IMCW2016: The “7th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” will take placein Vienna, Austria from October 10-11, 2016. It is organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) in Vienna. IMCW2016 will be co-located with the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2016) (

We live in an emerging era of what is called “Industry 4.0”, which combines cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. Smart products and smart objects producing data and information require information systems embedded in them as well as in the infrastructure to store, compute, process and transmit information to improve decision making and process automation. Trusted information environments are needed to provide safe and secure objects, data and services so that smart objects carrying information can be identified, localized and addressed. 6C’s (connection, cloud, cyber, content/context, community and customization) pertaining to big data and analytics have implications for information management in the Industry 4.0 environment. Therefore, information management is of paramount importance in the age of Industry 4.0.