N. Session title Acronym Organiser(s) Topics Proceedings





Advanced methods in Fractals and Data mining for applications

February 28th, 2018







Yeliz Karaca (IEEE),
Carlo Cattani (Tuscia University, Italy),
Majaz Moonis (University of Massachusettes Medical School, USA)

Data mining in Medicine; Data mining in Earth Science; Data mining in Engineering application; Mathematical Aspects of Pulses Sequences and Time Series (specific aspects of sequences of pulses and wavelets studied by a large-scale analysis); Fractal approaches (theoretical and applied analytical problems of fractal type, fractional equations, etc.); Wavelets Analysis, Stochastic Aspects and Applications (application of stochastic methods in wavelets analysis and simulation of transitions in natural, biological and human sciences) Themes







Advances in information Systems and Technologies for Emergency management, risk assessment and mitigation based on the Resilience concepts

February 28th, 2018





ASTER 2018

Maurizio Pollino (ENEA, Italy),
Marco Vona (University of Basilicata, Italy),
Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy) and Grazia Fattoruso (ENEA, Italy)
Geomatics; Risk Assessment; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emergency management; Innovative, simple, fast, readily available, and economically sustainable retrofitting strategies and optimised rules for planning; Definition of rational criteria for risk-mitigation policies; Allocation of the resources based on novel approaches and methods; Earthquake engineering; Structural control, monitoring and assessment of structural damage; Hazard Analysis; Resilience; Decision Support Systems and urban platforms for risk analysis, emergency management, supporting resilience enhancement strategies;






Advances in Web Based Learning

February 28th, 2018




AWBL 2018



Mustafa Murat İnceoglu (Ege University, Turkey) and
Birol Ciloglugil (Ege University, Turkey)

Mobile learning; Student modeling in Web based learning; Learning Management Systems; Artificial Intelligence (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; Web-Based Engineering Education; Learning Analytics for Web-Based Learning Systems; Big Data for Web-Based Learning Systems






Big Data Warehousing and Analytics

February 28th, 2018




BIGGS 2018

Rafael Santos (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil),
Maribel Yasmina Santos (University of Minho, Portugal),
Joao Moura Pires (NOVA de Lisboa University, Portugal) and
Monica Wachowicz (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Big Multidimensional Data; Big Data Warehouses Modeling; Big Data Warehouses Implementation; Big Data Analytics and Visualization; Big Data On-Line Analytical Processing; Big Real-Time Data Warehousing; Big Data Mining; Big Spatio-Temporal Data Warehousing; Big Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Visualization; Big Data Applications;







Bio and Neuro inspired Computing and Applications

February 28th, 2018





BIOCA 2018




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




Bio-inspired Computing; Cognitive Computing; Deep Learning; Evolutionary Computation; Fuzzy Computing; Swarm Intelligence; Applications






Computer Aided Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis


February 28th, 2018




CAMSA 2018


Jie Shen (University of Michigan, USA),
Hao Chen (Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China),
Youguo He (Jiangsu University, China)

Computer aided modeling and analysis (novel algorithms or applications in biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and mechanics); Data processing, mining, and fusion; Optimization and machine learning; Finite Element, Boundary Element, or Meshless Simulation; Computer Vision and Image Processing




Computational and Applied Statistics

February 28th, 2018



CAS 2018


Ana Cristina Braga (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

February 28th, 2018






CGSA 2018







Marina Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)


Design and analysis of geometric algorithms; Visualization of geometric algorithms; Theoretical Computational Geometry; Algorithms for Information Security; Pattern Recognition and Image Processing; Geometric methods in computer graphics; Computational methods in bioinformatics; Computational methods in security; Machine Learning and Applications in Security; Space Partitioning and Navigation; Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay triangulations; Geometric computations in parallel and distributed environments; Mesh generation and surface reconstruction; Security and Privacy in GIS; Robotics and Path Planning; Applications of geometric algorithms in security domain; Algorithm implementation; Other related domains





Computational Movement Analysis

February 28th, 2018



CMA 2018



Farid Karimipour (University of Teheran, Iran)


Movement Data and Observations Analysis; Computational Analysis of Geo-Social Networks





Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Information Management

February 28th, 2018



CMSIM 2018



M. Filomena Teodoro (Lisbon University and Portuguese Naval Academy, Portugal)


Computational Mathematics; Computational Statistics; Information Management






Computational Optimization and Applications

February 28th, 2018

COA 2018

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.





