AI beyond efficiency: Interoperability towards Industry 5.0. Call for Workshop Papers: event collocated with i-ESA 2022

Objectives of the Workshop:

Industry 4.0 is the integration of IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber-physical systems, and Cloud that brought us smart factories, putting technology at the forefront of manufacturing. It heavily focusses on maximizing given set of mainly technology and economic KPIs: in other words, the systems efficiency. Industry 5.0 provides a vison of industry that aims beyond efficiency and productivity as the sole goals and reinforces the
role and the contribution of industry to society.
The workshop will discuss what are the drivers, the barriers and the implications of leveraging the technological solutions developed in Industry 4.0 (I4.0) to address relevant societal impacts, so aligning with the EC agenda.

With the final goal of further interconnecting Civil Society, Government & Policy Makers, Academia and Industry, the workshop will discuss how to shape the Industry 5.0 (I5.0) paradigm to enable a human-centric, resilient society, the green transition, and the related awareness, what is the role of interoperability, and how the SMEs can contribute to this process.
It will discuss methodological approaches and models to describe from both an ICT and Social Science perspective the ever-increasing complexity of socio-technical systems that are core of I4.0 and I5.0 and foresee an extensive use of AI-based solutions. This will include, but not limit to, how to identify, measure, monitor and feedback key features and attributes to keep all the stakeholders informed and satisfied.
The workshop will also touch upon the key concepts of Data Spaces and Testing and Experimentation Facilities as a way to answer current challenges in I4.0 and support the transition to I5.0 exploring interoperability challenges reaching solutions to industry.

Topics of interest:

  • Interoperability in the transition to the human centric approach.
  • Interoperable socio-technical systems.
  • SME supporting interoperability in I5.0.
  • AI as a support to Civil Society, Government & Policy Makers.
  • Digital Education and impact of ICT and data sharing on the green agenda.
  • Multi-Stakeholders monitoring models and tools.
  • The role of AI in governing the transitioning I4.0 to I5.0.
  • The workforce in I5.0.
  • Methodologies, prototypes, and tools addressing the human-centric approach in socio-technical systems.
  • SME vs large industry approach to provide tools in interoperable socio-technical systems.
  • Addressing privacy and trust in interoperable human-centered systems.
  • Best practices and guidelines to foster the collaboration among Social and ICT Scientists.
  • Practical experiences of AI solution used beyond efficiency improvement.
  • Experiences, insights, and vision on setting up and use of Data Spaces to support I5.0.
  • Experiences on setting up and use of Testing and Experimentation Facilities to support I5.0

AI Beyond Efficiency: Paper Submission

Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the CEUR guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper.
Authors should submit their contributions by email to the Workshop Chairs:,,,

Important Dates:

  • January 31st, February the 7th, 2022 First draft paper submission
  • February 15th, 2022 Notification of acceptance
  • March 23rd, 24th, 2022 I-ESA 2022 Workshops
  • April 18th, 2022 Camera-ready
  • June 20th, 2022 Publication of Proceedings

Further Information about the co-location with I-ESA, venues and proceeding

Since several years, I-ESA is the major event regarding Enterprise Interoperability and the official conference of Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab) with the sponsorship of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
Accepted and presented papers will be published by CEUR Workshops Proceedings

Please, consider that at least one author per paper must register to the Workshops. If none of the authors is registered, the paper will not be included in the workshop program and in the proceedings

Workshop Chairs:

  • Stefano Modafferi (University of Southampton, UK),
  • Maria José Nunez (AIDIMME, SP),
  • Francesco Lelli (University of Tilburg, NL),
  • Davide Dalle Carbonare (Engineering, IT)

Program Committee (alphabetical order):

  • Emiel Caron (University of Tilburg, NL);
  • Luca Caviglione (CNR-IMATI, IT);
  • Francesco D’Andria (Atos ARI, SP);
  • Angelo Di Iorio (Universita’ di Bologna, IT);
  • Akpofure Enughwure (Nigeria Maritime University, NG);
  • Nicholas Fair (University of Southampton, UK);
  • Alessia Focareta (FIDIA SPA, IT);
  • Simone Fratini (Solenix Enineering GmbH, DE);
  • Javed Khan (Sappi Europe, BE);
  • Florian Kunneman (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL);
  • Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis University, RU);
  • Rashid Mehmood (King Abdulaziz University, SA)
  • Raffaele Montella (Universita’ di Napoli Partenope, IT);
  • Alexandros Nizamis (CERTH/ITI, GR);
  • Antonio Nocera (Universita’ di Pavia);
  • Joao Sarraipa (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PT);  
  • Usman Wajid (Information Catalyst, UK).

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