Digital transformations - potentials and challenges


The online conference will be concerned with the potentials and challenges of the increasing use of digital technologies, the resulting digitalization of businesses, organizations and society in general and the resulting societal transformations. The conference will deal with positive potentials as well as problematic implications and challenges.

All suggestions for papers dealing with aspects of the processes of digital transformations are welcome. Two tracks are specified, a broad track on ‘Social and business applications for media, services and industry’ and a more specialized track on ‘Cyber security and privacy’.

Contributions can be either full research papers, position papers or posters.

Contributions within technology development as well as contributions discussing technology developments within social science or humanities frameworks are solicited. Presentations and discussions will take place via video conferencing.

Topics of interest

Track 1: Social and business applications for media, services and industry 

  • AI/ML applications 
  • New mobile technologies 
  • Cloud and edge computing 
  • New business and service potentials
  • Organizational challenges of AI/ML application 
  • New media developments 
  • Social media business models 
  • Business models of the dark net 
  • Forced digitalization caused by COVID-19 
  • Calculated audiences, calculated media and media made by numbers 
  • Algorithmic recommendations: fairness, biases and automated decision making 
  • Techno-political aspects of media infrastructure - ownership, control, stability 
  • From physical to virtual service encounters and service delivery – what is gained, what is lost? 

Track 2: Cyber security and privacy 

  • Cybersecurity and the GDPR 
  • Advancements on network intrusion detection  
  • Blockchain and cybersecurity: applications and attacks  
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies  
  • Privacy by Design  
  • Collaborative defence mechanisms  
  • Automotive cybersecurity  
  • Attacker deception methods  
  • Security for the Internet of Things  
  • Security of software-defined infrastructures  
  • Trust and identity management  
  • Ethical issues of cybersecurity  
  • Ethical issues of privacy  
  • Computer ethics  
  • Offensive cybersecurity 
  • Cybersecurity and the well-functioning of transparent democracies  
  • AI, cybersecurity and privacy Policies for security and privacy  
  • Business models  
  • Digital Identity management 
  • Surveillance capitalism 


Submissions must be original, unpublished in any of the above-mentioned topics or closely related topics. All types of contributions are welcome whether academic papers, industrial research, case studies, white papers, implementation reviews and so on.

Posters (2 pages extended abstract) are encouraged to provide opportunity to present early stages of work, and demos that otherwise not would be showed at the conference. Papers (4-6 pages) will be peer-reviewed. We have adopted the IEEE publication format. Submissions should be in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, formatted using the IEEE conference template, found here: Selected conference papers will be submitted to IEEE for a possible inclusion into IEEE Xplore database. The submission of abstracts, papers and posters must be done via Easychair:

IMportant dates

  • Abstracts deadline: 15 August 2020 - extended to 29 August
  • Notification of Acceptance: 8 September 2020
  • Final manuscript / presentation: 15 October 2020
  • Notification of acceptance of the final paper: 15 November 2020
  • Print ready version papers 10 December



Prof. Anders Hansen Henten,,


Associate Prof: Jannick Sørensen,
Assistant Prof: Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis,
Associate Prof: Lene Tolstrup Sørensen,


Associate Prof: Sokol Kosta,

conference publication chair

PostDoc Idongesit Williams,


Birger Andersen, Technical University of Denmark
Ignacio Arnaldo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology
Morten Falch, Aalborg University
Heikki Hämmäinen, Aalto University
Anders Henten, Aalborg University
Christian Damsgaard Jensen, DTU
Shankar Karuppayah, TU-Darmstadt
Samant Khajuria, TERMA
Egon Kidmose, Aalborg University
Sven Lindmark, University of Gothenburg
Per Lynggaard, DTU
Raffaele Montella, University of Naples Parthenope and University of Chicago
Henning Olesen, Aalborg University
Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University
Jari Porras, LUT
Gleb Radchenko, South Ural State University
Knud Erik Skouby, Aalborg University
Cedomir Stefanovic, Aalborg University