Information Processing in an Increasingly Connected World: Opportunities and Threats
IT Research Workshop
Poznan University of Technology, Poland, September 20-21, 2018
Part of IFIP World Computer Congress
Call for Papers
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Recent advances in Computer Science on the one hand and Information Technologies on the other hand call for closer cooperation between academia and industry. With the IT Research Workshop, we aim at bringing together the top university and industry researchers and exploit the potential of cooperation, which at the moment is definitely underexploited. We expect the workshop to improve the competitive advantage of participating businesses and to offer interesting areas of applied research for the academics. The program of the Workshop includes:

  • Keynote lectures by leading researchers from industry
  • Keynote lectures by leading researchers from academia
  • Regular talks and poster presentations
  • Panel discussion on academia-industry cooperation in IT research
  • Pre-workshop pairing of people from business and academia
  • Dinner for workshop participants, co-located with a networking session, organized in a partnership with Intel Technology Poland

Keynote lectures

  • Jacek Mańdziuk, Warsaw University of Technology: Vehicle Routing Problem - problem formulations, solution methods, challenges (partnered by Future Processing)
  • Morten Middelfart, Social Quant: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Data Sciences
  • Marek Zmuda and Mariusz Oriol, Intel Technology Poland: The Challenges of Modern Data Centers
  • Michał Bodziony, IBM Poland: Optimisation of Extraction-transformation-loading (ETL)
  • Krzysztof Krawiec and Mikołaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology: The Promise of Applied ML. Expectations and Reality
  • Paweł Pyszlak, Roche Global IT Solution Centre: IT Challenges in Healthcare

Topic areas

You are invited to come to consider submitting a contribution on topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Decision Support
  • Computing architectures (software and hardware)
  • Robotics and the Internet of Things
  • Software Engineering

Paper submission

The prospective presenters are invited to submit extended abstracts, 1-2 pages long (including references), by sending them in PDF format to by June 10th. The authors of selected submissions will be invited to submit a full-length paper to Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences (de Gruyter).


The workshop will be held as a part of the IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018 organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Faculty of Computing, Committee on Informatics of Polish Academy of Sciences, and Polish Information Processing Society (PTI) Wielkopolska Branch. The congress, with expected 1000 participants, combines contributions from industry and research, providing a place for integrating these two sectors as well as offering an opportunity to showcase and discover innovative ideas.

Registration Fee

Workshop participants and presenters are expected to register for two days of WCC (early-bird €300 for presenters, €330 for participants – see for details).

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15
  • Early-bird registration deadline: July 14
  • Announcement of workshop schedule: July 31
  • The event: September 20-21


Honorary Patronage
Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Poznań Honorary Patronage of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Honorary Patronage of the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs
Roche PLOT Microsoft
Intel BAE Systems

Emerald Publishing
Kompania Piwowarska
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