ICDTT 2021

First International Conference on Digital Twins Technologies (ICDTT) 2021
Conference website is under: www.dtwin.ca
Nov. 3-4 2021, Ottawa, Canada (Hybrid or Virtual – pending public health recommendation)
info for authors: ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf

Submission system: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/ICDTT2021

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 2021 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.

It is planned to publish the proceedings  with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series (final approval pending).

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: June 1, 2021
Notification date: July 15, 2021
Final version: August 1, 2021
Conference date: November 3-4, 2021

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
Dr. Fedwa Laamarti, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Committee members (preliminary) :

Giovanna Sannino, ICAR – CNR, Italy
Yin Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India
Jihad Alja’am, Qatar University, Qatar
Mohamad Eid New York University, Abu Dhabi
Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 
Sahil Garg, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Canada
Josu Bilbao, IKERLAN, Spain
Kian Meng Yap, Sunway University, Malaysia
Qian Liu, Dalian University of Technology, China
Shafiqul Islam, Xavier University, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Ramona Trestian, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Fei Tao, Beihang University, China
Zheng Liu, University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Canada
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain