ICDTT 2021

International Conference on Digital Twins Technologies (ICDTT) 2021

Today smart cities are being developed by governments across the world to boost the wellness and quality of life of its citizens. We see an increase in the convergence of technologies, scientific knowledge and political will, and it is safe to say that in the next few years, there will be new societal trends and challenges in the fields of health, wellness, security, safety, transport, energy, mobility and communications. The future of managing smart cities will depend upon developing systems that can address the computational demands of expanding digitized data and related advanced software solutions. One promising solution to accomplish this convergence is through the development of the digital twin. According to Gartner, Digital Twin is in the top 10 technological trends for 2020. More than 50% IoT companies’ teams have digital twin in their annual plan as a strategic mandate. According to Market Research Future, it is expected that the digital twin market will reach $15B by 2023.

A digital twin is a digital replication of a living or non-living physical entity. When data is transmitted seamlessly, it bridges the physical and virtual worlds, thus allowing the virtual entity to exist simultaneously with the physical entity. A digital twin facilitates the means to understand, monitor, and optimize the functions of the physical entity, as well as it provides continuous feedback. Therefore, a digital twin can be used to improve quality of life and wellbeing of citizens in smart cities as well as the virtualization of industrial processes.

The ICDTT 2020 conference aims to establish the state-of-art in the specification, design, creation, deployment and exploitation of digital twins’ technologies. We foresee Digital Twins to be the convergence of different technologies including Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interactions, Communications Network and Cyber Security.

We seek original papers from both academia and practice communities including one or more of the following topics (List is not exclusively):

  • Design of digital twins
  • Digital Twins in IoT and Industry 4.0 applications
  • Digital Twins in the context of Smart Cities
  • Social Networks and Predictive Analytics using Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Twins and 5G (Tactile Internet)
  • Digital Twins for Asset Management
  • Digital Twins for Healthcare and well-being
  • Digital Twins for Sports
  • Digital Twins and COVID19
  • Digital Twins and Medical Devices, Systems and services
  • Interaction modalities with Digital Twins (Holograms, humanoid robotics, etc.)
  • Data quality issues in Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins Security, Safety and Ethics

General co-Chairs:

Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Ralf Steinmetz, Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt, Germany

Program co-Chairs:

Prof. Diana Patricia Tobón Vallejo, Universidad de Medellín, Colombia
Prof. Shamim Hossain, King Saud University, KSA

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: Nov. 8, 2020
Notification date: Dec. 22, 2020
Final version: January 18, 2021
Conference date: March 18-19, 2021