The 3rd IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress
12-15 August 2018, Athens, Greece

Call for Workshops and Special Sessions

CyberSciTech 2018 invites Workshops and Special Sessions (SS) to enrich and broaden the research focus of the main conference. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that will not be fully explored during the main event, as well as to encourage in-depth discussion of technical and application issues related to Cyber Science and Technology. This is a unique opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to shape the future research directions as well as share their original research results and practical development experiences on specific topics related to cyber science and technology.

The proposals should contain the following information:
- The title of the Workshop/SS, including both full name and abbreviation
- The scope and objectives (up to 1 page)
- Short bios of the key organizers
- Brief plans for dissemination (e.g., how to advertise the Workshop/SS or possible submissions to special issues of journals), procedures for selecting papers (including the expected number of accepted papers), and the expected number of participants
- A tentative website/URL of the proposed Workshop/SS (optional)
- If the proposed Workshop/SS has been previously organized, please also briefly describe its history (e.g., number of submissions and accepted papers, attendance, etc.)

Please email your proposals in PDF format as early as possible, and not later than February 10, 2018 to the Workshop Chairs at cyberscitechcongress@gmail.com. Please use “CyberSciTech 2018 Workshop/SS Proposal” as the email subject. Once we receive a proposal, a decision will be made in a week. Accepted proposals should follow strictly the important dates, particularly paper notification and camera-ready dates listed below.

Important Dates for CyberSciTech 2018 Workshops/SS
Proposal Submission: Feb. 10, 2018
Proposal Decision: Feb. 17, 2018
Paper Submission: Apr. 30, 2018
Author Notification: May 30, 2018
Camera-ready Papers: Jun. 15, 2018

For accepted proposals, organizers are responsible for composing the corresponding Workshop/SS program committees, advertising call for papers, reviewing submissions, and planning the final program. CyberSciTech 2018 Workshop/SS Chairs will assist the organization and ensure their quality and success. The CyberSciTech Congress organizer will provide facilities including the paper submission systems, working notes printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, proceedings preparation, etc.

A Workshop/SS paper should be 5-6 pages, following the same Paper Submission Guidelines as the main Congress papers. Each paper should be reviewed at least by two reviewers in the corresponding areas. All accepted Workshop/SS papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services in IEEE-DL and EI index.

The accepted papers in a cancelled Workshop/SS may be moved to another Workshop/SS, or to a main Congress track if they fit the quality requirement. The registration requirement and procedure for Workshop/SS papers will be determined by CyberSciTech 2018 Organizing Committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to CyberSciTech 2018. The registration fee can be waived for a Workshop/SS’s main organizer if there are more than 10 accepted papers.

We are looking forward to your exciting proposals.


Accepted Workshops and Special Sessions
- Special Session on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications (CSC&CEA): CFP
In the past several years, we have seen dramatic advancement in many application domains enabled by the use of computing and networking technologies, as well as computational intelligence algorithms and computing methodologies. This development has resulted in many emerging, highly interdisciplinary research areas, such as Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data, Social Computing, and a variety of cyber-enabled applications. These new technologies are transforming our society, and have enormous economic impact of various aspects beyond people’s expectation.

This special session, focusing on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications, aims to bring together researchers and engineers from all related areas to disseminate their findings and foster a community to exchange ideas and seek potential collaborations, so as to further the advancement of the state of the art of these emerging paradigms and technologies.

Organizers: Dr. Weimin Li (Shanghai University, China, wmli@shu.edu.cn) and Dr. Qun Jin (Waseda University, Japan)

- Special Session on Computing and Applications for Cyber Internet of Things (Cyber-IoT): CFP
Cyber Internet of things (Cyber-IoT) have emerged to provide users with ubiquities computing and applications by the connected devices. In the Cyber-IoT, various services can be distributed where a large amount of mobile devices are connected. To efficiently realize the Cyber-IoT computing and applications, new challenges should be addressed as there are different needs and targets for different Cyber-IoT paradigms. For example, Cyber-IoT devices (e.g., driverless vehicles and smart phones) can communicate via wireless networks, where the unstable and intermittent content delivery should be improved. Moreover, how to efficiently improve data storage as well as how to secure the Cyber-IoT, are significant issues with the development of Cyber-IoT.

Organizers: Dr. Zhou Su (Shanghai University, China, zhousu@ieee.org) and Dr. Kan Yang (University of Memphis, USA, kan.yang@memphis.edu)

- The Third International Workshop on Emerging Dependable Computing System Technologies and Applications (EDCSTA): CFP
Advances in computing systems and innovative technologies are fast growing towards developments of more complex, heterogeneous and dynamically scalable computing systems. However, these systems are still vulnerable to system failures or any other untoward incidents. The cloud computing system, as an abstraction of concealed complex infrastructure of virtualized resources to provide cloud services, has spurred the grand challenges in computing. The EDCSTA-2018 is to provide a venue of scientific interaction of grand challenging research areas and developments of emerging dependable infrastructure/platforms of complex network computing system technologies, innovations, and applications.

Organizers: Dr. Bernady O. Apduhan (Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan, bob@is.kyusan-u.ac.jp) and Dr. Tadashi Dohi (Hiroshima University, Japan)

- Special Session on Smart and Sustainable IT (SSIT): CFP
Concerns over the sustainability of growth has led to investigations into the environmental impact of information technology, leading to research and development activities for novel concepts which involves responsible as well as smart utilisation of existing resources waste reduction. This involves the following approaches relating to power consumption and environmental impact: IT optimisation for technological components, managing data flow, configuration of systems, and interacting between humans and digital systems; evidence-based intelligence IT management via analysis of machine and sensor data.

Organizers: Dr. Ah-Lian Kor (Leeds Beckett University, UK, a.kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk), Professor Colin Pattinson (Leeds Beckett University, UK), Associate Professor Karl Andersson (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden), Professor Eric Rondeau (University of Lorraine, France), Professor Vyacheslav Kharchenko (National Aerospace University, Ukraine)

- The First International Workshop on Healthcare with Intelligent Sensing, System, and Data (HISSD): CFP
As health systems are under pressure due to aging population and the incidence of various health conditions, intelligent technology can provide innovative products, services, and processes to enable people to be active, healthy, and independent for longer period of time.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together multidisciplinary contributors among academic and industrial researchers in the field of sensing, communication, machine learning, human-centred design, and healthcare providers to identify, discuss and present technical challenges and recent results/developments related to the human activity sensing, recognition and its applications, and other monitoring devices/systems for healthcare. Despite being a very multidisciplinary area, expertise and opportunities for academic exchanges are often sectorial and limited to specific aspects of the whole scenario, like the sensor or the data processing. On the contrary, in this workshop we aim to bring together a diverse audience with a mixture of backgrounds related to the general field of sensing, systems, and data for healthcare, to foster interaction and promotion of new approaches.

Organizers: Dr. Wasim Ahmad (University of Glasgow, UK, wasim.ahmad@glasgow.ac.uk), Dr. Francesco Fioranelli (University of Glasgow, UK, francesco.fioranelli@glasgow.ac.uk), Dr. Susanna Spinsante, (Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, s.spinsante@staff.univpm.it), Dr. Bo Tan (University of Coventry, UK, ac5162@coventry.ac.uk)

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