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COMPLEXIS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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COMPLEXIS – the International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity – perhaps all – and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems. COMPLEXIS 2018 is expected to provide an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the potential of new methodologies, technologies and application areas of complex information systems, in the academic and corporate world.
COMPLEXIS 2018 seeks papers reporting research work, applications or case-studies, on topics indicated below in the section “Conference Areas”. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of COMPLEXIS under an ISBN, and will be indexed by major indexes. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports (regular papers) and work-in-progress reports (position papers) are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and focused presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. COMPLEXITY IN INFORMATICS, AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING
2. COMPLEXITY IN BIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
3. COMPLEXITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
4. COMPLEXITY IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND FUTURE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
5. COMPLEXITY IN EDA, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
6. NETWORK COMPLEXITY
7. COMPLEXITY IN RISK AND PREDICTIVE MODELING


AREA 1: COMPLEXITY IN INFORMATICS, AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING


  • Complexity Theory
  • Chaos Theory and Applications
  • Quantum Computing
  • Information and Entropy
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Automation, Control and Robotics
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Complex Networks
  • Internet and the Semantic Web
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Usability of Complex Information Systems
  • Power Distribution, Energy and Control

AREA 2: COMPLEXITY IN BIOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING


  • Complex Biomedical Systems and Signals
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Data Mining
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Health Systems Complexity
  • Artificial Life
  • Population Models

AREA 3: COMPLEXITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES


  • Social Networks
  • Linguistic and Cognitive Systems
  • Complexity Management
  • Data-Driven Models
  • Visualization
  • Cultural Models
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Economic Complexity
  • Information Systems
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Gaming
  • Models of Complex Networks

AREA 4: COMPLEXITY IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND FUTURE INFORMATION SYSTEMS


  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Evolutionary computing, neural computing, probabilistic computing
  • Neuro-fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Computing, Logic and Analysis
  • Self-Organizing Systems, Expert and Intelligent Systems
  • Deep Learning
  • Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Intelligent Multi-agent Systems and Intelligent Agents
  • Climate Change and Natural Science Simulations
  • Decision Support Systems Services, Tools and Applications
  • Decision Support Systems Algorithms, Workflows, Processes and Future Advancement
  • Expert and Intelligent Services, Applications, Proofs-of-concept and Best Practices
  • Engineering Design Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization, Process Optimization
  • Human-Machine interfaces, robotics and image processing
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval, Fusion and Algorithms
  • Advanced Reasoning, Monitoring and Diagnosis for Systems, Faults and Scientific Discovery
  • Data/image, Feature, Decision and Multilevel Fusion
  • Fusion theory, Processing, Simulations and Integration
  • Multi-sensor, Multi-fusion System and Application Fusion
  • Information Fusion Applications in Information/Network Security, Engineering, Health and Finance
  • Fusion System Design, Algorithm, Computational Resources and Demand Optimization
  • Information Theory and Applications for Multi-Disciplines
  • Information Sciences for Implementations, Techniques, Simulations and Proofs-of-concept

AREA 5: COMPLEXITY IN EDA, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE


  • System Specification and Modeling
  • System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization
  • System Simulation and Validation
  • Formal Methods and System Verification
  • Design and Test for Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems and Circuits
  • Power Modeling, Optimization and Low-Power Design
  • Temperature and Variability Aware Design and Optimization
  • Embedded System Design Methodologies
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Domain and Application-specific Design
  • Logical and Physical Analysis and Design
  • Architectural and Microarchitectural Design
  • System-on-chip Design and HW/SW Codesign
  • Processor, Memory, Storage, Interconnect Designs
  • Architectures for Instruction-level, Thread-level and Memory-level Parallelism
  • Large-scale System Architecture
  • Compilers and Embedded Systems Software
  • Performance Evaluation and Measurement of Real Systems
  • Operating Systems and Middleware
  • QoS Management and Performance Analysis
  • New and Emerging Design Technologies
  • Application areas, e.g. , automotive, avionics, energy, health care, mobile devices, multimedia and autonomous systems

AREA 6: NETWORK COMPLEXITY


  • Community Structure in Networks
  • Complex Networks and Epidemics
  • Complex Networks and Mobility
  • Complex Networks in Biological Systems
  • Complex Networks in Statistical Mechanics
  • Complex Networks in Technology

AREA 7: COMPLEXITY IN RISK AND PREDICTIVE MODELING


  • Time Series Prediction
  • Big Data Predictive Modeling
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Risk Minimization, Analytics and Deep Machine Learning
  • High Performance Computing for Risk
  • Monte Carlo, Black Scholes, Bayesian, ARIMA, Heston and Stochastic Techniques or Analysis
  • Error Detection, Reduction and Correction for Risk
  • Innovative Methods

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

COMPLEXIS 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 20 - 21 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 16, 2017
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2018

Paper Submission: November 22, 2017
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: November 23, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 13, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018

