Programme of Workshops

Chair: Prof. DSc Lyubka Doukovska (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

Co-Chair: Prof. PhD Stanimir Stoyanov (Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Bulgaria)

Brief Description: The aim of the Workshop ISOSA is to gather specialists interested in the areas of intelligent systems and optimisation, decision making techniques, process control systems, intelligent agents, and other related topics, and to give them floor to present their latest achievements and to engage in fruitful discussions in theoretical and practical aspects. Intelligent systems are often the science area of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their software & hardware designs, their applications, and their impact. Real-time information systems find application in the field of control systems, flight control, avionics, defense systems, vision and robotics, pervasive and in various other systems.

Chair: Dr. Kingsley E. Abhulimen (University Technology Systems Limited, Nigeria)

Brief Description: ELeakTra Medical Charter.Net Decision Support System-DSS for Clinical Guidelines and Significant Contribution for Disease Diagnosis, Public Health Safety, Infection Epidemic Containment, Health Care Delivery, Physicians, Doctors and Radiologist Face Book, Pharmacy Storefront, Hospital Clinic Storefront, Pharmaceutical Company’s Products, Evaluation of Vaccine Drug Models, Treatment Methods and Developments of Clinical Testing Algorithms; Clinical Guidelines APP for clinical evaluation, treatment methods and testing algorithm trials for infectious disease epidemic containment (Ebola, Sars, Hiv, others); Product Specification Manual, developed by Syntechsys LLC research team; Research Supervisor: DR Kingsley E. Abhulimen (Development Company: Syntechsys Global Network Inc., 410 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho NY 11753, USA, Software APPS developer: Grandiz Inc.).

This Eleaktra Medical Charter Apps product guide is intended for use within Syntechsys Global Network Development Team as a tool for clinicians and software apps writers in developing and reviewing clinical guidelines for the Eleaktra Medical Charter Apps.


    • Oscar Lazaro (Innovalia, Spain)
    • Ricardo Gonçalves (UNINOVA, Portugal)
    • Arian Zwegers (DG-CNET, Belgium)
    • Carmen Polcaro (Innovalia, Spain)
    • Maria Marques (UNINOVA, Portugal)

Brief Description: The Connected Smart Factory 4.0 vision is one where digital design technologies enable short times to market, resources are optimally planned, downtime is predicted and prevented, waste and defects are eliminated, surplus production is minimized, machine behaviour is optimized as conditions change, and systems can make context-based ‘next best’ actions. Connected devices in the factory report their status, giving operations personnel and decision-makers access to real time, actionable information. Wearable technology tracks employee location and status in case of emergency. A global ecosystem of partners ensures that specific parts are replenished based on automated, real time needs analysis. Data lies at the heart of Industry 4.0 (Mckinsey, PwC), the experience economy and the manufacturing digital transformation towards “servitized” product service systems and outcome-based digital business models; as opposed to traditional product ownership business models.

The Workshop is revising the latest EU and national initiatives research roadmap priorities, European projects and open initiatives that are contributing to the development of such visions. It will cover the four pillars of the DEI strategy, namely policies, skills, DIH and platforms with dedicated sessions on latest advances in data interoperability, sovereignty, AI and industry 4.0 in the context of a human-centric digital transformation and lighthouse initiatives addressing both the big data and electronic components and systems. The workshop will also address the latest services developed to make industry 4.0 technologies (robotics, CPS/IoT, 3D printing, cloud/HPC) and platforms available for manufacturing SME digital innovation and transformation.


    • João Martins (UNINOVA, Portugal)
    • José Campos Costa (EDP-NEW, Portugal)
    • Esa Nykänen (VTT, Finland)
    • Francesco Reda (VTT, Finland)

Brief Description: The goal of this workshop is to share experiences and lessons learned in the field of Smart Cities and Buildings. With the increasing decentralization of energy production, the seamless integration of renewable energy sources (in cities and buildings), combined with new energy efficiency methodologies and strategies, will be a crucial element in today/tomorrows’ way of living. The inclusion of ICT in cities, homes, appliances, EVs, storage and production devices will allow new services leading to better living environment at lower energy costs for consumers whilst enabling their active participation in the energy system and markets.

The participants of this workshop will share experiences and lessons learned (drivers and barriers) in the field of Smart Cities and Buildings about today/tomorrows’ way of living, enabling citizen active participation in the energy system and markets within the urban context. Distinct objectives will be considered (Technical, Economical and Social) leading from inputs to results.


    • João Martins (UNINOVA, Portugal)
    • Maurizio Spirito (ISBM, Italy)

Brief Description: The goal of this workshop is to share experiences and lessons learned in the field of storage systems. The participants of this workshop will share experiences and lessons learned (drivers and barriers) in the field of storage systems as a way to achieve the future grid and citizens empowering. Distinct objectives will be considered (Technical, Economical and Social) leading from inputs to results.


  • Usman Wajid (Information Catalyst, UK)
  • Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt (Salzburg Research, Austria)
  • Marc Jentsch (Fraunhofer FIT, Germany)
  • Eduardo Sainz (IK4-Ikerlain, Spain)
  • Ricardo Gonçalves (UNINOVA, Portugal)
  • João Sarraipa (UNINOVA, Portugal)
  • Carlos Agostinho (Knowledgebiz, Portugal)

Brief Description: The World is facing a 4th industrial revolution based on ICT where traditional factories will be increasingly digitalized and transformed into smart connected environments. These will integrate new platforms and services that help them become more efficient. The European Commission has been pushing strongly to support Enterprises in this transition.

The workshop brings together industrial representatives from the digital manufacturing, FIWARE and IoT domain alongside the researchers from the areas of smart manufacturing, enterprise information systems, IoT, cloud computing, risk management, big data, standardisation, process engineering and business modelling to discuss the ongoing developments in the broad area of Connected Smart Factories including Digital Automation and FIWARE initiatives.

For this reason, and in association to this workshop, vf-OS, other Digital Automation, Connected Factories and FIWARE related projects will be present at the exhibition area with booths demonstrating the latest advancements.

The workshop is mainly but not only supported by 4 European funded projects (COMPOSITION, DIGICOR, NIMBLE and vf-OS) with a focus on different aspects of smart manufacturing, and with the common vision to contribute towards a Connected Smart Factory platform in Europe with a particular emphasis to the FIWARE technology.


    • Adriana Cunha (TecMinho, Portugal)
    • Marta Catarino (TecMinho, Portugal)

Brief Description:  Promote effective transfer of research results to the market, offering companies a centralized access point to the knowledge of the research centers, and research center real-world problems to increase technological valorization

Discussion of results and best practices achieved from past experiences of University-Enterprises collaboration.  Identify common needs and collaboration opportunities


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