CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems (FedCSIS’2021)

online, 2-5 September, 2021

Strict submission deadline: June 14th, 2021, 23:59 UCT (no extensions)

(FedCSIS IEEE conference number: #52320, ranked B in CORE)

 
 
********************** COVID-19 Information ******************
 
While we have planned the 2021 conference to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, slow progress in fighting the global pandemic has forced us to switch to the fully online mode. Therefore, we plan to organize FedCSIS 2022 in Sofia, and hope that by that time COVID will be over, and we will be able to meet in person.
 
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The FedCSIS 2021 Federated Conference invites submissions of POSITION PAPERS to its respective events. Position papers must not exceed 8 pages and they should relate to an ongoing research or experience. Position papers will be presented by the authors alongside regular papers. Position papers may be also submitted as DEMO PAPERS and presented as demonstrations of software tools and products. They should describe non-for-profit software tools in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version. 
 
We invite TWO TYPES OF POSITION PAPERS:
 
- EMERGING RESEARCH PAPERS present preliminary research results from work-in-progress based on sound scientific approach but presenting work not completely validated as yet. They must describe precisely the research problem and its rationale. They must also define the intended future work including the expected benefits from solution to the tackled problem.
 
- CHALLENGE PAPERS propose and describe research challenges in theory or practice of computer science and information systems. The papers in this category must be based on deep understanding of existing research or industrial problems and should be defining new promising research directions.

FedCSIS TRACKS AND TECHNICAL SESSIONS

The FedCSIS 2021 consists of five conference Tracks, hosting Technical Sessions, and a Doctoral Symposium: 
 
Track 1: Advanced Artificial Intelligence in Applications (16th Symposium AAIA'21)
        *Computational Optimization (14th Workshop WCO'21)
 
Track 2: Computer Science & Systems (CSS'21)
        * Actors, Agents, Assistants, Avatars (1st Workshop 4A'21)
        * Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (14th Workshop CANA'21)
        * Multimedia Applications and Processing (14th International Symposium MMAP'21)
        * Scalable Computing (12th Workshop WSC'21)
 
Track 3: Network Systems and Applications (NSA'21)
        * Internet of Things - Enablers, Challenges and Applications (5th Workshop IoT-ECAW'21)
        * Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust (2nd International Forum NEMESIS'21)
 
Track 4: Advances in Information Systems and Technologies (AIST'21)
        * Data Science in Health, Ecology and Commerce (3rd Special Session DSH'21)
        * Information Systems Management (16th Conference ISM'21)
        * Knowledge Acquisition and Management (27th Conference KAM'21)
 
Track 5: Software, System and Service Engineering (S3E'21)
        * Cyber-Physical Systems (8th Workshop IWCPS-8)
        * Software Engineering (41th IEEE Workshop SEW-41)
        * Advances in Programming Languages (8th Workshop WAPL'21)
 
Recent Advances in Information Technology (7th Doctoral Symposium DS–RAIT'21)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

* David Bader
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Keynote title: Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics
 
* Rajkumar Buyya, 
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab, The University of Melbourne, Australia; and CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Keynote title: Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing
 
* Hristo Djidjev
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Keynote title: Using quantum annealing for discrete optimization
 
* Moshe Y. Vardi
Rice University
Keynote title: Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience

ZDZISŁAW PAWLAK BEST PAPER AWARD

The Professor Zdzisław Pawlak Awards are given in the following categories: 
 
Best Paper Award (€600)
Young Researcher Paper Award (€400)
Industry Cooperation Award (€400)
International Cooperation Award (€400)
 
All papers accepted to FedCSIS are eligible to be considered as the award winners. 
 
This award will be awarded independently from awards given by individual FedCSIS events (Tracks and/or Technical Sessions). 
 
Past Award winners can be found here: https://fedcsis.org/2021/zp_award
 

POSITION PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Position papers will be published as a Volume of the Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems series (https://annals-csis.org/), with an ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers. The papers will be submitted for indexing to DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar (see, also: https://annals-csis.org/indexation). The Annals-CSIS volume will NOT be placed in the IEEE Digital Library and will NOT be submitted to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science. 
 
Authors should submit a position paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference website ought to be used for all submitted papers. The required submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check, and carefully follow, the instructions and templates provided. Papers that are out of the conference scope of the selected event, or that contain any form of (self)plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. All position papers will be refereed before inclusion in the conference program.

IMPORTANT DATES

+ Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
+ Author notification: July 5, 2021
+ Final paper submission and registration: July 26, 2021
+ Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki
 
CONTACT FedCSIS AT: secretariat@fedcsis.org
 

ABOUT FedCSIS Conference Series

FedCSIS is an annual international conference, this year organized jointly by the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI), IEEE Poland Section Computer Society Chapter and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The mission of the FedCSIS Conference Series is to provide a highly acclaimed forum in computer science and information systems. We invite researchers from around the world to contribute their research results and participate in Technical Sessions focused on their scientific and professional interests in computer science and information systems.
 

Important dates

Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 24, 2021
Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
Author notification: July 5, 2021
Final paper submission, registration: July 26, 2021
Payment: August 19, 2021
Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

FedCSIS 2021 is organized by