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18th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Vincenza, Italy, 18-20 September 2017

Collaboration in a Data Rich World.  

Increasing availability of sensors and smart devices connected to the Internet, and powered by the pervasiveness of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things, create an exponential growth of available data. We observe the hyperconnectivity of organizations, people, and machines taking us to data-rich environments and often facing big data challenges. All activities in the world, and everyday life of people, leave trails that can be accumulated on cloud-supported storage, while developments in open data movement contribute to the wide availability of such data. 

This emerging reality challenges the way collaborative networks and systems are designed and operate. Earlier approaches to collaborative networking however were constrained by scarcity of data, and thus previous solutions in terms of the organizational structures, applied algorithms and mechanisms, and governance principles and models, need to be revisited and redesigned to comply with this fast evolving scenario. Furthermore, new solutions need to consider a convergence of technologies, including CPS, IoT, Linked Data, Data Privacy, Federated Identity, Big Data, Data Mining, Sensing Technologies, etc., and the impact of the variables, such as time, location, time, location, population, which suggest a stronger focus on network dynamics. The new abundance of data also raises challenges regarding data validity and quality, with the increasing need for data cleaning and avoiding the cascading of errors. Cyber-security and the impact of non-human data manipulators (bots) become particularly critical, as there is an increasing dependency on data from the society, which may lead to malicious data access and citizen safety concerns. On the other hand, there is a need to better understand the potential for value creation through collaborative approaches in this context, where organizational change can be highly improved. 

PRO-VE 2017 will provide a forum for sharing experiences, discussing trends, identifying challenges, and introducing innovative solutions aimed at fulfilling the vision of beneficial collaboration in a data-rich world.

Topics include, the following among others:

- Collaborative models, platforms and systems for data-rich worlds
- Collaboration and collective awareness in a data-rich world
- Collaborative big data intelligence
- Semantic data integration, access, and retrieval in a collaborative data-rich world
- Dynamics and evolution of collaborative virtual-physical ecosystems
- Trust modelling and management in rich data world
- Cyber-security and influence of bots in collaborative data-rich environments
- Risks and performance in collaborative data-rich systems
- Value creation, business models and social impact of collaboration in data-rich worlds
- Governance and legal frameworks
- Legal and policy aspects for collaboration in a data-rich world
- Collective Intelligence and collaboration in advanced/emerging applications:

- Robotics
- Collaborative Manufacturing and Factories of the Future
- Smart cities
- e-Health and Care
- Crisis/disaster Management
- Logistics
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Agribusiness
- etc.


Besides advances in scientific and technological research on the above areas, papers from industry related to innovative case studies, as well as from the decision makers on governing policies around the addressed theme, are encouraged to be submitted. Therefore, cross-industry discussions are foreseen during the conference sessions to fill the gap between decision-makers and researchers and better understanding of the nature of challenges in the coming data-rich world, as well as reflecting on the collective role they can play in shaping it. A plurality of scientific communities in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Management and Socio-Human sciences are encouraged to submit.

Both scientific works and case studies, supported by advanced ICT systems with a sound experimental validation, are expected.




Deadlines: 
  • Abstract Submission: 12 March 2017;
  • Full paper submission: 02 April 2017; 
  • Acceptance notice: 18 May 2017;
  • Camera ready submission: 28 May 2017. 
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The 8th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'17) 03-05 May 2017 | Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal - Technological Innovation for Smart Systems

DoCEIS'17 is aimed as an international forum to provide a platform for the presentation of research results coming out of the PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work.

Among other activities, it includes:

  • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
  • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
  • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
  • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
  • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
  • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
  • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.
  • Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

    Following the successful previous editions, proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (and submitted for indexation in Web of Science). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue.

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding theses’ plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies.

    Important Dates: Submission of full research papers: Dec 06, 2016; Visit the website

    Technical Sponsors: SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

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    17th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Porto, Portugal, 03-05 October 2016

    Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World.  

    A part of our everyday life is increasingly formed by hyperconnectivity. Digital interconnection of people and things is expanding to anytime and anywhere in the world. It is estimated that by 2020 over 50 billion networked devices will co-exist in the world. There are profound and challenging scientific, technical, social, political, and economic consequences associated with such a vast level of connectivity. In a hyperconnected world, humans, intelligent agents, machines and devices generate data,interconnect through data, and act together, evolving toward an increasingly effective collective intelligence within an exponentially growing platform.

    In the last two decades, advances in ICT, Internet, and cloud have led to the explosion of collaborative networks, both at the level of people through social networks and virtual communities, and at the level of organizations through business ecosystems, dynamic supply chains, virtual organizations, and their breeding environments. This trend is amplified by the emergence of the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, addressing a pervasive interconnection of and collaboration among physical and virtual objects.

    New collaboration structures, technologies and governance models need to be envisioned and developed to deal with large amounts of diverse inter-connected objects and enable to reach new levels of collective awareness and intelligence, facilitating new forms of co-creation, more effective problem solving, and collective decision making.

    PRO-VE 2016 will provide a forum for sharing experiences, discussing trends, identifying challenges,and introducing innovative solutions aimed at fulfilling the vision of hyperconnected world.


    Topics include, among others:

    • Collaborative models, platforms and systems for blending virtual-physical worlds
    • Collaboration and collective awareness in hyperconnected world
    • Collaborative big data intelligence
    • Dynamics of / evolution in collaborative virtual-physical ecosystems
    • Security in collaborative systems
    • Risks and performance in collaborative systems
    • Economic and social impact of collaboration
    • Development platforms and challenges supporting collaborative systems
    • Legal and policy aspects for hyperconnected world
    • Collective Intelligence and collaboration in advanced/emerging applications:
      • Robotics
      • Manufacturing
      • Value-added services
      • Smart cities
      • e-Health and Care
      • Crisis/disaster Management 
      • Logistics
      • Agribusiness
    Besides advances in scientific and technological research on the above areas, papers from industry related to innovative case studies, as well as from decision makers on governing policies around the selected theme, are encouraged to be submitted. Therefore, cross-industry discussions are foreseen during the conference sessions to help decision-makers and researchers with better understanding of the nature of the coming hyperconnected world, as well as reflecting on collective role they can play in shaping it.
    Both scientific works and case studies supported by advanced ICT systems with a sound experimental validation are expected


    Deadlines: 
    • Full paper submission: 30 April 2016; 
    • Acceptance notice: 03 June 2016;
    • Camera ready submission: 12 June 2016 
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    The 7th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'16) 11-13 April 2016 | Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal - Technological Innovation for Collective Awareness Systems

    DoCEIS'16 is aimed as an international forum to provide a platform for the presentation of research results coming out of the PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work.

    Among other activities, it includes:

  • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
  • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
  • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
  • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
  • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
  • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
  • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.
  • Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

    Following the successful previous editions, proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (and submitted for indexation in Web of Science). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue.

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding theses’ plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies.

    Important Dates: Submission of short abstracts for research papers: Oct 09, 2015; Submission of full research papers: Nov 06, 2015; Visit the website

    Technical Sponsors: SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



    16th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Albi, France, 05-07 October 2015

    Risks and Resilience of Collaborative Networks.  

    Enterprises and society in general are increasingly challenged by unexpected disruptive events. The acceleration of globalization, demographic shifts, regional economic crises, changes in regulations, and rapid technological evolution lead to turbulences and instability. Additional factors contributing to this changing environment include global warming, terrorism, cyber-attacks, scarcity of resources, raising of nationalisms, racism and religious conflicts, among others.

    Collaborative Networks (CNs) can provide tools to help organizations cope with unexpected changes and disruptions, particularly when exploring rapid consortia formation and dynamic structural re-organization mechanisms. CNs may also support addressing new business opportunities in these highly dynamic scenarios.

    PRO-VE 2015 calls for contributions addressing these challenging questions:

    • In which ways can CNs support agility and resilience?
    • How can CNs mitigate risks of collaboration in turbulent disruptive environments?
    • What are significant examples of application cases and advanced ICT support systems supporting agile and resilient CNs ?

