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Agricultural and Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems

April 3rd, 2016



Sandro Bimonte, (IRSTEA , France)
André Miralles, (IRSREA, France)
Therese Libourel (LIRMM, France),
François Pinet, (IRSTEA, France)

Database, Data Warehouses; Geographic Information Systems; Cloud/Grid Computing; Distributed information systems; Interoperability between information systems; Data Integration; Geovisualization Knowledge management; Spatial Big Data; Geosensor network; Software Engineering; Data Mining;
Application domains (include but are not limited to): Agricultural production; Agricultural traceability and food safety; Eco-technologies; Environmental issues in rural and urban areas; Forest fires; Global climate change; Impact assessments of agricultural and industrial activities; Soil, air and water quality models; Precision farming; Risk assessments; Modeling and simulation for environment and agriculture; Water management …






Advances in information Systems and Technologies for Emergency preparedness and Risk assessment

April 20th, 2016

ASTER 2016


Maurizio Pollino(ENEA, Italy),
Marco Vona(University of Basilicata, Italy),
Beniamino Murgante(University of Basilicata, Italy)



ICT, Geomatics, Structural Engineering, Risk Assessment, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Emergency mangement, Resilience




Advances in Web Based Learning

April 3rd, 2016

AWBL 2016

Mustafa Murat İnceoglu (Ege University, Turkey) Mobile learning; Student modeling in Web based learning; Learning Management Systems; AI in Web Based Learning; Web based learning standards; Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 technologies; High Performance Computing in Web Based Learning, semantic web and ontologies in Web Based Learning.





Bio and Neuro inspired Computing and Applications

April 3rd, 2016



Nadia Nedjah and 
Luiza de Macedo Mourell
(State University of Rio de Janeiro, UERJ)


Genetic Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence, Genetic Programming, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant colony Optimization, Swarm Robotics, Evolutionary Optimization, Evolutionary Hardware, Applications, Neurocomputing







Computer Aided Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis

April 3rd, 2016

CAMSA 2016

Jie Shen(University of Michigan, USA),
Hao Chenina(Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China),
Xiaoqiang Liun(Donghua University, China)
Weichun Shi(Shanghai Maritime University, China),
Yujie Liu (Southeast Jiaotong University, China)

 This workshop will provide a forum for scientists and engineers alike to present their latest findings on the subject of computer aided modeling, simulation and analysis. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer aided modeling and analysis (novel algorithms or applications)
  • Geometric modeling and processing
  • Numerical and design optimization
  • Finite Element, Boundary Element, or Meshless Simulation
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing




April 3rd, 2016

CAS 2016

Ana Cristina Braga and Ana Paula Costa Conceicao Amorim (University of Minho, Portugal) Statistical Inference; Statistical computing; Biostatistics; Reliability; Survival analysis; Industrial Statistics; Decision Theory; Design of Experiments; Multivariate Analysis; Nonparametric Inference; Statistical Genetics; Statistical Quality Control; Survey Sampling; Computational Bayesian methods.





Computational Geometry and Security Applications

April 3rd, 2016

CGSA 2016


Marina Gavrilova(University of Calgary, Canada)

Design and analysis of geometric algorithms; Animation of geometric algorithms; Computational methodology; Algorithms for Biometric Security;  Pattern Recognition and Image Processing; Large Data Management; Scientific Visualization; Geometric methods in computer graphics; Computational methods in bioinformatics;  Computational methods in security;  Space Partitioning; Data structures (including Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay triangulations); 
Geometric computations in parallel and distributed environments; 
Mesh generation; Interpolation and surface reconstruction; Spatial and terrain analysis;  Security and Privacy in GIS;  Navigation; Path planning; Robotics; Novel applications of geometric algorithms in security domain;  Algorithm implementation;  Virtual reality.







Computational algorithms for Sustainability Assessment

April 20th, 2016


CLASS 2016



(Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg),
(Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)

(University of Basilicata, Italy)

The workshop welcomes contributions encompassing (the list is not exhaustive):
Machine learning for environmental data analysis, modelling and visualization. Geostatistics, remote sensing and advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications;
Biophysically based models to study human interaction with ecosystem services;

Based Modeling (ABM) for sustainability assessment;
Computational approaches for Life Cycle Costing;
Dynamic Life Cycle Inventory modelling;
Sensor networks for environmental data harvesting;
Network Analysis applications to natural and technological systems analysis;
Multi Objective Optimization involving environmental constraints;
Emergy accounting of complex systems;
Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools for resource optimization;
Social data mining application to inform sustainability policies;
Uncertainty modeling (fuzzy techniques, Bayesian approaches, etc.);






Chemistry and Materials Sciences and Technologies

April 3rd, 2016

CMST 2016

Antonio Laganà(Perugia University, Italy), 
Noelia Faginas Lago (Perugia University, Italy), 
Leonardo Pacifici(Perugia University, Italy)


Realistic simulations based on rigorous molecular treatments of chemical processes and material, design, implementation and exploitation of accurate and fast algorithms on parallel machines and distributed environments (such as the Grid) to maximize the

performances and make calculations feasible will be at the hearth of the workshop.





