The concept of Digital Twin is becoming increasingly popular since it has been introduced in the scope of Smart Industry (Industry 4.0). A Digital Twin of a concrete system is the digital counterpart (representation) of this system, and has many potential benefits for simulation, prediction, analysis and visualization, to mention just a few. The ultimate purpose of Digital Twins is to improve decision making for solving real world problems, by using the digital model to create the information necessary for decision-making and subsequently applying the decisions in the real world. Nowadays, Digital Twins are not limited to industrial applications, but are spreading to other areas as well, such as, for example, in the healthcare domain, in personalised medicine and in clinical trials for drug development.
This workshop aims at getting a better understanding of the concept of Digital Twin and its applications in different domains, by means of ontological analysis. In this workshop we welcome contributions that aim at introducing formal definitions of Digital Twin, but also contributions that formalise the application of Digital Twin in different domains. Contributions on ontology-based tooling for Digital Twins are also welcome.
Digital Twin is a concept that connects concrete systems to digital representations. In a sense, Digital Twins are the similar to ontologies (semantic models), but instead of mapping the real world to conceptual representations, these representations are codified in terms of computer systems and models. By taking the path from systems to their Digital Twins through explicit ontological grounding, we expect that the suitability and expressiveness of these Digital Twins will increase.
Date, time and location
- 6 September 2021, 9:00-12:30, Theater de Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam (and online)
- 9:00-9:30 Judith Michael. Model-Driven Software Engineering of Digital Twins (Invited presentation)
- 9:30-10:00 Claudio Barros, Rebecca Salles, Eduardo Ogasawara, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Fabio Porto. Requirements for an Ontology of Digital Twins (Workshop paper presentation)
10:00-10:30 Bentley Oakes, Bart Meyers, Dennis Janssens, Hans Vangheluwe. Structuring and Accessing Knowledge for Historical and Streaming Digital Twins (Workshop paper presentation)
- 11:00-11:30 Henderik A. Proper, Dominik Bork, Geert Poels. Towards an Ontology-Driven Approach for Digital Twin Enabled Governed IT Management (Workshop paper presentation)
- 11:30-12:00 Vinay Kulkarni. Digital Twins for decision making in the face of uncertainty – a step toward Adaptive Enterprise (Invited presentation)
- 12:00-12:30 Discussion
- Marten van Sinderen (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Twente, the Netherlands
- Luís Ferreira Pires (email@example.com), University of Twente, the Netherlands
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, the Netherlands
- Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
- Erik Proper, University of Luxembourg
- Bran Selic, Monash University, Australia
- Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalà, Spain
- Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, Belgium