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Current Special Sessions

1)Title of the special session: Multimedia application in embedded system.

Organizer name : Belkebir Djalila. Research Laboratory on Computer Science’s Complex Systems, Om el bouaghi university

Aim and scope of the special session:

The aim of this special session "Multimedia Embedded system" symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to embedded systems and their applications in a variety of industrial environments.

Topics covered by the special session:Design of Embedded Systems; Real-Time Issues; Models of Embedded Computation; Power Aware Embedded Computing;Network-on-Chip(NoC) Design & Testing;NoC Communication and Architectures; Optimization in embedded system based meta-heuristics.

2)Title of the special session: Privacy, Security and Trust in Cloud Services

Organizer name : Professor Khaled Ahmed Nagaty. Computer Science department at the British University in Egypt

Aim and scope of the special session:

Cloud computing brings together a large variety of services that are available through the Internet. The most common cloud services are Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (PaaS). Many security issues arise for enterprises storing and processing their sensitive data on third-party servers to which they have no access or control on them. These security issues introduce increased demands on both security and privacy protection of data on cloud data centers. Therefore cryptographic, identity management and access control techniques must be strong enough to meet the increased requirements for data integrity and confidentiality, ensure users privacy and enhance their trust in cloud services. At the same time, these techniques must be efficient enough for the implementation on scalable environment which maintains both reliability and availability of cloud services.

The aim of this session is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to fields of cryptography, cloud security, access control and identity management in cloud computing. This session provides opportunities for delegates from different areas of specializations to meet and exchange ideas and experiences, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Topics covered by the special session:

1 Cryptographic algorithms

2. Identity management

3. Usability and security

4. Access control

5. Data integrity and confidentiality

6. Authentication & authorization

7. Privacy and trust

8. Scalability issues

9. Reliability and availability

10.Auditing and accountability

11.Credential management

3)Title of the special session: Reliability and Availability

Organizer name : Dr Pradeep Kumar, Department of CS&IT, Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad (India)

Aim and scope of the special session:

The aim of this special session on “Reliability and Availability” is to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia and provide them with a platform to discuss & deliberate on key issues, recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research issues, as well as initiatives related to safety, security & reliability of systems (Hardware & Software) and their applications of industrial environments. This session provides a platform for researchers & practitioners to share and exchange ideas & experiences to meet the local needs as per global standards and to establish relations for possible global collaboration.

Topics covered by the special session:Safety Security Reliability Availability of systems; Fault Tolerance; Software design & architecture; Statistical testing process; Programming for Reliability; Fault-free software development; Cleanroom Software development; Testing in the Agile Development Environment; Context-driven test; Security Testing; Proliferation of open-source testing tools; Software Quality Engineering; Software Quality Assurance; Reliability measurements; Metrics for Software reliability, availability, maintainability, usability.

4)Title of the special session: MCDA methods for Cloud Services discovery, selection and composition

Organizer name : Dr. Hioual Ouassil. Department of Mathematics and Computer, Sciences and Technology Faculty, Khenchela University, Algeria

Dr. Hemam Sofiane Mounine . Department of Mathematics and Computer, Sciences and Technology Faculty, Khenchela University, Algeria

Aim and scope of the special session:

The increasing number of Cloud services available on the Web raises the new challenges which involve the issues relating to service selection, discovery and composition. Cloud Service discovery, selection and composition are the most significant topics in recent research on Service oriented Architectures (SOA). Several approaches have been proposed to solve the service selection problem, including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). By using MCDA, the user will be able to choose from among a number of available choices.

This special session aims to consolidate and disseminate the latest developments and advances in these emerging focus areas. We encourage participation from both academic and industry researchers working in the area of using MCDA methods and architectures for Cloud Services technologies, theories, services, architectures, and protocols. The main goal is to present a latest snapshot of the cutting-edge research as well as to shed light on future directions in this exciting area.

Topics covered by the special session: Fault tolerance in Cloud. Cloud Federation and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure. Cloud Service Management and Load Balancing. Architectures based MCDA for Cloud Services discovery, Selection and composition.  Scalability and reliability issues in cloud computing. Algorithms, protocols and designs for cloud systems and networks. MCDA technologies for Cloud services discovery, Selection and composition

5)Title of the special session: Machine Learning on the Cloud

Organizer name : Max M. He, Ph.D., Center for Human Genetics, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, USA.

Hamid R. Arabnia, Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA

Ahmad P. Tafti, Ph.D., Center for Human Genetics, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, USA.


Aim and scope of the special session:

Machine learning, known as an advanced computational technology, has been increasingly used to discover hidden patterns/knowledge and insights from massive and diverse data sources. Some successful applications of machine learning include computer vision, speech recognition, genomic study, face recognition, spam detection, medical diagnosis, customer segmentation, and many more. However, applying machine learning algorithms on large-volume datasets is computationally intensive and it consumes large amount of resources, such as CPU and memory. This challenge limited the development of machine learning strategies. The emergence of mining large-scale datasets on cloud infrastructures enables machine learning algorithms to be applied in scenarios that they were not possible before. Developing cloud-based machine learning approaches are opening new opportunities to extend machine learning applications. It will enhance computational power and scale up the capacity for storage large-volume various resources based on users’ needs.

