13th OTM/IFAC/IFIP International Workshop on Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking (EI2N 2018)

Valletta, Malta, October 24th-25th, 2018


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Co-Sponsored by IFAC & Supported- by IFIP


IFAC TC 5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking ( (main sponsoring TC)


IFIP TC 5 WG 5.8 Enterprise Interoperability ( (tbc.)
IFAC TC 3.1. Computers for Control (
IFIP TC 5 WG 5.12 on Architectures for Enterprise Integration (


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






Today’s enterprises have to become S^3 Enterprises: Smart, Sensing and Sustainable Enterprises. These system-of-systems have to adapt in order to be sustainable not only along the environmental but also along economic dimensions. Systems must be able to sense their environment using heterogeneous technologies. The sensed information has to be transferred into knowledge to support smart decisions of systems to adapt. In this context, are enterprise integration, interoperability and networking 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 aims at more adaptability within and across multiple collaborating enterprises. Smartness is required to meet the resulting complexity.


Enterprise modelling, architecture, knowledge management and semantic knowledge formalisation methods (like ontologies) are pillars supporting the S^3 Enterprise.

This 13th edition of the workshop is organised as a venue of experts, and is part of the OTM2018 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 CoopIS2018 conference.






The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to meet, exchange research and implementation ideas, and share the most exciting results. EI2N2018 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:

  • The Smart, Sensing and Sustainable Enterprise
  • Interoperability issues in Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems Approaches, Simulation, Methodologies, and Integration frameworks
  • Interoperability in the Context of Internet of Things
  • Open Linked Data and APIs for Enterprises
  • Methods for smart, cooperative and open CPS
  • Human-machine interface in CPS
  • Next Generation Enterprise Information Systems Modelling, Approaches, and Methodologies
  • Performance evaluation of Integrated Systems    
  • Semantic 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, logistics and mobility, agriculture and food, etc.
  • Formal tools for knowledge management in the context of CPS






    Abstract Submission Deadline: July 3rd
    Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 10th
    Acceptance Notification: August 20th
    Camera Ready Due: August 30th (firm deadline)
    Registration Due: August 30th (firm deadline)
    OTM Conferences: October 22nd – 26th
    Second Camera-ready upload (optional): December 1st






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.




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.






Wided Guédria
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
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Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine, TELECOM Nancy
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Markus Stumptner
University of South Australia
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Georg Weichhart
Profactor GmbH & Pro2Future, Austria
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Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rafael Batres, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Manel Beichni, LIST, Luxembourg

Peter Bernus, Griffith University, Australia
Luis Camarinha-Matos, Uninova, Portugal
Michele Dassisti, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Andres Garcia Higuera, University Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ted Goranson, Sirius Beta, USA
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
Wided Guedria, LIST, Luxembourg

Sergio Guerreiro, Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ricardo Jardim Goncalves, New University of Lisbon, UNINOVA, Portugal
Ulrich Jumar, ifak e.V. Magdeburg, Germany
Udo Kannengiesser, ENEON GmbH, Austria
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finnland
Mario Lezoche, University of Lorraine, France
Qing Li, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Ivan Luković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Istvan Mezgár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Julio Nardi, Federal Institute of Espírito Santo, Brasil
Yannick Naudet, LIST, Luxemburg
Angel Ortiz Bas, Politecnic University of Valencia, Spain
Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Pascal Ravesteijn, HU University of applied sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands

Ivan Razo-zapata, LIST, Luxembourg

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, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Miroslav Trajanovic, University of Nis, Serbia
François B. Vernadat, European Court of Auditors, Luxemburg
Agostino Villa, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marek Wegrzyn, The Jacob of Paradies University, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Georg Weichhart, PROFACTOR GmbH & Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Esma Yahia, ENSAM Aix-en-Provence, France
Milan Zdravkovic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Martin Zelm, INTEROP-Vlab