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Selected workshops for I-ESA 2016





Exploring solutions and business opportunities in Enterprise Interoperability: the Portuguese scenario


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


Nowadays, large companies and SMEs are challenged with the evolution of digitised and networked enterprise concept.
Companies are nowadays equipped with digitised processes, where data and information flow is a reality and where paperless processes are becoming a reality.
The networked relationship with clients and suppliers is becoming a key organizational paradigm, despite several issues need to be addressed: data sharing and exchange, system’s flexibility, high productivity and competitiveness.
The vertiginous evolution of enterprise systems has paved the way to the recent Industry 4.0 vision, where the factory of the future would receive the enabling environment to engineers and other professionals to have no notice of the existent systems. They were there to assist and help the efficiency of the industrial activity, complex enough to be charged with an additional constraint.
The issue of interoperability within the enterprise is therefore no longer limited to the interoperability between silos of systems within single companies, but has become one of interoperability throughout a value chain.
Industry’s need for Enterprise Interoperability (EI) has been one of the significant drivers for research into the Internet of the Future domain. EI research will embrace and extend contributions from the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services, and will go on to drive the future needs for the Internets of People, Processes, and Knowledge.
Portuguese industry will find at I-ESA’16 an outstanding opportunity to exchange experience and solutions on business interoperability in their daily operations.

Topics:


  • Enterprise Interoperability
  • Systems interoperability
  • Business models
  • Information and technical information modelling

Organizer: Prof. Ricardo Machado, PhD, Universidade do Minho, PT
E-mail: rmac@dsi.uminho.pt

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Intelligent Systems Configuration Services for Flexible Dynamic Global Production Networks (FLEXINET)


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


To disseminate results from the FLEXINET FP7 Factories of the Future project. This project emanated from the enterprise interoperability and collaborative manufacturing communities, and addresses issues relating to the initial configuration of global production networks to deliver product-services, as well as their subsequent re-configuration in response to changing markets, new technologies, and challenges posed by risk and uncertainty in collaborative networks. As the FLEXINET project approaches completion, this workshop will be a showcase of overall project results as well as specific technical advances.

Topics:


  • Collaborative manufacturing of product-services in global production networks.
  • Business models for global production networks.
  • Risk management and uncertainty in global production networks.
  • Product-service production reference ontologies.
  • Methodologies to design flexible business models for production network configuration.
  • Intelligent platforms and production network configuration services.
  • Deployment and validation of FLEXINET services.

Organizer: Prof. Keith Popplewell, University of Coventry, UK
E-mail: cex393@coventry.ac.uk

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New Approaches to Product Service Systems


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


To present new concepts, methods and IT tools to support Product-Service System (P-SS) in order to produce sustainable product-service solutions and to reduce the time-to-market. To discuss how to define and set-up a sound methodological framework for P-SS including definition of a service strategy and description of innovative P-S business models.

Topics:


  • Product-Service business and industrial models
  • Use of Future Internet tools to support a P-SS lifecycle, especially design and engineering
  • How to preserve the specific characteristics of products and services in a value chain, without creating isolated and not interconnected walled gardens?
  • How to reconcile Real World and Digital World in P-SS?
  • How to consider both professional knowledge and crowd sentiments, trying to mediate extreme product-push and market-pull positions?
  • How to reconcile current profitable and competitive product-oriented business models with more intangible, risky, service-oriented and Internet-based businesses?

Organizers: Dr. Sergio Gusmeroli, PhD, POLIMI, IT
E-mail: sergio.gusmeroli@polimi.it
Dr. Amir Pirayesh, PhD, INTEROP-VLab
E-mail: amir.pirayesh@interop-vlab.eu

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Sustainable Practices to improve Interoperability in Manufacturing Engineering


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


This Special Workshop on Sustainable Practices in Engineering is focused, by one hand, in improving the sustainability of organizations and manufacturing systems and, on the other hand, in discussing sustainable practices by developing manufacturing systems’ controllers guaranteeing dependable behaviour of manufacturing systems. In the first topic some subjects are developed, such as Smart factories and technologies, Flexible Industries, Interoperability; and, on the second hand, other subjects are presented dealing with domains such as modelling, design, analysis, synthesis, control of industrial manufacturing mechatronic systems, guaranteeing safe operation and sustainable resources.

