Call for papers

I-ESA'22 Conference welcomes submissions of scientific papers directly connected with the Conference Topics but also industrial papers demonstrating relevant case studies and implementation of EI and DT (Digital Twins).
Authors are invited to submit full papers (10 pages length) via the electronic I-ESA22 Conference Management System confmaster, before November 15th, 2021.
 Papers must be written in English and must follow the formatting requirements detailed on I-ESA22 templates.
At least three members of the International Programme Committee will review each submission. The ISPC will recommend about the papers acceptations and the Programme Committee Chairs will make final decisions. The accepted papers will be included in the Conference proceedings published by Springer in the book series "Enterprise Interoperability" (see Previous Vols.) at the condition that the paper is presented by one author during the conference. at the condition that the paper is presented by one author during the conference. Extended versions of selected papers will be published in regular and special issues of several high-impact international journals. More information about the publishing opportunities can be found here.


I-ESA'22 Conference invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The workshop proposal topics are opened to other areas not covered by the main conference topics. Workshops aim to be a forum to discuss advanced research and innovative solutions of EI and DT in areas such as Industry 4.0, e-Government, Innovation support for Networked SMEs, Crisis Management, Transport & Logistics, Digital Platforms. Workshops may also be devoted to EI case studies, solutions for industrial sectors, original and successful implementation, standardization issues or road mapping activity.
Workshops are meant to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between researchers and stimulate discussions on emerging issues. The workshop must include time for brainstorming and discussions between attendees to conclude to new research directions.
If you are interested in organising a workshop during the I-ESA'2022, submit your proposal using the I-ESA22WorkshopProposalsTemplate to the Workshops Chair:, before October 15th, 2021.
The presented papers will be published in CEUR Workshops Proceedings . More information about the publishing opportunities can be found here.

The following Workshops has been accepted:

1. Modelling realism in digital twins: issues and solutions for interoperable manufacture
Organizers: Bob Young, Andy West
The broad aim of Digital Twin technology, using real world data, is to replicate real world product/process performance and, through analysis, provide a prediction capability that can be used to radically improve business performance. While current digital twin approaches provide some valuable benefits to industry, the objective of this workshop it to understand the key issues and possible future solutions in order to fully exploit the potential value of digital twins.

2. Interoperability challenges and solutions within industrial networks (Resilience and interoperability in Enterprise Networks)
Organizers: Frank-Walter Jaekel, Thomas Knothe
The workshop aims to elaborate the exchange within and between industrial networks, ecosystems and social networks. The target is to get a state of the art of activities and demands for industrial networking, including reactions of regulations, incidences and reconfiguration of networks. Further, the sustainability, resilience and long term reuse of products as well as recycling processes will be addressed. See the call for this ws.

3. System Interoperability in robotic applications for internal logistic
Organizers: Francisco Fraile, Juan Francisco Blanes, Juan Boix
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are a well-established solution to automate internal logistic operations in industrial or logistic organizations. The objective of the workshop is to explore system interoperability in the development of solutions that integrate the enablers to deliver reference solutions to facilitate the development of mobile robotic applications and to enable the transfer of results from the research community into industry. See the call for this ws.

4. Digital Innovation Hubs for Digitising European Industry (DIH4 CPS-Smart for All)
Organizers: Francisco Blanes, Angel Ortiz , Jose Ferreira
One important pillar of Digitising European Industry is the development of a network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH). DIHs help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. This workshop will address strengthening the European DIH network transforming services via digital innovation hubs and platforms and with building on the European DIH4-CPS project. See the call for this ws.

5. Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing
Organizers: Stefano Vrochidis, I. Gialampoukidis, Raul Poler
The objective of this workshop is to disseminate and discuss the research performed in the ongoing H2020 project -Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing (i4Q) The workshop will elaborate on outcomes achieved during its first year and compare and position the results with research performed in similar H2020 projects, in academia and in industry. The i4Q Project aims to provide IoT-based Reliable Industrial Data Services (RIDS), a complete suite of solutions, capable to manage the huge amount of industrial data coming from cost-effective, smart, and small size interconnected factory devices to support manufacturing online monitoring and control. See the call for this ws.

6. Artificial Intelligence beyond Efficiency
Organizers: Stefano Modafferi, Maria José Nunez, Francesco Lelli, Davide Dalle Carbonare
The workshop aims to elaborate interconnectons in and between Civil Society, Government & Policy Makers, Academia and Industry. The workshop will discuss how to shape the Industry 5.0 (I5.0) paradigm to enable a human-centric, resilient society, the green transition, as well as the related awareness of the role of interoperability. It will discuss how SMEs can contribute to this process, and focus on methodologies and models developed from both an ICT and a Social Science perspective. See the call for this ws.

7. Enterprise Interoperability for Industrial Data Spaces (EI4IDS)
Organizers: Marten v Sinderen, João Luiz Moreira, Patrício de Alencar
Data sovereignty represents a new dimension to be considered in the Interoperability Governance Model, which defines categories of interoperability solutions at four levels: technical, semantic, organizational and legal. This workshop invites scholars and practitioners to submit their current work on Enterprise Interoperability applied to International Data Spaces. The workshop will elaborate how to enforce data sovereignty on the above described levels of Enterprise Interoperability being developed in the European EI4IDS project. See the call for this ws.

8. Health and health-related data: the foundation for eHealth
Organizers: • Maria Marques, Carlos Agostinho, Ricardo Goncalves
The European Commission defines eHealth as “tools and services that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of health-related issues and to monitor and manage lifestyle-habits that impact health”. With a considerable slowdown in population growth, an acceleration in population ageing and an increase on citizens mobility in their professional, leisure and on holidays, Europe constitutes a multidimensional challenge for eHealth that has only became more evident with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of this workshop is to show the results achieved so far in 3 EU funded projects on eHealth (Smart4Health, Smart Bear and ICU4COVID), as well as to invite other projects, academia and healthcare industry for a dedicated discussion on the future of European eHealth. Short presentations and/or demonstrations are welcome to better support a fruitful discussion. See the call for this ws.


The Doctoral Symposium is an opportunity for students involved in the preparation of their PhD in any area of Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications to interactively discuss their research issues and ideas with senior researchers and receive constructive feedback from members of the research community.
PhD students interested to participate in the Doctoral Symposium are requested to submit a short paper of 8 pages or a full paper no longer than 10 pages, written in English, following the formatting requirements detailed on I-ESA22PhDTemplate. The papers should be submitted via the electronic I-ESA22 Conference Management System confmaster, selecting the Doctoral Symposium Track, before November 21st, 2021 January, 31st, 2022 (Extended).

Conditions for submitting papers:
• Papers must be single authored.
• PhD student has not yet defended his/her PhD thesis.
• Papers must discuss topics clearly relevant to the I- ESA’22 conference theme.

Papers should clearly state:
• Problem formulation.
• Research hypothesis.
• Proposed solution.
• Expected contributions of your research.

Accepted papers must be presented during the Doctoral Symposium by the PhD student. Presentations will be kept short 15 minutes. A discussant will be appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. At the end of the symposium there will be a general discussion, including a brainstorming session about current and future research topics in the area.
Papers will be published in the CEUR Workshops Proceedings. A selection of the best papers presented at the Doctoral Symposium will be proposed for special issues in indexed scientific journals. More information about the publishing opportunities can be found here.