    A plurality of scientific communities in Computer Science, Electrical and Industrial Engineering, Economics, Organizational Management and Socio-Human Sciences are encouraged to submit focusing oninterdisciplinary solutions.


    Topics include, among others:

    • Resilience models and environments
    • Risk management in disruptive scenarios
    • Advanced collaborative behaviours
    • Emergence and collaborative self-organization
    • Governance and collaboration supervision
    • Collaboration and social networks
    • Beyond cloud infrastructures
    • Resilient business processes
    • Business models and value creation
    • Resilient product servicing networks
    • Collaborative smart cyber-physical systems
    • Event-driven collaborative networks
    • Collaborative digital metropolis and big data
    • Collective awareness and innovation
    • Collaborative e-health and AAL
    • Collaborative networks in transportation, construction, education, government, sustainability and energy management

    Deadlines: 

    • Full paper submission: 3 May 2015; 
    • Acceptance notice: 31 May 2015;
    • Camera ready submission: 14 June 2015 
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    The 6th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'15) 13-15 April 2015 | Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal - Technological Innovation for Cloud-based Engineering Systems


    DoCEIS’15 is aimed as international forum to provide a platform for the presentation of research results coming out of the PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work. Among other activities, it includes:

    • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors). 
    • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics. 
    • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans. 
    • Discussion  of  the  scientific  and  technical  challenges  in  the  several  Electrical  and  Computer  Engineering specialization areas. 
    • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different geographical regions. 
    • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job markets, careers, etc.). 
    • Creation of collaboration (social) networks. 
    Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. 

    Following  the  successful  previous  editions,  proceedings  are  expected  to  be  published  by  Springer,  IFIP AICT  series (indexed in Web of Science, SCUPUS and DBLP). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue. 


    Important Dates: Submission of short abstracts for research papers: Oct 05, 2014 Submission of full research papers: Nov 16, 2013 Visit the website

    Technical Sponsors: SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



    15th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Amsterdam, Netherlands, 06-08 October 2014

    Collaborative systems form the warp for smart networked environments wherein humans, organizations, intelligent agents, and devices collaborate. Modeling, design, and development of collaborative systems of systems serve to support a large number of emerging applications including security, transportation, construction, sustainability and energy management, education, government, and manufacturing.  

    Governance, interoperability, emergence, and value creation remain among the main research and development challenges in the area. The smart environments of near future will be context sensitive systems within which the physical world is richly and transparently interwoven with sensors, actuators, and computational elements. They will seamlessly embed everyday objects and interconnect them through networks. 

    The pervasive computing and interaction possibilities offered by these environments enhance the abilities of their occupants and raise the level of possibilities for their collaboration. Notions such as sensing enterprise, collective awareness systems, smart cities, and ambient intelligence are just some expressions of these possibilities. Incorporating context awareness in the supporting infrastructure enables more effective forms of collaborative ecosystems. 

    Furthermore, models and mechanisms addressed by research and development in collaborative networks can provide more efficient ways of organizing and dealing with large collections of objects interconnected through the Internet.  


    Collaborative Networks modeling, enabling systems, and applications, to address related scientific, economic, and societal challenges, with focus on:

    • Models and environments
    • Behaviour and emergence
    • Service and data inter-operation
    • Governance and collaboration supervision
    • Collaboration and social networks
    • Beyond cloud infrastructures
    • Business processes
    • Business models and value creation
    • Risk management
    • Product servicing networks
    • New trends in global manufacturing
    • Collaborative smart cyber-physical systems
    • Event-driven collaborative networks
    • Collaboration and big data
    • Collaborative digital metropolis
    • Collaboration and digital gaming
    • Collective awareness and collaborative innovation
    • Collaborative e-health and ambient assisted living
    • Collaborative networks in transportation, construction,education, government, sustainability and energy management

    Deadlines: 

    • Short Abstracts submission: 01 March 2014; 
    • Full paper submission: 18 April 2014; 
    • Acceptance notice: 18 May 2014;
    • Camera ready submission: 06 June2014 
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    The 5th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'14) 7-9 April 2014 | Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal - Technological Innovation for Collective Awareness Systems


    DoCEIS 2014 is aimed as an international forum for presentation of research results coming out of PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work. Among other activities, it includes:

    Among other activities, it includes:

  • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
  • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
  • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
  • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
  • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
  • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
  • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.

  • Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

    Following the successful previous editions, proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (and submitted for indexation in Web of Science). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue.

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding theses’ plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies.


    Important Dates: Submission of short abstracts for research papers: Sep 30, 2013 Submission of full research papers: Oct 25, 2013 Visit the website

    Technical Sponsors: SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society




    14th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Dresden, Germany, 30 September-02 October 2013

    A plurality of scientific communities in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Management and Socio-Human sciences are encouraged to submit. Both theoretical works and sound case studies are expected. The conference will include technical papers and discussion panels. Proposals for organizing associated events, namely by project consortia focused on the area of Collaborative Networks are welcome. 

    • New directions in global manufacturing

    Glocal  enterprise 
    - Service-enhanced products support 
    - Sensing enterprise networks 
    - Sustainable manufacturing networks

    • Product Life Cycle Support

    - Modeling and manufacturing / servicing alternatives 
    - Recycling, refurbishing, retroffiting and facility management

    • Beyond Cloud Computing

    - CC architectures in support of collaboration 
    - Business approaches and models
    - Link between cloud and cyber-physical systems

    • Collaborative Business Processes and Service Architectures

    - Integrated services / value-added services 
    - Collaborative business processes 
    - Service composition 
    - Semantic service discovery

    • Collaborative Cyber Physical Systems

    - CPS infrastructures and Internet of Things 
    - Sensing enterprise and Internet of Events
    - Collaborative CPS societies 

    • Behavioral Issues and Governance

    - Trust modeling and management 
    - Risk and uncertainty management
    - Serious games in collaborative networks
    - Affective computing in collaborative networks
    - Collective awareness systems
    - Governance models for CNS
    - Legal frameworks

    • Business Models

    - New models of value creation for Product-Service Systems 
    - Business models for service-oriented production networks 
    - Project progress management

    • Case Studies (examples!)

    - Eco-industrial parks 
    - Healthcare collaborative systems 
    - Active ageing networks 
    - Ambient Assisted Living networks 
    - Distributed manufacturing networks 
    - Educational networks 
    - Transportation and mobility support networks 
    - Collaborative e-government 
    - Agribusiness networks 
    - Disaster rescue networks 
    - Construction projects 
    - Energy efficient production networks

    Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: CLOSED; Full paper submission: 14 April 2013 (extended hard deadline 26 April 2013); Acceptance notice: 12 May 2013 Camera ready submission: 31 May 2013 Visit the website

    Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Proceedings to be published by Springer. (Note: Previous years proceedings were indexed by ISI Web of Science) As in previous years, special issues of journals will be published with selected papers. PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.


    The 4th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'13) 15-17 April 2013 | Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal - Technological Innovation for Value Creation


    The 4th Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'13), is aimed as an international forum for presentation of research results coming out of PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work.

    Among other activities, it includes:

  • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
  • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
  • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
  • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
  • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
  • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
  • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.
  • Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Similarly to the previous three Editions(DoCEIS'10, DoCEIS'11 and DoCEIS'12), proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (indexed in Web of Science). 

    Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue. 

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding thesis plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies. Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP series (indexed in Web of Science).     

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Computational and Perceptional Systems
    • Control and Decision
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Enterprise Collaborative Networks
    • Industry Information System
    • Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing
    • Signal Processing
    • Telecommunications

    Important Dates: Submission of short abstracts for research papers: Sep 30, 2012 Submission of full research papers: Oct 31, 2012 Visit the website

    Technical Sponsors: SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



    13th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Bournemouth, UK, 01-03 October 2012

    A plurality of scientific communities in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Management and Socio-Human sciences are encouraged to submit. Both theoretical works and sound case studies are expected. The conference will include technical papers and discussion panels. Proposals for organizing associated events, namely by project consortia focused on the area of Collaborative Networks are welcome.

