1st International Workshop on Digital Twin Engineering

1st International Workshop on Digital Twin Engineering

June 7th, 2022, KU Leuven, co-located with CAiSE 2022

As of the growing interest in gestating digital twins for planning and operating long-living, complex cyber-physical assets, information systems research is now faced with new challenges to develop applicable and profitable methodologies and frameworks for engineering and maintaining these virtual replicas of cyber-physical assets for various industrial domains (automotive, construction, systems engineering or facility management). However, the application of digital twins is not restricted to engineering and related domains. Digital twins also bear the capacity of exploring and defining right interventions for large businesses and societal systems to achieve their operational, economical and sustainability related goals (e.g., Gemini principles) over time. The crux in gestating a digital twin however lies in its inherent complexity which hence already demands for sophisticated engineering by itself. A potential remedy lies in tight collaboration with industrial and economic stakeholders for devising tangible application scenarios to drive the actual gestation of digital twins by providing a basis for practical requirements elicitation. Only this way can future attempts towards gestating digital twins avoid falling victim to the curse of complexity as COTS approaches frankly cannot do the job. However, we also believe that current research has reached a state that provides the relevant enabling technologies for gestating digital twins. To thoroughly examine current needs and demands from industry and economy in correlation with current opportunities from academia and research towards this long-term vision, we we aim at addressing the following central issues with our workshop:

  • Design of collaboration platforms for enabling the joint engineering and maintenance of virtual replicas of cyber-physical assets
  • Integration of system modelling, AI, and simulation as central building blocks for digital twins
  • Long-term maintenance and life cycle management of digital twins in symbiosis with their cyber-physical assets
  • Continuous quality assurance for cyber-physical assets by monitoring, testing and control through digital twins


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Models, methods, and techniques for developing digital twins
    • Requirements engineering for digital twins
    • Conceptual modelling for socio-techno-economical systems
    • Knowledge management for capturing domain knowledge
    • Methods and models for capturing the inherent uncertainty of business and societal systems
    • Simulation of business and social systems
    • Multi-paradigm modelling and co-simulation techniques
    • Validation and verification of digital twins
  • Technology and its applications
    • Application of enterprise modelling techniques for digital twin initiatives from different domains
    • Relevance of AI and optimization techniques
  • Aspects and domains of interest
    • Industry 4.0
    • Supply chain management
    • Social systems for policy making, urban planning, and healthcare
    • Sustainability
    • Smart cities

Call for Contributions

Participants are required to submit a contribution in one of the categories:

  • Full paper (12 pages in length)
  • Short Paper (6 pages in length)

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Outstanding papers will be presented orally during the workshop, other accepted papers will be discussed during an open poster (A0 portrait format) session.

Submissions must be in PDF following the LNBIP style and uploaded via EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission of papers: March 8, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2022
  • Camera-ready version: April 12, 2022
  • Registration deadline workshop authors: April 22, 2022
  • Workshop: June 7, 2022
Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Keynote Speakers

  • Tobias Bellmann (DLR)
  • Sankaranarayanan Visvanathan (Tata Research)


Time Activity
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote 1
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30 Oral presentations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 -14:30 Keynote 2
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Poster presentations
16:00 - 17:00 Panel discussion — "From digital twins to platforms for evidence-based decision making"


Accepted papers:

  • TBA


Please check out the conference venue as well as the conference program for detailed information on the workshop’s location. The workshop will be in room TBA.


  • Vinay Kulkarni is distinguished chief scientist at TCS Research. His research interests include digital twins, learning-native software systems, adaptive enterprises, and model-driven software engineering.
  • Ruth Breu is full professor of computer science at the University of Innsbruck with emphasis on IT asset management and requirements engineering.
  • Philipp Zech is an assistant professor of computer science with a strong background in software modelling, machine learning, and robotics and simulation.
  • Souvik Barat is a principal scientist at TCS Research. He is involved in modelling and simulation of complex business systems for more than 20 years.

Technical Program Committee

  • Colin Atkinson (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Souvik Barat (TCS Research, Pune, India)
  • Michael Felderer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Georg Fröch (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Alexandra Jäger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Deepali Kholkar (TCS Research, Pune, India)
  • Vinay Kulkarni (TCS Research, Pune, India)
  • Thomas Küne (Victory University of Wellingron, New Zealand)
  • Suman Roychoudhury (TCS Research, Pune, India)
  • Clemens Sauerwein (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Philipp Zech (University of Innsbruck, Austria)