Tampere University of Technology

TUTCRIS Research Portal

Prerequisites and conditions for socially sustainable manufacturing in Europe’s future factories—results overview from the SO SMART project

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics of Manufacturing: Managing the Enterprise of the Future - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319416960
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing
Period1/01/00 → …


This paper provides an overview of the EU project SO SMART (Socially Sustainable Manufacturing for the Factories of the Future), a coordinated support action (CSA) project. SO SMART examined the conditions in Europe for creating socially sustainable workplaces in the manufacturing sector, where factories flourish along with their social environment. The project was international (with partners from five countries), multidisciplinary and participatory, involving participation of several science domain experts and a wider community of academic and industry beneficiaries who participated in panels, workshops, conference events and an online forum created specifically for the project.


  • Demographics, Manufacturing, Production industry, Social sustainability, Societal challenges, Well-being

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland