About ICIST 2018

8th International Conference on Information Society and Techology will be held on Kopaonik, Serbia on Mar 11-14, 2018.

ICIST Conference series is one of the top IT scientific events in the region, with 70-100 papers presented each year, average of 200 participants per edition, attended also by the number of IT industry representatives in the region. It hosts distinguished scientists keynotes (in past years, we were honored to share the stage with Richard Mark Soley, Orri Erling, Howard Moskowitz, Bran Selić and others), scientific sessions, panel discussions, industry presentations with exciting social programme for motivated and successfull networking. It is a perfect venue for networking, dissemination of recent research results, getting new project ideas, finding new scientific partners and bringing great vibes back home.

The conference is open for all scientific contributions to the different areas of ICT. It also welcomes technical papers with case studies and demonstrations of novel ICT technologies and approaches in industry and society. It hosts loyal research communities dealing with the areas of information systems, model-based software engineering, e-government, big data, biomedical engineering, semantic web research and since recently, Internet of Things.

All accepted papers will be published in ICIST digital repository. Past editions of the online proceedings can be viewed here: ICIST2014, ICIST2015, ICIST2016, ICIST2017.

ICIST Keynotes

Nikola Serbedzija

Nikola Šerbedžija, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Dr. Nikola Šerbedžija works at Fraunhofer FOKUS where he is responsible for new research activities and innovative technology. He was a visiting professor at University of Technology Sydney (1999-2000) and at University of Arts, Berlin (2000 - 2007). His major research areas are: Adaptive Control, Pervasive Adaptation, Ubiquitous Computing, Middleware Architectures, and Internet Programming (E-Systems), mostly applied within embedded and real-time systems, ambient assistance, E-Systems and empathic systems. Recently he has been involved in several initiatives that consider technology impacts and ethical issues.

As a principle designer he led the developments of a number of practical control systems for vehicular, in- and out-door infrastructures [leading REFLECT project] and autonomous control [ASCENS project]. He is a member of IFIP2.4 Working Group, advisory board member for several EU initiatives and an EU expert for evaluating and reviewing FP7/H2020 proposals/projects. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and he held numerous tutorials and key notes at scientific events.

Georg Weichhart

Georg Weichhart, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria

Ing. Mag. Dr. Georg Weichhart (M) is senior researcher and head of the Flexible Production Systems team at PROFACTOR GmbH in Austria. He also manages the Area Cognitive Robotics and Shopfloors of the Reseach Center Pro2Future. He lectures at the Department of Business Informatics - Communications Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU). He chairs the IFAC Technical Committe 5.3 on Enterprise Integration and Networking.

He has studied at Lund University (SE), received his Master from Vienna University (AT) and his PhD from JKU Linz (AT). Besides academic positions he worked as senior software engineer and project manager at private companies in AT, DE, UK. In addition to this, he has been participating as senior researcher and software architect in numerous European research projects. In 2013 he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr. Weichhart served as Co-Chair for international conferences and workshops like CoopIS (Cooperative Information Systems) and OTM/IFIP/IFAC EI2N (Enterprise Integration, Interoperability and Networking). His current research interest focuses on interoperability for complex adaptive organisational systems using multi agent and multi actor based information systems. Georg Weichhart is member of the IFIP Work Group 5.8: Enterprise Interoperability.

ICIST Special Tracks


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ICT for Automotive

The presence of ICT and IoT is almost inevitable in a lot of everyday systems used worldwide. The automotive sector is not an exception, experiencing a drastic increase in use of ICT and IoT with the purpose of increasing driver safety and improving driver experience. Driving is a dynamic and complex task, therefore introducing any in-vehicle information system (IVIS) should be done very carefully, so that introduction of these systems does not affect driving performance; on the contrary, they should be designed in a way that they contribute to better driving performance. It is no doubt that autonomous vehicles will reduce and eventually eliminate this problem but there are still numerous challenges and problems which will have to be solved on the way to full automation of automotive sector. Within this track we would like to address different ICT challenges in automotive sector by inviting speakers from academia and industry to elaborate on the topic and present different points of view.

