Disruptive Innovation in Societal Automation Workshop


The future development and deployment of the Societal Automation systems will depend on the availability of innovative solutions and technologies. Their availability, however, may lead to incremental progress only. The development of ultra complex systems such as future cities, for instance, with strong interaction among communication, energy, transportation and other systems will necessitate disruptive technological solutions and supportive tools if we are to see significant progress in the coming decade or so.

The Disruptive Innovation in Societal Automation Workshop will focus on emerging disruptive conceptual and technical developments.


Submissions are sought presenting working concepts - not necessarily technology yet - arising from the evolving and/or perceived needs of the future Societal Automation systems.

Presentation of the concept needs to be put in the proper context, explaining motivations for the development and a need for a specific solution(s).

The concept has to be validated to show the implementation is likely to meet the functional and performance requirements.

Workshop Format

The workshop will consists of two parts: presentations of accepted papers and a panel of experts.

The panel will involve technical and financial experts, participants of the Startups Forum who are going to evaluate the presented concepts for the implementation and financial feasibility, and a likelihood for potential funding.

Submission Types

Two types of submissions are solicited. Long Papers – limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress – limited to 4 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points.

Submission Details - LINK

Submission Deadline

Regular and Work-in-Progress papers are due on May 12, 2019.

Proceedings & Indexing

Workshop content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore, Scopus as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Contact Information

Inquiries should be sent to the Workshop Organizer - Richard Zurawski, e-mail: