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

Porto, Portugal  

May 8-11, 2018                                                                                      


Conference Websitehttp://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  (Extended to December 31, 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 (http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/journal/779)

- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 3.654), by IEEE (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5117645)

- IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IF: 3.724), by IEEE (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6979)


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, http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/seit-18/).


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

- 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 

  Amine Dhraief, Manouba University, Tunisia

  Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

  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

  Prashant Kumar, Surrey University, United Kingdom

  Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy

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

  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 

Dr. Mohamed Amine Ferrag
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Guelma University, BP 401 Guelma 24000, Algeria
Tel. : +213 661 87 30 51
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