Second Call for Papers

7th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
October 10-11, 2016, Vienna, Austria

Information Management in Industry 4.0
(Second Call for Papers)


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.


Information Management in Industry 4.0” being the main theme of the Symposium, IMCW2016 aims to bring together information professionals, digital archivists, data scientists, computer engineers and business people to discuss the ways in which effective information management practices dealing with large amounts of data in the Industry 4.0 Era will be implemented. As organizers, we thought this is an opportune time for IMCW2016 to review the challenges of Industry 4.0 for data centers, information organizations, digital libraries and archives in terms of networking smart resources (e.g., products, things and objects), people and databases to provide value-added services.


Professor Ahmed Bounfour, President of the New Club of Paris and the European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management and Head of Innovation Networks at the University Paris-Sud (Paris, France), will be the keynote speaker at IMCW2016. Professor Bounfour’s keynote speech will be entitled “Digital Transformation and Organizing: From Lean Production to ‘Acceluction’”.



Contributions can be theoretical as well as technical and practical. Informative case studies are also welcome. Contributions are not limited with the main theme:  all types of papers, posters and presentations on information management in general are also welcome. The audience will be information professionals, data librarians, data curators, data managers, knowledge managers, researchers, information scientists, data scientists and computer engineers, among others.

We accept extended abstracts (no less than 750 words) for full papers; short communications, research in progress reports, visual presentations (“pechakuchas”) and posters on all aspects of innovative and collaborative information and data management applications dealing with Industry 4.0. Extended abstracts for student papers and posters are also welcome. Extended abstracts of PhD students to present the interim findings of their ongoing research will also be considered. Please use the template available on the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and send them to us using the Conference Management Software ( by April 11, 2016. We also accept proposals to organize workshops. Proposals should include a title, a short abstract, the name and contact information of the convener and be addressed to by May 16, 2016.

We also encourage session proposals. The coordinator of a special session will be responsible for the selection of papers (4-6 papers) and will chair the session.  For session coordinators, registration fee will be waived.

Accepted extended abstracts and proposals will appear in the “Book of Abstracts” to be published prior to the Symposium.

Accepted extended abstracts may be developed as full papers. A short list of papers will be selected so that the revised and extended versions of these papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (pending) and the Symposium web site. Papers that appear in Springer’s CCIS series are submitted by Springer for indexing to Thomson Reuters’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index on a yearly basis.


Main topics of the Symposium are as follows but all types of papers, posters and presentations on information management in general are also welcome:

Industry 4.0 ecosystem

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Cloud computing
  • Digital infrastructure and broadband conncetivity
  • Internet Technologies, IPv6.2, smart and collaborative networks
  • The Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0)
  • M2M communication
  • New business models
  • Mass customization
  • Human factors in Industry 4.0
  • Smart factories, smart products and smart objects
  • Open science, open innovation, and Fab Labs

Information Management in Industry 4.0

  • Smart libraries, data and information centers
  • Data and knowledge creation, representation, reasoning, sharing and transfer
  • Value-added data and information services in Industry 4.0
  • Perosnalized knowledge provision and services
  • Networking resources, people, databases and services
  • Software driven information services and platforms
  • Smart objects with embedded information systems
  • Research data management
  • Education for Information Management in Industry 4.0

The Internet of Data and Industry 4.0

  • Big data in Industry 4.0
  • Trusted data environments
  • Smart objects as data and information carriers
  • Data intelligence
  • Data governance
  • Security and data privacy
  • Data breaches by increased connectivity and data sharing
  • Data protection and liability policies
  • Personalized traced data
  • Data science, smart analytics and service innovation

The Internet of Services and Industry 4.0

  • Business intelligence and Information Management
  • Semantic intelligence and Information Management
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Semantic networks
  • Data mining
  • Data visualization
  • Data integration
  • Semantic integration
  • Value-added chain
  • Service innovation
  • Mobility


  • Hacettepe University Department of Information Management, Ankara, Turkey
  • Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria


General Co-chairs

  • Yaşar Tonta (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Serap Kurbanoğlu (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Program Committee Chair

  • Yurdagül Ünal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Organizing Committee Chair

  • Orçun Madran (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Local Committee Chair

  • Christine Haas (Austrian Computer Society, Austria)

Program Committee

  • Fuat Akal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Gülten Alır (Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey)
  • Kanwal Ameen (University of the Punjab, Pakistan)
  • Volker Bach (SAP, Germany)
  • Ágnes Hajdu Barát (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
  • Syeda Hina Batool (University of the Punjab, Pakistan)
  • Peter G. Becker (The Hague University, The Netherlands)
  • Joumana Boustany (University of Paris Descartes, France)
  • Fazlı Can (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • Gobinda Chowdhury (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Gülçin Cribb (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
  • Tolga Çakmak (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Hamid Darvish (Kastamonu University, Turkey)
  • Rafaella de Amicis (Fondazione GraphiTech, Italy)
  • Widad Mustafa El Hadi (Universite de Lille 3, France)
  • Sanda Erdelez (University of Missouri, USA)
  • Peter Fettke (Institute for Information Systems (IWi), DFKI, Germany)
  • Susana Finquelievich (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • John Gathegi (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Anne Gilliland (UCLA, USA)
  • David Gotz (UNC at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Christine Hagar (San Jose State University, USA)
  • Jos van Helvoort (The Hague University, The Netherlands)
  • Bradley M. Hemminger (UNC at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Aleksandra Horvat (Croatian Library Association, Croatia)
  • Munazza Jabeen (University of Balochistan, Pakistan)
  • Wei Jingzhu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Trishanjt Kaur (Punjabi University, India)
  • Tibor Koltay (Szent István University, Hungary)
  • Marc Kosciejew (University of Malta, Malta)
  • Serap Kurbanoğlu (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Özgür Külcü (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Guangjian Li (Peking University, China)
  • Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh (ISCN, Republic of Ireland)
  • Claire McInerney (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA)
  • Orçun Madran (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Takashi Nagatsuka (Tsurumi, University, Japan)
  • Paul Niewenhuysen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Fahrettin Özdemirci (Ankara University, Turkey)
  • Nazan Özenç Uçak (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Reinhard Pfliegl (A3PS – Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems, Austria)
  • Fernanda Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Anja Richert (Aachen University, Germany)
  • Egbert J. Sanchez (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Ceyda Sanlı (University of Namur, Belgium)
  • Andrea Scharnhorst (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands)
  • İrem Soydal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Chris Stary (University of Linz, Austria)
  • Paul Sturges (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Tania Y. Todorova (State University, Bulgaria)
  • Yaşar Tonta (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Thomas Uslaender (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
  • Yurdagül Ünal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Pan Yantao (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Bülent Yılmaz (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Bella Jin Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Muhammad Rafiq (University of the Punjab, Pakistan)


  • First Call: December 2015
  • Second Call: January 2016
  • Third Call: March 2016
  • Last date to send all types of extended abstracts and proposals: April 11, 2016
  • Last date to send workshop proposals: May 16, 2016
  • Authors notification: May 16, 2016
  • Submission of extended abstracts in final form: June 7, 2016
  • Registration starts: June 13, 2016
  • Submission of full papers (if desired): July 11, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance of full papers: August 15, 2016
  • Submission of full papers in final form: September 12, 2016
  • Symposium: October 10-11, 2015

All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at

Yaşar Tonta and Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chairs
Hacettepe University
Department of Information Management
06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

Phone: +90 312 297 82 00
Fax: +90 312 299 20 14
E-mail: {yasartonta, kurbanogluserap}