Topics:


  • Smart factories;
  • Smart technologies;
  • Flexible Industries;
  • Interoperability;
  • Energy efficiency in manufacturing and services;
  • Modelling of manufacturing systems;
  • Simulation of manufacturing systems;
  • Formal Verification of manufacturing systems;
  • Design of manufacturing systems;
  • Embedded systems;
  • Networked systems;
  • Software engineering.

Organizers: Prof. José Machado, PhD, Universidade do Minho, PT
E-mail: jmachado@dem.uminho.pt
Prof. Leonilde Varela, PhD, Universidade do Minho, PT
E-mail: leonilde@dps.uminho.pt

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Intelligent Transport Systems


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


• Analysis of the barriers and limitations of the transportation system to exploit big data opportunities. This point should address issues that range from technical to institutional. For example, many transportation agencies and authorities, transport industries, etc. may not consider profitable the investment in collecting and analysing big data, worrying also about the associated costs and risks of data collection and sharing.

• Brainstorming on optimising the efficiency and interoperability of transport systems and operations. Harmonise interoperability between value chain partners, allowing easy information sharing and creating trust in the complexity of multi-modal transport.

• To present the on-going projects/initiatives of the ITS domain, actively contributing towards enhancing big data and open data on transport. Bring together all the recently EC funded ITS projects (around 5 projects) for sharing ideas, knowledge, approaches and promoting collaboration.

• Examine the institutional and governmental issues and barriers concerning the application of big data in transport providing policy recommendations towards "data openness" and sharing.

• To discuss the current development in the ITS domain, bringing together researchers, transportation industries and IT solution providers.

Topics:


  • Big data and Open data: ITS Spatial Data,
  • Public Transport data, Freight data, Electronic Fare Collection data;
  • ITS Standardisation;
  • Cooperative ITS;
  • Human Machine Interfacing in ITS;
  • The impact of social media in ITS;
  • Methods and approaches for sustainable mobility in urban areas;
  • ITS infrastructure and tools;
  • Transport network capacity planning and optimisation (the case of toll roads);
  • Other relevant ITS related topics

Organizers: Dr. Ruben Costa, PhD, UNINOVA, PT
E-mail: rddc@uninova.pt
Dr. Babis Magoutas, PhD, ICCS, GR
E-mail: elbabmag@mail.ntua.gr

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Big Data applications at Enterprise Interoperability


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on big data and enterprise interoperability, and to identify and discuss achievements, challenges, and visions in this area. Content and topics of the workshop are provided below, as part of 7. Workshop call for papers.

Topics:


The production of data is expanding at an astonishing pace. A major part of the new data is generated by individuals in social networks and by sensors measuring real-time phenomena. This type of data is generally referred to as big data.
Big data can be used by enterprises to understand how customers appreciate their products and services, and to learn about external situations that determine the effectiveness of their products and services. Such data complements data from traditional data warehouses, which are concerned with the status and performance of internal resources and processes that realize the products and services provided by enterprises. Combining big data with traditional data warehousing can turn enterprises into ‘sensing’ and ‘proactive’ enterprises that can prepare for and adapt to changing circumstances and upcoming opportunities.
Only a small part of big data is currently used for analytics by enterprises. Improved and increased analytics have the potential to provide better products and services, and/or to increase revenue and reduce costs. Big data processing and analytics present major challenges with respect to interoperability. The data comes from various and very different data sources with unknown quality and utility. Exchanging, interpreting, and combining such data for enterprise-driven purposes requires advanced techniques and methods.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Sensing and proactive enterprises
  • Internet of enterprise-relevant things
  • Smart and connected workplaces
  • Business intelligence
  • Business process monitoring, control & optimization
  • Customer-connected enterprises
  • Big data enterprise domains, e.g. utilities, healthcare, transportation and logistics
  • Big data enterprise interoperability framework and architectures
  • Big data enterprise issues: quality, security, scalability, semantics, etc.
  • Big data enterprise techniques: sensor network applications, ontologies, management & monitoring, etc.

