Conference new dates:

17th to the 19th of November 2020

Due to the Codiv-19 spread

I-ESA2020 will take place in videoconference mode

November 17th to 19th, 2020


November 17th to 18th, 2020
Special Event

November 19th, 2020

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About I-ESA 2020


CONFERENCE November 17th to 19th 2020

The I-ESA conference connects the world's leading researchers and practitioners of enterprise interoperability and related domains, including interoperability aspects of enterprise systems and application. It joins new business models, smart services, IoT and Cloud technologies. All these current and future technologies cannot work smoothly without interoperability. I-ESA will be an outstanding opportunity to exchange experiences and business ideas between researchers, service providers, entrepreneurs and industrial stakeholders throw research papers. The Conference welcomes submissions of full papers in the scope of the conference. The maximum paper length is 10 pages. Accepted papers will be published in "Enterprise Interoperability IX (2020)". It will be indexed in Web of Science (WoS) in the "Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science" which is inside the "Web of Science Core Collection", and in SCOPUS.

Industry 4.0, smart cities, Internet of Things, big data, digital transformation are the main paradigms and technologies of the ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ERA. This ERA requires a foundation for seamless and secure communication called “interoperability”. Moreover, the cooperation between different organizations such as manufactures, service providers, government requires intelligent “Enterprise Interoperability” as well as applications and systems. I-ESA 2020 is a forum where industry and research worlds meet and share experience, ideas and challenges on all aspects of enterprise systems interoperability and Artificial intelligence.

Invited industrials:

Workshops November 17th to 18th, 2020

The Doctoral Symposium is an opportunity for students involved in the preparation of their PhD in any area of Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications to interactively discuss their research issues and ideas with senior researchers and receive constructive feedback from members of the research community. PhD students will present their thesis topic, the work they have performed so far and the results that they have obtained. Besides scientific matters, students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing their PhD and performing research.

Workshops list

  • A Future Vision of Flexible Configurable Manufacturing in a Digitised World
    • Proposed by: Bob Young, Andy West, Gash Bhullar, Frank-Walter Jaekel
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: University Loughborough (
  • Interoperability for Crisis Management: Increasing Organizational Resilience (ICRIM 2020)
    • Proposed by: Antonio De Nicola, Frederick Benaben
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: ENEA Research, Italy (
  • Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) – achieving data interoperability
    • Proposed by: Dimitris Kiritsis, J Neil Otte
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (
  • Challenges of enterprise interoperability in industry
  • Pathways towards a Modelling and Architecture Language for Interoperable Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Proposed by: Georg Weichart, Wided Guédria, Gash Bhullar, Hervé Panetto
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: Profactor Applied Manufacturing Research, Austria (
  • Interoperability in Chemical Engineering (IiCE 2020)
    • Proposed by: Martin Horsch et al.
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: STFC Daresbury Laboratory (
  • Smarter interoperability with federation and artificial intelligence (SIFAI)
    • Proposed by: Marten van Sinderen, João Luiz Moreira
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: University of Twente (
  • Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform
    • Proposed by: Raul Poler, Ricardo Goncalves
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: Universitat Politècnica de València (
  • Workshop on Digital Platform Ecosystems: From Interoperability to Federation (IFED 2020)
  • Interoperability for maintenance: Semantic model, terminology and ontology, Advances and Way forward for the maintenance of the future
    • Proposed by: Yves Keraron, Makris Sotiris, Karl Hribernik, Gregoris Mentzas, Hedi Karray
    • Organisation and email of first proposer: ISADEUS Consulting, Paris (

I-ESA 2020 Topics

This edition of I-ESA has the subtitle “Interoperability in the era of Artificial Intelligence“. Establishing efficient and relevant collaborations requires management of interoperability in a dynamic, evolving production network: a relevant and efficient collaboration of organizations requires continual adaptation to remain in line with potentially changing objectives, potentially evolving resources, unexpected events, etc. This specific aspect of interoperability will be the keystone of I-ESA 2020.

Furthermore, the topics of I-ESA 2020 are aligned with the vision presented in the framework program Horizon 2020 regarding interoperability: Enterprise interoperability and Innovation, Interoperability strategies for Digital and Sensing Enterprise, System Interoperability in Internet of everything ; Collaborative manufacturing and logistics.

I-ESA 2020 welcomes papers addressing the topics listed below, but this list is not exclusive: all papers relevant to enterprise interoperability and related topics will be considered in the review process.

