The ISM 2023 conference will be held in a hybrid format, meaning that all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held in person and live-streamed online on Microsoft Teams, where online participants will not only be able to watch and listen to the talks but also interact with the participants on site and give their talk.


Full Program

Regular & Invited Sessions

Regular Sessions cover the topics of the conference and mainly group the papers that fall within a specific research subject and submitted to the regular program. Invited Sessions consist of papers collected within the scope of an Open Track (for the full list of available tracks check the Topics & Tracks section) proposed by one or more organizers. In this case, papers are mainly based on personal invitation by the Open Track organizer(s) but may also include papers submitted to the regular program.

Presentation Formats and Speakers' Instructions

Parallel Sessions (either regular or invited) will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes and may include between 4 and 5 papers. Both sessions provide the opportunity for Authors (both in-person and virtual) to present their work live by sharing their presentations and giving their talk (max 12 minutes) followed by Question & Answers (around 3 minutes). All the blended sessions will be streamed via MS Teams so that virtual attendees can also listen to the presentations being held in the conference physical rooms and interact with the audience in there. This way, also presenting authors attending the conference remotely will be able to share their screen, give their talk and interact with the audience in the conference physical rooms. Presentation formats are free.

Special Sessions

Special sessions offer a venue for the presentation of topics of special academic, social or industrial interest, including project presentations, panel discussions or non-technical talks on topics such as research funding, entrepreneurship, or technology transfer.
R&D Projects Dissemination Event @ISM 2023
The ISM 2023 Organization Committee has embraced the vision to make the conference the perfect environment for knowledge exchange and dissemination. In particular, dissemination activities (integrated with communication and exploitation) are essential for the impact and success of R&D projects. Funding bodies (e.g. the EU commission) usually request partners to organize midterm and final dissemination events in order to broadly disseminate the outputs of the project. With this in mind, ISM 2023 is organizing this special “R&D Projects Dissemination Event” dedicated to oral presentations of ongoing or final results of R&D projects in all the areas related to the conference topics. This special event will represent a unique platform for companies, research bodies and universities to:
  • disseminate their project progress and results to the relevant scientific communities, potential investors, stakeholders, regulatory bodies, potential users, and lay audience;
  • find other R&D project partnership opportunities with other speakers or people of the audience.
Tentative presenters should submit the form below by October 1, 2023. An advisory board will assess the submitted summary in terms of adherence to the topics of the Conference. The presenter will be notified about the acceptance for presentation. Please, note that the submitted summaries will not undergo through a technical/scientific peer-review process; hence, project summaries and presentations will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. We have limited slots for presentations, therefore be sure to book your opportunity as soon as possible!

Keynote Talks

Keynotes are here! Take a look at the exciting lineup for ISM 2021. Keynotes present diverse, visionary speakers who deliver the most powerful new ideas in the ever-evolving worlds of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.


Full Professor
Johannes Kepler University

November 2, 2022 - 11:15 - 13:00

Industrial Innovation Post Digitalisation

Envisioning a foreseeable “post digitalisation” era in industrial innovation, we identify massive potential in the miniaturization and autonomisation of seamlessly embedded AI technologies towards a ground breaking, rigorous and ubiquitous “cognification” of industrial systems. Current trends include the deployment of AI technology in industry, involving centralized, edge and cloud-based back-end AI, with very complex algorithmic machine learning strategies, massive computational effort for model training and inference and intricate generation and handling of huge data sets. Our research, in contrast, aims for a radically miniaturized, radically dispersed, federated, resource- efficient, low power, low algorithmic complexity, live, online, human brain inspired, real-time AI that operates on- device, and reliably even in harsh environments. We attempt for autonomic ondevice AI, and its amplification to collective on-multiple-device AI. Thus we address (i) the miniaturization of AI systems (hardware, algorithms, methods), (ii) the orchestration of dispersed AIs, (iii) the opportunistic self-organization of limited resource ensemble AIs, (iv) reinforcement-, federated- and transfer-learning models and methods to operate embedded AIs, as well as (iv) the mapping of all the related findings into the cognification of products and production systems of the future.

Biographical Sketch

Alois Ferscha studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) and the University of Vienna (Uni Wien), and was with the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Vienna at the levels of assistant and associate professor (1986-1999). In 2000 he joined the Johannes Kepler University Linz as full professor where he founded and heads the Institute of Pervasive Computing. He is the scientific head of the Research Studio PCA (Pervasive Computing Applications), and president of the Austrian Scientific Society for Production ÖWGP. In 2015 he proposed the COMET K1 Centre Pro 2 Future (Products and Production Systems of the Future), which was granted and founded in 2017, and which he heads as CSO. He has successfully proposed, scientifically guided, actively researched, lead and completed more than 25 national (FFG, IKTdZ, PdZ) and international (EU FP6, FP7) projects in the domains Pervasive/Ubiquitous/Wearable/Cognitive Computing, Cognitive Products, Wireless Sensor/Actuator Systems, Multimodal HCI and High Performance Simulation. He was guest professor/researcher at international universities (UoGenova, UoOregon, UoMaryland, UoTurin), authored more than 300 peer reviewed scientific publications and is active as editor and reviewer for renowned scientific journals. He is a research agenda consultant at national (BMK, BMDW BMLV) and EC (DG CONNECT) level and has served as member of numerous committees of well-known conferences (PERVASIVE, UbiComp, ISWC, WWW, PerDis, INTETAIN, PADS, DS-RT, SIGMETRICS, MASCOTS, MSWiM, MobiWac, TOOLS, Euro-Par, PNPM, ICS, etc.), Co-chaired e.g. PERVASIVE 2004, ISWC 2009, IOT 2017, and TCPchaired e.g. IEEE DS-RT, PERVASIVE, DOA SVI, MASCOTS, PADS. Currently he is GC-cochair of EWSN 2022. His work has received several awards (e.g. Heinz Zemanek Award, Innovation Award, Multimedia Staatspreis, Ö-WGP Zukunftspreis).

Enjoy your stay

Social Activities

What really connects people at conferences are real live moments, memories and experiences. We are planning the social events and the full conference activities with safety in mind and further information will be soon provided.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Welcome Reception Event @ Ars Electronica Center
We invite you to the AEC – Ars Electronica Center Linz where interactive stations, works of art, research projects, large-scale projections and laboratories are presented. The Ars Electronica Center invites you to exciting and inspiring excursions into the future fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, robotics and autonomous mobility, as well as genetic engineering and biotechnology. Experience something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world: 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking and 3D animations make the Deep Space 8K something very special indeed. Here, image worlds are projected in 8K resolution and raised to a completely new, unprecedented level. After the Deep Space 8k Session you’ll enjoy a flying dinner at the rooftop restaurant.

Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Gala Dinner @ Pöstlingberg Schlössl
For the Gala Dinner on Thursday, 3rd November 2022 we take you to the Pöstlingberg Schlössl on Linz’s house mountain where a stunning view is awaiting you. Enjoy a marvellous evening with cultivated ambience, Austrian delicacies from the castle kitchen and fine wines from the in-house wine. An evening you are sure to remember.

Am Pöstlingberg 14, Linz, Austria