Computational Optimization and Applications

April 3rd, 2016

COA 2016


Ana Maria Rocha(University of Minho, Portugal) and 
Humberto Rocha(University of Coimbra, Portugal)


Computational Optimization: new issues in computational algorithms for continuous and discrete optimization; deterministic and stochastic algorithms, nature-inspired algorithms and other metaheuristic algorithms for solving optimization problems.
Applications: case studies in all areas of sciences, engineering and industry, including economics, medicine, biology, earth sciences and social sciences.





Cities, Technologies and Planning

April 20rd, 2016

CTP 2016

Giuseppe Borruso(University of Trieste, Italy), Beniamino Murgante(University of Basilicata, Italy) SDI and Planning; Planning 2.0; Urban social network; E-democracy, E-participation, Participatory Gis; Technologies for eParticipation, policy modelling, simulation and visualisation; Second Life and participatory games; Ubiquitous Computing Environment - Urban computing - Ubiquitous-City; Neogeography; Collaborative mapping; Geotagging; Volunteered Geographic Information Crowdsourcing; Ontology; City Gml; Web 2.0 Wikinomics, Socialnomics; Mesh up






Databases and Computerized Information Retrieval Systems

April 3rd, 2016

DCIRS 2016
Sultan Alamri(College of computing and Informatics, SEU, Saudi Arabia),
Adil Fahad(Albaha University, Saudi Arabia) and 
Abdullah Alamri(Jeddah University , Saudi Arabia)



Data warehouse, Cloud database, Secure Cloud Storage, information retrieval systems, Access Control, Security, Privacy and Trust, Data Repository, Data Management, Spatial Database, query processing, Parallel/Distributed Algorithm and Architecture, Data Modeling, Big data processing and analytics, Mobile computing, Semantic databases,









Data Science for Intelligent Decision Support

April 3rd, 2016


DS4IDS 2016

Filipe Portela(University of Minho, Portugal), Manuel Filipe Santos(University of Minho, Portugal)

Applied Data Science (to various domains, e.g. health, medicine, marketing, government, accounting, financing, management); Big Data; Business Intelligence; Cloud Computing; Data and Text Mining; Data architectures and Data Engineering; Decision Support; Information Retrieval; Intelligent Data analysis and visualization solutions; Intelligent Decision Support Systems; Interoperability; Knowledge-based solutions; Machine-Learning; Mobile and ubiquitous solutions; Multi-Agent systems; Online-Learning; Ontologies; Pervasive Systems; Predictive Analytics; Sensor-based systems; Solutions to create knowledge and support the decision (e.g. Healthcare; Finances; Education; Government); Streaming data; Web-Based solutions.






Econometrics and multidimensional evaluation in the urban environment 

April 20th, 2016

EMEUE 2016

Carmelo M. Torre(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Maria Cerreta(University Federico II of Naples, Italy), 
Paola Perchinunno(University of Bari, Italy),
Raffaele Attardi(University of Naples Federico II, Italy), and



multidimensional approaches in urban economics, new analytical and empirical approaches, hard, soft and fuzzy multicriteria analysis, multidimensional computing, bio-econometrics, spatial econometrics, MCDM in environmental, cultural and urban economics







April 3rd, 2016

FiSTA 2016

Bernady O. Apduhan(Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan), 
Rafael Santos(National Institute for Space Research, Brazil),
Jianhua Ma (Hosei University, Japan), 
Qun Jin (Waseda University, Japan)

Cloud/Grid/Cluster Computing/Systems, Green Computing/Communication, Sustainable Cloud, Intelligent/Mobile Agents, Ontologies in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Biologically Inspired Algorithms in ICT Systems Design, Social Networking and Computing, Web and Grid Service-based Applications, Wireless Mobile/Pervasive Computing, Autonomic Computing, Service Oriented Computing, Parallel/Distributed Computing Techniques.







Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial statistics

April 10th, 2016

Geo-and-Mod 2016

Giuseppe Borruso(University of Trieste, Italy), Beniamino Murgante(University of Basilicata, Italy), and Hartmut Asche(University of Potsdam, Germany)

The growth of spatial data infrastructures produced an increase of geographical data availability at any scale and worldwide. Within a few years, all over the planet many Clearinghouse nodes have been arisen and more rapidly they have become Geo-portals with the main task of facilitating geographic data searching. At the same time the growing of availability of geographic data and information involve also private sector (e.g . Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth, etc.). This growth has not been fully coupled by an increase of knowledge to support spatial decisions. Spatial analytical techniques and geographical analysis and modelling methods are therefore required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the researchers for new solutions. This workshop is aimed at contributing to the development of new techniques and methods to improve the process on knowledge acquisition.