Computational Astrochemistry

February 28th, 2018

CompAstro 2018

Marzio Rosi (University of Perugia, Italy),
Dimitrios Skouteris (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy) and
Albert Rimola(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)


Potential energy surfaces of species relevant in astrochemistry; Thermodynamics of reactions relevant in astrochemistry; Calculation of kinetic parameters associated to reactions relevant in astrochemistry; Solid state characterization; Solid state chemistry simulation










Cities, Technologies and Planning

February 28th, 2018






CTP 2018





Giuseppe Borruso (University of Trieste, Italy), Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy)

Open Government; Open Data; Resilient cities; Smart cities and Sustainable Urban Development; GIS-based mobile applications for Smart Cities; Planning 2.0; Participation 2.0; Urban social networks, Urban sensing; E-democracy, E-participation, Participatory Gis; Technologies for eParticipation, policy modelling, simulation and visualisation; Second Life and participatory games; Social networks and collaborative/participatory approaches; Ubiquitous Computing Environment - Urban computing - Ubiquitous-City; Neogeography; Collaborative mapping; Geotagging; SDI and Planning; VGI VS SDI; Volunteered Geographic Information; Crowdsourcing; Ontologies for Urban planning; City Gml; Geo-applications for mobile phones; Web 2.0; Web 3.0; Wikinomics, Socialnomics; WikiCities; WikiPlanning; Maps mash up; Tangible Maps and planning; Risk assessment & Emergency management; Resilient cities; Renewable Energy for Cities and Smart grids; Augmented Reality; Complexity assessment and mapping




Data Science for Cyber Security

February 28th, 2018



DS4CS 2018



Hongmei Chi (Florida State University, USA)



Data Science








Defense Technology and Security

February 28th, 2018




DTS 2018



Yeonseung Ryu (Myongji University, Korea),



Information systems and technologies














Econometrics and multidimensional evaluation in the urban environment

February 28th, 2018

EMEUE 2018

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



Social Multicriteria Evaluation Fuzzy Multicriteria Evaluation Hybrid Multicriteria decision-making AHP and ANP innovative experience Geostatistics Real estate modeling Urban economics Real Estate Mass appraisal Multicriteria decision-making and Gis-supported MCDM MCDA methods with GIS and Web for collaborative decision-making Multi-method evaluation systems Econometrics, Spatial econometrics, Bioeconometrics

















Emotion Recognition

February 28th, 2018

EMORE 2018





Alfredo Milani (University of Perugia, Italy),
Valentina Franzoni (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)

Affective computing; Semantic Emotion Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Emotion extraction from text; Facial emotion recognition, emotion recognition using visual features, gesture recognition; Emotional states associated with music, audio or speech sources; Emotion extraction from Brain Interfaces, EMG sensors, motion sensors; Ethics questions on emotion recognition: Models of emotions; Applications of emotion recognition to business intellligence and marketing strategies; Applications of emotion recognition to government intelligence; Applications of emotion recognition to intelligent interfaces; Applications of emotion recognition to social robots and syntetic interfaces; Emotions in the crowds and in social networks, link prediction; Emotions ontologies, measuring emotions, process mining.










