Tracks deal with deep ICT foundations of data ecosystems, including large-scale, virtualized infrastructures, hosting ecosystem services and processes. Ecosystems require a novel approach to ICT technology development, closely related to the engineering of complex systems. DEBST 2018 encompasses the technological advancement for data ecosystems evolving and operation, presents contributions in various application domains, drawing on the convergence of science and engineering studies, policy makers, business, and the society.

The approach acknowledges the need for radically increasing the involvement of above stakeholders within our future smart planet and the underlying complex cyber physical systems. Domain examples include the future of logistics and production, governance and security, energy systems, healthcare systems, and citizen involvement. In the longer term, approaches for enabling collaborative ecosystems promise to lead to high-impact solutions for today´s most pressing challenges in above domains.

The tracks will identify domain requirements, research challenges and systems solutions with respect to the concept of Digital Ecosystems, Smart Planet and Complex Cyber Digital Systems, as outlined in the background and objectives of IFIP DEBST 2018. Within this context and radical innovations, the tracks will focus on, but not be limited to, issues like - scalability and availability, heterogeneity, elasticity, utility, mobility, security and privacy, integrity and trust, risk management, resource effectiveness, and evolvability.


Track 1: IoT, 5G and Cyber Physical Systems

Track 2: Digital Ecosystems and Smart Applications

Track 3:  Heterogeneous Data Sources Management

Track 4:  Business Analytics for People, Business and Government

Track 5:  Open Data, IT Governance and Organizational Performance

Track 6:  Big Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Track 7:  Collaborative Virtual Enterprise and Digital Transformation

Track 8:  Industry and Student Innovation Track (Short Papers)


Track 1: IoT, 5G and Cyber Physical Systems, topics not limited to:

  • Network Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Security
  • Database Security
  • Security for IoT and 5G
  • Trust
  • Privacy
  • Risks
  • Silicon Technology
  • Silicon Software
  • Block chain
  • Software Defined Intelligence
  • Software Defined Networks and Quality

Track 2: Digital Ecosystems and Smart Applications, topics not limited to:

  • Smart Energy
  • Smart City
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Health
  • Smart Factory
  • Smart Meter
  • Smart Home
  • Smart Transport
  • Smart Infrastructure

Track 3: Heterogeneous Data Sources Management, topics not limited to:

  • Cloud services
  • Elastic search
  • Elastic scaling
  • Data Lake
  • SOA and Platform as service
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Warehouses
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Open source technologies
  • Heterogeneous System integration

Track 4: Business Analytics for People, Business and Government, topics not limited to:

  • Data Fusion
  • Data Quality
  • Data Integrity
  • Data Cleansing
  • Human Augmentation
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Decision Support Systems
  • Methods of using data to make decision

Track 5: Open Data, IT Governance and Organizational Performance, topics not limited to:

  • Open Data and sharing data policy and process
  • Sharing Data and Building Trust
  • Trust and Reputation in Service Oriented Environment
  • Building Trust for Business Intelligence and Consumer Confidence
  • IT Governance for operation improvement and Business value
  • It and Business Alignment
  • Data Engagement, Ownership and Governance Model
  • System and Process Optimization
  • Data Integration and Fusion
  • Building Analytics and Capability
  • Self-Organizing Data Ecosystems

Track 6: Big Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, topics not limited to:

  • Data Mining
  • Clustering Algorithms
  • Deep Learning
  • Cognitive Computing
  • User Behaviour mining
  • Game Theory
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Data and Text Mining, Information Retrieval
  • Web Semantics
  • Docker and Containers
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Situation Awareness
  • Knowledge Discovery in Big Data
  • Knowledge Management

Track 7: Collaborative Virtual Enterprise and Digital Transformation, topics not limited o:

  • Crowed Sourcing
  • Outsourcing
  • Procurement
  • Defence Logistics
  • Commercial logistics
  • Supply Chain Optimisation
  • Extended Enterprise
  • Performance based Contracting
  • Performance based Logistics
  • Smart buyer methodologies
  • Methodology for Quality assurance and compliances

Track 8: Industry and Student Innovation Track (Short Papers), topics not limited to:

  • Experimental Research
  • Experience Sharing
  • Promoting Future Career
  • Building Research Community
  • Industry Development Issues