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International Workshop I-Business to Manufacturing and LifeSciences B2ML

The Internet of Things and Services

July 15, 2016, New York, USA

Workshop Chair

Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and applied Computer Sciences, IBaI, Germany

Program Committee

  • Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, draftscom, Germany
  • Piet Kommer, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Thomas Spittler, TU Muenchen, Germany


The internet of things and services throws her showdows ahead as fourth industrial revolution after mechanisation, electrification and information technology. On the basis of the central internet infrastructure unexpected possibilities arise for producing enterprises.

New business segments and production options originate. Process structures and value added chains can be highly dynamically and flexible linked up. New services in lifescience, marketing, and government can originate. These new manufacturing possibilities and new lifesciences and other services possibilities can be based on new sensor and imaging methods and use data mining and image mining methods to originate and improve these processes.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • provide a forum for identifying important contributions and opportunities for research
  • promote the systematic study of the Internet of Things and Services and
  • show case applications for Manufacturing and LifeSciences for B2ML.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Internet Applications for Manufacturing, Health and LifeScience
  • Internet Applications that use Speech, Sensors, Images to Originate and Improving the Manufacturing, Health and LifeScience
  • Performance Monitoring and Analysis along the value added chain
  • Methods for Integration and Monitoring of different Participants in the Value added Chain
  • Methods for Learning the Customer Behavior and adaptive Sales Planning

Workshop Format

In this workshop we intend to bring scientists together and actively identify common research threads, define open problems, and develop collaborative contacts. We aimed at providing an informal atmosphere where participants are encouraged to ask clarifying questions throughout the talks and to participate in longer discussions after each presentation.

Since we anticipate varied backgrounds of the participants, we will encourage speakers to present their work from a big-picture perspective and to clearly identify key issues in their research before they dive into technical details.

A wrap-up round table discussion will summarize the lessons learnt, issues identified, and future directions.

Submission Requirements

All papers will be published in the workshop proceedings by ibai-publishing.

Paper submissions should be formatted according to Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 15 pages. Author's instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web at

Please submit the electronic version of your camera-ready paper through the CMS-system. If you have any problems with the system please do not hesitate to contact

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 20th, 2016
  • Notification Date: April 30th, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: May 12th, 2016
  • Workshop date: July 15th, 2016
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