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3–5 June 2020 5th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence Intelligent, flexible and connected systems in products and production

Bremen, Germany

For the 5th time since 2012, the SysInt conference provides a forum for academia and industry to disseminate their latest innovations and practices in the field of system-integrated intelligence. The focus is on integration of new, intelligent functionalities into materials, components, systems and products to enable future technologies with enhanced capabilities. Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing solutions will feature prominently in the final programme.

We invite academia and industry to present and discuss innovative technologies and products, centered around six primary topics:

  • Intelligent Systems: Enabling Technologies and Artificial Intelligence
  • The Future of Manufacturing: Cyber-Physical Production and Logistic Systems
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Systems Engineering
  • Soft Robotics and Human-Machine-Interaction

Besides the paper presentations, the conference program also offers keynote speeches from some of the discipline's most renowned scientists. Eric MacDonald Ph.D., P.E. from the Youngstown State University will give a talk regarding "3D Printing of Multi-Functional Structures". Another speech will be held by Prof. Ravinder Dahiya from the University of Glasgow about "Soft Squishy Electronic Skin".

There will be parallel tracks and guided tours through institutes, research centers and companies over the span of the conference. The program includes also a welcoming get-together in the evening of the first conference day and a dinner on the second day.

8 June 2020 First Workshop on Agents and Robots for reliable Engineered Autonomy (AREA)

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Autonomous agents is a well-established area that has been researched for decades, both from a design and implementation viewpoint. Nonetheless, the application of agents in real world scenarios is largely adopted when logical distribution is needed, while still limited when physical distribution is necessary. In parallel, robots are no longer used only in industrial applications, but are instead being applied to an increasing number of domains, ranging from robotic assistants to search and rescue. Robots in these applications often benefit from (or require) some level (semi or full) of autonomy. Thus, multi-agent solutions can be exploited in robotic scenarios, considering their strong similarity both in terms of logical distribution and interaction among autonomous entities.

The autonomous behaviour responsible for decision-making should (ideally) be verifiable since these systems are expensive to produce and are often deployed in safety-critical situations. Thus, verification and validation are important and necessary steps towards providing assurances about the reliability of autonomy in these systems. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the autonomous agents, software engineering and the robotics communities, as combining knowledge coming from these two research areas may lead to innovative approaches that solve complex problems related with the verification and validation of autonomous robotic systems. Consequently, we encourage submissions that combine agents, robots, and verification, but we also welcome papers focused on one of these areas, as long as their applicability to the other areas is clear.

List of Topics


  • Agent-based modular architectures applicable to robots
  • Agent oriented software engineering to model high-level control in robotic development
  • Agent programming languages and tools for developing robotic or intelligent autonomous systems
  • Coordination, interaction, and negotiation protocols for agents and robots
  • Distributed problem solving and automated planning in autonomous systems
  • Fault tolerance, health-management, and long-term autonomy
  • Real world applications of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems in robotics
  • Real-time multi-agent systems
  • Reliable software engineering of autonomy
  • Runtime verification of autonomous agents and robotic systems
  • Task and resource allocation in multi-robot systems
  • Verification and validation of autonomous systems
  • Testing and simulation tools and techniques for autonomous or robotic systems
  • Self healing entities and systems

9 June 2020 1st International Workshop on the Web of Things for Humans (WoT4H)

Helsinki, Finland

During the last few years the deployment of smart devices has been massive. This trend is expected to continue and even increase over the next few years. However, this deployment has also been fostered by specific companies creating closed environments. The WoT and IoT paradigms were conceived to make people’s life easier by integrating different devices and adapting them to people's needs and preferences. In these closed environments, this integration and adaptation becomes difficult or even impossible to achieve, greatly limiting the benefits of these paradigms.

This integration poses some questions that need further discussion from researchers: How devices from different manufacturers can be integrated? How the data sensed/stored in different devices can be integrated? How that information can be used to identify the users’ preferences or their activities? How this information could be used to adapt the smart devices’ behaviour?

