2nd International Workshop on Digital Twin Engineering 2023
February 23rd, 2023, IIIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India, co-located with ISEC 2023
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 strong 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 thus propose this novel interdisciplinary workshop targeting both academics from information systems research and related fields, and practitioners from industry and economics. In doing so, 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 complex systems.
- 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 real systems.
- Modelling of socio-techno-economic characteristics of large business and societal systems that include spatiotemporal uncertainty, dynamism, and emergentism.
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
- Smart cities
Call for Contributions
Participants are required to submit contributions with a length between 6 to 12 pages (including references and appendices).
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop and all presented papers will be published in a workshop CEUR-WS proceedings.
Submissions must be in PDF following one column CEURART style.and uploaded via EasyChair.
- Submission of papers: January 2nd, 2023
- Notification of acceptance: January 22nd, 2023
- Camera-ready version: January 29th
- Registration deadline workshop authors: TBA
- Workshop: February 23rd, 2022
The workshop will be conducted in a hybrid mode!
Please check out the conference page for detailed informations on the workshop's location.
- Souvik Barat is a distinguished scientist at TCS Research and a visiting researcher at Middlesex University London. He is involved in modelling and simulation of complex business systems for more 25 years.
- Aditya Paranjape is a senior scientist at TCS Research and an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He works on modeling and optimal control problems with application to industrial processes and on emerging behaviour in networked systems consisting of intelligent, goal-driven agents.
Technical Program Committee
- Philipp Zech (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Souvik Barat (TCS Research, Pune, India)
- Vinay Kulkarni (TCS Research, Pune, India)
- Aditya Paranjape (TCS Research, Pune, India)
- Tony Clark (Aston University)
- Balbir Barn (Middlesex University)
- To be extended... .