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Digital Innovation for Sustainable Future

Workshop in conjunction with the 25th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing EDOC 2021

Gold Coast, Australia
and Live Stream
25 October 2021

The Workshop

A day of inspiring keynotes, demos, discussions, and networking
25 October 2021
08:30 am - 03:00 pm

Digital Innovation for Sustainable Future Workshop provides a platform for sharing and discussing about cutting-edge results and latest developments, as well as the opportunity for networking, engaging, and formulating new projects in emerging topics. The aim is to bring together inter-disciplinary change leaders from academia, industry, and government to showcase the use of digital technologies to address current and emerging global challenges on “how do tech-based innovations help achieve the United Nation’s sustainable development goals?”

The interactive workshop will start in the morning with an Industry Panel to present case studies from the industry leaders that have successfully used digital technologies to grow and expand social enterprises and drive social change. The morning session will be concluded with a set of Demos of real-life applications that are already implemented and making impacts in society. 


After lunch, the workshop will continue to discuss current and emerging social challenges with a focus on implementing the ideas into practice, thereby facilitating translational outcomes.

The Conference

About Griffith Business Strategy and Innovation

Business Strategy and Innovation (BSI)

Griffith University has a proud tradition of ground-breaking interdisciplinary research. Our 'Creating a future for all – Strategic Plan 2020-25' details our commitment to excellence, ethics and engagement, and the values that underpin everything we do. We have a sustained track record of harnessing these capabilities to develop solutions for grand challenges, including sustainable transition. Griffith Business School hosts several of the University's interdisciplinary collaborative platforms.

Business Strategy and Innovation department is committed to advancing and supporting organisational capability to develop and deliver sustainable strategy for innovation. Our research is interdisciplinary and transformative - combining expertise in strategic management, digital innovation, supply chain management, international business and globalisation, sustainable business, and entrepreneurship - to provide research solutions that will have positive societal impacts while advancing disciplinary frontiers and professional practice. 






Invited Demos


Proud to bring inspirational speakers

8:30 -- Check-in and Coffee on Arrival

8:45 - 9:00 -- Opening Remark by Linda O'Brien (Executive in Residence, Griffith Business School)

9:00 - 10:30 -- Keynotes Panel:

Chaired by Rosemary Stockdale, Dean Engagement, Griffith Business School

10:30- 11:00 --Morning Tea

11:00 -12:00 -- Panel discussion​:

Chaired by Beau Tydd, Chairperson - ACS QLD State Executive 

12:00 - 1:00 -- Invited Speakers and Demos

  • Jun Zhou, Associate Professor, School of ICT, Griffith University

  • Tom Verhelst, Director, Relational Insights Data Lab, Griffith University

  • Nehemia Sugianto, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BSI, Griffith University

1:00 -- 1:45 -- Networking Lunch (for onsite attendees)

1:45 -- 3:00 -- Afternoon Workshop Streams 

  • Stream 1: Circular and Collaborative Economy (Yong Wu, Carla Riverola) 

  • Stream 2: Leadership for Transforming Organisations (Tapan Sarker, Rob Hales)

  • Stream 3: Managing wellbeing during crisis (Dian Tjondronegoro, Luke Houghton)

3:00 -- 3:30 -- Summary and Closing 


Call for Papers (closed)

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Paper submission (via EasyChair)

We encourage both conceptual papers or empirical papers contributing to an enhanced understanding of the role of emerging technologies in business and healthcare transformation.


The topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Case studies of impacts from tech-for-good, such as in healthcare transformation, crisis management, and circular economy.

  • New business models and entrepreneurial opportunities from digital transformation.

  • Governance, leadership and management of sustainable digital innovation.

  • Strategy for secured cyber-physical systems to empower international businesses.

  • Ethical use of data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), enabling business analytics, personalised services, and augmented decision supports.

  • Responsible computing framework for sustainability, including privacy, security, and transparent intelligent systems.


Full papers should follow the IEEE Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (8-10 pages) and be submitted in PDF format.


All papers will be refereed by at least 2 members of the Program Committee. The Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and be available through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Digital Library.


Each paper must have one of its authors registered to EDOC’21 before the camera-ready deadline.

Paper submission deadline: 30 August 2021 
Notification of acceptance: 13 September 2021 
Camera ready paper: 27 September 2021 
Conference registration: 27 September 2021

Workshop session: 25 October 2021

Call for Papers

Program Committee


Vinh Bui, Southern Cross University, Australia

Martin Gerdes, University of Agder, Norway

Antonio Liotta, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Tapan Sarker, Griffith University, Australia

Wei Song, Shanghai Ocean University, China

Rosemary Stockdale, Griffith University, Australia

Yong Wu, Griffith University, Australia

The lists above are in alphabetic order and are being updated as committees are finalised

Organization Committee

Dian Tjondronegoro, Griffith University, Australia

Rob Hales, Griffith University, Australia

Luke Houghton, Griffith University, Australia

Carla Riverola, Griffith University, Australia

The lists above are in alphabetic order and are being updated as committees are finalised

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