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                   4th IEEE International Conference on 
                     Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2018)  
                   
                             June 18-20, 2018
                         Taormina, Sicily, Italy                       
                       
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SMARTCOMP is the premier conference on smart computing. Smart computing is based on the synergistic combination of advances in sensing devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, machine learning, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence. Smart computing is a multidisciplinary domain. Applications of smart computing can be found in different societal domains including, but not limited to, transportation, energy, environmental protection, smart and connected communities, healthcare, banking, entertainment, and social media. Algorithmic and system advancements of cloud computing, mobile/pervasive computing, cyber-physical systems, sensor networking and social computing are taking smart computing to a new dimension and improving our ways of living.

SMARTCOMP 2018 invites high-quality papers on original research in advanced algorithms, systems and platforms, and technologies for smart computing. Under the theme of "Smart Living through Computing", SMARTCOMP 2018 will be a forum for the presentation and exchange of cutting-edge ideas. The conference will also feature forums and a panel with distinguished scholars and industrial experts.

SMARTCOMP 2018 is soliciting contributions which present smart computing innovations in all different technology aspects including pervasive/ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, sensor networks, the Internet of Things, big data analytics, security and privacy, social computing, cognitive computing, and cyber-physical systems. A special emphasis lies on the validation of such systems within smart computing environments. Moreover, applications of smart computing systems are welcome, such as smart buildings, smart cities, smart grids, precision agriculture, and other societal applications contributing to smart living. 
 

# TOPICS OF INTEREST

SMARTCOMP 2018 solicits submissions that address the fundamental questions of smart computing, namely how to design and build smart computing systems and how to use computing technology for resource sustainability to improve the human experience. Submissions should thus match to at least one of the following three major fields of interest: 

1. SMART COMPUTING CONCEPTS, MODELS AND ALGORITHMS
* Future Smart Computing Paradigms
* Models of Smart Environments
* Algorithms for Smart Computing
 
2. SMART COMPUTING SYSTEMS
* Security, Privacy, and Economics in Smart Environments
* Cyber-physical System Platforms for Smart Environments
* Middleware Platforms for Smart Environments
* Mobile and Ubiquitous Platforms for Smart Environments
 
3. SMART COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
* Smart Precision Agriculture
* Smart Transportation
* Smart FinTech
* Smart Food-Energy-Water Nexus
* Smart Health
* Smart Communities
* Smart Human Environments, Entertainment, and Social Activities
* Smart Energy Management and Analytics


# SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Paper submissions must be no longer than 8 pages and formatted according to the two-column IEEE proceedings template. IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee.org_conferences-5Fevents_conferences_publishing_templates.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=eV9OJvXgUDvJnz9OOQ8N72q5pmmPWvopZB3a0MzY1qU&s=-vPiUoYyBku9nGvj5H_gjf3-4ofl4uPm0vqbEzfjgTw&e= >. Make sure to use the conference mode of the template, i.e., LaTeX users must use the conference option of the IEEEtran document class.

Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that). Prior to submission, ensure that any running headers/footers, page numbering, as well as blue underlining for URLs and email addresses has been removed.

All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors of selected high-quality papers will be invited to submit substantially extended versions for a possible fast-track publication in the Elsevier Journal on Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC).


# IMPORTANT DATES

Paper registration:      January 17, 2018
Paper submission:        January 24, 2018
Acceptance notification: March 29, 2018
Camera-ready version:    April 21, 2018


# ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
Giuseppe Anastasi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian (University of California at Irvine, USA)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Andreas Reinhardt (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Antonio Puliafito (University of Messina, Italy)

WORKSHOPS CHAIR
Dario Bruneo (University of Messina, Italy)

KEYNOTE CO-CHAIRS
Sajal Das (Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA)
Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

WIP AND DEMO CHAIR
Marco Ortolani (University of Palermo, Italy)

PHD FORUM CHAIR
Mario Di Francesco (Aalto University, Finland)

PUBLICATION CHAIR
Francesco Longo (University of Messina, Italy)

REGISTRATION AND FINANCE CHAIR
Carmen Au (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Maciej Zawodniok (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS
Marco Tiloca (RISE SICS, Sweden)
Weigang Wu (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Marco Levorato (University of California at Irvine, USA)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Rossana Morana (University of Messina, Italy)

WEB CHAIR
Francesca Righetti (University of Pisa, Italy)

STEERING COMMITTEE
Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
Giuseppe Anastasi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Victor Leung (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
Neeraj Suri (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Albert Zomaya (The University of Sydney, Australia)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States)
Ana Aguiar (University of Porto, Portugal)
Christian Becker (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Paolo Bellavista (University of Bologna, Italy)
Dario Bruneo (University of Messina, Italy)
Sriram Chellappan (University of South Florida, United States)
Sinem Coleri Ergen (Koc University, Turkey)
Debraj De (Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States)
Alessandra De Paola (University of Palermo, Italy)
Mario Di Francesco (Aalto University, Finland)
Gianluca Dini (University of Pisa, Italy)
Salvatore Distefano (University of Messina, Italy)
Anna Förster (University of Bremen, Germany)
Song Guo (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Mohammad Hajiesmaili (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Qi Han (Colorado School of Mines, United States)
Andrew Hudson-Smith (University College London, United Kingdom)
Pan Hui (HKUST & University of Helsinki, Hong Kong)
Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Salil Kanhere (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Fanxin Kong (University of Pennsylvania, United States)
Ulf Kulau (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Mohan Kumar (Rochester Institute of Technology, United States)
Nidhi Kushawaha (DIIT, India)
Anna Levin (IBM, Israel)
Kai Li (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
Chi Harold Liu (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Francesco Longo (University of Messina, Italy)
Muthucumaru Maheswaran (McGill University, Canada)
Francesco Marcelloni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Giovanni Merlino (University of Messina, Italy)
Marco Morana (University of Palermo, Italy)
Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States)
Kyung-Joon Park (DGIST, South Korea)
Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Lucas Pereira (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and University of Madeira, Portugal)
Dirk Pesch (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Carlo Puliafito (University of Pisa, Italy)
Omer Rana (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
Nirmalya Roy (University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States)
Simone Silvestri (University of Kentycky, United States)
Bharat Singh, (DIIT, India)
Antonio Skarmeta (University of Murcia, Spain)
Neeraj Suri (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Hwee-Pink Tan (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Nachiket Tapas (University of Raipur, India)
Athena Vakali (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Carlo Vallati (University of Pisa, Italy)
O.P. Vyas (Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, India)
Dian Zhang (Shenzhen University, China)

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