2nd International Workshop on Science, Application and Methods in Industry 4.0


  • The SamI40 workshop has been merged with related workshops and the merged workshop is called Technologies and Humans in Industry 4.0 (any updates on the merged workshop will also be posted here)
  • Call for Paper is out (see below)!


Scientific and technological progress allowed for evolutionary and revolutionary progress in many fields - with manufacturing as a prime example. This process is often associated with the term “Industry 4.0”. In the SamI40 workshop we discuss the scientific methods and technological approaches which are the key enabler for this movement and includes application areas ranging from supply chain management to process optimisation. As such, the workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field. These types of submissions are foreseen: i) novel scientific contributions, ii) application of methods and their performance, and ii) best practice and reports from the field.

We invite you to experience the cultural and university atmosphere of the beautiful city of Graz. With six universities in one city and a rich history science development for centuries, Graz continues to inspire many scientists as it did before with Johannes Kepler, Ludwig Boltzmann and Erdwin Schrödinger. We are eager to learn from you.

Call for Papers

Overall topics to be addressed by this workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Secure data exchange and communication
  • Decision making systems
  • Smart manufacturing & smart sensors
  • Swarm intelligence
  • (Big) data analytics & data science
  • Operations research
  • Simulation & virtualisation
  • Robust planning
  • Anomaly detection
  • Data-driven systems

Feel free to pass this information to anyone that would find this of interest.

Expected Audience

Researchers and practitioners from the field related to manufacturing and related fields, for example data science.

Submission Format

We welcome submissions in the ACM format (templates are available here). The papers are expected to be at least 5 pages and up to 12 pages and need to contain a copyright statement like: "Copyright held by the author(s)." .

Poster: In addition to long papers we encourage poster submission giving an overview of the open research topics and main challenges of knowledge transfer between academia and industry (A1 posters, portrait - design is up to you). You may submit an extended abstract of your poster or the finished poster itself.

Submissions are conducted via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iknow2017

Important Dates

  • Deadline: July 7, 2017
  • Accept/Reject Notification: July 31, 2017
  • Camera ready version: August 21, 2017
  • i-KNOW 2017: October 11-12, 2017


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Each presentation is expected to last approximately 20 minutes to allow for 10 minutes of discussion.

Organising Committee

  • Roman Kern, Know-Center
  • Gerald Reiner, Alpen-Adria-Universität
  • Olivia Bluder, KAI

Program Committee

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The workshop takes place within the i-KNOW 2017 conference

Messe Congress Graz
Messeplatz 1
8010 Graz