This track welcomes research in this field, especially in the (but not limited to) following topics:

  • In-vehicle HCI
  • Driver evaluation and human factor
  • Autonomous / automated driving
  • Connected vehicles

Co-chairs:

  • Sodnik, Jaka (jaka.sodnik@fe.uni-lj.si). Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Stojmenova, Kristina (kristina.stojmenova@fe.uni-lj.si). Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Kun, Andrew L. (andrew.kun@unh.edu). University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, USA

ICIST Special Tracks


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Hydroinformatics

Hydroinformatics is a branch of informatics which concentrates on the application of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in addressing the increasingly serious problems of the equitable and efficient use of water for many different purposes. Hydro-information systems are designed to provide support to decision-making processes so they can provide significant information on different processes within a catchment on scenarios of future development with multiple variants, as well as on the system utilization in real-time. The most important goals of the development and application of such systems are the following: integration of all relevant hydrologic, meteorological, hydrogeologic, hydropower and other data, as well as the creation of the conditions for their availability to a wide circle of interested users, making of the best possible decisions related to operational management of hydropower plants in various situations, as well as making of the best possible strategic decisions in order to make the optimum choice of the solution for the integral basin management.

Hydroinformatics scientific community is continuously growing and its interests are widening from numerical modelling to the development of new sensors and tools, problem related to data-mining techniques, big-data analytics,  complex network analysis, data validation, GIS and IoT for practical applications.

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ICIST Special Tracks


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(Industrial) Internet-of-Things for Smart & Sensing Systems

The sensing enterprise  is a digital business innovation concept making Internet of Things, Service Oriented Architectures and Advanced Human Computer Interactions converge for more agile, flexible and proactive management of unexpected events in the global value networks of today. In essence, it concerns the adoption of Future Internet technologies for the virtual enterprise and its value network. Translating the same concept to smart enterprises, and more generally to Smart Systems (smart manufacturing, smart cities, smart logistics …), the capability by next generation systems sensing, modelling and interpreting the signals from the real world is a pre-requisite for a more flexible and agile reconfiguration of those smart systems. Intuitively, a sensing system requires resources and machineries to be constantly monitored, configured and easily interacted by blue collar workers. All these functions, and much more indeed, are now implemented by so-called (Industrial) Internet-of-Things. With advent of the new paradigms of Industrial Internet-of-Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, the number and the diversity of systems that need to work together in the future enterprises have significantly increased. This trend highlights the need to shift the interoperability paradigm from the classic consideration of interoperating pair of systems, towards the interoperability as a capability to sense and perceive the exchanged messages, as well as to purposefully and socially act upon their perceptions. Such a shift could have important consequences on the future architecture design of these systems. The emergence of cloud based technologies will have a significant impact on the design and implementation of cyber physical systems; using such novel technologies, collaborative engineering practises will increase globally which will enable a new generation of small scale industrial organizations to function in an information centric manner. The potential of such technologies in fostering a leaner and more agile approach towards engineering is also very high. Engineers and engineering organizations no longer have to be restricted to the availability of advanced processing capabilities but can adopt a ‘pay as you go’ approach which will enable them to access and use software resources for engineering activities from any remote location in the world.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Smart Systems Interoperability 
  • Cyber Physical Systems modelling and applications
  • Industrial Internet-of-Thing (IIOT)
  • IoT for Logistics Systems, 
  • IIoT Enterprise Systems
  • Sensing Systems
  • Model-driven sensing engineering
  • Ontology-based models for (I)IoT
  • IIoT for Future Internet Enterprise Systems

The session is supported by IFAC TC 5.3 "Enterprise Integration and Networking".

The authors of all accepted papers will be invited to submit the extended versions to a Special Issue of an international journals. The papers presented at the 2017 edition of this track have been invited to be submitted to a Special Issue of IEEE IoT Journal (IF. 7.6).

