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A Look at Innovation in Industrial Enterprises in Relation to Inter-cultural Management

Demystifying Big Data Myth

Internet of Things in Retail Supply Chains – future, impact and new business models

IoT platforms: the device, edge, cloud trio

Moderator: Dagmar Caganova

Scope: In the present economic environment, industrial enterprises have learned that innovation is one of the most important factors for growth. Innovation is a learning process for any enterprise and by perusing innovation enterprises can discover and implement new ways to use their existing technology. By innovating, organizations can operate more efficiently and effectively and have a better chance to align their business and strategic goals.

Moderator: Somnath Chatterjee

Scope:  Advancement in real time processing and data science tools makes it possible to decipher big data across wide-ranging business applications like healthcare, retail, smart cities, finance, social media, climate modeling, home and industrial automation to just name a few. Municipalities and other government agencies are making gains by using big data to improve services and spend money more wisely.


Moderator: Wojciech Piotrowicz

Scope: Retail and Supply Chain are listed as key areas when the Internet of Things (IoT) can be implemented. Already we can observe RFID in the stores and increased use of in-store technologies and mobile devices. This trend will likely increase as new model is emerging – omnichannel retailing (see: Piotrowicz & Cuthbertson 2014), when two sale channels; online and traditional, in-store, are merged into single one. 

Moderator: Benny Mandler

Scope: The IoT raises numerous challenges due to its unique characteristics such as scale, and multidimensional heterogeneity, IoT Platform providers should take that into consideration with an adaptive hybrid deployment model; which is not easy to realize.

It’s time to hide the technology: why IoTs need to meet Clouds and Networks of the Future

Smart Cities: Sustainable Urban Environment and Efficient Quality of Life

Standardization for Internet of Things

Moderator: Massimo Villari

Scope: IoT represents new challenging technology very closely connected to common users and their expectations. In this domain it is necessary to simplify the life of the users and to increase their satisfaction with using Smart Objects. ICT researchers have to understand the needs of common users and to translate them into new meaningful and compelling services provided in convenient ways. 

Moderator: Liljana Gavrilovska

Scope: The integration of the novel ICT technologies into the city management can significantly improve the efficient use of resources, transforming the city life into more efficient and intelligent, improving the quality of life, boosting the local economy and reducing the environmental footprint. 

Moderator: Periklis Chatzimisios

Many Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) have strong competence in current trends in communication-related areas and are setting up Research/Working Groups that will contribute to standardization on hot and emerging topics. Recently, the purpose is particularly to identify potential standardization opportunities in the framework of Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Big Data and related areas.