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The Twelfth International Conference on Systems

ICONS 2017

April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


Call for Papers

The International Conference on Systems continues a series of events covering a broad spectrum of topics. The conference covers fundamentals on designing, implementing, testing, validating and maintaining various kinds of software and hardware systems. Several tracks are proposed to treat the topics from theory to practice, in terms of methodologies, design, implementation, testing, use cases, tools, and lessons learnt.

In the last years, new system concepts have been promoted and partially embedded in new deployments. Anticipative systems, autonomic and autonomous systems, self-adapting systems, or on-demand systems are systems exposing advanced features. These features demand special requirements specification mechanisms, advanced behavioral design patterns, special interaction protocols, and flexible implementation platforms. Additionally, they require new monitoring and management paradigms, as self-protection, self-diagnosing, self-maintenance become core design features.

The design of application-oriented systems is driven by application-specific requirements that have a very large spectrum. Despite the adoption of uniform frameworks and system design methodologies supported by appropriate models and system specification languages, the deployment of application-oriented systems raises critical problems. Specific requirements in terms of scalability, real-time, security, performance, accuracy, distribution, and user interaction drive the design decisions and implementations.

This leads to the need for gathering application-specific knowledge and develop particular design and implementation skills that can be reused in developing similar systems.

Validation and verification of safety requirements for complex systems containing hardware, software and human subsystems must be considered from early design phases. There is a need for rigorous analysis on the role of people and process causing hazards within safety-related systems; however, these claims are often made without a rigorous analysis of the human factors involved. Accurate identification and implementation of safety requirements for all elements of a system, including people and procedures become crucial in complex and critical systems, especially in safety-related projects from the civil aviation, defense health, and transport sectors.

Fundamentals on safety-related systems concern both positive (desired properties) and negative (undesired properties) aspects. Safety requirements are expressed at the individual equipment level and at the operational-environment level.  However, ambiguity in safety requirements may lead to reliable unsafe systems. Additionally, the distribution of safety requirements between people and machines makes difficult automated proofs of system safety. This is somehow obscured by the difficulty of applying formal techniques (usually used for equipment-related safety requirements) to derivation and satisfaction of human-related safety requirements (usually, human factors techniques are used).

The conference has the following tracks:

Systems theory and practice

System engineering

Intelligent and vehicular transportation systems

System instrumentation

Embedded systems and systems-on-the-chip

Advanced embedded systems and applications/services

Target-oriented systems [emulation, simulation, prediction, etc.]

Specialized systems [sensor-based, mobile, multimedia, biometrics, etc.]

Validation systems

Security and protection systems

Advanced systems [expert, tutoring, self-adapting, interactive, etc.]

Application-oriented systems [content, eHealth, radar, financial, vehicular, etc.]

Safety in industrial systems 

Complex Systems

Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Systems theory and practice

Systems design methodologies and techniques
Formal methods to specify systems’ behavior
Online and offline systems
Open and closed systems
Centralized and distributed systems
Proactive and reactive systems
System robustness
Systems scalability
Fault-tolerant systems
Feedback systems
High-speed systems
Delay tolerant systems
Real-time systems

Systems engineering

Systems requirements
Systems modeling
Systems development lifecycle
System-of-systems
Systems ergonomics
Subsystem interactions
Systems decomposition
Systems integration

Intelligent and vehicular transportation systems

Sensor-based intelligent systems
Intelligent systems and wireless applications
Intelligent transport systems
Intelligent forecasting applications
Intelligent human-computer interaction transportation systems
Information collection and dissemination
Mobility and vehicular traffic models
Vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-roadside communications
Intra-vehicle communications
Vehicle-to-Internet communications
Driver-less transportation
Safeness in transportation systems
Analytical and simulation techniques
Experimental systems and field operational testing
Recent standardization efforts and problems

System Instrumentation

Metering embedded sensors
Composing multi-scale measurements
Monitoring instrumentation
Smart sensor-based systems
Calibration and self-calibration systems
Instrumentation for prediction systems

Embedded systems and systems-on-the-chip

Real-time embedded systems
Programming embedded systems
Controlling embedded systems
High speed embedded systems
Designing methodologies for embedded systems
Performance on embedded systems
Updating embedded systems
Wireless/wired design of systems-on-the-chip
Testing embedded systems
Technologies for systems processors
Migration to single-chip systems
Micro/nano structures and systems