Co-chairs:

  • Panetto, Hervé (herve.panetto@univ-lorraine.fr). Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
  • Weichhart, Georg (georg.weichhart@profactor.at). Profaktor GmbH, Steyr-Gleink, Austria
  • Romero Diaz, David (david.romero.diaz@gmail.com). Tecnológico de Monterrey, , Mexico
  • Zdravković, Milan (milan.zdravkovic@gmail.com). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia

ICIST Special Tracks


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Large-scale enterprise systems: facing new challenges in the post-crisis environment through knowledge management and sustainability as facilitators

Large-scale Enterprise Systems (LSES) have been traditionally characterized by a large number of variables, nonlinearities and uncertainties. Among them we could, not exhaustively, list:

  • The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS):
    • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
    • Content management system (CMS)
    • Customer relationship management (CRM)
    • Enterprise asset management (EAM)
    • Supply chain management (SCM)
    • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • The Management Information Systems (MIS):
    • Decision Support Systems (DSS),
    • Executive Information Systems (EIS)
    • Marketing Information Systems (MIS)
    • Master data management (MDM)

Their decomposition into smaller, more manageable subsystems, possibly organized in a hierarchical form, has been associated with intense information and knowledge exchange and with the need for efficient decentralization and interoperability mechanisms. It can be appreciated that several traditional subfields remain of increasing interest to the scientific community, such as decentralized and hierarchical control, model reduction and optimization, sustainability assessment, among others.

The aim of this open-track session of ICIST 2018 conference therefore is to bring together leading experts on management and control of LSES, knowledge formalisation and management experts and expert on sustainability to exchange ideas and potential solutions to the new challenges that are rising in the post-crisis environment in automatic reconfiguration, interoperability assessment and sustainability approaches. They will present the latest advances and results in their specific research domains.

This track welcomes research in this field, especially in the (but not limited to) following topics:

  • LSES Interoperability methods and approaches
  • LESE modelling and applications
  • LSES sustainability approaches
  • LSES automatic reconfiguration
  • Large-scale Enterprise Manufacturing Systems optimization
  • Industry 4.0 approaches to LSES management
  • Knowledge formalisation for LSES
  • Knowledge management algorithms applied to LSES
  • Mathematical methods to knowledge management applied to LSES
  • Model-driven designing engineering
  • Ontology-based models for LSES

The track chairs invite scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry and academia to contribute with theoretical and applied research papers.

Co-chairs:

  • Dassisti, Michele (michele.dassisti@poliba.it). DMMM, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Lezoche, Mario (mario.lezoche@univ-lorraine.fr). Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
  • Ocampo-Martinez, Carlos (cocampo@iri.upc.edu). Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Panetto, Hervé (herve.panetto@univ-lorraine.fr). Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Important Dates

1 Nov 01

Track Proposals

2 Dec 01

Abstract Submission

3 Feb 01

Decisions Sent to Authors

4 Mar 01

Conference Registration

5 Mar 11

Conference is Opened

6 Apr 15

Full Paper Submission

ICIST 2018 Committees

Organizing Committee (OC) is in charge for the organization of the conference. All decisions related to the scientific programme are made by the International Programme Committee (IPC), based on the peer review process, coordinated by the IPC co-chairs. Track chairs are in charge of setting up a scientific programme in the specific topics, which are decided upon based on the submitted track proposals.

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Milan Zdravković

Niš, Serbia
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Zora Konjović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Miodrag Ivković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Martina Laskač

Belgrade, Serbia
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Negica Ćulafić

Belgrade, Serbia
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Carlos Agostinho

Caparica, Portugal
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Zorica Bogdanović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Osiris Canciglieri Jr.

Curitiba, Brasil
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Vincent Chapurlat

Nîmes, France
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Carlos Coutinho

Lisbon, Portugal
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Mariana Damova

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Igor Dejanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Stevan Gostojić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Elissaveta Gourova

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Wided Guédria

Luxembourg
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Irena Holubová

Prague, Czech Republic
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Luka Humski

Zagreb, Croatia
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Fan Ip-Shing

Cranfield, UK
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Dragan Ivanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Valentina Janev

Belgrade, Serbia
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Dorina Kabakchieva

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Anton Kos

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Aleksandar Kovačević

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Mario Lezoche

Nancy, France
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Eduardo R. Loures

Curitiba, Brazil
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Ivan Luković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Miloš Madić

Niš, Serbia
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Zoran Marjanović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Nikola Milivojević

Belgrade, Serbia
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Branko Milosavljević

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Dragan Mišić

Niš, Serbia
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Néjib Moalla

Lyon, France
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Siniša Nešković

Belgrade, Serbia
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Ovidiu Noran

Brisbane, Australia
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Dušan Okanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Hervé Panetto

Nancy, France
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Mirjana Pejić Bach

Zagreb, Croatia
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Valentin Penca

