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IFAC/IFIP International Workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking - EI2N 2021

25 - 27 October, 2021

In conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics - IN4PL 2021


Georg Weichhart
Brief Bio
Georg Weichhart is key scientist at PROFACTOR GmbH in Austria. He gives lectures on Cyber Physical Production Systems, Industry 4.0 and Enterprise Interoperability at University of Applied Science Upper Austria (Campus Hagenberg) and at the FH Joanneum, Graz. Dr. Weichhart is currently chair for the IFAC Technical Committee 5.3 on Integration and Interoperability of Enterprise Systems and also the IFIP Workgroup 5.8 Enterprise Interoperability. Besides academic positions he worked as senior software engineer and project manager at private companies in AT, DE, UK. During the last twenty years, he has gained applied research experience in numerous (20+) national and international research projects. He studied Business Informatics at the Vienna University (Master of Science) and received his PhD from the Institute of Business Informatics - Communications Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. His current research interest focuses on analytics and interoperability for complex adaptive and distributed production systems.
Milan Zdravkovic
Laboratory for Intelligent Production Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš
Brief Bio
Dr Milan Zdravkovic is an associate professor and established researcher (R3), currently working at the Laboratory for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, University of Niš. He is h-index-11 author of more than 80 papers in the fields of Enterprise Information Systems, semantic interoperability, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) and other topics, with more than 500 citations. Related Experiences: Dr. Zdravkovic is the PC chair of the ICIST International Conferences series, organised every year in Serbia. He served as co-chair of 2 editions of the OTM/IFAC/IFIP EI2N workshops.
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.
Hervé Panetto
CRAN, 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.


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. Systems must be able to sense their environment using heterogeneous technologies. 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: August 15, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (expired)


Fazel Ansari, TU Wien and Fraunhofer Austria, Austria
Rafael Batres, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Peter Bernus, Centre for enterprise Architecture Research & Management, School ICT, Griffith University, Australia
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Departament Of Electrical Engineering, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Michele Dassisti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Vladimir Dimitrieski, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Ted Goranson, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Australia
Georg Grossmann, Advanced Computing Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia
Andres Garcia Higuera, University Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Frank-Walter Jaekel, Corporate Management, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany
Udo Kannengiesser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Mario Lezoche, CRAN - Université de Lorraine, France
Qing Li, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China
Eduardo Rocha Loures, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Ivan Lukovic, Department of Information Systems, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Istvan Mezgár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Julio C. Nardi, Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Yannick Naudet, IT for Innovative Services (ITIS), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Ovidiu Noran, School of Information and Communication Technology, IIIS Centre for Enterprise Architecture Research and Management, Griffith University, Australia
Angel Ortiz, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Raul Poler, Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
David Romero, Center for Innovation in Design and Technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Janusz Szpytko, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Miroslav Trajanovic, IT, production and management, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia
Bruno Vallespir, IMS, University of Bordeaux, France
François B. Vernadat, University of Lorraine, France
Marek Wegrzyn, Lab. of Space Robot Dynamics, Space Research Centre PAS (CBK PAN), Poland
Esma Yahia, Arts et Métiers campus Aix-en-Provence, France
Gregory Zacharewicz, LG2IP, IMT - Mines Ales, France
Martin 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 the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected to be extended and submitted to a special issue of an indexed international journal.


IN4PL Workshops - EI2N 2021