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11-13 October 2021, Budapest, Hungary

10th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology

„Digital technologies as enablers of industrial competitiveness and sustainability”

10th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology

NEWS: DET2020 postponement

We write to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th CIRP Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2020), which was planned to be held from 12th – 14th October, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary, has been postponed for 2021 and will be held on 11th -13th October 2021, in Budapest Hungary. The Conference venue and accommodation arrangements shall remain the same.

By changing the date to 11-13 October 2021 we expect that it will be safer and practically more feasible for our authors, delegates and industrial partners to travel to Budapest to join the DET2021 Conference.
We are very pleased about the high interest shown in the DET2020 Conference so far, and truly believe that fellow researchers from around the globe will gather next year at DET2021 in Budapest. Please note that all papers submitted for DET2020, will be maintained in the system for DET2021.
Of course, we will keep the paper submission system open for new papers and will proceed with additional calls for papers in due course.

For news, updated dates and details, please visit our website at
We appreciate your kind understanding and support in making DET2021 a success and wish you to stay in good health.
Looking forward to seeing you at DET2021, in Budapest, Hungary.

With very best regards,
József Váncza, DET2020 Chair
Paul Maropoulos, DET General Chair 

Announcement & Call for Papers 


We are pleased to invite you to attend the 10th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology – DET 2020 – organized by the Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC), the Research Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), and the Queen's University Belfast. DET is a prestigious, International Series of Conferences that preceded Industry 4.0 as it has started in 2001, and previous events were held in prime locations around the world including Hong Kong and Nanjing in China, Stuttgart in Germany, Nantes in France, Durham in UK and Athens in Greece.

József Váncza (DET 2020 Chair)
Paul Maropoulos (DET General Chair)

DET 2020 conference

The DET 2020 conference focuses on the employment of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the modelling, simulation, optimization, control, monitoring, and visualisation of products, factories and manufacturing processes, covering all lifecycle issues across the entire supply chain, starting with product design and development, engineering of factories, machines, equipment and technical processes, commissioning and ramp-up, followed by manufacturing operations, maintenance, factory overhaul and facility management, up to products recycling/re-use, and environmentally friendly dismantling.

10th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology


Potential delegates are invited to submit papers in or related to the following topics: 


Product Design and Development

Product Design, Modelling and Visualisation, Collaborative Engineering, Distributed Design, Cost Engineering, Design for X, Knowledge Based Engineering and CAD/CAM/CAE.


Manufacturing Technologies and Operations 

Manufacturing Process Modelling and Simulation, Manufacturing Planning and Decision Making, Intelligent CNC Machining, Feature-based Manufacturing, Rapid Manufacturing, Inspection and Measurement, Assembly Planning and Simulation


Factory and Production Systems 

Virtual Factory, Digital Factory, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Factory, Factory Automation and Control, Man-Machine Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Production System Design, Reconfiguration and Optimisation


IT Systems & Interoperability 

Systems Communication and Interoperability, IT-based Product-Service Systems, Service oriented and Cloud-based environments, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Management frameworks, Big Data and Data Mining, Blockchain technology, Social Media Technologies in Design and Manufacturing


Life Cycle Issues 

Product, Process and Factory Life Cycle Management, Sustainability, Lean Design and Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Reverse Engineering, Product-Service Systems, Product Maintenance, Re-manufacturing and Disposal, Circular Economy and Global Manufacturing Issues


Submission deadlines

Paper submission opens15 January 2020
Special session proposal due date1 October 2020
Registration opens1 February 2021
Full paper submission due date1 March 2021
Notification of acceptance1 May 2021
Camera-ready paper due date15 June 2021
Early Bird registration ends15 July 2021 
Conference11-13 October 2021 

Submission Details


Organization of special sessions: special sessions of 4-5 papers around selected topics od the conference can be organized. For further details please contact the conference chair at

Conference proceedings will be published in Elsevier’s Procedia Manufacturing.

Every accepted paper must be presented in person by a co-author, and papers with no-registration will not be included in the proceedings.

Guide for Authors and Formatting Templates

The papers are limited to a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) pages.
Please use the following templates for formatting your submission.

Please use the following templates for formatting your submission.

• Word .docm Template (download)
• PDF Template (download
• LaTeX Template (download

Elsevier’s detailed Guide for Authors can be found here.

Author FAQs can be found here.

Along with your submission, you have to upload a statement about your conflict of interests. A declaration template can be found here

Paper Submission Instructions

Please follow the steps bellow when submitting your manuscript.

