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


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 2020 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 2020 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.


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:



  • Chaos Theory and Applications
  • Complex Networks
  • Complexity Theory
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Internet and the Semantic Web
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Usability of Complex Information Systems
  • Community Structure in Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Self-Organizing Systems and Intelligent Systems


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


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


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


  • System Specification and Modeling
  • System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization
  • Formal Methods and System Verification
  • Power Modeling, Optimization and Low-Power Design
  • Processor, Memory, Storage, Interconnect Designs
  • AI-based Computing, AI-based Analysis
  • Complex Engineering Problems, Simulations and Solutions
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • QoS Management and Performance Analysis
  • New and Emerging Design Technologies
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Fundamentals
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Platforms  
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Applications
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Services
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Security
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing New Directions and Case Studies
  • Edge/Fog/HPC Computing Challenges and Recommendations
  • Application Areas, Engineering, Automotive, Avionics, Energy, Health Care, Mobile Devices, Multimedia and Autonomous Systems


Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria
Rajiv RanjanNewcastle University, United Kingdom
Amir HussainEdinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom


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.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 8 - 9 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020


COMPLEXIS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: complexis.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.complexis.org


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom


Reinhold BehringerKnorr Bremse GmbH, Germany


Enrique Abad, University of Extremadura, Spain
Eleonora Alfinito, Università del Salento, Italy
Hany Ammar, West Virginia University, United States
Marcio Argollo de Menezes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom
Ganesh Bagler, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi), India
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, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom
Jean-marie Bilbault, university of Burgundy, France
Stefan Boettcher, Emory University, United States
Marcelo Briones, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Raffaella Burioni, Università di Parma, Italy
Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca, Italy
Vincenza Carchiolo, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Guoqian Chen, Peking University, China
Richard Clegg, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Carmen-Eugenia Costea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Regino Criado, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Marija Dankulov, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Fabrizio De Vico Fallani, Institut du Cervau et de la Moelle epiniere (ICM), Paris, France
Guillaume Deffuant, Irstea, France
Khaldoon Dhou, University of Missouri st. Louis, United States
Francesco Di Maio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming, United States
Aquino Espindola, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Fernando Esponda, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico
H. Eugene Stanley, Boston University, United States
Duccio Fanelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Maria Fanti, Polytechnic of Bari (Italy), Italy
Bahar Farahani, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Jason Gallas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Jianxi Gao, Northeastern University, United States
Didier Georges, Grenoble Institute of Technology - Grenoble INP, France
Guido Germano, University Colllege London, United Kingdom
Adrian Gligor, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology "George Emil Palade" of Targu Mures, Romania
Alex Graudenzi, Univ. of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université de la Rochelle, France
Frederic Guinand, Le Havre Normandy University, France
Dilek Günneç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Davut Hanbay, inonu University, Turkey
Fred Hasselman, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
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
Pan Hui, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hadi Jaber, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait
Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Deepak Kapgate, Nagpur University, India
Jasleen Kaur, Philips Research North America, United States
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
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
Tyll Krüger, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Krzysztof Kulakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
José Lages, CNRS / Institut UTINAM - Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics group, France
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
Tao Li, Nankai University, China
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Antonio Manzalini, Ingegnere, Telecom Italia, Italy
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Matus Medo, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, University Lyon3, France
Byungjoon Min, City College of New York, United States
Jinzhong Niu, City University of New York, United States
Daniel Oliveira Cajueiro, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany (IRISA), France
A. Ozbayoglu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Ben Parker, Mathematically Speaking Ltd, United Kingdom
Thadeu Penna, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Boris Podobik, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
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
Martín Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Francisco Rodrigues, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Caesar Saloma, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Horacio Samaniego, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
Mika Sato-Ilic, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Yongtang Shi, Nankai University, China
Mohammad Shojafar, Sapienza University di Roma, Rome, Italy
Constantinos Siettos, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Mahbubur Syed, Minnesota State University, United States
Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
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
Stephanie White, Long Island University, United States
Sandro Wimberger, Parma University, Italy
Min Xie, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, United States
Wei-Chang Yeh, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
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
Vinko Zlatic, Ruder Boškovic Institute, Croatia

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