February 28th, 2018



FiSTA 2018


Bernady O. Apduhan(Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan),
Rafael Santos (Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil),
Shangguang Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China) and
Kazuaki Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)



Cloud Computing Systems/Applications; Resilient/Dependable Cloud; Fog Computing; Edge Computing; Ontology Applications in Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Big Data Processing on the Cloud; Machine Learning in Cloud Computing; Infrastructure for the Next Generation Cloud Computing; Graph Data; Social Network.








Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial statistics

February 28th, 2018




Geo-and-Mod 2018



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

Geostatistics and spatial simulation; Agent-based spatial modelling; Cellular automata spatial modelling; Spatial statistical models; GeoComputation, Space-temporal modelling; Environmental Modelling; Geovisual analytics, geovisualisation, visual exploratory data analysis; Visualisation and modelling of track data; Spatial Optimization; Interaction Simulation Models; Data mining, spatial data mining; Spatial Data Warehouse and Spatial OLAP; Integration of Spatial OLAP and Spatial data mining; Spatial Decision Support Systems; Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis; Spatial Rough Set; Spatial extension of Fuzzy Set theory; Ontologies for Spatial Analysis; Urban modeling; Applied geography; Spatial data analysis; Dynamic modelling; Simulation, space-time dynamics, visualization and virtual reality.









Geomatics for Resource Monitoring and Control

February 28th, 2018





GRMC 2018

Eufemia Tarantino( Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Umberto Fratino (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Benedetto Figorito (ARPA Puglia, Italy),
Antonio Novelli (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), and
Rosa Lasaponara (Italian Research Council, IMAA-CNR, Italy)
Remote and Proximal Sensors for geospatial data acquisition; Systems for Data Processing, Analysis and Representation; Multi-source and integrated approaches for monitoring and control; Techniques for 3D data acquisition and objects reconstruction; Survey Methods for monitoring and documentation; Tools for geospatial data sharing; Geomatics for environmental modelling, risk management, precision agriculture and cultural heritage.










International Symposium on Software Quality

February 28th, 2018

ISSQ 2018

Sanjay Misra (Covenant University, Nigeria)

This workshop extends discussion on software quality issues in the modern software Engineering and its applications area. It covers all the aspects of 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.












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

January 29th, 2017





IWCES 2017

Alfredo Milani(University of Perugia, Italy)

Clement Leung (United International College, Zhouhai, China),
Valentina Franzoni (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy),
Valentina Poggioni (University of Perugia, Italy)
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; 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








International Workshop on Fog and Edge computing in Internet of Things

February 28th








Rajini Aron (Delhi Technological University, India) and
Ajith Abraham (Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA)

Data centers and infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing; Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures; Programming models and runtime systems for Fog/Edge Computing; Scheduling for Fog/Edge infrastructures; Fog/Edge storage; Monitoring/metering of Fog/Edge infrastructures; Fog/Edge Computing applications; Algorithms and techniques for computation offloading from Cloud to Fog/ Edge; QoS/QoE provisioning in Fog/ Edge; Secure network and service access in Fog/ Edge; Privacy preserved analytics in Fog/ Edge; Open issues, challenges, and future perspective of Fog/ Edge computing.





Large Scale Computational Physics

February 28th, 2018

LSCP 2018
Elise de Doncker(Western Michigan University, USA)),
Fukuko Yuasa (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan),
Hideo Matsufuru (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan)




Parallelism/Scalability, High numerical precision, Green computing








Land Use Monitoring for Soil consumption reduction

February 28th, 2018

LUMS 2018
Carmelo M. Torre(Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Alessandro Bonifazi (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Pasquale Balena (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy),
Beniamino Murgante(University of Basilicata , Italy),
Eufemia Tarantino (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy)




land degradation, imperviousness modeling, spatial analyses, geostatistics, remote sensing





Mobile Communications

February 28th, 2018



MC 2018


Hyunseung Choo(Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks; Wireless BAN/PAN/LAN/Home Networks; Software Defined Networking (SDN/NFV); Embedded Networking; Human-Computer Interaction Applications; Mobility Supported Protocols; Security in Mobile Computing; Cooperative Communications; The Internet of things applications (IoT).