To better develop state-of- the-art machine learning approaches in diverse research area, this special session focuses on learning methods, algorithms, solutions, and strategies to address scalable and distributed machine learning approaches/services on the cloud. The session is expected to address the challenges among machine learning approaches, cloud architectures, distributed systems, and other interesting topics.

Topics covered by the special session: Foundations and theory of machine learning approaches/services on the cloud. Big data based machine learning tools on cloud infrastructures. Supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised learning on the cloud. Deep learning on the cloud. Plug rule-based learning into the cloud. Public and private cloud infrastructures for machine learning community. Text mining on the cloud. Cloud computing techniques for big data analysis. Open source distributed frameworks for data mining and machine learning. Scalable and distributed machine learning methods/services. Experiences with machine learning on the cloud deployments. Distributed machine learning services for healthcare informatics. Designing, building, and managing machine learning approaches/services on the cloud. Service oriented architecture for machine learning algorithms. Turning machine learning algorithms into World Wide Web services. Cloud-based APIs for machine learning applications. Performance evaluation of cloud-based machine learning platforms

6)Title of the special session: Taking IoT to the Edge with the Analytics of Things

Organizer name : Morcous M. Yassa Massoud,PhD, Language of Edge - Ahrahm technology, Al-Ahram Establishment

Manuscript submission deadline: (Final date of submission ):28 Oct. 2016

Aim and scope of the special session:

How to Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights?, After the Internet of Things (IoT), the Analytics of Things (AoT) is the next logical step for the enterprises. In fact, without the AoT, it is difficult to realize the full potential of the IoT. It is not enough to just accumulate a lot of data from devices, but enterprises need to make sense out of the data and do something that makes these devices more efficient. Also, the data generated have the potential to improve a lot of things about the business. The time is over that we can push the data to a centralized location for integration purposes, we have to push the integration to the data.” This is where AoT is so relevant. Businesses need sound analytics that improves the ways it runs the business and overall, the bottom line.

However, as enterprises plan to turn to AoT, they face numerous challenges on the way. IoT itself is still evolving and AoT is in its infancy, so there will be a lot of confusions and misconceptions leading to wrong investments of money and effort. Enterprises need to invest on technology and skilled manpower to get the best out of AoT. A lot of time and patience is required on the way. The question will be, how many can sustain the tempo for that long?.

Topics covered by the special session: Analytics of Things. Big Change in Business Analytics. Challenges. Opportunities. Techniques. Standardize or Not to Standardize?. and IoT workflows. Case studies. Business Models.Virtualization

7)Title of the special session: IoT and Cloud Computing

Organizer name :  Dr. Sharvari Chandrashekhar Tamane, MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431005, Maharashtra (India).

Aim and scope of the special session:

Internet of Things (IoTs) represents a broad vision for various objects of internet which can be explored fully. These objects are controlled remotely without disconnecting from each other and can be used to access and provide different internet services to users. Recent advances in IT and communication field has proved that IoT has a robust vision for the strong future of IoT. IoT concepts can be applied to large number of smart X applications like smart cities, smart home, smart healthcare, smart agriculture etc. which are not applicable easily by using traditional internet methods. The main objective of IoT and cloud computing in this session is to get idea of web of things, cloud of things, protocols of IoT, various security issues in IoT etc. and solve unprecedented issues with low solution cost. The role of IoT is become very popular amongst developers and researchers these days for increased autonomy and agility in collaborative production environments. This session invites papers on Recent Advances, Techniques, Applications in IoT, networking & communication, wireless sensor network & IoT, cloud computing and many more areas in engineering and other fields.

Topics covered by the special session:  Researching Wireless communication. Understanding Networks and Networking protocols. Understanding machine learning / Artificial intelligence. Programming sensors/APIs/hardware. Information security. Nanotechnology. Cloud computing. Silicon on Chips. Cyber-physical and other IoT systems architectures. Network architecture and system design in IoT. Addressing and naming in IoT. Programming models for the IoT. IoT and Cloud computing. Integration with existing standards and protocols (e.g., RPL, 6LoWPAN, CoAP, MQTT). Data management in IoT. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in IoT. Energy efficient management and sustainable operation of IoT/M2M objects. Information centric network for IoT. Social networks for IoT. Context-awareness for IoT. IoT traffic characterization. Privacy, Security and Trust for IoT. Modeling and simulation of large-scale IoT scenarios. Testbed, prototype, and practical systems for IoT use cases Vision of IoT. Pillars of IoT. Challenges in IoT. Opportunities for IoT