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MCPC 2017 – November 20-21 2017 @ RWTH Aachen University

11:01 am in Events, Participate!, Research, SMCExcel by Stephan Hankammer

Dear Mass Customization Community!

The 9th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference takes place in Aachen, Germany, November 20-21 2017! It will feature four large tracks on Mass Customization & Sustainability, Smart Products, Digital Manufacturing, and MCP success factors!

For more information about the MCPC conference series, its history, vanue, important dates and most importantly opportunities for your participation, please check

Here, you find the call for paper!

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MCPC 2014: Paper Submission System Now Online!

10:42 am in Events, Participate! by Frank Steiner

MCPCGood news from our collegues at Aalborg University. Preparations for the MCPC 2014 Conference are going along and now you can start submitting your paper to the organizers, using the official submission system via Springer.

So, if you have some interesting research to contribute that fits into the conference’s call for papers, please feel free to follow this link and become part of the next MCPC event. Deadline for full paper submissions is September 15th 2013.

Best of luck and looking forward to meet you in Aalborg!

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MCPC 2014: Submission deadline for special session proposal

10:31 am in Events, Participate! by Frank Steiner


Please remember the submission deadline for the special session proposal at September 1st, 2013. Also MCPC 2014 is now available via different social media channels. Have a look at the following groups and join your favorite one:

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Survey on customer experience in customizing or designing clothing online.

1:40 pm in Participate!, Research by Frank Steiner

Our fellow mass customization researcher Deepita Shah is conducting a study on the experience of customizing clothes online. For this study Deepita is asking for your help: – See more at:

Please support Deepita’s research! Participation takes only about 5 minutes of your time!

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MCPC 2014 – Call for Papers

3:25 pm in Events, Participate! by Frank Steiner


The MCPC 2014 is a multi-track conference featuring a combination of high profile keynotes with expert talks, panel discussions, paper sessions, workshops, receptions, and much more. While it is devoted to sharing and discussing the latest research in the field, the MCPC has a strong focus on real life applications. Since its beginning, there is an equal share of participants, practitioners and academics/researchers. This makes the MCPC truly unique among many conferences. It really strives to connect MCPC thought leaders, entrepreneurs, technology developers, and researchers with people applying these strategies in practice.

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Please participate in an online-survey on Mass Customization

11:41 am in Participate!, Project, Research, S-MC-S by Frank Steiner

Our fellow mass customization researcher Golboo Pourabdollahian is conducting a study on MC and sustainability. For this study Golboo is asking for your help:

“Dear colleagues,

May I ask for your kind support for my PhD research?

My research focuses on the fact that how we can make mass customization more sustainable in footwear industry. In this regard I am collecting data to map possible impacts of different Mass Customization enablers on environmental sustainability at the example of the footwear industry.

Therefore I kindly ask you to evaluate a number of relationships between MC enablers and outcomes by responding to a brief survey. You can reach the survey easily by clicking on the following link:

The survey will take about 10-12 minutes of your time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Thanks a lot for your support!”

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Aalborg University to Host Next MCPC in Feb. 2014

12:03 pm in Events, Participate! by Frank Steiner

In February, we posted the open letter of our colleague Frank Piller with the sad fact that his group could not organize and host this year’s MCPC conference due to capacity constraints. Many of you have inquired about alternative ways to keep the MCPC alive. Today we are glad to announce that the Mass Customization Research Group at Aalborg University has commited to host the conference in 2014.

Please find some extracts from their announcement letter below, including a call to feedback for everybody interested in actively participating in the shaping of this conference.

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Call for Papers – Configuration Workshop 2013 in Vienna, Austria.

5:42 pm in Events, Participate! by Frank Steiner

The main goal of the workshop is to promote high-quality research in all technical areas related to configuration. If you would like to participate in this workshop, consider submission of a full paper of no more than 8 pages until May 3rd, 2013 (Abstract submission until April 12th, 2013). Position statements and problem instances can be submitted as short papers limited to 4 pages.

The topics of the workshop are:

  • Configuration problems and models
  • Techniques for obtaining and/or maintenance of configuration models
  • Reasoning methods
  • Interactivity and mass customization
  • Applications and tools

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at the workshop and to present the paper. Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of AI Communications.

    More information can be found here.

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    Call for Papers – Special Issues of International Journal of Mass Customization and International Journal of Product Development

    7:30 pm in Participate!, Research by Frank Steiner

    Have a look at these two calls for special issues regarding mass customization topics. For detailed information please follow the respective links to the journal web sites:

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    Please participate in an online survey on mass customization

    7:06 pm in Participate!, Research by Frank Piller

    The Technology and Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University focuses on research in mass customization and personalization from the perspective of competitive strategy, the definition of solution spaces, and the design of toolkits for customer co-design. In this context, the TIM group is now asking for your help in an online survey on mass customization.

    One of the research interests is to develop a better understanding of the strategic capabilities that form mass customization from a firm perspective. Therefore, the TIM group has now launched this survey to generate a better survey instrument to measure the strategic capabilities by generating a broad list of managerial activities.We kindly ask you to help them with a sorting exercise in form of an online survey, in which you are asked to assign 30 of these managerial activities to one of the strategic capabilities:

    To participate in this survey, please follow this link:

    The survey will take about 15-20 mins of your time. Thank you very much for your support!

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