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Knowledge and sensing services for FoF 2020 : Open track Knowledge and sensing services for the Factory of the Future applications in the IFAC World Congress 2020


When Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2019
Notification Due Feb 3, 2020
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2020
Categories    computer science   knowledge formalisation method   IOT

Call For Papers

21st IFAC World Congress in Berlin, Germany, July 12-17, 2020 
Open invited track
Knowledge and sensing services for the Factory of the Future applications
Session code: 213i5
Sponsored by:
IFAC Technical Committee for evaluation: TC 5.3 "Enterprise Integration and Networking" (to be confirmed)
IFIP TC 5 WG5.5 “Co-operation Infrastructure for Virtual Enterprises and Electronic Business” (to be confirmed)
IFIP TC 5 WG5.12 “Architectures for Enterprise Integration” (to be confirmed)
Organisers: Mario Lezoche (University of Lorraine, CRAN UMR 7039, CNRS, France), Diego Torres (National University of La Plata, Lifia, Argentine), Eduardo Rocha Loures (Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil), Michele Dassisti (Politecnico di Bari, Italy).
Abstract: Systems integration, cooperative communication and information processing technologies for enterprise operation represent some key focus in the new global market. These issues are closely intertwined to information processing and distributed information systems, where the knowledge technologies play a major role. This evolution context brings about the concept of smart services as a next-generation services provided via all the possible technological channels but, at the same time, the challenge of a different vision of manufacturing operation and management. The Factory of the Future revolution is thus focused on developing a smart physical environment where the production is interlaced to knowledge: matter and information as two faces of the same medal. It is the current trends of automation and data exchanges in manufacturing technologies that include development of cyber-physical systems, cognitive computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things among the most known technologies. The development of knowledge sharing for manufacturing operation led to important results in various domains practices: the development of accuracy and transparency in several industrial sectors, for instance like the agricultural industry. Other new challenges are arising to the research at the same time: the key necessity to enable data exchanges in the business ecosystem and the need to invest in new physical infrastructure and tools. In collaborative and cooperative environments, the enterprises have been exploring several aspects of their processes and services to determine which ones can be better managed through ICT. Nowadays, these services are also facing the need of integrating physical and virtual objects through the exploitation of data capture and communication capabilities. To overcome challenges related to acquisition and analysis of a large amount of data, the Data Fusion strategy has gained focus as a data pre-processing phase to support the fast-growing data-intensive applications. 

Authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects including but not limited to:
• Knowledge formalisation methods
• Distributed Information Systems: Models, Architecture and Frameworks
• Systems Interoperability
• Web Services in IoT context
• Sensing services: innovative technologies and processes
• Internet-of-Things: innovative technologies and methods
• Multi sensors Data Fusion
• Smart Communicative Objects
• System to System Communication
• Semantic Interoperability in Internet-of-Things and Internet-of-Services
• Wireless Technologies and Architectures
• ICT Infrastructures/Platforms for Mobility
• Conceptual Modelling and Simulation of Distributed Technologies
• Process modelling and deployment of Cooperative Information System
• Advanced and smart manufacturing technologies
• Smart sensing system for manufacturing sustainability
• Knowledge management for manufacturing operations

This Invited Session focuses on presenting the latest research achievements of the scientific community within the above-mentioned perspectives and trends.

Submission shall respect the normal procedure on papercept:  
The authors have to select « open invited track paper » as submission type and use the track code (3ig8y) at the second step of submission. 
If the theme of the paper is not suited to the track scope, the paper will be evaluated and considered for a regular session. 

Please send an email with your intention to submit a paper to:,, and
Key dates 
31 October 2019 - Draft manuscript submission
February 2020 - Notification to authors
31 March 2020 - Final paper submission deadline

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