Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Applications

About the Special Track

Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet has been widely accepted as a novel paradigm that can radically transform the industry and our society. It can realize the seamless integration of various devices equipped with sensing, identification, processing, communication, actuation, and networking capabilities. On the other hand, Big Data has recently been considered as a promising technology and become a very active research area primarily involving topics related to machine learning, database, and distributed computing. IoT and Big Data bring great opportunities to improve collaborative intelligent systems which have been proposed, developed, and deployed during the past decades. However, these new technologies also bring significant challenges and do not address major existing issues including system reliability, security, efficiency, and trust management. Significant R&D efforts are required before these technologies can be widely deployed in industrial applications. This special track aims at addressing the advances on the development of scientific and engineering foundations, innovative technologies and solutions for IoT-enabled data-driven collaborative intelligent systems. It covers the following topics (including, but not limited to):

  • Agent-based collaborative intelligent systems and applications
  • Big Data in collaborative intelligent cyber-physical systems
  • Blockchains for collaborative intelligent systems
  • Cloud-edge collaboration
  • Collaborative product design methods and systems
  • Cybersecurity in collaborative intelligent cyber-physical systems
  • Development of smart / intelligent products with embedded intelligence
  • Digital twins in collaborative intelligent systems
  • Human-centric / customer-oriented product design
  • Human-machine interactions, human-robot / robot-robot collaboration
  • Preventative and predictive equipment maintenance
  • Sensor-fusion for intelligent machining and inspection
  • Smart grids, smart cars, smart homes, smart buildings, smart hospitals, smart cities, ...
  • Smart factories, supply chains and logistics
  • Wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0

Submit Proprosal

The conference will accept Regular Papers (6 pages), Short Papers (4 pages) and Posters (3 pages). While regular papers will provide high-quality contributions to the field, Short Papers are expected to provide recent research outcomes that are not yet mature enough for a regular paper or a journal contribution, but provide novel insights into a specific problem or a thought provoking discussion of innovative ideas. Posters should ideally show work in progress or applications/demos that could be best presented in an interactive discussion with the audience. All submissions have to be uploaded via the Easychair system.

Easychair Submission


Prof. Weiming Shen

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Makoto Itoh

University of Tsukuba, Japan