Tallinn University of Technology

AI IN BUSINESS, June 7, 2022

Scientific workshop on business implications of artificial intelligence, Online via Zoom and on-site room SOC-414, Dept. of Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech), Akadeemia tee 3, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Free of charge for authors and participants

This workshop discusses artificial intelligence solutions at different forms, methods and levels of the organization and in different areas of the economy. Of interest are: AI at different levels of activity, eg machine, department, company; AI for different economic sectors; case studies of successfully implemented AI solutions etc. The focus can be a narrow one – on the individual company, entrepreneur, manager and their specific challenges. The focus can also be a wide one – at digitalization and AI in general; AI solutions and other.

The workshop is planned with researchers and graduate students in mind, but we also expect presentations or participation from developers, industry experts, business people, undergraduate students and others.

On digital public services, Estonia is already well-known for being a top performer. Now the business digitalisation is following with AI being next evolutionary step in digital transformation. Estonia is the forerunner in integrating digital technologies, because the citizens, businesses and the government have embraced internet and technology into the society. In 2007 it became the first country to allow online voting in a general election. In 2002, Estonia launched a high-tech national ID system. National physical ID cards enable businesses to foster digital services as cards are paired with digital signatures. Estonians use ID cards to go online to pay taxes, vote, do online banking and access their health care records. Another key feature of Estonia’s digital society is e-Residency, a first-of-its-kind initiative that allows individuals to start businesses in the country without living there. The program serves as a launching pad for companies looking to do business in the European Union (EU) and benefit from the EU’s single market. Estonia ranks 1st place in the EU on Digital public services and continues to be a firm leader in this area.

Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech) is the leading technology university in Estonia and the backbone of country’s innovation. We invite you to be part of this workshop which is focused on business aspects of digital innovation, namely artificial intelligence.

The workshop keywords include, but are not limited to: digital transformation, AI applications and implementation, virtual assistants, chatbots, industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, digital twins, massive monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT), business analytics, decision support systems, ethical AI, legal aspects of AI, safe AI, human factors etc.

Call for papers (for authors)

This workshop is calling for submissions of extended abstracts (max 2 pg) on the topics related to AI and business. Publication: all accepted articles will be published in workshop proceedings. Download extended abstract template here

Important dates

June 3, 2022 – deadline for extended abstracts send to conference email (below)
June 6, 2022 – registration deadline
June 6, 2022 – agenda announced at workshop website (see below)

Registration and participation

Registration and participation is free of charge, REGISTER HERE
Participation is possible online via Zoom or on-site in Tallinn University of Technology
Zoom link will be provided to registered participants on June 6th
Conference language is English

Agenda (to be updated)

14:40 (EEST) Workshop opening, a word from the organizers

14:45 (EEST) Welcome talk by Tallinn University of Technology

15:00 (EEST) Keynote talks

Dr. Pankesh Patel
Dr. Pankesh Patel

Building Future Factories using Industry 4.0 Standards & Digital Twin”, Dr. Pankesh Patel, Institute of Artificial Institute, College of Engineering and Computing, University of South Carolina (USA)
This talk aims to help you understand and respond to the Industry 4.0 trend in a variety of approaches, including discussions, use cases, and technology demonstrations. It begins with a broad overview of Industry 4.0 concepts aimed at engineering executives and decision makers, who want to understand what Industry 4.0 is and “how” they can get their organizations ready for it. After that, the follow-on topics dive deeper into Industry 4.0 details. By the end of the talk, participants will have a strong understanding of Industry 4.0 and how it can be used to solve business problems and deliver higher value to customers.

Prof. Ugur Kursuncu
Prof. Ugur Kursuncu

“Mining Actionable Insights on Human Behavior and Persuasion”, Prof. Ugur Kursuncu, Institute for Insight at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University (USA)
The talk is about modeling human behavior for the example of online extremism, but will also talk about how it is applicable to business problems like marketing. Ugur’s research is at the intersection of humans, society, businesses and computers, designing socially responsible human-centered intelligent systems by integrating knowledge to significantly enhance contemporary AI and data science methods. His work investigates approaches for effective measurement, intervention, and decision-making, to address challenging problems in society, health, politics, business and education, including social, racial, and economic inequality.

16:00 (EEST) Workshop sessions. (SEE FULL AGENDA HERE)

~20:00 (EEST) Closing words

Program committee

Henrijs Kaļķis

Henrijs Kaļķis, professor, University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Director of study programme “Industrial Engineering and Management”

Susanne Durst

Susanne Durst, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Business Administration School of Business and Governance Tallinn University of Technology


Wolfgang Dieter Gerstlberger, Professor for Operations Management Department of Business Administration School of Business and Governance Tallinn University of Technology


Tarmo Koppel, organizing committee chair, lecturer, dept. of business administration of Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech)

Tarmo Kalvet, Adjunct Professor and Co-ordinator of TalTech Industrial action

Levan Bzhalava, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) of University of Turku

Karin Reinhold, docent, dept. of business administration of Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech)

Külle Tärnov, innovation manager, Smart cities competence center, Taltech

Inese Vilcane, doctoral student, dept. of business administration of Taltech

Olga Tšernikova, doctoral student, dept. of business administration of Taltech.

Contact us

Email: workshop@aibus.eu
Tel.: +372 56560830
Address: Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech), Akadeemia tee 3, Tallinn 12611, ESTONIA


This workshop is supported by TalTech Industrial project. TalTech Industrial has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952410.