1. Access submission website at
2. Login as Author or create your account. 
3. Select Submit New Manuscript
4. Select Article Type: Conference Paper – DET 2020. 
5. Upload Manuscript file. 
6. Go to the bottom of the page and select Manuscript as item. 
7. Upload Conflict of Interest statement file. 
8. Select Conflict of interest statement as item. 
9. Select the Section or Category: DET 2020
10. Enter comments, if any. 
11. Enter Full Title/Short Title/Abstract/Authors/Funding Information details. 
12. Select Build PDF for Approval. 
13. In the Action Links choose View Submission, to ensure all details are correct. 
14. In the Action Links choose Approve Submission to submit. 
Elsevier’s detailed Tutorial for Authors can be accessed here.


Scientific Committee

J. C. Aurich (Germany)
O. Battaia (France) 
A. Bernard (France) 
D. Brissaud (France) 
P. Butala (Slovenia) 
E. Carpanzano (Switzerland) 
D. Chen (Sweden) 
P. Cunha (Portugal) 
L. Cser (Hungary) 
B. Denkena (Germany)
N. Duffie (USA) 
H. A. Elmaraghy (Canada) 
W. Elmaraghy (Canada) 
G. Erdős (Hungary)
J. Franke (Germany)  
R. X. Gao (USA)
T. Szalay (Hungary) 

D. Gyulai (Hungary) 
C. Hassan (Hungary) 
E. Hohwieler (Germany) 
G. Huang (Hong Kong) 
B. Iung (France) 
J. Jósvai (Hungary) 
B. Kádár (Hungary) 
T. Kaihara (Japan) 
A. Kő (Hungary) 
G. Lanza (Germany)
R. Lovas (Hungary) 
V. Majstorovic (Serbia) 
S. Makris (Greece) 
L. Monostori (Hungary)
D. Mourtzis (Greece)
N. Nishino (Japan)
M. Colledani (Italy)

Y. Nonaka (Japan) 
N. Papakostas (Ireland) 
G. Putnik (Portugal) 
Z. Ray (Hong Kong) 
O. Sauer (Germany) 
S. Schlund (Austria) 
G. Schuh (Germany) 
W. Sihn (Austria) 
G. Stépán (Hungary) 
R. Teti (Italy) 
T. Tomiyama (Japan) 
H. Van brussel (Belgium) 
Zs. Viharos (Hungary) 
R. Vrabic (Slovenia) 
L. Wang (Sweden) 
E. Westkaemper (Germany) 
T. Tolio (Italy)

Local Organizing Committee

József Váncza (Institute for Computer Science and Control, SZTAKI)

Dávid Gyulai (Institute for Computer Science and Control, SZTAKI) 

István Biró (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, BME)

Judit Monostori (Institute for Computer Science and Control, SZTAKI) 

Judit Megyery (Institute for Computer Science and Control, SZTAKI)

Publication Details

DET2020 will be sponsored by CIRP, and all papers will be published in the Elsevier’s Procedia Manufacturing.

Selected papers will be included in special issues of the Journal of Engineering Manufacture (link), International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (link), The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (link) and other peer-reviewed International journals. Further details will be provided in due course. 

Every accepted paper must be presented in person by a co-author, and papers with no-registration will not be included in the proceedings.


For speakers with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for 1 paper only.
Speakers presenting multiple papers may pay an extra paper fee for each extra paper.

(before 15 July 2021)
(before 20 September 2021)
Late and on-site
(after 21 September 2021)

Reverse charge for EU VAT nr, 0% VAT for third countries, + 27% VAT for individual and Hungarian participants).

Student status must be proved.

Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing via e-mail. Cancellations received before 20 September 2021 are subject to a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be paid after 20 September 2021 but delegate substitution is permitted.


The DET 2020 will take place in Budapest. The capital of Hungary is an economic, financial and cultural centre with two million inhabitants. The city, which is beautifully situated on both sides of the Danube river has a history dating back over 2000 years. For further information about travelling and visa, please download our information brochure. 

The conference will be held in Hotel Mercure Budapest Budapest Castle Hill (former Hotel Mercure Buda). 


Institute for Computer Science and Control

Institute for Computer Science and Control

Centre of Excellence in  Production Informatics and Control

Centre of Excellence in
Production Informatics and Control

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Conference Chair

József Váncza
(SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary)

Past DET chairs

James Gao (University of Greenwich)
Yingguang Li (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics)

DET General Chair

Paul Maropoulos
(Queen's University Belfast, UK)


Judit Stefkó