Physiological and Affective Computing: Methods and Applications

February 28th, 2018

PACMA 2018
Robertas Damasevicius (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania),
Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque(Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil),
Wei Wei (Xi’an University of Technology, China)
Multimodal user interfaces; Assisted Living Environments; Advanced driver assistance systems; Computational Intelligence methods; Brain Computer Interface; Gaze and gesture tracking; Sentiment analysis; Affect based control; Speech, gait and facial affect recognition; Human biometrics for IT security; Applications for Robotics, interactive learning, gaming, virtual reality, smart environments, healthcare, assistive living, etc.









REmote Sensing for Cultural and Natural heritage

February 28th, 2018

RES_CH 2018





Nicola Masini (Italian Research Council, IBAM-CNR, Italy) and Rosa Lasaponara (Italian Research Council, IRMAA-CNR, Italy)

SAR for palaeoenvironmental applications, site detection, risk monitoring; From aerial photo to declassified satellite images: the study of landscape over time using historical data sources; From visual data interpretation to semiautomatic and automatic procedures in an archaeological perspective; Remote Sensing, GIS and Geospatial analysis for risk monitoring and the management of cultural resources; Integration of space/air borne and ground remote sensing in archaeogeophysics; The “LiDAR revolution” in archaeology; Comparison and evaluation of different remote sensing methods for site discovery and the reconstruction of historical landscapes; Remote sensing methods for studying past human-environment interactions








Scientific Computing Infrastructure

February 28th, 2018

SCI 2018



Elena Stankova (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia), and
Vladimir Korkhov (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)

Distributed, grid and cloud information systems; Distributed systems and application performance monitoring; Virtualization, application containers and delivery techniques; 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; Infrastructure of specialized Learning Management Systems; Computational environments for numerical modeling of complex natural phenomena and technical processes.










International Symposium on Software Engineering Processes and Applications

February 28th, 2018




SEPA 2018




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.






Smart Factory Convergence
February 28th, 2018



 SFC 2018


 Jongpil Jeong(Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

 Manufacturing Best Practices; Manufacturing Big data; Manufacturing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS); Smart Factory Cloud Computing Platforms
Smart Factory System Security; Smart Factory Modeling and Simulation; Industrial Networking (IIoT); 3D Printing in Manufacturing
Manufacturing Process Control; Smart Factory AR/VR; Intelligent Robot and AI; Prototyping and deployment experience;
Recent Advances in 5G for IoT
   - Energy efficient solutions for IoT networks
   - MAC protocols for future IoT networks
   - Green communication for IoT networks
   - D2D communication within IoT networks
   - Machine learning and analytics for IoT networks
   - Mixed licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum systems for IoT
   - Self-aware and self-adaptive network system and design for IoT networks
   - Algorithms, architectures, and implementation for smart sensing (data
   sensing) and Edge Computing in IoT
   - Mobility Management - mobile edge host handoff for Edge Computing in








Is a smart city really smart? Models, solutions, proposals for an effective urban and social development

February 28th, 2018




Smart_Cities 2018

Giuseppe Borruso
(University of Trieste, Italy) Chiara Garau
(University of Cagliari, Italy),
Ginevra Balletto
(University of Cagliari, Italy),
Beniamino Murgante
(University of Basilicata, Italy),
Paola Zamberlin
(University of Florence, Italy)


Smart cities; Smart governance; Open Data; Urban growth; Big Data; IoT/IoE; Distributive Logistics; Intelligent Transport Systems; Sustainability; Hyper Strategic Planning; Competitiveness; Cohesion; Conservation; Urban and Regional Planning












Sustainability Performance Assessment: models, approaches and applications toward interdisciplinary and integrated solutions

February 28th, 2018







SPA 2018





Francesco Scorza
(University of Basilicata, Italy) Valentin Grucu
(Lucian Blaga University, Romania) Jolanta Dvarioniene
(Kaunas University, Lithuania) Sabrina Lai
(Cagliari University, Italy)

