[ecoop-info] [ANT2018] 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies. Porto, Portugal (May 8-11, 2018)

Wim Ectors wim.ectors at uhasselt.be
Wed Sep 27 12:15:01 CEST 2017

 The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and
Technologies (ANT-2018)

Porto, Portugal

May 8-11, 2018

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

Workshops: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-18/#workshop

Tutorials: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-18/#tutorial

*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: 1.588), by
Springer (http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652)

- Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (IF: 2.395), by Springer (

- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 3.654), by IEEE (

ANT 2018 will be held in Porto, Portugal. Porto is the second-largest city
in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian
Peninsula. Porto is also called the Invicta because during the 19th century
Portuguese civil war, the city withstood a siege of over a year.The urban
area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city,
has a population of 2.1 million in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), making
it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. It is recognized as a gamma-
level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group,
the only Portuguese city besides Lisbon to be recognised as a global city.

Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of
the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends
to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many
centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. One of Portugal's
internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the
metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were
responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine.
In 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the
Best European Destinations Agency.

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 – Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chairs

Ana C. R. Paiva, University of Porto, Portugal

João C. P. Faria, University of Porto, 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 Chairs

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

Wael El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

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, Mälardalen University, Västerås, 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, Algeria

Sarmad Ullah Khan, CECOS University, Pakistan

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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