GPU Technologies

April 15th, 2016

GPUTech 2016

Gervasi Osvaldo(University of Perugia, Italy), Sergio Tasso(University of Perugia, Italy), and Flavio Vella(University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)


GPU architectures; GPU benchmarking/measurements; Multi-GPU systems; Heterogeneous GPU platforms; Scientific Computing; Algorithms for Big Data Analytics; Machine Learning and Deep Learning; GPU power/efficiency; GPU applications




International Workshop on Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics

April 3rd, 2016

IBBB 2016

 Unal Ufuktepe (American University of the Middle East)

Mathematical Modeling in Biology, Bioinformatics, Advances in Biomathematics, Statistical applications in medicine and ecology, Analysis of dynamical biological processes using differential equations, Computational molecular biology and phylogenetics, Stochastic Modeling in Biology, Biomath Education




7th International Symposium on Software Quality

April 15th, 2016

ISSQ 2016


Sanjay Misra 
(Covenant University, Nigeria)

process and product quality, quality assurance and standards(including all Verification and Validation techniques), testing, quality planning, quality control and software quality challenges, auditing, risk management, quality assurance tools, techniques, methodologies and frameworks, quality management process, role of software metrics, predictor metrics and control metrics, role of measurement in accessing the quality and limitations, standards (e.g CMMI, ISO, IEEE) etc.











Land Use Monitoring for Soil consumption reduction 

April 20th, 2016

LUMS 2016
Carmelo M. Torre(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), 
Alessandro Bonifazi(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),Valentina Sannicandro(University Federico II of Naples, Italy), 
Massimiliano Bencardino(University of Salerno, Italy), 
Gianluca di Cugno(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), and
Beniamino Murgante(University of Basilicata , Italy) 








land use, environmental monitoring, webgis, sustainability, geostatistics, land value




Mobile Communications

April 3rd, 2016
MC 2016 Hyunseung Choo(Sungkyunkwan University, Korea) Topics include, but are not limited to: Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks; Wireless BAN/PAN/LAN/Home Networks; Software Define Networking; Embedded Networking; Human-Computer Interaction Applications; Mobility Supported Protocols; Security in Mobile Computing; Cooperative Communications;









Mobile-computing, Sensing, and Actuation - Internet of things

April 13th, 2016

MSA4IoT 2016




Saad Qaisar(NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Pakistan), 
and Moonseong Kim ((Korean intellectual Property Office))

Multi-sensor data fusion / Cloud computing for CPS / Distributed computing, Graph and data mining for CPS / Inference Engines and Algorithms / Context-aware computing / Decision support systems for CPS / Embedded computing / Event processing and Event Driven Architecture (EDA) / Mobile computing 
Sensing hole and full coverage problems / Context-aware computing / Data reliability / Data aggregation / Self-* for wireless sensor networks / Applications of wireless sensor networks
Actuator design for CPS / Control methods for mobile sensors / Networked control for CPS / Embedded systems and controls for cyber physical systems
Mobility and Networking 
Sensor mobility problems / Mobile data transmission / Mobile networking / Cooperative communication
System level architecture
Real-time CPS / Middleware for CPS / Novel device designs for CPS / Cross-layer techniques / Testbeds / Business process management / Hardware-Software Co-design / Coupled sensing, computing and actuation / End-to-end quality of service / Human computer interaction
Applications of cyber physical systems 
Smart Power Grid / Resource distribution / Smart Water Distribution System / Vehicular ad-hoc networks / Healthcare / Activity and Life-style monitoring / Social networks / CPS as a service / CPS as an infrastructure / CPS as a solution













Quantum Mechanics: Computational Strategies and Applications

April 3rd, 2016

QMCSA 2016
Mirco Ragni, (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil),
(Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil), 
(Perugia University, Italy),  (University of Perugia), and (University of Perugia)







The purpose of this session is of collect works developed using the first principle of the quantum mechanics and oriented to the applications in different areas. Today, the solution of the Schroedinger equation does not
represent only the quantum description of atoms and molecules. Quantum mechanics, jointly with suitable computational strategies, is also an important tool that allows to design molecular structures with specific purposes.
For example, strategic areas of research, like biology, quantum computation, and nano-structured materials, are strongly dependent from theoretical studies.