  • Future Internet - concepts and mechanisms
    • Internet of Services
    • Service Infrastructures
  • Cloud Computing and Collaborative Networks
    • Cloud computing architectures in support of collaboration
    • Business approaches and models
  • Services Science
    • Modelling and formalization
    • Service ecologies and Service parks
  • Software services architectures
    • Service composition
    • Semantic service discovery
  • Collaborative Business Processes and Service Composition
    • Integrated services / value-added services
    • Business process and service composition
  • Collaborative Cyber Physical Systems
    • CPS Infrastructures
    • Sensing Enterprise and Internet of Events
    • Collaborative CPS societies
  • Behavioral issues and governance
    • Typologies of collaborative behaviours
    • Trust modelling and management
    • Risk and uncertainty management
    • Serious games in CN
    • Affective computing in CN
  • Business models
    • New models of value creation for Product-Service Systems
    • Business models for service-oriented production networks
  • Collaborative Networks and Big Societal Challenges
    • Role of CNs in addressing big emerging challenges
    • Case studies and new directions
  • Application areas (examples!)
    • Eco-Industrial Parks
    • Healthcare collaborative systems
    • Active Ageing Networks
    • Ambient Assisted Living networks
    • Distributed manufacturing networks
    • Educational networks
    • Transportation and mobility support networks
    • Collaborative e-government
    • Agribusiness networks
    • Disaster rescue networks

  • Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: CLOSED; Full paper submission: 15 April 2012 (extended hard deadline 29 April 2012); Acceptance notice: 19 May 2012 Camera ready submission: 31 May 2012 Visit the website

    Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Proceedings to be published by Springer. (Note: Previous years proceedings were indexed by ISI Web of Science) As in previous years, special issues of journals will be published with selected papers. PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.


    3rd Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems 27-29 February 2012 | Caparica, Lisbon-Portugal Technological Innovation for Value Creation

    The purpose of the third edition of the Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS'12, is to bring together PhD students, researchers, engineers and practitioners from all over the world, interested in the Conference scope. DoCEIS'12 aimed to be an international forum for presentation of research results coming out of PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies. Among other activities, it includes:

    • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
    • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
    • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
    • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
    • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
    • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
    • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.

    Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (indexed in Web of Science). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Computational and Perceptional Systems
    • Control and Decision
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Enterprise Collaborative Networks
    • Industry Information System
    • Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing
    • Signal Processing
    • Telecommunications

    Important Dates: Submission of short abstracts for research papers: Sep 10, 2011 Submission of full research papers: Sep 23, 2011 Visit the website

    Sponsored by SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



    PRO-VE'11

    12th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES São Paulo, Brazil, 17-19 October 2011

    "Adaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks " A plurality of scientific communities in Engineering, Economics, Managerial or Socio-Human sciences are encouraged to submit. Both theoretical works and sound case studies are expected. The conference will include technical papers and discussion panels. Proposals for organizing associated events, namely by project consortia focused on the area of Collaborative Networks are welcome.

      • Adaptation in Collaborative Networks
      • Emergence and self-organizing systems
      • Cognitive issues
      • Collaboration and changing cultures
      • Meeting challenges of global collaboration / competition
      • Global and local networks
    • Value creation in Collaborative Networks
      • Business models for collaboration & IPR
      • Economic aspects of collaboration
      • Value systems and performance measurement
      • Social capital modelling and measurement
      • Incentive models and revenue management
      • Competitive intelligence in networked environments
    • Behavioral issues and governance
      • Typologies of collaborative behaviours
      • Trust modelling and management
      • Risk and uncertainty management
      • Serious games in CN
      • Change management
    • Assets management in Collaborative Networks
      • Conceptual modelling of assets
      • Valuation of intangible assets
      • Co-development of assets
      • Uncertainty and dynamicity of assets’ knowledge
      • Knowledge discovery and searching in CNs
    • Collaborative social networks
      • Social network analysis
      • Societal impacts of collaboration
      • Teams and collaboration
      • Socio-technical issues for sustainable networks
      • Professional virtual communities
    • Collaboration Networks Design
      • Architectures and design of Collaborative Networks
      • Collaboration patterns and forms
      • Service oriented architectures
      • New organizational models
      • Life cycle design and support
      • Stakeholders management
      • Maturity models for CNs
      • Novel ICT approaches
    • Collaborative Product and Service Development
      • Co-creation and co-innovation networks
      • Services science
      • Collaborative engineering platforms
      • Complex products life cycle management
      • “Glocal” enterprises
    • Applicative areas (open !)
      • Eco-Industrial Parks
      • Healthcare collaborative systems
      • Active Ageing Networks
      • Ambient Assisted Living networks
      • Distributed manufacturing networks
      • Educational networks
      • Transportation and mobility support networks
      • Collaborative e-government
      • Agribusiness networks

    Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: NOW Full paper submission: 2 April 2011 Acceptance notice: 21 May 2011 Camera ready submission: 18 June 2011 Visit the website

    Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Proceedings to be published by Springer. (Note: Previous years proceedings were indexed by ISI Web of Science) As in previous years, special issues of journals will be published with selected papers. PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.


    DoCEIS’11

    Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems 21-23 February 2011 | Caparica, Portugal Technological Innovation for Sustainability

    The purpose of the second edition of the Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS'11, is to bring together PhD students, researchers, engineers and practitioners from all over the world, interested in the Conference scope. DoCEIS'11 aimed to be an international forum for presentation of research results coming out of PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies. Among other activities, it includes:

    • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
    • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
    • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
    • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
    • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
    • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
    • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.

    Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP AICT series (indexed in Web of Science). Best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special journal issue.

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding thesis plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Computational and Perceptional Systems
    • Control and Decision
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Enterprise Collaborative Networks
    • Industry Information System
    • Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing
    • Signal Processing
    • Telecommunications

    Important Dates: Abstract submission: Sep 25, 2010 Full paper submission: Sep 30, 2010 Visit the website

    Sponsored by SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society



    CoopIS 2010

    18th International Conference on COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'10 are logically grouped in three broad areas, and include but are not limited to: Process Management, Advanced middleware and architectures, and CIS Applications.

    • Process Management
    • Business Process Management and Integration
    • Distributed Workflow Management and Systems
    • Social networks analysis and community discovery
    • Process modelling, analysis and design
    • Business rules discovery and design
    • Process choreographies
    • Business process compliance, governance, and risk
    • Integrated vs. distributed supply chains
    • Enterprise information systems integration
    • Concurrent engineering and groupware
    • Sustainability of processes
    • Knowledge flow management
    • Advanced middleware and architectures
    • Dynamic business networks and the Internet of Services
    • Internet of Services and Internet of Things integration
    • Service oriented middleware
    • Web services standards and runtimes
    • Grid computing and cloud computing
    • Semantic interoperability for collaborative information systems
    • Web centric information and processing architectures
    • Self-adapting and self-healing systems
    • Model driven middleware architectures
    • Model-based information systems engineering
    • Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
    • Peer-to-peer technologies
    • Security and privacy in CIS
    • Quality of service in cooperative information systems
    • Mediation, matchmaking, and brokering architectures
    • Collaboration and negotiation protocols
    • Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
    • CIS Applications
    • Collaboration and knowledge sharing in enterprises
    • Innovative CIS applications for the large organizations: e-business, e-commerce, e-government and e-culture
    • Advances in e-science and Grid computing applications
    • Medical and biological information systems
    • Industrial applications of CIS
    • Semantic Web for the enterprise
    • E-communities and Web-based collaboration
    • Enterprise 2.0
    • Internet-of-Things in the context of CIS

    Important Dates Paper Submission Deadline: Jun 14, 2010 Acceptance Notification: Aug 2, 2010 Camera Ready Due: Aug 13, 2010 Registration Due: Sep 3, 2010 OTM Conferences: October 25 - 29, 2010 Visit the website



