International Conference & Exhibition



October 24-26 2018, ODTÜ, Ankara, TURKEY


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  • Please complete the questionnaire about the conference and send it to
  • Registration is open till October 17, 2018.
  • Mr. Erol Bilecik, President of TÜSİAD, will give the opening speech.
  • Deadline for renting a stand at the conference is September 30, 2018. Please send an e-mail ( to get more information. You may have a look at the price at the Exhibition part of the website.
  • General conference program is announced. You may have a look at the papers to be presented here.
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About The Conference

The world has recently witnessed the new concept of “Digital Transformation” which is also known as the “4th Industrial Revolution” or “Industry 4.0”. The Digital Transformation aims to support human capabilities through cyber-physical systems, smart factories, communication among machines and humans, and data-driven decision support systems. This transformation requires human capital development by providing collaborative learning networks to build multi-disciplinary communities of practice. In this connection, DTSS is intended to cover various aspects of Industry 4.0 such as technology, management, education and policy. Discussions will focus on scientific methods and technological approaches which are the key enablers for this movement, as well as practical applications. The DTSS conference and the exhibition aim to bring together researchers, practitioners and the policy makers in the field. The submissions to the conference could be novel scientific contributions, application of methods and their performance, and best practices and reports from the field.

The topics to be addressed by the conference include but are not limited to the following:

• Cyber Physical Systems
• Smart Robots
• Big Data
• Cloud Computing
• Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
• Virtual/Augmented Reality
• Horizontal – Vertical Software Integration
• Computer Vision

• Sensor Technologies
• Internet of Things
• Cyber Security
• Additive Manufacturing
• Digital Transformation in Education
• Technology and Innovation Policies for Digital Transformation
• Management of Digital Transformation
• Supply And Value Chain Management


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Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs

                 Gözde B. Akar, ODTÜ EEE                                           Mustafa İlhan Gökler, ODTÜ- BİLTİR



Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Şeyda Ertekin, ODTÜ CENG
  • P. Erhan Eren, ODTÜ IS
  • M. Aydan Erkmen, ODTÜ EEE
  • Sinan Gürel, ODTÜ IE
  • Ertan Onur, ODTÜ CENG

Finance Chairs

  • Erkan Erdil, ODTÜ TEKPOL
  • Cevdet Kural, ODTÜ BİLTİR



Exhibition Chairs

  • Ulaş Yaman, ODTÜ ME
  • Attila Özgit, ODTÜ CSECI
  • Altan Koçyiğit, ODTÜ IS



Publicity Chairs

  • Kürşat Çağıltay, ODTÜ CEIT
  • Arzu Gönenç Sorguç, ODTÜ ARCH
  • Ali Özgür Yılmaz, ODTÜ EEE

Local Organization Chairs

  • Tarkan Gürbüz, ODTÜ CEIT
  • Aytülü Sert, ODTÜ TTO



Scientific Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Cengiz ACARTÜRK, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Gözde Bozdağı AKAR, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Nail AKAR, Bilkent University
  • Prof. Orhan ALANKUŞ, Okan University
  • Asst. Prof. Tevhide ALTEKİN, Sabancı University
  • Prof. Arif ALTUN, Hacettepe University
  • Asst. Prof. Pelin ANGIN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Nafiz ARICA, Bahçeşehir University
  • Prof. Kürşat ÇAĞILTAY, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Evren Gürkan ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Case Western Reserve University
  • Prof.  Aytül ERÇİL, Sabancı University
  • Prof. Erkan ERDİL, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Erhan EREN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Aydan ERKMEN, ODTÜ
  • Asst. Prof. Şeyda ERTEKİN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Atanas GOTCHEV, Tampere Univ. of Technology
  • Prof. Mustafa İlhan GÖKLER, ODTÜ
  • Dr. Orhan Can GÖRÜR, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Angappa GUNASEKARAN, California State University
  • Assoc. Prof. Nurdan GÜRBÜZ, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Tarkan GÜRBÜZ, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Sinan GÜREL, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Mustafa Murat İNCEOĞLU, Ege University
  • Assoc. Prof. Cem İYİGÜN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Oya KARAŞAN, Bilkent University
  • Assoc. Prof. Erdal KAYACAN, Aarhus University
  • Prof. Badrul KHAN, The George Washington University
  • Prof. Altan KOÇYİĞİT, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Natalija LEPKOVA, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ertan ONUR, ODTÜ
  • Asst. Prof. Umut ÖZGE, ODTÜ
  • Dr. Attila ÖZGİT, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Danguole RUTKAUSKIENE, Kaunas University of Technology
  • Prof. Arzu Gönenç SORGUÇ, ODTÜ
  • Asst. Prof. Elif SÜRER, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Erol ŞAHİN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Murat TANIK, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Prof. Gündüz ULUSOY, Sabancı Üniversitesi
  • Prof. İlkay ULUSOY, ODTÜ
  • Assoc. Prof. Hediye Tüydeş YAMAN, ODTÜ
  • Asst. Prof. Ulaş YAMAN, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Soner YILDIRIM, ODTÜ
  • Prof. Oğuzhan YILMAZ, Gazi University
  • Prof. Ali Özgür YILMAZ, ODTÜ

