development and Innovation

The Politics of Knowledge in Inclusive Development and Innovation
Author: David Ludwig,Birgit Boogaard,Phil Macnaghten,Cees Leeuwis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 1000478726
ISBN 13: 9781000478723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Knowledge in Inclusive Development and Innovation Book Review:

This book develops an integrated perspective on the practices and politics of making knowledge work in inclusive development and innovation. While debates about development and innovation commonly appeal to the authority of academic researchers, many current approaches emphasise the plurality of actors with relevant expertise for addressing livelihood challenges. Adopting an action-oriented and reflexive approach, this volume explores the variety of ways in which knowledge works, paying particular attention to dilemmas and controversies. The six parts of the book address the complex interplay of knowledge and politics, starting with the need for knowledge integration in the first part and decolonial perspectives on the politics of knowledge integration in the second part. The following three parts focus on the practices of inclusive development and innovation through three major themes of learning for transformative change, evidence, and digitisation. The final part of the book addresses the governance of knowledge and innovation in the light of political struggles about inclusivity. Exploring conceptual and practical themes through case studies from the Global North and South, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners researching and working in development studies, epistemology, innovation studies, science and technology studies, and sustainability studies more broadly.

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the International Conference Engineering Innovations and Sustainable Development
Author: S. I. Ashmarina
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030908437
ISBN 13: 9783030908430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society

Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society
Author: Mitsutaka Matsumoto,Yasushi Umeda,Keijiro Masui,Shinichi Fukushige
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1195
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN 10: 9400730101
ISBN 13: 9789400730106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Innovative Value Towards a Sustainable Society Book Review:

Since the first EcoDesign International Symposium held in 1999, this symposium has led the research and practices of environmentally conscious design of products, services, manufacturing systems, supply chain, consumption, as well as economics and society. EcoDesign 2011 - the 7th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing - was successfully held in the Japanese old capital city of Kyoto, on November 30th – December 2nd, 2011. The subtitle of EcoDesign 2011 is to “design for value innovation towards sustainable society.” During this event, presenters discussed the way to achieve both drastic environmental consciousness and value innovation in order to realise a sustainable society.

Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa
Author: Allam Ahmed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 3319410903
ISBN 13: 9783319410906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa Book Review:

Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa’s various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) by the African Union (AU), which emphasises the critical role of science, technology and innovation for Africa’s socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa. Also containing case studies relating to various growing collaborations between education and research institutions, private and public entities as well as commercialisation of research and innovation outputs, Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa covers the key themes to provide an enabling environment for STI development in the African content.

Advances in Production Management Systems Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth

Advances in Production Management Systems  Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth
Author: Shigeki Umeda,Masaru Nakano,Hajime Mizuyama,Nironori Hibino,Dimitris Kiritsis,Gregor von Cieminski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN 10: 3319227564
ISBN 13: 9783319227566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Production Management Systems Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth Book Review:

The two volumes IFIP AICT 459 and 460 constitute the refereed proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2015. The 163 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 185 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: collaborative networks; globalization and production management; knowledge based production management; project management, engineering management, and quality management; sustainability and production management; co-creating sustainable business processes and ecosystems; open cloud computing architecture for smart manufacturing and cyber physical production systems; the practitioner's view on "innovative production management towards sustainable growth"; the role of additive manufacturing in value chain reconfiguration and sustainability; operations management in engineer-to-order manufacturing; lean production; sustainable system design for green products; cloud-based manufacturing; ontology-aided production - towards open and knowledge-driven planning and control; product-service lifecycle management: knowledge-driven innovation and social implications; and service engineering.