Main Tracks

  • Architectures and Frameworks for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: David Chen (FR)
  • Future Internet Architecture and Enterprise Systems
    • Chair: Ernesto Exposito (FR)
  • Enterprise Interoperability Science Base
    • Chair: Ricardo Goncalves (PT)
  • Manufacturing Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Farouk Belkadi (FR)
  • Standards for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Martin Zelm (DE)
  • Enterprise Modelling for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Gregory Zacharewicz (FR)
  • Collaborative Supply Networks for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Raul Poler (ES)
  • Semantics and Artificial intelligence for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Nejib Moalla (FR)
  • Sustainability of Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Carlos Agostinho (PT)
  • Industrial Implementation of Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Thomas Knothe (DE)
  • Reference Ontologies for Manufacturing
    • Chair: Emilio Sanfilippo (FR)
  • Platforms for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Arne Berre (NO)
  • Services Innovation for Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Frederick Benaben (FR)
  • Big Data and the Enterprise Interoperability
    • Chair: Rubén de Juan
  • Interoperability for industry 4.0
    • Chair: Bernard Grabot (FR)



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    Co-chair: Jean-Paul Bourrières, FR
    Co-chair: Ricardo Gonçalves, PO
    Chair: Yves Ducq, INTEROP-VLab
    Vice-chair: Bernard Archimède, INP-ENIT
    • Ricardo Goncalves, Portuguese Pole
    • Raul Poler, Interval pole
    • Guy Doumeingts, INTEROP-VLab
    • Sophie-Agnes Fensterbank, INTEROP-VLab
    Chair: Bob Young, Loughborough University
    Vice-chair: Hedi Karray, INP-ENIT
    Chair: Bernard Archimède, INP-ENIT
    Vice-chair: Raymond Houé Ngouna, INP-ENIT
    Vice-chair: Hedi Karray, INP-ENIT
    Chair: Martin Zelm, INTEROP-VLab
    Vice-chair: Guy Doumeingts, INTEROP-Vlab
    Vice-chair: Raymond Houé Ngouna, INP-ENIT
  • Doctoral Symposium COMMITTEE
    Co-chair: Néjib Moalla, University of Lyon2
    Vice-chair: Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT Mines Alès
  • International Programme Committee Members
    Achim Karduck, Furtwangen University, DE
    Alain Bernard, Centrale Nantes, FR
    Americo B. Cunha, University of Western Ontario, CA
    Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, NO
    Andrew West, Loughborough University, UK
    Anne Marie Barthe-Delanoe, INP-ENSIACET, FR
    Angel Ortiz, Univ. Politécnica Valencia, ES
    Antonio De Nicola, ENEA, IT
    Arne Berre, SINTEF, NO
    Arturo Molina, Monterrey Inst. of Technology, MX
    Axel Hahn, University of Oldenburg, DE
    Bernard Archimède, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes, FR
    Bernard Grabot, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes, FR
    Bruno Vallespir, University of Bordeaux, FR
    Boonserm Kulvatunyou, NIST, USA
    Carlos Agostinho, UNINOVA, PT
    Chantal Reynaud, LRI, FR
    Chihab Hanachi, Univ. Toulouse 1, FR
    Christophe Merlo, Estia, FR
    Claudia Diamantini, Universita Politechnica Delle Marche, IT
    Colin Piddington, TANet, UK
    David Chen, University of Bordeaux, FR
    Dimitris Kiritsis, EPFL, CH
    Elyes Lamine, ISIS, FR
    Emilio Sanfilippo, Université de Tours, FR
    Ernesto Exposito, UPPA, FR
    Farouk Belkadi, Ecole Centrale de Nantes FR
    Frank-Walter Jäkel, Fraunhofer IPK, DE
    Frederick Benaben, Ecoles des Mines d’Albi, FR
    Georg Weichhart, PROFACTOR, AT
    Gregory Zacharewicz, Ecole des mines d’Ales, FR
    João Pedro Mendonça, Universidade do Minho, PT
    Jörg Reiff-Stephan,Technical University Wildau, DE
    Hervé Panetto, Université de Nancy, FR
    Hervé Pingaud, ISIS, FR
    Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Bremen Univ. BIBA, DE
    Mamadou Traoré, University of Bordeaux, FR
    Martin Wollschlaeger, TU Dresden, DE
    Martin Zelm, Interop-Vlab, BE
    Muhammad Ali Memon, University of Sindh, Jamshore, PK
    Nada Matta, Université de Technologie de Troyes, FR
    Nejib Moalla, Université de Lyon2, FR
    Nicolas Daclin, Ecoles de Mines d’Ales, UK
    Raul Poler, Univer. Politècnica Valencia, ES
    Ricardo Goncalves, Uninova, PT
    Rubén de Juan, ITI, ES
    Raymond Houé Ngouna, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes, FR
    Sergio Gusmeroli, Politecnico di Milano, IT
    Thomas Knothe, Fraunhofer IPK, DE
    Vincent Chapurlat, Ecoles de Mines d’Ales, FR
    Yacine Ouzrout, University of Lyon 2, FR
    Yves Ducq, University of Bordeaux, FR


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IESA-2020 Speakers

Fernando Mas
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Comlux Aviation in Indianapolis, USA
Dimitris Kiritsis
Professor of ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing at EPFL, Switzerland
Arian Zwegers
Programme Officer, European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology

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