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Michaël Petit

Namur, Belgium
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Ioan Stefan Sacala

Bucharest, Romania
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Milan Segedinac

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Dubravka Sladić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Goran Sladić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Slivka

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Paulo Cézar Stadzisz

Curitiba, Brazil
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Leonid Stoimenov

Niš, Serbia
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Anderson Luis Szejka

Curitiba, Brasil
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Milan Trifunović

Niš, Serbia
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Bruno Vallespir

Bordeaux, France
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Milan Vidaković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Georg Weichhart

Steyr-Gleink, Austria
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Miroslav Zarić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Zdravković

Kista, Sweden
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Jaka Sodnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Kristina Stojmenova

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Andrew L. Kun

New Hampshire, USA
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Michele Dassisti

Bari, Italy
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Carlos Ocampo-Martinez

Barcelona, Spain

Call for contributors

Call for extended abstracts

We welcome submission of extended abstracts presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Extended abstract must comply to the specific requirements, as it follows.

The extended abstract must be submitted by using EasyChair platform. The extended abstract must consicely and clearly highlight all following aspects: research motivation and the problem, the research question(s), methodology, description of the solution and/or the discussion. The evaluation of the extended abstracts will be double-blind. Thus, author names, addresses, emails and affiliations MUST NOT be included in the extended abstract. The extended abstract must be created by using the template below, submitted in PDF format, and it MUST NOT exceed 4 A4 pages including figures. Only key references should be included.

The extended abstracts will be reviewed by 1-3 members of the IPC. After the decisions are distributed, the authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publishing in the ICIST 2018 Proceedings book. The specific deadline for full papers will be April, 15th, 2017. In order to have the submitted full paper published in the Proceedings book, at least one author or co-author must be registered at the conference and present the paper in regular or poster session. When submitting the extended abstract for a special track, select the special track title in the submission form.

Call for Special track proposals

We invite researchers to propose tracks on their particular field of interest, within the scope of the ICIST conferences. There should be one to three track co-chairs in each track and one of the co-chairs should be designated as the primary contact person. The responsibilities of the co-chairs are defined, as it follows.

The co-chairs will promote the special track and take actions to ensure an adequate number of submissions. Minimum number of accepted papers for a succesful special track is 6 in regular sessions + 2 in poster. The special track co-chairs will organize a peer review process for the extended abstracts submitted to their track and propose the list of the papers to be included in the conference programme to IPC co-chairs. At least one of the co-chairs must be registered to the conference and serve as a session chair in his/her own track.

The proposal for a special track must enclose the title and short abstract, list of co-chairs with their affiliations, list of potential reviewers, overview of the scientific communities (associations, working groups, standardization bodies, project consortiums, etc.) which the co-chairs will address and a proposal for a keynote (if the topic of the special track is related to a focal area of ICIST 2017 - Internet-of-Things). Special track proposals should not exceed 2 A4 pages and they should be sent by email to the programme chair.

For each of the succesful tracks/special sessions, the organizer will cover the costs of stay (3 nights/HB) and registration costs for one person. Local transport arrangements also possible.

Download template   Submit abstract

ICIST Programme

Traditionally, ICIST offers a perfect mix of great scientific programme with social events for networking. At this time, we can announce the tentative programme, which you can see below.

About the venue

Grand Hotel & Spa Kopaonik

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Kopaonik is a mountain in the central part of Serbia and the largest mountain range in the country. The highest point is the Pančić's Peak with 2,017 m. Kopaonik is a major ski resort in Serbia, and after Bulgaria's Bansko, the largest in Southeast Europe. There are 25 ski lifts with capacity of 32,000 skiers per hour.

Grand Hotel & Spa is situated at an exclusive location, near the ski slopes and ski lifts in the beautiful environment of the National Park Kopaonik. Premium comfort and convenience in 221 guest rooms and suites, complemented by numerous facilities for relaxation and enjoyment throughout the year, including spa & wellness area, congress center, fitness center, sports hall, space bowling center and a la carte restaurant Garden.

Contacts

Registration and conference logistics: office AT yuinfo.org

Accommodation and transfer: SMART Travel, office AT smart-travel.rs, +381 11 308 66 94

Scientific programme: Milan Zdravković, milan.zdravkovic AT gmail.com