Special Sessions

Authors are kindly requested to meet their Session co-chairs in the session room a few minutes before the scheduled time in order to download their presentation to the computer. They have to provide the co-chairs with a Powerpoint or PDF presentation. Authors must ensure that all fonts needed are embedded  in their presentation files. The files can be downloaded to the computer from a USB key. The length of the presentation is restricted to 20 minutes, including  questions. Authors are  strongly advised to keep their oral presentation within 15 minutes (about 15 slides) and to allow 5 minutes for discussion with the audience and change of speaker.

To enhance the technical program and focus on specific topics and areas, INDIN'2017 will include special sessions, in addition to regular ones.

Special sessions can cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related with the ones identified within the topics of interest.

Special sessions can also have the drive from specific Research & Innovation (R&I) projects or clusters of projects. A good quality paper may be considered for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (I.F.=4.708) subjects  to further rounds of review. If you are interested in organizing a special ses- sion, please follow the indications described here under and contact Special Sessions Co-Chairs at ss|at|indin2017.i2ar.de

Accepted Special Sessions

  • SS 01 - Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Tolerant Control Methods and Applications
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 02 - Intelligent Engineering of Intelligent Automation Systems
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 03 - Smart Data and Data Analytics for Automation and Manufacturing Systems
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 04 - Evolution of Cyber Physical Production Systems and their Services
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 05 - Cyber-physical systems: innovative use cases and business
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 06 - Advanced Methodology and Applications of Industrial Software
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 07 - Industry 4.0: Keeping Humans in the Loop and in Control
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 08 - Big data analysis and diagnosis for industrial applications
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 09 - Lifecycle Engineering of Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 10 - Innovative approaches for re-configurability of industrial production systems
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 11 - Integrating Cloud Technologies, Context Sensitive tools and Data Mining for Design of Product-Service Systems
    (Call for Paper)

  • SS 12 - Information and Communication Technologies for Smart Water Management Systems (ICT4SWMS)
    (Call for Paper)

Call for special sessions

The INDIN 2017 organising team invites professionals in the area of industrial informatics to propose special sessions to be held at INDIN 2017 in Emden, Germany.

Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not reflected in the list of conference tracks, and/or to represent a specific working field where researchers, practitioners and industrialists would like to meet and discuss advances.

If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact Special Sessions Co-Chairs (ss|at|indin2017.i2ar.de

Proposal content

If you'd like to propose and organize a special session, please send us a proposal using the template below, and including the following information.

  • Title of the special session.
  • Brief description of the area of concern (approximately 100 words), with special focus on specific technical areas.
  • The name and contact information of two or more special session organizers, who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient number of quality submissions to the special session.
  • The background of the organizers.
  • A list of potential authors and their affiliations.
  • A list of potential reviewers and their affiliations.
  • The sponsoring IES Technical Committee(s) (if any).

Proposal template (72 Kb) (last update: December 07, 2016)

Organizing your special session

Once approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize their special session among researchers, practitioners and industrialists in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers. Note: the organizers may send their own Call-for-Papers, customized for their SS, to the INDIN2017-Organizing Committee (ss|at|indin2017.i2ar.de) and it will be published on the conference webpage.

Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The special session chairs of the respective special session are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper. This includes selection of reviewers from their peers.

Before starting the review process, session organizers must explicitly declare papers which present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgement of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of the authors. To ensure independent reviews, this conflict must be marked as such in the conference submission system and the session Chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.

A minimum of six accepted papers with authors from at least three independent institutions is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible. In case of indication of weakly-organized special sessions, the conference organizers will offer advice, but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.

Important Dates

Deadlines for submission of:

  • special sessions proposals
    February 03, 2017
    February 17, 2017

  • tutorials proposals
    March 17, 2017
    April 07, 2017

  • papers (regular, special sessions and tools)
    February 28, 2017
    March 28, 2017
    April 14, 2017

Notification of acceptance
April 14, 2017
May 05, 2017
May 15, 2017

May 16, 2017

Deadlines for submission of final manuscripts
May 19, 2017

June 02, 2017
June 11, 2017