    EI2N’2010

    5th International Workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking

    The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in enterprise integration, interoperability and networking to meet, and exchange research and implementation ideas and share the most exciting results. It offers for practitioners and researchers with diverse backgrounds, an opportunity to present research papers, share experiences, and participate in open discussions. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, theoretical and/or empirical exploration of enterprise models, tools and theories, as well as case studies and practices related to:

    • Enterprise Integration Modelling, Approaches, and Methodologies
    • Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
    • Future Internet Enterprise Systems
    • Interoperability in the context of Internet of Things and Internet of Services
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering
    • Business Process Modelling and Languages
    • Business Process vs. Business Intelligence
    • Ontology for Interoperability of Enterprise Applications
    • Cloud Computing and Wireless Techniques in Enterprise Integration
    • Interoperability in the context of collaborative networked organisations
    • Enterprise reference models and their verification, validation, and accreditation
    • Service Science
    • Enterprise Interoperability as a Science
    • Case Studies in Enterprise Integration and Interoperability

    Important Dates Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2010 Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2010 Acceptance Notification July 30, 2010 Camera Ready Due August 13, 2010 Registration Due September 3, 2010 OTM Conferences October 25 - 29, 2010 Visit the website


    PRO-VE'10

    11th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Saint-Etienne, France, 11-13 October 2010

    "Collaborative Networks for a Sustainable World" Paper submissions are encouraged for the following themes, and their related topics:

      • CN Management Systems
      • Management of business ecosystems
      • Management of VO Breeding Environments
      • Creation of goal-oriented networks
      • Value creation measurement
      • New value systems and performance measurement
      • Risk and uncertainty management for collaborative networks
      • Trust modelling and management
      • Innovation management for sustainable networks
    • Theoretical foundation
      • Convergence between sustainability and collaboration
      • Business models for collaboration
      • Economic aspects of collaboration
      • Reference models
      • Collaboration patterns and forms
      • Collaborative Networks in contexts of crisis and turbulence
      • Risks and self-healing models
      • Service Oriented Enterprise
    • Technological Information Sciences Issues
      • Web intelligence for collaborative platforms
      • Semantic web for collaboration
      • Collaborative machines and sensor networks
      • E-services for sustainable networks
      • Mediation and collaboration platforms
    • Cognitive issues
      • Collaborative knowledge management
      • Emergence and self-organizing systems
      • Collaboration support ontologies
      • Semantic technologies for collaboration
      • Memetics and knowledge heritage
      • Affective computing in collaboration
    • Collaborative social networks
      • Social network analysis
      • Societal impacts of collaboration
      • Teams and collaboration
      • Socio-technical issues for sustainable networks
      • Professional virtual communities
    • Collaboration Modelling and Engineering
      • Typology of collaborative behaviors
      • Architectures and design of Collaborative Networks
      • Service oriented architectures
      • Context awareness in collaboration processes
      • Dynamic virtual organization, Agile organizations
    • Applicative areas (open !)
      • Sustainable Logistic Networks
      • E-procurement and collaborative procurement
      • Healthcare collaborative systems
      • Co-Innovation networks
      • Active Ageing Networks
      • Educational networks
      • Transportation and mobility support networks
      • Collaborative e-government

    Deadlines: Short Abstracts submission: 15 February 2010 Full paper submission: 30 March 2010 Acceptance notice: 15 May 2010 Camera ready submission: 13 June 2010 Visit the website

    Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Proceedings to be published by Springer . Special issues of journals will be published with selected papers PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.



    BASYS 2010

    9th IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for BALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS 21-23 June 2010, Valencia, Spain

    Co-innovating in products, services and processes towards a knowledge-based and sustainable manufacturing. The BASYS 2010 Conference will be a forum where to share visions and research findings towards innovative sustainable and knowledgebased products-services and manufacturing models. The focus of BASYS is to discuss how human actors, emergent technologies and even organizations are integrated in order to redefine the way in which the value-creation process must be conceived and realized. As customers are being attracted to be involved in Co-Innovation Networks, improved responsiveness and agility is expected from industry ecosystems. Renewed production systems needs to be modeled, engineered and deployed in order to achieve cost-effective solutions. BASYS 2010 expects to discuss new approaches in automation where synergies between people, systems and organizations’ needs to be fully exploited in order to create high added-value products and services. Since pervasiveness will be at the heart of the next generation of Balanced Automation Systems, contributions on its research trends as well as emerging and potential applications to open innovation networks, advanced manufacturing and factory automation will be welcome.

