12th OTM/IFIP International Workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking (EI2N 2017)

October, 25th-26th, 2017


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Supported by (to be confirmed)


TC 5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking ( (main sponsored TC)
TC 9.3. Control for Smart City (

IFIP TC 8 WG 8.1 on Design and Evaluation of Information Systems (
IFIP TC 5 WG 5.12 on Architectures for Enterprise Integration (
IFIP TC 5 WG 5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability (


French CNRS National Research Group GDR MACS (
SIG INTEROP Grande-Région on Enterprise Systems Interoperability (
Greek Interoperability Centre on Interoperability (
Industrial Internet Consortium (






Enterprises must collaborate in order to prosper in the current extreme dynamic and heterogeneous business environment. Enterprise integration, interoperability and networking are the major disciplines that study how companies collaborate, communicate, and coordinate in the most effective way. These disciplines are well-established and supported by international conferences, initiatives, groups, task forces and European projects where different domains of knowledge are involved from different points of views and according to a variety of objectives (e.g., technological or managerial).

Enterprise Integration aims at improving synergy within the enterprise so that business goals are achieved in a more productive and efficient way. Enterprise Interoperability and Networking involves breaking down organizational barriers to improve synergies across organisations to achieve more productive collaboration.  

Enterprisemodelling, architecture, knowledge managementand semanticknowledge formalisation methods (like ontologies) are the pillars supporting the achievement of enterprise integration and interoperability.


This 12th edition of the workshop is organised as a venue of experts, and is part of the OTM’2017 Federated Conferences. It aims at identifying issues in applications of interoperability in enterprise integration and networking that will be developed in future research projects. A keynote speech and a plenary session will be jointly organized with the CoopIS’2017 conference.




The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in enterprise integration, interoperability and networking to meet, exchange research and implementation ideas, and share the most exciting results. This eleventh edition will address a particular set of topics related to Interoperability of Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems. EI2N’2017 aims to offer practitioners and researchers with diverse backgrounds an opportunity to present research papers, share experiences, and participate in open discussions. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:


●    Interoperability issues in Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems
●    Cyber Physical Systems Modelling, Approaches, Simulation, Methodologies, and Integration frameworks
●    The Smartand Sensing Enterprise
●    Interoperability in the Context of Internet of Things and Internet of Services
●    Open Linked Dataand APIs for Enterprises
●    Semantic Interoperability
●    Methods for smart, cooperative and open CPS
●    Human-machine interface in CPS
●    Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems Modelling, Approaches, and Methodologies
●    Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
●    Enterprise Interoperability Assessment
●    Future Internet Enterprise Systems
●    Interoperability for (Model-Based) Systems Engineering and Requirements Engineering
●    Cloud Computing and Cyber Physical Systems
●    Interoperability aspects of domain specific applications of CPS: health-care, disaster management and response, manufacturing, energy management, environment, transport, agriculture and food and others
●    Formal tools for knowledge management in the context of CPS





Workshop Abstract Submission Deadline: July 25, 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 01, 2017
Acceptance Notification:  Aug 21, 2017
Camera Ready Due:  Aug 30, 2017
Registration Due: Aug 30, 2017
Second Camera Ready Upload (optional): 1st December 2017





Each submitted paper will be refereed by at least three members of the Workshop Program Committee, based on its originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English, and may be of two types: Full Papers or Short Papers, both of which may discuss industrial experience or academic research. Full Papers should not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Short Papers should not exceed 5 pages in the final camera-ready format. Only electronic submissions in Adobe PDF format are acceptable. You can submit your contribution following this link:

Accepted workshop papers will be published as post-conference workshop proceedings, where papers not being presented at the workshop will be removed from the final proceedings. Papers published in the post-proceedings will be indexed by ISI, ACM Digital Library, DBLP and Google Scholar. The final workshop proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:


Additionally, extended versions of the best papers from the Workshop may be considered for a submission in a special issue of an International Journal indexed by ISI Thomson Reuter. EI2N 2014 papers have been invited a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering. EI2N 2015 papers have been invited in a special issue of Information Systems and e-Business Management. For EI2N 2016and 2017 a special issue is planned together with related Conferences.




The Workshop Program will be scheduled for two days duration and it will be organised with oral presentations of papers followed by two rounds of “workshop café” for debates on subjects related to the presented papers. At the end of the Workshop, a plenary panel will summarize the results, and a report will be prepared.





Mario Lezoche
University of Lorraine, France
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Wided Guédria
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
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Qing Li
Tsinghua University, China
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Georg Weichhart
Profactor GmbH & Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
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Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dimitris Askounis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Alexis Aubry, University of Lorraine, France
Rafael Batres, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Peter Bernus, Griffith University, Australia
Nacer Boudjlida, University of Lorraine, France
Luis Camarinha-Matos, Uninova, Portugal
Vincent Chapurlat, EMA, France
Yannis Charalabidis, University of Aegean, Greece
David Chen, University Bordeaux 1, France
Michele Dassisti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Cesare Fantuzzi, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Andres Garcia Higuera, University Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Antonio Gionannini, INRES Lab, Italy
Ted Goranson, Sirius Beta, USA
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
Ricardo Jardim Goncalves, New University of Lisbon, UNINOVA, Portugal
Qing-Shan Jia, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

Charlotta Johnsson, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
Ulrich Jumar, ifake.V. Magdeburg, Germany
Udo Kannengiesser, Metasonic GmbH,Germany
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finnland
Fenareti Lampathaki, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ulrike Lechner, Universität der BundeswehrMünchen, Germany
Mario Lezoche, University of Lorraine, France
Qing Li, Tsingua University, P.R. China
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Juan-Carlos Mendez, AdN International, Mexico
Istvan Mezgár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Julio Nardi, Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Brasil
Yannick Naudet, LIST, Luxemburg
Ovidiu Noran, Griffith University, Australia
Angel Ortiz Bas, Politecnic University of Valencia, Spain
Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Radu Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Eduardo Rocha Loures, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil
David Romero Diaz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Richard Soley, OMG, USA
Nenad Stefanovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Janusz Szpytko, Technology University, Poland
Miroslav Trajanovic, University of Nis, Serbia
François B. Vernadat, European Court of Auditors, Luxemburg
Agostino Villa, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Xiaofan Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Marek Wegrzyn, University of ZielonaGóra, &University of Applied Sciences in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Georg Weichhart, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria
Esma Yahia, ENSAM Aix-en-Provence, France
Milan Zdravkovic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Martin Zelm, INTEROP-Vlab