Advisory Committee

  • Tevhide ALTEKİN, Sabancı Üniversitesi
  • Bahadır BALKIR, TUSİAD, Leader of Industrial Policies Roundtable
  • Süheyl BAYBALI TAYSAD General Coordinator
  • Mete ÇAKMAKÇI, TTGV, Secretary General
  • Birhan Ufku GÜZEL, LASERAL Endüstriyel Lazer Sistemleri Ltd.Şti., Founder
  • Selçuk KARAATA, Yaşar University, Coordinator of Strategic Planning and Excellence Office
  • Mustafa KIZILTAŞ, President of ODTÜ-TEKNOKENT 
  • Dr. Aydın KOLAT, TBV, Ankara Representative
  • Dr. Nurşen Numanoğlu TÜSİAD Deputy Secretary General
  • Ş. Burak ÖZAYDEMİR, BEYSAD Chairman of the Board
  • Oğuzhan ÖZTÜRK, ARÇELİK, CTO, Production and Technology
  • Burak SAVAK, VESTEL, Vice President of IoT, Cloud and Automotive
  • Osman SEVER OSD Genel Sekreteri
  • Cengiz ULTAV, TTGV Chairman of the Board
  • Sertaç YERLİKAYA, Boğaziçi University, Industry 4.0 Platform Vice President
  • Ramazan YILMAZ, BTK, Director of Technical Regulations
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmet YOZGATLIGİL, Advisor to the President of ODTÜ




Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission
June 20, 2018

Notification of Acceptance
July 23, 2018

Full Paper Submission
September 3, 2018

Final Camera-Ready Submission and Author Registration
September 20, 2018





The  exhibition is aimed for researchers, engineers, product developers, and purchasers who specialize in the topics of the conference. Exhibiting at DTSS allows your organisation to demonstrate your technology solution with a range of decision makers from enterprise, SME, government and start-up. We offer different exhibiting and sponsorship options  to companies of all sizes. Please check the sponsorship tag for different possibilities.

  • Stands for Exhibition: 1.5m (width) x 2m (depth): 2000 TL + VAT (KDV)
  • A chair and a table will be available for each stand.
  • Companies can use their own equipment inside the stands.




We invite you to participate and become a sponsor of the DTSS 2018.




Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors




Academic Registration: 250 TL

Industrial Registration: 350 TL

  • Paper authors have to register in order to present their papers at the conference and have their papers published in the conference proceedings before September 20, 2018.
  • Registrations include attendance to all the sessions, conference kit and program, conference proceedings on USB hard disk, complimentary daily coffee breaks, complimentary lunches, and conference dinner.
  • Additional tickets for the lunches and the dinner can be purchased from the registration desk during the conference.
  • Invoices will be printed during the conference.
  • Bank details:
    • ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim A.Ş.
    • İş Bankası Teknokent Şubesi
    • Branch Code: 4370
    • Account Number: 76080
    • IBAN: TR450006400000143700076080
    • Account Currency: Turkish Lira (TL)
  • Don’t forget to write your name and paper id (if any) during payment.
  • Please complete the Registration Form after the payment.

Student Registration

  • Students without papers may attend sessions freely.
  • Please complete the Registration Form.


If you want to stay in the ODTÜ campus, you may have a look at the prices of Guesthouses.

If you want to stay in the city center, please contact with the following hotels for special rates and don’t forget to mention the DTSS 2018 Conference when booking.

    Contact Person Contact Details
Holiday Inn Çukurambar Buket CAKMAK
Mövenpick Hotel  Çağlar TOPLU
Anadolu Hotels Downtown Berfin ÇELİK
Bilkent Hotel Burak SÜMER
Dafne Hotel
Moneck Hotel Nurçin KORKMAZ


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