ICT and Remote Sensing for environmental and risk monitoring (RS-Env 2016)

April 20th, 2016

RS-Env 2016
Rosa Lasaponara(IRMMA, CNR, Italy) Weigu Song(University of Science and Technology of China, China) Eufemia Tarantino(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) Bernd Fichtelmann(DLR, Germany)






ICT and Remote Sensing for environmental and risk monitoring








Remote sensing for Cultural Heritage : documentation, management and monitoring

April 20th, 2016

RSCH 2016
Rosa Lasaponara(IRMMA, CNR, Italy), Nicola Masini(IBAM, CNR, Italy Zhengzhou Base, International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage, China), Chen Fulong(Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)






Remote sensing for Cultural Heritage : documentation, management and monitoring






Scientific Computing Infrastructure

April 20th, 2016

SCI 2016
Elena Stankova(Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)
(Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia) and 
Alexander Bodganov(Saint-Petersburg State University



virtualization, para-virtualization, application containers and delivery techniques; information systems, accounting, distributed system and application performance monitoring; distributed databases, key-value stores and parallel file systems for high-performance computing; scientific and general workflow systems, scientific virtual experiment tracking and data provenance; application portability for heterogeneous and homogeneous distributed computer systems





Software Engineering Processes and Applications

April 15th, 2016

SEPA 2016


Sanjay Misra 
(Covenant University, Nigeria)

Software models, agile development, software engineering practices, requirements, system and design engineering including architectural design, software modeling, testing strategies and tactics, process and product metrics for each phase of software development, component based software engineering, software quality, verification and validation techniques and software project management.






Social Networks Research and Applications

April 3rd, 2016

SNRA 2016

Eric Pardede(La Trobe University, Australia), Wenny Rahayu(La Trobe University, Australia), David Taniar(Monash University, Australia)

Social Network and Relationship Analysis: Theory and Algorithms, Tools and Techniques, Practicality and Applications, Social Network Mining, Social Network Representation, Computational social networks, Collaborative social network, Dynamic Social Networks; Location-Based Social Networking Services: Spatial, temporal, social and content data of LBSN, Social Network based Recommender Systems, Human mobility pattern and mining in LBSN, Data management in LBSN; Social Media Data for Online Social Networks: Social Media representation, Social Media computing techniques, Intelligence social media network, Soft computing techniques on social media network




Sustainvability Performance Assessment: models, approaches and applications toward interdisciplinarity and integrated solutions.

April 15th, 2016

Francesco Scorza (University of Basilicata, Italy),Valentin Grecu (Lucia Blaga University on Sibiu, Romania)

Sustainability, Climate Change, individual behaviours and Sustainability, Environment preservation and exploitation, Enhancement of ecosystem services, Policy and Planning, Territorial resilience, Sustainable development, Sustainable water systems, Social sustainability and inclusion, Resilience facing global change





Tools and Techniques in Software Development Processes

April 15th, 2016

TTSDP 2016


Sanjay Misra(Covenant University, Nigeria)


The session provides a forum for researchers, academicians and practitioners to share their new achievements, tools and techniques in field of Software development process. It covers most recent novel ideas, new developments, and industrial experiences, in the field of software development





The Volunteered Geographic Information: From open street map to participation

April 20th, 2016

Claudia Ceppi, Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy), Francesco Mancini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Giuseppe Borruso (University of Trieste, Italy), Lucia Tilio




Neogeography, volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing, collaborative mapping, WikiCities, wikinomics, urban social networks, urban sensing, participatory GIS, Open Government, Open Data, VGI VS SDI, OpenStreetMap




Virtual Reality and Applications

April 15th, 2016

VRA 2016

Osvaldo Gervasi(University of Perugia, Italy),Lucio Depaolis(University of Salento, Italy) VR systems; VR toolkits; Augmented and Mixed Reality; VR based scientific visualization; 3D interaction; Haptic, audio and immersive interfaces; Learning and assessment based on VR approaches; Molecular VR techniques;
Virtual classes and practice;
VR on Grid environments:
Virtual Laboratories;
Educational games;
VR applied to Cultural Heritage; VR applied to Medicine.








Web-based Collective Evolutionary Systems: models, measures, applications

April 15th, 2016

WCES 2016

Alfredo Milani(University of Perugia, Italy),Valentina Franzoni(University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy),Yuanxi Li(Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China),Clement Leung(United International College, Zhuhai, China),Rajdeep Niyogi(Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)


-evolutionary models for collective systems, social networks dynamics;
-semantic proximity measures in social networks, weak semantics models;
-collective knowledge discovery, emergent collective behavior;
-link prediction, citation networks, bibliometrics in collective environments;
-emotion recognition, sentiment analysis, wisdom of crowds;
-collaborative social tagging, trust, reputation and recommendation systems;
-multimodal media search, semantics of social multimedia;
-massive learning environment, peer assessment, teachers self evaluation;
-ubiquitous and mobile collective systems, massive personal sensor networks integration;