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  • Stefano Modafferi

AI Beyond Efficiency: Interoperability Towards Industry 5.0

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Continuing with our work on digital platform interoperability, the EFPF project is continuously looking for opportunities discuss and promote the use of AI in enabling interoperability across digital systems and services. In this respect, we gladly invite you to participate in the Workshop „ AI beyond efficiency: Interoperability towards Industry 5.0“ in the International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2022). Since several years, I-ESA is the major event regarding Enterprise Interoperability and the official conference of Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab) with the sponsorship of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Accepted and presented papers will be published by CEUR Workshops Proceedings.

Basically we see Industry 4.0 as the integration of IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber-physical systems, and Cloud that brought us smart factories, putting technology at the forefront of manufacturing. It heavily focusses on maximizing given set of mainly technology and economic KPIs: in other words, the systems efficiency. Industry 5.0 provides a vison of industry that aims beyond efficiency and productivity as the sole goals and reinforces the role and the contribution of industry to society.

This workshop will discuss what are the drivers, the barriers and the implications of leveraging the technological solutions developed in Industry 4.0 (I4.0) to address relevant societal impacts, so aligning with the EC agenda (

With the final goal of further interconnecting Civil Society, Government & Policy Makers, Academia and Industry, the workshop will discuss how to shape the Industry 5.0 (I5.0) paradigm to enable a human-centric, resilient society, the green transition, and the related awareness, what is the role of interoperability, and how the SMEs can contribute to this process.

It will discuss methodological approaches and models to describe from both an ICT and Social Science perspective the ever-increasing complexity of socio-technical systems that are core of I4.0 and I5.0 and foresee an extensive use of AI-based solutions. This will include, but not limit to, how to identify, measure, monitor and feedback key features and attributes to keep all the stakeholders informed and satisfied.

The workshop will also touch upon the key concepts of Data Spaces and Testing and Experimentation Facilities as a way to answer current challenges in I4.0 and support the transition to I5.0 exploring interoperability challenges reaching solutions to industry.

Topics of Interest

  • The role of interoperability in the transition to the human centric approach

  • Interoperable socio-technical systems design and implementation

  • The role of SME in supporting the interoperability in I5.0

  • Societal impact models and AI as a support to Civil Society, Government & Policy Makers

  • Digital Education and impact of ICT and data sharing on the green agenda.

  • Multi-Stakeholders monitoring models and tools for key elements of socio-technical systems

  • User-centric approaches and the role of AI in governing the transitioning I4.0 to I5.0

  • Technology adoption models within and beyond the workforce and their relevance in I5.0

  • Methodologies, prototypes and tools addressing the human-centric approach in socio-technical systems

  • SME vs large industry approach to provide tools and services in interoperable socio-technical systems

  • Addressing privacy and trust in interoperable human-centred systems

  • Methodologies, best practices and guidelines to foster the collaboration among Social and ICT Scientists

  • Practical experiences and Use Case report of AI solution used beyond efficiency improvement

  • Experiences, insights, and vision on setting up and use of Data Spaces to support I5.0

  • Experiences, insights, and vision on setting up and use of Testing and Experimentation Facilities to support I5.0

Paper Submission

Papers must be in English, describes original work and must follow the CEUR guidelines for authors. Paper length should be 6 pages for a full paper and 4 pages for a short paper. Authors should submit their contributions by email to the Workshop Chairs:,,,

Key Dates

January 31st, 2022 First draft paper submission

February 15th, 2022 Notification of acceptance

March 23rd, 24th, 2022 I-ESA 2022 Workshops

April 18th, 2022 Camera-ready

June 20th, 2022 Publication of Proceedings

Please, consider that at least one author per paper must register to the Workshops. If none of the authors is registered, the paper will not be included in the workshop programme and in the proceedings.

Further Information about this Workshop

Enquiries to: Stefano Modafferi (

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