Organizer: Prof. Marten van Sinderen, PhD, University of Twente, NL
E-mail: m.j.vansinderen@utwente.nl

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Industry 4.0 in Food and Agriculture sector


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


Industry 4.0 refers to the 4th Industrial Revolution, where the production processes will be totally redefined by an unprecedented, large scale usage of TI. Industry 4.0 is characterized by the extensive use of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) in the production process, leading to the concept of smart factory. Industry 4.0 potential is enormous and includes the optimization of decision making and new ways of creating value, as well as new business models.
Acatech, German’s National Academy of Science and Engineering, defines three conditions for the success of Industry 4.0: Horizontal integration through value networks; End-to-end digital integration of engineering across the entire value chain and Vertical integration and networked manufacturing systems. The process of adopting Industry 4.0 paradigm is already taking place in the manufacturing industry by means of initiatives such as FoF (Factory of the Future) . Food and agriculture sector is historically more conservative and lags behind in the process of adhering to this new paradigm. Nonetheless, the need for competitivity, which is acquired by a greater efficiency, applies to this sector as much as to any other. Players in the agricultural sector need to streamline their production process, to create the foundations for better-informed decision-making processes and to develop new business models, conditions that Industry 4.0 aims at fulfilling.
This workshop aims at collecting contributions regarding the application of Industry 4.0 paradigm to the Food and Agriculture sector. In particular, contributions are sought for successful examples of application of the I4.0 paradigm to the F&A sector, innovative solutions and technologies relevant for implementing 4.0 in F&A, and initiatives that contribute to dissemination of I4.0 in the F&A sector, contributing to a more competitive entrepreneurial sector.

Topics:


  • Case studies: successful examples of application of I4.0 and related technologies (CPS, IoT, …) to F&A sector;
  • New Proposals for Products, Projects or Services for I4.0 addressed to the F&A sector;
  • Tech Enablers: Developments on technologies and services, enabling the introduction of I4.0 in F&A
  • Infrastructure and Legislation: policy making initiatives, proposals and contributions for the normative framework affecting the introduction of I4.0 in F&A sector
  • Structural projects and proposals for promoting the introduction of I4.0 in F&A sector

Organizer: Prof. Pedro Fonseca, PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, PT
E-mail: pf@ua.pt

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Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks (C2NET)


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks (C2NET) is a H2020 project funded under the topic FoF-01-2014 - "Process optimisation of manufacturing assets" started in January 2015, 3 year of duration. The objective of this workshop is to show the research performed in the project during its first year and to contrast with the research performed in other H2020 projects, academia and industry.

Topics:


  • Cloud-enabled tools for Supply Chains Collaboration
  • Cloud-enabled tools for Collaborative Planning Optimization
  • Cloud Platforms for Networked Enterprises
  • Cloud Platforms for Networked Enterprises
  • IoT-based Continuous Data Collection
  • High Level Architectures for Cloud Supply Chains Platforms
  • Technologies for Cloud Supply Chains Platforms
  • Security Policies for Cloud Platforms
  • Optimization and simulation algorithms for Collaborative Planning
  • Supply Chain Agility
  • Modeling, Detection, Adaptation and Assessment services
  • Cloud-enabled tools business models

Organizer: Prof. Raúl Poler, PhD ,UniversitatPolitècnica de València, ES
E-mail: rpoler@cigip.upv.es

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Corporate Standardisation Management


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


The WS aims to address aspects relating to the management of standardisation. That is, it will look at managerial issues of corporate standardisation as well as at standards management in the public sector. Accordingly, the main objective is to contribute to the identification of best-practices in organisational standardisation management.
Corporate standardisation management also entails the selection of the most appropriate standards bodies. Thus, a secondary objective is to identify the criteria upon which this selection is based. This, in turn, will (hopefully) contribute to a more effective and efficient standardisation landscape.

