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First International Workshop on
Latest Advances in Enterprise Architectures in the IoT Era (EAIoT’2021) 
In conjunction with IEEE EDOC’21 
Gold Coast, Australia, October 25, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT), one of the fastest growing Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT), is impacting organizations from all
perspectives (e.g., operational, legal, financial, and competitiveness)
forcing them to review their functional and non-functional practices.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), ``IoT spending will
increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2017 to
2022, reaching $1.2 trillion within the next four years. It is also
predicted 41 billion IoT devices by 2027 and 70% of automobiles will be
connected to the Internet by 2023.

 To tap into the endless benefits and uses of IoT, the design principles
and foundations of organizations’ enterprise architectures are expected to
adjust to ensure a smooth integration of IoT into these architectures’
foundations namely organization, business, information, application, and
technology. Aiming at examining these foundations separately and then
collectively, this workshop is an open forum for discussions between
academics and industry partners about the latest advances and developments
in the dynamic field of enterprise architecture in the IoT era. The
workshop addresses the lack of techniques and guidelines that would enable
enterprises to integrate IoT into the life cycle of designing, developing,
and deploying enterprise architectures. This integration should lead to a
new generation of enterprise architectures that would foster not only a
deeper retrospect on the involved interactive digital resources inside the
life cycle covering data collection, information analysis, knowledge
reasoning and wisdom strategies, but also a better understanding of
potential threats as well as the development of new ways of aligning
business and ICT resources together to improve the competitiveness of the
enterprise in the background of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) trend.

Whilst, on the one hand, IoT enacts many opportunities that enterprises
could tap into, there are also obstacles that could undermine these
opportunities, on the other hand. Some of these obstacles are lack of
standards that cover both enterprise architecture and IoT, security holes
that potentially exist in IoT devices making them questionable in terms of
trust, security, and privacy, IoT limitations like silo restriction,
computational capabilities, lack of semantic technologies that should
describe IoT in a machine-understandable manner, just to mention some.

Topics of Interest
This workshop constitutes an opportunity for researchers from both
disciplines enterprise computing (with focus on enterprise architecture)
and IoT technologies to discuss how enterprises could capitalize on these
technologies so, that, a new generation of business processes could spread
over the emergent network of IoT. Topics for discussions include, but are
not limited to:
* Standards for IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Enterprise architecture for Industry 4.0.
* Data science for IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Semantic technologies for IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Agentification of IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Interoperability inside and between IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Guidelines and best practices for IoT-based enterprise architecture
* Privacy, trust, and security of IoT-based enterprise architecture.
* Context management and awareness for IoT-based enterprise architecture
* Case studies related to IoT-based enterprise architecture.

Organizing committee
* Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Novi Pazar, Serbia
* Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
* Yucong Duan, Hainan University, Haikou, China

Program committee
* Mohammad Asim, FAST NUCES, Pakistan
* Saoussen Cheikhrouhou, University of Sfax, Tunis
* Marco Cremaschi, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* Christophe Cruz, Université de Bourgogne, France
* Frank Dieter-Dorloff, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Qiang Duan, Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Abdelrahman Elfaki, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
* Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
* Noura Faci, University Lyon1, Lyon, France
* Francisco Falcone, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
* Veit Jahns, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Open University, UK
* In Lee, Western Illniois University, USA
* Sylvain Lefebvre, Toyota, Japan
* Nanjangud C. Narendra, Ericsson, India
* Hien D. Nguyen, University of Information Technology, Vietnam
* Alexander Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
* Guadalupe Ortiz-Bellot, Cadiz University, Spain
* Pitaya Poompuang, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi,
* Dragan Stojanovi?, University of Niš, Serbia
* Yang Xu, Fudan University, China
* Chen Yang, Gent University, Belgium
* Joe Zhou, IBM, USA

Important Dates
* Paper Submission: June 18, 2021
* Authors Notification: July 16, 2021
* Camera Ready submission: July 30, 2021
* Author registration: July 30, 2021
* Workshop: October 25, 2021

Submission format
The workshop welcomes conceptual and technical submissions as well
submissions summarizing real case-studies. Submission should follow IEEE
Computer Society Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (8-10 pages
for full and 4-6 pages for short) and be submitted in PDF format using the
online EasyChair submission system at . All submissions will be
refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee.
Selection criteria will include relevance, significance, impact,
originality, and technical soundness.
The Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and be
available through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Digital Library.

Special Issue
The guest editors have arranged a special issue in Cluster Computing
Journal ( ) after the workshop. An
open call for papers along with some targeted invitations will be issued in
due time

At least one author of each accepted paper should register to the venue and
present the paper. Further instructions will be available in due course.

*Dr. Ejub Kajan*
*Associate Professor*
*State University of Novi Pazar*

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