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DT4CS 2023 : Special Issue on Digital Twins for Complex Systems in Big Data and Cognitive Computing Journal

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Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/BDCC/special_issues/Digital_Twins_for_Complex_Systems
 
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Submission Deadline May 30, 2023
Categories    digital twin   internet of things   information systems   business processes
 

Call For Papers

==Scope and Objective==

In the current Big Data era, digital information pervades most Complex Systems. This is especially due to the wide integration of the Internet of Things in several sectors. This integration gives the opportunity to enhance business performance and achieve business competitiveness. Such opportunities are now pushed forward by the rise of Digital Twins that have become more affordable and promise to drive the future of complex systems.

A Digital Twin (DT) is a digital representation of a physical entity, system, or event. It mirrors a distinctive object, process, building, or human, regardless of whether that thing is tangible or non-tangible in the real world. DTs can leverage the advancement in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Edge and Cloud Computing, and Augmented and Virtual Reality, to offer a great amount of business potential by predicting the future instead of analyzing the past of complex systems allowing us to evolve towards ex-ante business practices. To achieve these benefits, we must face the following challenges: accurate representation of physical objects; automatic evolution in real-time; runtime connectivity; process collaboration; conflict detection and resolving; human interaction; safety and security. In doing so, we must provide conceptualizations of DTs, define new DT engineering methodology, develop user-friendly software for the development of DT solutions, and foster the adoption of DT within complex systems.

The objective of this Special Issue is to gather empirical, experimental, methodological, and theoretical research reporting original and unpublished results contributing to the definition, design, implementation, and application of DT, shedding light on the continuous enhancement of complex systems integrating DTs, and that present possible solutions to open challenges, that proposes software solutions, practical experiences, use-cases, and case studies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Conceptual Modelling of Digital Twins
Management of Digital Twins for Complex Systems
Engineering Digital Twins Solutions
Digital Twin Conceptualization
Digital Twin Platforms
Safety and Security in Adopting Digital Twins
Accurate Representation of Physical Objects, Processes, and Complex Systems
Framework Definition for Digital Twins
Development of Digital Twin Platforms
Quality Assurance of Digital Twins
Enactment of Digital Process Twins
Collaboration among Digital Twins
Interaction and cooperation between Digital Twins and Humans
Complex System Architectures for Digital Twins
Smart Cities and Digital Twins
Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Digital Twins
Methods and Techniques for the Development of Digital Twins Solutions
Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing for Digital Twins
Practical Validation and Case Studies of Digital Twins
Digital Twin Enhanced Business Processes
Cognitive Computing for Digital Twins
Augmented and Virtual Reality for Digital Twin

==Keywords==

digital twin
digital twin conceptualisation
digital process twin
digital twin platforms
Internet of Things
business processes
Artificial Intelligence
cognitive computing
complex systems
machine learning
augmented reality
virtual reality

==Guest Editors==

Dr. Fabrizio Fornari
Organization: Università degli Studi di Camerino
Email: fabrizio.fornari@unicam.it

Dr. Pedro Valderas
Organization: Universitat Politècnica de València
Email: pvalderas@dsic.upv.es

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