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ANT 2013 : The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013)


When Jun 25, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
Where Halifax, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 28, 2013
Notification Due Mar 15, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 5, 2013

Call For Papers

-------------- Call for Papers ----------------------

The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013)

25-28 June, 2013

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Conference Website:




- Full Paper Submission: Jan 28, 2013 (Extended)
- Acceptance Notification: Mar 15, 2013 (Updated)
- Graduate Symposium Abstract: March 8, 2013
- Camera-Ready Submission: March 15, 2013

ANT-2013 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP ( Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer
- Journal of Computer and System Sciences, by Elsevier
- Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer
- The Computer Journal, by Oxford

ANT 2013 will be held in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is located on the far eastern coast of Canada and is approximately a 6-hour flight from London, UK and a 2-hour flight from Toronto, Ontario. Halifax is a vibrant and modern city which is home to multiple academic institutions and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment from whale watching to Jazz festivals to world-class cuisine. Halifax is also home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which contains the world largest collection of Titanic artifacts. Nova Scotia is a picturesque province with many National and Provincial parks, and as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, has the highest tides in the world.

ANT-2013 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT,

Conference Tracks:


- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
- Automatic Networks and Communications
- Cloud Computing
- Data Management
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
- Multimedia and Social Computing
- Multimodal Interfaces
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Systems Software Engineering
- Vehicular Networks and Applications
- General Track


General Chairs
Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs
Karim Djouani, South African Institute of Technology, South Africa
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Advisory Committee
Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Workshops Chairs
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium
Weiwei Fang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Program vice Chairs
Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer-Institut for Computer Graphics IGD, Germany
Senol Erdogan, Maltepe University, Turkey
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Irena Mlynkova, Charles University, Czech Republic
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Jiang Li, Howard University, USA
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Davy Janssens, Hasselt University, Belgium

Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium

Tom Bellemans, Hasselt University, Belgium

Keivan Kian-Mehr, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Mohsen Afsharchi, University of Zanjan, Iran
Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
Walid Chainbi, University of Sousse, Tunis
Nauman Aslam, Northumbria University, UK
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada
Bharat Jayaraman, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
Jayaraj Poroor, Amrita University, India
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Lyes Khoukhi, University of Troy, France
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Navonil Mustafee, Swansea University, UK

International Journals Chairs
Jing He, Victoria University, Australia
Jian Yu, Swinburne University, Australia

Local Arrangement Chairs
Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada
Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Ramiro Liscano, University of Ontario, Canada
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada

Publicity Chairs
Agustinus Waluyo, Monash University, Australia
Muhammad Imran, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Wael M El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

International Liaison Chairs
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Adnan Al-Anbuky, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Steering Committee
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia
Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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