WoT4H will be a forum for academics, industrial researchers, developers, and practitioners to discuss challenges and advances in Internet of Things and Web of Things. It will be specially focused on “The Web of Things for Humans”.  It is also relevant for the workshop the application of these paradigms to real environments and situations, such as smart transportation, smart tourism, well-being, etc.

*** Topics of Interest ***

- Integrating the Web of Things

  - Linked Open Data

  - Internet of Services

  - Distributed Mobile Systems.

- Protocols and Standardization Attempts

- Web of Things for Humans

  - Integration with Social Networks

  - Context-Awareness

  - (Mobile) Crowd sensing

- WoT Composition and Physical Mashup

- Planning and Artificial Intelligence in WoT

- WoT and Big Data

  - New Semantic Technologies

  - Data Collection

  - Data Fusion

  - Activity Recognition

- Proactive Devices

  - Decision-Making

  - Self-Adaptive techniques

- Web Assembly

- Edge and Fog Computing for the WoT

- Trust, Security and Privacy for WoT

  - MyData

- Applications and experiences

  - Smart Cities

  - E-Healthcare

  - Smart buildings

  - Human Mobility

  - Co-Creation and Open Participation

15–18 June 2020 1st International Workshop on Smart Computing for Smart Cities (SC2)

Cork, Ireland

Smart computing has a big role to play in the development of the smart cities. The advanced networking paradigms such as programmable and virtual networks, growth in communication technologies like 5G, and use of advanced computing infrastructure such as fog/edge/cloud computing can all contribute in the applications related to smart cities. With the penetration of Internet of things (IoT) devices in smart city applications, smart computing has become all the more relevant in terms of managing and processing the data. The applications in smart cities can be computing-intensive, network-intensive, disk-intensive, data-intensive etc. which requires different solution sets in order to effectively solve the issues pertaining to these applications. The computing and communication aspects in smart computing are of great relevance in the wider domain of smart cities which consists of smart metering, smart homes, smart building, smart industries, connected vehicles, and tackles various problems ranging from data reporting to providing smart services.

Hence, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the broad area of smart cities using smart computing. The focus of the workshop will be on theoratical and experimental components of communication, networking and system-oriented techniques that tackle challenges in smart cities using smart computing. Therefore, in this workshop, the researchers working on emerging problems on different sectors of the smart cities can share their latest results, gather new problems from communication, networking and data analytics perspectives.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 21st International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM) - Core Rank A - during 15 - 18 June, 2020 in Cork, Ireland. All accepted workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Xplore), showing their affiliation with IEEE WoWMoM.

Topics of Interest

Previously unpublished contributions in smart computing methodologies derived by experimental and theoretical communication, networking and data analytics techniques for the Smart Cities are solicited including (but not limited to):


  • Data analytics in smart cities
  • Resource management using smart computing for smart cities
  • Network management in smart cities
  • Novel communication architectures for smart city applications
  • Increasing resilience and scalability in smart city-based computing paradigms
  • Analytical applications for improving security in smart cities
  • Improving quality of service in smart cities using smart computing
  • Self-healing and optimization techniques for the communication infrastructure for ensuring sustainability in smart cities
  • Prototypes and testbeds implementing smart computing to test various solutions in smart cities
  • Smart fog/edge/cloud-based service solutions for Internet of things in smart cities
  • Network load management in smart cities
  • Machine learning for smart computing
  • Analysis of computation requirements for smart city-based applications
  • Trust management between various devices in smart computing
  • Data processing in smart computing for automation of applications in smart cities

1–4 July 2020 The 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2020)

Cagliari, Italy

ICCSA 2020 is the next event in the series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications, previously held in Saint Petersburg - Russia (2019), Melbourne - Australia (2018), Trieste - Italy (2017), Beijing- China (2016), Banff - Canada (2015), Guimaraes - Portugal (2014), Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam (2013), Salvador da Bahia - Brazil (2012), Santander - Spain (2011), Fukuoka - Japan (2020), Suwon - Korea (2009), Perugia - Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (2007), Glasgow - United Kingdom (2006), Singapore - Singapore(2005), Assisi - Italy (2004), Montreal - Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam - The Netherlands (2002) and San Francisco - USA (2001).

Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in exploiting ICT innovative technologies.

The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to bring together scientists of different disciplines, discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced solutions breeding new trends in Computational Science.

Submitted papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference proceedings to be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes for Computer Science and Conference Publishing System (CPS). The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be requested to extend their papers for further review and publication as special issues in highly recognized international journals.

ICCSA 2020 accepts paper submission in the following categories: General Tracks papers and Workshop papers. The details for each paper submission category can be found at the URL and the list of Workshops at the URL:

Conference Themes

The ICCSA 2020 Conference themes, grouped in five tracks, are the following (but are not limited to):

  1. Track: Computational Methods, Algorithms and Scientific Application
    Computational Biology
    Computational Combustion
    Computational Chemistry
    Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Computational Physics
    Computational Geometry
    Computational Mathematics
    Computational Mechanics
    Computational Electro-magnetics
    Numerical Methods and Algorithms
  2. Track: High Performance Computing and Networks Parallel and Distributed Computing
    Cluster Computing
    Cloud Computing
    Autonomic Computing
    P2P Computing
    Mobile Computing
    Grid and Semantic Grid Computing
    Workflow Design and Practice
    Computer and Network Architecture
  3. Track: Geometric Modelling, Graphics and Visualization
    Scientific Visualization
    Computer Graphics
    Geometric Modelling
    Pattern Recognition
    Image Processing
    Web3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  4. Track: Advanced and Emerging Applications
    Biometric Modelling
    Environmental, Climate and Weather Modelling
    Geology and Geophysics
    Nuclear Physics
    Financial and Economical Modelling
    Computational Journalism
    Geographical Information Systems
  5. Track: Information Systems and Technologies
    Information Retrieval
    Scientific Databases
    Security Engineering
    Risk Analysis
    Reliability Engineering
    Software Engineering
    Data Mining
    Artificial Intelligence
    Machine Learning
    Learning Technologies
    Web Based Computing
    Web 2.0

2–4 September 2020 ANNPR 2020

ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland

The workshop will act as a major forum for international researchers and practitioners working in all areas of neural network- and machine learning-based pattern recognition to present and discuss the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. ANNPR is the biannual workshop organized by the Technical Committe 3 (IAPR TC3) on Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The Zuerich region is the hub of the digital economy in Switzerland, hosting companies like Google, NVIDIA, IBM and Facebook with a high natural affinity to neural networks and pattern recognition. It is also host to world famous universities such as ETH Zuerich and University of Zurich UZH, as well as to several universities of applied sciences including ZHAW. The Swiss AI Institute IDSIA in Lugano, as well as the Swiss Data Science Center SDSC by ETH Zuerich and EPFL Lausanne complete the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning landscape in the region.

Among the previous editions of the workshop were ANNPR 2018 (Siena, Italy), ANNPR 2016 (Ulm, Germany), ANNPR 2014 (Montreal, Canada), ANNPR 2012 (Trento, Italy), ANNPR 2010 (Cairo, Egypt), ANNPR 2008 (Paris, France) and ANNPR 2006 (Ulm, Germany).


ANNPR 2020 invites papers that present original work in the areas of neural networks and machine learning oriented to pattern recognition, focusing on their algorithmic, theoretical, and applied aspects. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Methodological Issues:

  • Supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning
  • Deep learning & deep reinforcement learning
  • Feed-forward, recurrent, and convolutional neural networks
  • Generative models
  • Interpretability & explainability of neural networks
  • Robustness & generalization of neural networks
  • Meta-learning, Auto-ML

Applications to Pattern Recognition:

  • Image classification and segmentation
  • Object detection
  • Document analysis, e.g. handwriting recognition
  • Sensor-fusion and multi-modal processing
  • Biometrics, including speech and speaker recognition and segmentation
  • Data, text, and web mining
  • Bioinformatics and medical applications
  • Industrial applications, e.g. quality control and predictive maintenance

ANNPR 2020 is organized by the Technical Committee 3 (IAPR TC3) on Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). As such, we particularly encourage submissions that fit the Manifesto and the research directions of the TC3 (see

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