Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the SOHOMA’19 International Workshop on Service-oriented, Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Systems for Industry of the Future, organized by Universitat Politècnica de València in collaboration with University Politehnica of Bucharest (the CIMR Research Centre in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics), Polytechnic University Hauts-de-France (the LAMIH Laboratory of Industrial and Human Automation Control, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science) and Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (the CeDRI Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics). The SOHOMA’19 workshop has scientific support from the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents and from the GdR MACS-IMS2 Research Group on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Services.

SOHOMA’19 will take place in Valencia at Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación, Universitat Politècnica de València, 3-4 October 2019.

The main objective of SOHOMA Workshops is to foster innovation in smart and sustainable manufacturing and logistics systems and in this context to promote concepts, methods and solutions for the digital transformation of manufacturing through service orientation and agent-based control with distributed intelligence.

The theme of the SOHOMA’19 Workshop is “Smart anything everywhere – The vertical and horizontal manufacturing integration”

Workshop topics

  • Customer-oriented logistics
  • Modelling of discrete event dynamic systems in manufacturing
  • Multi-Agent Systems in industry
  • Control with distributed intelligence
  • Holonic Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Product intelligence: concepts, architectures, implementation, use cases
  • Industrial Internet of Things / Physical Internet
  • Swarm intelligence in manufacturing
  • Industrial Internet and digital manufacturing
  • Dynamic and green infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing
  • Predictive resource maintenance and risk management
  • Mixed production planning and scheduling
  • Virtual factory, supply chains and logistics
  • Manufacturing Integration Framework
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • Cloud Manufacturing and resource virtualization
  • Digital Twins and Digital Shadows for resource and product virtualization
  • Edge and Fog Computing for Industrial Internet of Things
  • Computing and Service Oriented manufacturing
  • Servitization and Product-Service Systems
  • Multi-robot systems in manufacturing, control and applications
  • Bio-inspired theories for smart manufacturing and evolutionary robotics
  • Big Data and the contextual enterprise
  • Cyber-Physical Production Systems and Industry 4.0
  • Performance evaluation of industrial emerging behaviour
  • Holonic hybrid supervised control of industrial processes
  • Humans in Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent asset management for the construction industry

Paper submission and publication

Original papers must be submitted via the “Submission” menu of the SOHOMA’19 website, for any of the above topics or for the Special Sessions defined for the workshop (the list of Special Sessions are listed below). The material submitted for presentation at the workshop must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. The working language is English. Papers are limited to 12 pages edited in the format of the Springer book series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”, according to the instructions for authors available at

All papers accepted for presentation will be included in an electronic Preprints volume and distributed to the participants at the conference time. All papers duly presented at the Workshop will be included in the SOHOMA19 conference Proceedings, ISI and DBLP Computer Science database indexed, published in the Springer series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”.

SOHOMA’19 Special Sessions

Papers can be submitted for any of the Special Sessions listed below or for any of the workshop topics. The concrete details on how to proceed are described on the Submission page.

SS1 – Machine Learning in cloud-based manufacturing control (ML-CMfg)

Organizers: Theodor Borangiu, Radu Băbiceanu, Silviu Răileanu, Octavian Morariu

SS2 – Engineering Ethics in Industry 4.0

Organizers: Damien Trentesaux, Stamatis Karnouskos

SS3 – Digital transformation for construction and management of buildings and infrastructure

Organizers: William Derigent, Ajith Parlikad, Jenifer Schooling, Andrej Tibaut

SS4 – Digital Twin for Manufacturing

Organizers: Olivier Cardin, Karel Kruger, Paul Valckenaers

SS5Human factors integration in Industry 4.0

Organizers: Sondès Chaabane, Ioana Bilegan, Inês Marques

Authors’ schedule

  • Proposals of Special Sessions: March 12, 2019
  • Full paper submission:  April 24, 2019 May 14, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2019
  • Final, camera-ready paper submission: June 13, 2019
  • Early registration and fee payment: June 13, 2019
  • Workshop days: October 3-4, 2019

Call for papers poster

  • You can also download the call for papers poster from here.