Call for Papers

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We welcome both survey and original articles. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Database which is indexed by EI. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to top international journals in these areas.

All manuscripts shall be written in English, using the IEEE conference template (double column, size 10). Given the fact that technology advancement in these areas is so fast, we also welcome work-in-progress papers presenting valuable and latest progresses of ongoing projects. The length for different types of papers is: 8 pages for full papers presenting final results, 6 pages for short papers containing preliminary results, and 4 pages for work-in-progress papers.


We welcome original and survey articles about the latest advances of technology. The results can be state-of-the-art, requirements, fundamental theories, models, frameworks, algorithms, methodologies, platforms, protocols, prototypes, testbeds, field trials, case studies/stories, field experiences, standardization efforts, regulatory activities, education and training innovations, etc. The application areas include aeronautics and astronautics, agriculture, automotive, building, construction, energy, finance, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, process industry, power, transportation, etc.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Topic 1: Enterprise Systems for Industry 4.0

  • Business-IT Alignment and IT Agility
  • Enterprise Modelling and Integration
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Enterprise Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Systems for Business Process Management
  • Enterprise Systems for Case Management
  • Information integration and interoperability
  • Cross-organizational collaboration and virtual enterprise
  • Integration of (legacy) enterprise applications and information
  • Information Governance
  • Enterprise Architecture and Engineering
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Topic 2: Cyber Physical Systems for Industry 4.0

  • Artificial intelligence and autonomous systems
  • Smart agents and systems
  • Cloud computing techniques for industrial systems
  • Cloud robotics
  • Cloud-based automation and control systems
  • Model based development for CPS
  • Semantic technologies for CPS
  • Formal methods for industrial and enterprise applications
  • Smart logistics for complex services
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • E-Health Systems
  • Smart Grid Systems
  • Smart Homes, Buildings, Communities, and Cities
Topic 3: Internet of Things for Industry 4.0

  • Internet of Things, Services, and People
  • Industrial internet and tactile internet
  • Wireless sensor and actuator network
  • Automation networks, field buses, and Time Sensitive Networks
  • Green communications and computing
  • Ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency networks
  • Super dense networks
  • Automotive networks and Internet-of-Vehicles
  • New PHY/MAC design and signal processing techniques
  • Next generation networks e.g. 5G for industries
  • IP-fication and interoperability of communication technologies
Topic 4: Big Data for Industry 4.0

  • Innovative approaches for data collection (e.g., sensor-based wearable devices, location-based mobile devices)
  • Data analysis (e.g., new econometrics, machine learning, decision science models) of big data
  • New methods to extract business intelligence from structured and unstructured business data (e.g. data in the form of text, video, audio, link structure, etc.)
  • New methods for the creation, sharing and reuse of big data
  • Tools and technologies for deploying and managing big data
  • Cloud-based data storage and exchange
  • New approaches to combine multiple methods of research on big data
  • New methods introduced from reference disciplines (e.g. statistics, biology, medical science, computer science, physics, etc.) for the business analysis of big data
Topic 5: Security and Privacy Protection for Industry 4.0

  • Security in industrial networks
  • Smart device information leaks
  • Trusted and trustworthy computing and cloud services
  • Security in cloud-based enterprise infrastructure
  • Cloud and cyber security
  • Privacy preservation in data release
  • Cryptography, key distribution, and security management
  • Asymmetric encryption for low capacity devices
  • Privacy and data governance
Topic 6: System Engineering and Human Factors for Industry 4.0

  • System-of-systems methodology and practices
  • Social networks and social computing
  • Service design and engineering
  • Management of innovation in complex enterprise environment
  • Human-in-the-loop automation, control, operation, and optimization
  • Advanced human-machine/computer/robot/facility-interaction
  • Wearable technologies and human centric sensing
  • User centric design of industrial and enterprise systems
  • Collaboration between human workers and robots
  • Social-industry information exchange
  • Enablers, drivers, and use cases of the Social Sensing

Topic 7: IoT-enabled Smart Manufacturing

  • Cloud based innovation of business models and manufacturing eco-systems
  • Cloud manufacturing, mass-customization, and flexible manufacturing
  • Networked manufacturing infrastructure and services
  • Flexible and rapid recombination and reconfiguration of workshop floors
  • Task modelling, decomposition, and composition
  • Sharing of distributed manufacturing facilities and fine grain scheduling
  • Holistic optimization of manufacturing efficiency
  • Interaction and integration of Cyber Factory and Physical Factory
  • Evolution and integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Product life cycle management
  • Manufacturing Facility-as-a-Service


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