22nd IFIP/SOCOLNET Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises

Information and instructions COVID-19 

The governmental instructions - regularly updated - are likely to change on a daily basis. 

We have the pleasure to confirm PRO-VE'2021 as a physical Conference for all interested attendees. For physical participants Health Pass will be requested at the entrance every day of the Conference.  Let's get together in a safe and friendly environment! 

pixelae161200011.jpg    The conference is subject to health pass 

The pass must prove one of the three following items: 

  •  That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine): 
    • Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca),
    • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson),
    • Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
  • OR that you have been tested (PCR or ANTIGEN) with a negative result within the last 72hrs (to be renewed every 72hrs).
  • OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.

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In recent years, PRO-VE Conferences have introduced the notion of Collaborative networks 4.0 (CN4.0) as the new generation of collaborative networks, in the era of applied Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. Meanwhile since last year, the world has encountered major health and economic crises caused by the Corona pandemic, emphasizing that disruptive situations, at different scales, tend to be increasingly frequent, while having strong impact in the society. Smart and digital technologies supporting agility, scalability, resilience, and adaptability, characterize CN 4.0. These properties have become critical features for most sectors of our modern societies, including manufacturing industry and services sectors. CN 4.0 can contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable world.

Agile and sustainable systems and business models, based on open collaborative processes, are not only an answer to the increasing need for customization but can also provide higher resilience, i.e. joint reconfigurations of market-offers, production processes, and consumption patterns, among others. Digitalization of both products and services enable a transition towards a larger vision of value creation: digitalization strengthens research trends on societal impacts and makes it possible to progressively focus on more ecological value chains, based on circular and collaborative economy.

Combined with the current boom of applied Artificial Intelligence and learning, Collaborative Networks show high potentials to boost Industry 4.0. But digitalization also concerns many other activity sectors where agility, resilience, and sustainability are key challenges, e.g. the Health 4.0, Agriculture 4.0, Cities 4.0, Transportation 4.0, Logistics 4.0, Education 4.0, and even Tourism 4.0. With an eye on this diversity of application fields, PRO-VE 2021 will provide a forum for sharing experiences, discussing trends, and identifying new opportunities, thus introducing innovative solutions for the new generation of Smart and Sustainable Collaborative Networks 4.0.




Abstract Submission
Now !

Special Session Submission
February 29, 2021

Full paper submission
April 16, 2021
! Extension, April 30st, 2021 !

Acceptance notification
May 31, 2021

Camera ready copy
June 20, 2021

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