Open Communications
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

SECRETARIAT

COMPLEXIS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: complexis.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.complexis.org/

VENUE

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CONFERENCE CHAIR

Victor ChangXi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Víctor Méndez MuñozUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Muthu RamachandranLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Francisco A. Rodrigues, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Enrique Abad, University of Extremadura, Spain
Rafik Abdesselam, Lumière University Lyon 2, France
Eleonora Alfinito, Università del Salento, Italy
Jason Alfredo Carlson Gallas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Marcio Argollo de Menezes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Franco Bagnoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Daniele Barettin, Unicusano - University Nicolò Cusano Rome, Italy
Mohamed Batouche, Université Constantine 2 - Abdelhamid Mehri, Algeria
Matteo Beccaria, Università del Salento, Italy
Christophe Berenguer, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Gilles Bernot, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Ghassan Beydoun, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jean-marie Bilbault, university of Burgundy, France
Bruce Boghosian, Tufts University, United States
Raffaella Burioni, Università di Parma, Italy
Vincenza Carchiolo, Universita di Catania, Italy
Guoqian Chen, Peking University, China
Kwang-Cheng Chen, University of South Florida, United States
Richard Clegg, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Manuel Clergue, Université des Antilles, France
Dave Cliff, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Carmen-Eugenia Costea, Spiru Haret University Bucharest, Romania
Martin Crane Crane, Dublin City University, Ireland
Regino Criado, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Andrew Crooks, George Mason University, United States
Horst D. Simon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Francesco Di Maio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Francesco Di Maio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Albert Diaz-Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming, United States
Abraham Escobar Gutiérrez, INRA, France
Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Duccio Fanelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Bahar Farahani, Pirouzan Group, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Harold Fellermann, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Luigi Fortuna, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Mario G. Cosenza, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Jaafar GABER, UNIVERSITÉ DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT-MONTBÉLIARD, France
Didier Georges, Grenoble Institute of Technology - Grenoble INP, France
Guido Germano, University Colllege London, United Kingdom
Jean-Marc Girault, Tours University, France
Martín Gomez Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Peter Grassberger, JSC, Juelich Research Center, Germany
Alex Graudenzi, Univ. of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université de la Rochelle, France
Dilek Günneç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Fred Hasselman, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Ken Hawick, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Yurij Holovatch, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
Janusz Holyst, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Edward Huang, George Mason University, United States
Christopher Hudson, Salem State University, United States
Pan Hui, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Jose Roberto Iglesias, Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Brazil
Sabir Jacquir, Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté, France
Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Abani K. Patra, The State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
George Kampis, Eotvos University (Hungary), DFKI (Germany), ITMO University (Russia), Hungary
Rushed Kanawati, LIPN CNRS UMR 7030, France
Jasleen Kaur, Philips Research North America, United States
Osame Kinouchi, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Helena Knyazeva, Higher School of Economics, Faculty of the Humanities, Russian Federation
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Abder Koukam, UNiversite de technologie de Belfort Montbeliard, France
Ladislav Kristoufek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
TYLL Krüger, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Krzysztof Kulakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Aquino L. Espindola, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Zoran Levnajic, Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia
Tao Li, Nankai University, China
Javier M. Buldu, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Antonio Manzalini, Ingegnere, Telecom Italia, Italy
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Nicolas Marilleau, UMI 209 UMMISCO, Institut de Recherche pour le Développment (IRD), Bondy, France
Franck MARLE, CentraleSupélec, France
Matus Medo, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, University Lyon3, France
Byungjoon Min, City College of New York, United States
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Marco A. Montes de Oca, clypd, Inc., United States
Paolo Moretti, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Jinzhong Niu, City University of New York, United States
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany (IRISA), France
Arka Pandit, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Massimo Panella, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
David Papo, Université Lille 3, France
Faustino Prieto, University of Cantabria, Spain
Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Denise Pumain, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Derek Raine, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Martin Randles, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Ricardo Sanz, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Satu Elisa Schaeffer, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Björn Schuller, Imperial College London & University of Passau, United Kingdom
Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Yongtang Shi, Nankai University, China
Mohammad Shojafar, Sapienza University di Roma, Rome, Italy
Constantinos Siettos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Samir Suweis, University of Padova, Italy
Mahbubur Rahman Syed, Minnesota State University, United States
Bosiljka Tadic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Misako Takayasu, Advanced Data Analysis and Modeling Unit, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Guy Theraulaz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, INAOE, Mexico
Pierrick Tranouez, University of Rouen, France
Miguel Valencia Ustárroz, Foundation for Applied Medical Research / Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Imre Varga, University of Debrecen, Hungary
George W. Bassel, Univeristy of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Keith Warren, Ohio State University, United States
Sandro Wimberger, Parma University, Italy
Tarynn Witten, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Wei-Chang Yeh, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Muhittin Yilmaz, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), United States
Soon-Hyung Yook, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Massimiliano Zanin, INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain
Dmitry Zinoviev, Suffolk University, United States

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