The emergence of ICT paradigms has provided and enabled users with various avenues for facilitating their business activities. This has not only resulted in an increase in collaboration, but has also increased the ways by which such collaborations can be achieved.
However, to ensure the main objectives or aims of such business collaborations are achieved, it is important to develop applications that underpin the technology, platforms and architecture of such paradigms and utilise them in their domains. Given the importance of such applications, it is not surprising to see an upsurge of research activity in this area by various businesses developing applications to improve productivity.
The objective of this special issue is to present such theoretical and empirical advancements and their application in the real business environment to increase business productivity. Authors can share their experiences and present original ideas on multidisciplinary perspectives on transformations and innovations in applications for improving business productivity.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Semantic web and conceptual knowledge representation
- Linked data analytics
- Cyber physical systems (CPS)
- Managerial, operational and technological implications of cloud computing
- Application of business intelligence techniques in CPS and cloud computing
- Logistics informatics
- Supply chain informatics
- Asset management in big logistics data
- Asset data provenance
Manuscript due: 15 February, 2016