    Tracks:
    1. Co-Innovation Networks in Industry
    2. Industry ecosystems and emergent business models
    3. Advanced Production Engineering
    4. Pervasive Digital Factory
    Sponsors: IFIP WG5.5, SOCOLNET Deadlines: Abstracts: 15 Nov 2009 Full papers: 15 Dec 2009 Visit the website

    DoCEIS’10

    Doctoral Conference onComputing, Electrical and Industrial Systems 22-24 February 2010 | Caparica, Portugal Emerging Trends in Technological Innovation

    DoCEIS’10 is aimed as an international forum for presentation of research results coming out of PhD works, and a space for discussion of post-graduation studies, PhD thesis plans, and practical aspects of a PhD work. Among other activities, it includes:

    • Presentation of research results by PhD students (co-authored by their supervisors).
    • Tutorials by invited experts on scientific, methodological, or soft skills topics.
    • Presentation and discussion of the base ideas of the thesis plans.
    • Discussion of the scientific and technical challenges in the several Electrical and Computer Engineering specialization areas.
    • Sharing of experiences among PhD students from different regions.
    • Forum on practical aspects (e.g. Publications, job market, careers, etc.).
    • Creation of collaborative (social) networks.

    Prospective authors of research papers are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work, in any of the scientific areas of the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer, IFIP series (indexed in Web of Science).

    There will be also poster discussion sessions regarding thesis plans. These sessions are designed in order to provide early feedback to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their studies.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Computational and Perceptional Systems
    • Control and Decision
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Enterprise Collaborative Networks
    • Industry Information System
    • Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing
    • Signal Processing
    • Telecommunications

    Deadlines: Abstract submission: now Full paper submission: Sep 6, 2009 Visit the website

    Sponsored by SOCOLNET, IFIP WG5.5, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society


    PRO-VE'09

    10th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Thessaloniki, GREECE, 7-9 October 2009

    “Leveraging knowledge for innovation in Collaborative Networks” Paper submissions are encouraged for the following themes, and their related topics:

    • Innovation networks
      • Business ecosystems & emerging collaboration forms
      • New value systems and performance measurement
      • Innovation and risk management
      • Novel healthcare collaborative networks
      • Case studies
    • Networks of the future
      • Semantic web for collaborative networks
      • Content aware networks
      • New technologies: MAS, Grid, pervasive computing
      • Interoperability
    • Internet of things and services
    • Proactive service ecosystems
    • Pervasive and cloud computing
    • Internet of things & new applications
    • Networks of machines and sensors
    • Collaborative transportation and energy networks
    Social networks and communities of the future
    • Professional Virtual Communities
    • Social network analysis
    • Virtual worlds and new business models
    • Active ageing & networks of retired professionals
  • Cognitive networks
    • Collective intelligence
    • Self-organizing systems
    • Ambient intelligence & Living Labs
  • Health of collaborative networks
    • Affective computing in collaboration
    • Network-level emotions and collaboration health
    • Network behaviour – governance, contracting, trust, conflict resolution
    • Economic aspects of collaboration.

    Papers may address reference modeling, roadmapping, infrastructure design, novel supporting ICT architectures and tools, business models, socio-economic impact analysis, and education aspects, related to the above areas.

    Deadlines: Abstracts submission: now Full paper submission: 4 Apr 09 Acceptance notice: 8 May 09 Camera ready submission: 31 May 09 Visit the website

    Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the conference scope. PRO-VE proceedings (by Springer) are indexed in the ISI Web of Science. PRO-VE is ranked "A" in the Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences! PRO-VE is co-sponsored by IFIP and SOCOLNET.