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17th IFAC/IFIP International Workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking - EI2N 2023

15 - 17 November, 2023 - Rome, Italy

Human-centric Systems Interoperability

In conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics - IN4PL 2023


Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine
Brief Bio
Dr. Hervé PANETTO is a Professor of Enterprise Information Systems at University of Lorraine, TELECOM Nancy. He teaches Information Systems modelling and development, and conducts research at CRAN (Research Centre for Automatic Control), Joint Research Unit with CNRS where he is managing a research project on the use of ontology for formalising models related to the interoperability of production systems, and mainly their enterprise information systems. He has been elected member of the Academia Europaea in 2018. He has been elected, in 2020, Chairman of the IFAC French National Member Organization (NMO). He received his PhD in production engineering in 1991. He has strong experience in information systems modelling, semantics modelling and discovery, and database development. His research field is based on information systems modelling for enterprise applications and processes interoperability, with applications in enterprise modelling, manufacturing processes modelling, furniture data modelling. He is working in ERP and MES integration from a Business to manufacturing perspective. He is expert at AFNOR (French National standardisation body), CEN TC310 and ISO TC184/SC4 and SC5. He participated in many European projects including IMS FP5-IST Smart-fm project (awarded by IMS) and the FP6 INTEROP NoE (Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprises Applications and Software). He is serving as expert-evaluator for the European Commission, FNR, AERES and ANR in the domain of ICT. He was visiting Professor in 2013-2015 in the frame of a Science Without Borders PVE project with PUC Parana, Brazil and full visiting Professor in 2016 at the UTFPR, Curitiba, Brazil. He is editor or guest editor of books and special issues of international journals. He is author or co-author of more than 150 papers in the field of Automation Engineering, Enterprise Modelling and Enterprise systems integration and interoperability. After being Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee 5.3 “Enterprise Integration and Networking” from 2008 to 2014. He is Chair of the IFAC Coordinating Committee 5 on “Manufacturing and Logistics Systems” since 2014. He received the IFAC France Award 2013, the INCOSE 2015 Outstanding Service Award and the IFAC 2017 Outstanding Service Award. He is co-organiser of the yearly OTM/IFAC/IFIP EI2N workshop on “Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking”. He is General Co-chair of the OTM Federated conferences. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Reviews in Control, Computers In Industry, the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, the International Journal on Universal Computer Science, the scientific journal Facta Universitatis, series Mechanical Engineering, and an Associate Editor of the international Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (JIM), Springer, the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) journal, Taylor & Francis, the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, the Journal of Industrial Information Integration (JIII), Elsevier, and the Journal SN Computer Science (SNCS), Springer Nature.
Qing Li
Tsinghua University
Brief Bio
Qing Li, PhD, is a professor of the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, P.R. China. He received his bachelor, master and doctor’s degrees from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He has taught at Tsinghua University since 2000 with major research interests in system architecture, enterprise modelling and system performance evaluation. He has published six books and more than 140 papers in esteemed magazines in China and abroad.
Raquel Sanchis
Universitat Politècnica de València
Brief Bio
Dr. Raquel Sanchis (Industrial Engineer PhD) is senior researcher at the Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP) and Assistant Professor in Operations Management and Operations Research at the Universitat Politècnica de València. She has worked as a Project Manager in INTERVAL (the Spanish pole of the INTEROP-Vlab) and also in the production area in the industry for 5 years. She has been the Project Manager and Technical Agent of the European Research Projects: FP7 NMP2-SL-2009- 229333 REMPLANET and H2020 FoF-1-2014-636909 C2NET respectively. Currently, she is the Quality Control Manager of the H2020 FoF-11-2020-958205 - i4Q. She does research work in the fields of Knowledge Management, Business Process Modelling, Operations Research, Enterprise Resilience, Integrated Quality Systems and Environment, Industry 4.0, Circular Economy, and Supply Chain Management. She has managed and participated in several Spanish and European research projects and enterprise consultancies and she has authored several papers in journals and conferences.


In the context of the Factory of the Future, enterprises have to become S^3 (Enterprises: Smart, Sensing and Sustainable) Enterprises. These system-of-systems must adapt to be sustainable not only along the environmental but also economic dimensions. The sensed information must be support smart decisions. In this context, enterprise integration, interoperability and networking are major disciplines that study how enterprise system-of-systems collaborate, communicate, and coordinate in the most effective way. Enterprise Integration aims at improving synergy within the enterprise so that sustainability is achieved in a more productive and efficient way. Enterprise Interoperability and Networking aim at more adaptability within and across multiple collaborating enterprises.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Interoperability in a Big-Data Society
  • Cyber Physical Systems Interoperability
  • Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Interoperability in the Context of Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence-enabled Data Management
  • Artificial Intelligence Models for Interoperability
  • Ontology and Knowledge Extraction from Data Sets


Paper Submission: September 20, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023


Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Rafael Batres, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Hila Chalutz-Ben Gal, The Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel
Michele Dassisti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Vladimir Dimitrieski, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Hind B. El Haouzi, Université de Lorraine, France
Ted Goranson, The Australian National University, Australia
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
Sérgio Guerreiro, IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
(Samuel) Q. Jia, Tsinghua University, China
Ivan Lukovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Marco Macchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Istvan Mezgár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Sven Nomm, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Ovidiu Noran, Griffith University, Australia
Angel Ortiz, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
João Sarraipa, , Portugal
Concetta Semeraro, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Anderson L. Szejka, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Janusz Szpytko, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
François B. Vernadat, University of Lorraine, France
Esma Yahia, Arts et Métiers campus Aix-en-Provence, France
Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT - Mines Ales, France
Milan Zdravkovic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia
Martin A. Zelm, INTEROP-VLab, Germany

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference. The proceedings are abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, INSPEC, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus and zbMATH. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.


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