*** Special issue: Journal of Industrial Integration and Management, World Scientific ***
Welcome to the 6th International Conference on Enterprise Systems. Enterprise Systems (ES), also referred to as Enterprise Information Systems, has become increasingly popular over the last 20 years because it integrates and extends business processes across the boundaries of business functions and corporate walls, as well as country border lines. The International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES) has been held every year since 2013. The sixth in the series will be held at St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, 1-2 October, 2018. The conference is hosted by the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus.
This conference series is focusing on both the technical and application aspects of enterprise systems, the complex and cross-disciplinary problems of enterprise integration, and the new technological frontiers such as Industrial Integration, Industrial Information Integration, and Industry 4.0. The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science and technology. The main features of the conference include Keynote Speeches, Regular and Special Sessions. It has been highlighted by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society: http://ieeesmc.org/ .
We welcome original and survey articles about the latest advances of technology. The final 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:
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)
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
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
Big Data for Industry 4.0 Innovative approaches for data collection (e.g., sensor-based wearabledevices, location-based mobile devices) Data analysis (e.g., new econometrics, machine learning, decision sciencemodels) 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
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
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
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
The submitted paper should adhere to the double-blind review policy. All papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers that do not comply with the Submission Guidelines will be rejected without review.
Paper types: Full papers present final result. They must not exceed 8 pages. Short papers can contain preliminary results. They must not exceed 6 pages. Work-in-progress papers to present valuable and latest progresses of ongoing projects: 4 pages.
Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Database which is indexed by EI. Furthermore, selected papers will be invited for a special issue by the Journal of Industrial Integration and Management, World Scientific, with theme "Next-Generation Enterprise Systems in the Industrial Integration Era". More information is available on the conference web site.
Regular Paper Submissions (al types) due: 31st July 2018 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 25th August 2018 Camera-Ready Versions of Accepted Papers: 6th September 2018 Author Registration: 6th September 2018 Early Non-Author Registration: 10th September 2018 Late Non-Author Registration: after 10th September 2018
Honorary General Chairs Aurona Gerber, South Africa, IEEE SMC EAE TC Chair Alta Van der Merwe, South Africa, IEEE SMC EAE TC Chair Li Da Xu, USA, IEEE SMC EIS TC Co-Chair
Program Chair George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Program Co-Chairs Ling Xia Li, Old Dominion University, USA Wattana Golf Viriyasitavat, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Yale Yu, Infosys Australia & New Zealand Chris Zhang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Zhuo Zou, Fudan University, China