[ecoop-info] CFP: The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2018)

Ansar YASAR ansar.yasar at uhasselt.be
Sat Aug 26 12:35:29 CEST 2017

                  The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems,
Networks and Technologies



Conference Website:  http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-18/

*Important Dates


- Workshops Proposals Due:      November 30, 2017

- Paper Submission Due:            December 15, 2017

- Acceptance Notification:           February 5, 2018

- Camera-Ready Submission:      March 5, 2018

ANT 2018 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the
open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer
Science is hosted by Elsevier on www.Elsevier.com and on Elsevier content
platform ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), and will be freely
available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus (
www.scopus.com) and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation
Index (http://thomsonreuters.com/conference-proceedings-citation-index/).
All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus (www.scopus.com) and
Engineering Village (Ei) (www.engineeringvillage.com). This includes EI
Compendex (www.ei.org/compendex). Moreover, all accepted papers will be
indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/). The papers will contain linked
references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to
provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website
visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for
publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing  (IF: 0.835), by
Springer (http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652)

- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 1.547), by IEEE (

ANT 2018 will be held in Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago. Madeira is a
popular year-round tourist destination, known for its remarkable
mountainous scenery and mild year-long climate. Although, Madeira is part
of Europe it is approximately 1,000 km from the continent while being only
520 km from the coast of Africa. It is about an hour and a half flight from
the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Funchal, the picturesque capital of
Madeira, is situated on the south coast of the island and one of Atlantic
Oceans most popular cruise ship ports. Madeira is a scenic island with many
unique destinations such as the Laurisilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage

ANT-2018 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference
on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT,

Conference Tracks


- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications

- Big Data and Analytics

- Cloud Computing

- Context-awareness and Multimodal Interfaces

- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies

- Human Computer Interaction

- Internet of Things

- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications

- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences

- Multimedia and Social Computing

- Real-time Big Data Stream Mining Architecture

- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications

- Smart, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change Management

- Smart Environments and Applications

- Systems Security and Privacy

- Systems Software Engineering

- Vehicular Networks and Applications

- General Track



General Chairs

  Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada

  Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs

  Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA

  Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB Ð Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair,

  Jo‹o Carlos Pascoal Faria, Porto University, Portugal

Workshops Chair

  Stephane Galland, UTBM, France Program

Advisory Committee

  Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

  Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia

  Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

  Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK

  Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy

  Timothy Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan

  Peter Sloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

  Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia

International Journals Chair

  Javier Jesus Sanchez Medina, ULPGC, Spain

Vice Chars

  Boulmakoul Azedine, Hassan II University, Morocco

  Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK

  Kechar Bouabdellah, Oran University, Algeria

  Samia Bouzefrane, CEDRIC Lab, France

  Lars Braubach, Hamburg University, Germany

  Martine Collard, University of the French West Indies, France

  Amine Dhraief, Manouba University, Tunisia

  Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy

  Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France

  Etienne Alain Feukeu, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa

  Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, England

  Luk Knapen, Hasselt University Belgium

  Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy

  Ahmed Nait Sidi Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France

  Francesco Pilla, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  Cristina Seceleanu, MŠlardalen University, VŠsterŒs, Sweden

  Khaled Shaaban, Qatar University, Qatar

  Yves Vanrompay, Hasselt University, Belgium

  Yun Zhou, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Publicity Chairs

  Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium

  Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University

International Liaison Chairs

  Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada

  Paul Davidsson, Malmo University, Sweden

  Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy

  David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Technical Program Committee


Steering Committee Chair and Founder of ANT

  Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

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