Sustainable management of natural resources (including: water management, land use and land cover changes, resource efficiency, biodiversity and ecosystem services); Sustainable energy (including: energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, smart energy systems, smart buildings, smart grids, energy planning); Sustainability and assessment tools (including: environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, life cycle assessment, corporate social responsibility); Sustainability and social challenges (including social inclusion, territorial cooperation, planning for resilient communities, participatory planning processes, urban environment); Sustainability and climate change (including strategies for mitigation and adaptation, planning for resilience); Sustainability and risks (including disaster risk management, disaster risk reductions, urban and regional resilience, risk assessment); Sustainability in urban and regional planning (applied models and principles in sample case study including local practices reports, international thematic experiences, innovations in regional and national legislations)






Advances in Spatio-Temporal Analytics

February 28th, 2018

Rafael Santos (Brasilian Space Research Agency, Brazil), Karine Reis Ferreira (Brasilian Space Research Agency, Brazil), Joao Moura Pires (New University of Lisbon, Portugal), and Maribel Yasmina Santos (University of Minho, Portugal)
Algorithms for spatial and spatio-temporal data mining; Analysis of spatio-temporal data and applications; Visualization of spatio-temporal data and applications; Spatio-temporal data warehousing and data management; OLAP for spatial and spatio-temporal data sets; Software, libraries and tools for spatio-temporal data representation, processing and understanding













Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and its Applications

February 28th, 2018

TCCA 2018



M. Noelia Faginas Lago (University of Perugia, Italy), and 
Andrea Lombardi (University of Perugia, Italy)

Molecular Dynamics simulations of simulations of complex systems; strategies for optimisation of the computing resources (parallel and distributed computing); Basis sets for the quantum treatment of molecular dynamics and intermolecular interactions in gas phase and gas-surface systems; Molecular energy transfer in gaseous systems of interest in atmospheric chemistry, astrochemistry and gaseous flows; photoionization processes; chirality in molecular collisions; Dynamics and kinetics simulations reusing the computed electronic structure information generated by ab initio calculations for the database; Design andimplementation of accurate and fast algorithms on parallel and distributed platforms (such as Grids and Clouds) to maximize performances extending the available information on molecular interactions Quantum chemical calculations for molecular structure and dynamics(DFT, TDDFT, Car–Parrinello molecular dynamics….)












Tools and Techniques in Software Development Processes

February 28th, 2018




TTSDP 2018




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







Challenges, Trends and Innovations in VGI

February 28th, 2018




VGI 2018

Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy), Rodrigo Tapia-McClung ( Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática “Ing Jorge L. Tamayo”, Mexico), Claudia Ceppi  (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), and Jorge Gustavo Rocha (University of Minho, Portugal)



Geographical Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Scientific Databases, Risk Analysis, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Web Based Computing, Web 2.0








Virtual Reality and Applications

February 28th, 2018




VRA 2018



Osvaldo Gervasi (University of Perugia, Italy), and
Sergio Tasso (University of Perugia, 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.











International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining

February 28th, 2018






WPDM 2018



Massimo Cafaro (University of Salento, Italy), Italo Epicoco (University of Salento, Italy), Marco Pulimeno (University of Salento, Italy), and Giovanni Aloisio (University of Salento, Italy)

Parallel data mining algorithms using MPI and/or OpenMP; Parallel data mining algorithms targeting GPUs and many-cores accelerators; Parallel data mining applications exploiting FPGA; Distributed data mining algorithms; Benchmarking and performance studies of high-performance data mining applications; Novel programming paradigms to support high-performance computing for data mining; Performance models for high-performance data mining applications and middleware; Programming models, tools, and environments for high-performance computing in data mining; Caching, streaming, pipelining, and other optimization techniques for data management in high-performance computing for data mining.