The Philosopher's Stone for Sustainability

Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 8th - 9th, 2012

  • Yoshiki Shimomura
  • Koji Kimita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
    Pages 1-11
  3. John Lindström, Daria Plankina, Håkan Lideskog, Magnus Löfstrand, Lennart Karlsson
    Pages 25-30
  4. Yutaro Nemoto, Fumiya Akasaka, Yoshiki Shimomura
    Pages 49-54
  5. J. A. Erkoyuncu, R. Roy, A. Harrison
    Pages 55-60
  6. S. Akmal, R. Batres, L. H. Shih
    Pages 67-72
  7. R. Orawski, D. Kammerl, S. A. Schenkl, C. Hepperle, M. Mörtl
    Pages 73-78
  8. M. Panarotto, Å. Ericson, T. C. Larsson
    Pages 85-90
  9. Marion Steven, Solmaz Alevifard
    Pages 97-102
  10. K. Chirumalla, A. Bertoni, Å. Ericson, O. Isaksson
    Pages 109-114
  11. J. A. Erkoyuncu, C. Durugbo, R. Roy
    Pages 115-120

About these proceedings


Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2), which is defined as “an integrated industrial product and service offering that delivers value in use,” has expanded rapidly over the last decade. IPS2 has allowed us to achieve both high added value and high productivity and has enriched our QOL by improving the performance of products and services. We are now struggling with many awkward issues related to sustainability, but IPS2 is expected to be the “philosopher’s stone” for solving these issues.

Following the pattern of conferences held in Cranfield in 2009, Linköping in 2010, and Braunschweig in 2011, the fourth International CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, held on November 8-9, 2012, in Tokyo, will cover various aspects of IPS2. Topics planned for this year’s conference reflect the latest IPS2 information in both the natural sciences and humanities and include case studies from various industries. IPS2 is still a relatively new field, so it is important to keep track of the entire context in order to promote more cross-sectional cooperation between multimodal fields and disciplines. The fourth International CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems will serve as a vital platform for such collaborations and the discussion of new scientific ideas.


Business Model for Product Service Systems Economic Aspects of Product Service Systems IPS 2 2012 Industrial product service systems Product Service System Engineering Strategies for Product Service Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshiki Shimomura
    • 1
  • Koji Kimita
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2., Department of Management ScienceTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32846-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32847-3
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