INDUSCON is IEEE/IAS International Conference on Industry Applications. The conference is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), by the Brazil South Section of IEEE and by the South Section Chapter of the Industry Applications Society (IAS). Since the first edition of the INDUSCON in 1992 the conference is well known as an important forum where the academic community and the industry meet to exchange and discuss scientific research and technological advances.

INDUSCON is a biannual event that covers themes related to Industry Applications: Industry 4.0, Robotics and Mechatronics, Automation and Process Control, Biomedical Engineering, Power Systems, Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Electronics, Industrial Lighting, Power Quality, Smart Grids, Electrical Vehicle and Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Safety and Reliability and others. This edition will be in a hybrid format for the first time, allowing virtual and in-person presentations and attendances at the same time. The theme of this edition of INDUSCON 2023 will be: the “Industry 4.0 challenges in the ESG (Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance) context”. The congress will be an opportunity to debate and discuss the enviromental and social responsability of the industry and the technology for the future of our planet, in line with the United Nations “2030 Agenda for Susteinable Development Goals”.

The 15th INDUSCON 2023 will be organized by Federal University of ABC (UFABC). The conference also has the participation of internationally renowned speakers from both the academy and industry. As a result, INDUSCON is considered one of the most important and renowned conferences in industry applications in Brazil.

In the last few years two major trends have reached the world of industry and corporate business: ESG and Industry 4.0. ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance while Industry 4.0 comprises the set of technologies of the early XXI century that are transforming the way products and services are produced. This transformation is so radical that it has been considered as the 4th industrial revolution. On the other hand, the conventional investment paradigm is being phased out in favor of investments in companies that prioritize ESG responsibility. The rationale behind it is that, in the long-term, “Who Cares Wins”. However, a shift to a new production paradigm that is sustainable, promotes social responsibility in the corporate environment, preserving equity and business ethics is not a trivial task.

INDUSCON 2023 believes that technologies that come in the wake of Industry 4.0 can help companies to achieve ESG goals. So we invite engineers, academic community and industry people to submit a paper showing how emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 can contribute to ESG goals.

The conference provides different tutorials, lectures and technical sections where the speakers can present and discuss their research results and innovations with their academic, scientific and industrial fellows. Keeping the tradition of the event, the papers submitted and approved in English will be sent for publication in the IEEE Xplore platform for international publicity. In this edition, papers submitted in Portuguese and in Spanish will be also sent for publication in the IEEE Xplore.