Topics:


  • approaches to corporate standardisation management in the public and the private sector;
  • corporate standardisation strategies;
  • success stories in standardisation management;
  • improved enterprise interoperability through standardisation management;
  • the individual in standards setting – selection, training, motivation;
  • new ways of co-operation between standards bodies;
  • potential new standardisation landscapes.

Organizer: Dr. Kai Jakobs, PhD, RWTH Aachen University, DE
E-mail: kai.jakobs@i4.informatik.rwth-aachen.de

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Sensing Enterprise: Opportunities and Barriers


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


With the technology availability on the domain of the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprises appear in dire need of innovative ideas to adapt, remain competitive, or sometimes simply survive in the digital era. The emerging concept of the Sensing Enterprise attempts to reconcile traditional non-native “Internet-friendly” organisations with the tremendous possibilities offered by the cyber worlds, sensing and reacting to stimuli, by integrating decentralised intelligence, context awareness, dynamic configurability and sensorial technology into its decision-making process. It refers to “an enterprise anticipating future decisions by using multi-dimensional information captured through physical and virtual objects and providing added value information to enhance its global context awareness”.
The objective of the workshop is threefold:
• To demonstrate the progress in research and development within the frame of the different projects addressing the Sensing Enterprise concept or the broader Digital Enterprise aspects, e.g. OSMOSE, Proasense, Interact, FutureEnterprise, etc.
• To analyse the barriers and limitations to the sensing enterprise in industry, addressing issues such as the technology needed to improve the digital / sensing readiness of small and micro enterprises that have mostly manual processes today.
• To promote scientific and technical collaboration between on-going projects in the area of Sensing Enterprise.

Topics:


Sensing Enterprise:
  • context awareness
  • data collection
  • sensor networks
  • cyber-physical systems
  • IoT middleware
  • knowledge management
  • decentralised intelligence
  • dynamic manufacturing
  • interoperability (from devices to organizational)
  • decision and co-evolution strategies
  • modelling

Organizers: Dr. Carlos Agostinho, PhD, UNINOVA
E-mail: ca@uninova.pt
Dr. Fenareti Lampathaki, PhD, NTUA
E-mail: flamp@epu.ntua.gr
Dr. Sergio Gusmeroli, PhD, POLIMI, IT
E-mail: sergio.gusmeroli@polimi.it

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Resilient Production Networks (RPNC)


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


To enable interchange of ideas, problems and research results between member projects of the Resilient Production Networks Cluster (RPNC), and other participants with and interest in this area of research and application. The RPNC is a cluster of FP7 and H2020 Factories of the Future projects, who share interest and activities related to management and support of production networks where resilience in response to rapid change, uncertainty and risk are a major factor in business strategy, network configuration and operations management.

Topics:


  • Key characteristics of Resilient Production Networks (RPN): robustness, cognitive awareness; adaptability and resilience.
  • Industrial importance of RPNs
  • Technological issues: system interoperability, uncertainty management, co-evolution strategies for RPNs to respond to dynamics of the environment, product, service or production technology.
  • Future development of the Cluster.

Organizer: Prof. Keith Popplewell, University of Coventry, UK
E-mail: cex393@coventry.ac.uk

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Interoperability in Crisis Management and Homeland Security


Paper Submission


Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the ISTE guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. The selection of the paper will be performed based on the abstract and not on the full paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to each Workshop Organizer concerned.

Objectives:


This workshop aims at using crisis management and homeland security as a specific context where expectations about collaboration and interoperability are drastically exacerbated. Criticality of consequences on the one hand increases time constraints and obligation of acting, and on the other hand, implies to imagine specific collaborative approaches fitting with specific domain and specific actors. This is both these aspects that this workshop at a presenting.

Topics:


  • Interoperability in crisis management
  • Interoperability for Homeland security

Organizers: Dr. Frédérik Benaben, PhD, Mines Albi, FR
E-mail: benaben@mines-albi.fr
S. Gusmeroly

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