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“Semantic Cyber-Physical Systems for Industry 4.0”
IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC’19)
October 6-9, 2019 – Bari, Italy

Cyber-Physical Systems are enhancing several industry sectors through a higher coordination between computational and physical elements. Nevertheless, challenges remain at multiple levels:
- coping with platform hardware/software heterogeneity and computational resource restrictions;
- device communication and interoperability, requiring protocols and systems with high autonomy and flexibility in information storage, management and discovery;
- real-time event detection and characterization: dynamic context-aware data analysis should leverage resources from available nearby devices in an opportunistic way and produce human- and machine-understandable event annotations;
- high-level frameworks and applications for resource-constrained and/or real-time platforms, integrating personal devices (smartphones, tablets, wearables) into industrial control networks to put humans in the loop.

Semantic technologies provide a possible solution paradigm, fostering open knowledge-based architectures exploiting automated reasoning for information management and decision making.

The goal of the “Semantic Cyber-Physical Systems for Industry 4.0” special session is to collect the most recent and advanced research on topics such as the Semantic Web of Things, opportunistic computing and semantic-enabled systems where devices, agents and people interact, specifically in Industry 4.0 settings. Innovative applications and case studies are also welcome, including semantic-based approaches for smart manufacturing, supply chain management, collaboration and co-design to name a few.

- Semantic-based Web of Things architectures for industrial settings
- Semantic-enabled protocols and services for Industry 4.0 applications
- Semantic-based decision support systems for Industry 4.0
- Integration of AI technologies in the Industry 4.0
- Knowledge representation and reasoning in cyber-physical systems
- Intelligent adaptive object interaction for Industrial Internet of Things
- Knowledge discovery in decentralized and collaborative Industry 4.0 platforms
- Machine Learning in resource-constrained systems
- Semantic-enhanced predictive maintenance techniques
- Big Data architectures and solutions for manufacturing scenarios

Papers must be submitted electronically for peer review through PaperCept by March 31, 2019: In PaperCept, click on the SMC 2019 link “Submit a Contribution to SMC'19”, then click on the “Submit” link in the “Special Session Papers” row  and follow the steps. In the submission form, the “Code” value for this special session is: i44xj
All papers must be written in English and should describe original work. For guidelines, please follow the the SMC website link

March 31, 2019: deadline for paper submission.
June 7, 2019: notification of paper acceptance/rejection.
July 7, 2019: deadline for final camera-ready papers.
October 6-9, 2019: conference dates.

Floriano Scioscia, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy (
Hasan Ali Khattak, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan (
Giuseppe Loseto, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy (
Agnese Pinto, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy (

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