Extension! Deadline for Doctoral Symposium abstracts-February 25th

The conference will be held from 22nd March to 23rd March 2018. The wide variety of the topics will give every participant the chance to gain knowledge beyond its own horizon. Enlarging everybodys scope- participants and presenters is our ambition to hold this conference in Berlin.

Be part of our community, exchange knowledge and ideas, expand your network.

"Enterprise Interoperability VIII (2018)" will be indexed in Web of Science (WoS) in the "Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science" which is inside the "Web of Science Core Collection".

Conference Program

Find a detailed program here.

Paper Submission

The Conference welcomes submissions of full papers. The maximum paper length is 10 pages. A package with formatting instructions and a MSWord template is available here:
I-ESA'18 Template.

We encourage authors to submit original papers via the electronic I-ESA'18 Conference Management* System. Only full paper submissions will be accepted. Submissions received after the deadline or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements detailed on I-ESA'18 Template will not be accepted for review. Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to all of the authors soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, we will contact the primary author by email.

The paper submission deadline for I-ESA'18 Conference has been extended to October 31st, 2017.

For publishing in the proceedings, please fill out the copyright permission form.


*Herewith we explicitly inform you that the link opens a third party website, Fraunhofer IPK is not responsible for any content.


Early bird discount* paper submission due: September 15th, 2017
Full paper submission deadline: November 23rd, 2017
Author notification due: December 15th , 2017
Camera-ready copies due: January 15th , 2018

Topics & Experts

Business Interoperability Klaus Dieter Thoben, Yves Ducq
Enterprise Modeling for Enterprise Interoperability Frank-Walter Jäkel, Carlos Agostinho
Ontology and Semantics for Enterprise Interoperability Hervé Panetto
Architectures and Frameworks for interoperability Martin Wollschlaeger, Sergio Gusmeroli
Interoperability Application Scenarios Thomas Knothe, Di Zhu
Education on Enterprise Interoperability Guy Doumeingts, Néjib Moalla
Standards for Interoperability Martin Zelm , David Chen
Future Internet and Data Space Architectures Boris Otto
Services for Enterprise Interoperability and Digital Twins Keith Popplewell, Ricardo Gonçalves
Privacy, Security and blockchain in Enterprise Interoperability Gash Bhullar, Néjib Moalla
Platforms and infrastructures for Enterprise Interoperability Bob Young, Raul Poler
Interoperability in Industry 4.0 Karl Hribernik, Wernher Behrendt
Interoperability in Industrial Automation Jörg Reiff-Stephan


Find a list of sub topics here or at Paper Submission.

Review Process

At least three members of the International Programme Committee will review each submission. The ISPC will recommend paper acceptances and the Program Committee Chairs will make final decisions.

The accepted papers will be included in the Conference proceedings published by Springer in the book series "Enterprise Interoperability" at the condition that the paper is presented by one author during the conference. 

For publishing in the proceedings, please fill out the copyright permission form.


At least one author needs to be present at the Conference and present their topic. The presentation is limited to 20 minutes speech and 10 minutes discussion. The programm can be found here.