Advanced embedded systems and applications/services

Advances in designing methodologies & tools for embedded systems
Platform-based design for embedded systems
Software advances for embedded systems
Dependable/secure embedded systems
Context-related approaches (context-based, context-sensitive, context-aware, etc)
Synchronization and time adaptation in embedded systems
Systems-on-Chip embedded systems and applications
On-chip signal conversion for Embedded Systems
Networked Sensor devices and systems
Industrial embedded systems and applications
Simulation for embedded systems
Power-aware embedded systems
Real-time embedded systems
Virtualization and embedded systems
Internet of Things (IoT) impact on embedded systems
Embedded systems and embedded computation models
Testing embedded systems
Safety and security in embedded systems
Performance analysis of embedded systems
Mission-critical features for embedded systems
Real-life embedded systems use cases
Dedicated devices and applications
Design mobile services for embedded systems
Healthcare dedicated embedded systems
Sensing and remote sensing embedded systems
Embedded systems for automation and control of residential and industrial buildings

Target-oriented systems [emulation, simulation, prediction, etc.]

Information systems
Real-time systems
Software systems
Hardware systems
Emulation systems
Simulation systems
Prediction systems

Specialized systems [sensor-based, mobile, multimedia, biometrics, etc.]

Sensor-based systems
Biometrics systems
Mobile and fixed systems
Ubiquitous systems
Nano-technology-based systems
Multimedia systems

Validation systems

Diagnosis assistance systems
Test systems
Validation systems
Performance measurement systems
Maintenance systems

Security and protection systems

Security systems
Vulnerability detecting systems
Intrusion detection systems
Intrusion avoidance systems
Presence detection systems
Monitoring systems
Management systems
Alert systems
Defense systems
Emergency systems

Advanced systems [expert, tutoring, self-adapting, interactive, etc.]

Expert systems
Tutoring systems
Highly interactive systems
Anticipative systems
On-demand systems
GRID systems
Autonomic systems
Autonomous systems
Self-adapting systems
Adjustable autonomic systems
High performance computing systems
Mission critical systems

Application-oriented systems [content, eHealth, radar, financial, vehicular, etc.]

Web-cashing systems
Content-distributed systems
Accounting and billing systems
E-Health systems
E-Commerce systems
Radar systems
Navigation systems
Systems for measuring physical quantities
Earthquake detection and ranking systems
Financial systems
Robotics systems
Vehicular systems
Entertainment systems
Gaming systems
Speech recognition system

IT Systems

IT service management
IT Infrastructure management
IT service desk
Service support and delivery
Service strategy
Service design
Service transition
Service operation
Continual service improvement

Safety in industrial systems

Fundamentals on system safety
Safety of software systems and software engineering
Safety requirements
Safety for critical systems
Engineering for system robustness and reliability
Control of mission critical systems
Safety-oriented system design
Human tasks and error models
Hazard analysis
Cost and effectiveness of system safety
Verification and validation of safety
Safety tools
Evaluation of  safety data, and mitigation and prevention strategies
Safety control and management
System Safety Implementation Guidelines and Standards
Transferring safety knowledge
Metrics for Risk Assessment
Contingency Planning and Occurrence Reporting
Preparedness Activities
Industry specific safety systems (Medical devices, Aerospace, Chemical industry, Nuclear power plants, Public health, Biological Safety)

Complex systems

Theory of complex systems
Ontologies for complex systems
Chaos and complexity
Design and integrate complex systems
Complexity and simulation
Simulation and datamining
Artificial intelligence and soft computing in complex systems
Multi-agent based simulation
Systems of systems
Intelligent agent architectures
Evolutionary programming
Uncertainty reduction and classification
Monitoring and managing complex systems
Case studies of complex systems [vehicular, avionic, health, emergency, sensing, etc.]
Industrial systems [robotics, production, accounting and billing, e-commerce, etc.]

Computer vision and computer graphics

Fundamental algorithms for computer graphics and computer vision
Model representation and simplification
Parametric curves and surfaces
Illumination techniques
Colors and color systems
Virtual and augmented reality, haptic systems
Human-computer interaction
Real time rendering
Image processing, image reconstruction
Pattern recognition
3D scene reconstruction
Segmentation
Motion detection
Scientific and technical visualization
Medical imaging
Information visualization
3D TV
Mobile graphics and vision system
Industrial application of computer graphics and vision

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 5 January 18, 2017

Notification

February 20, 2017

Registration

March 5, 2017

Camera ready

March 15, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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