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ANT 2017 : The 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies


When May 16, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Where Madeira Portugal
Submission Deadline Dec 22, 2016
Notification Due Feb 13, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 13, 2017

Call For Papers

The 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2017)
Madeira, Portugal
May 16-19, 2017

Conference Website:

*Important Dates
- Workshops Proposal Due: November 1, 2016
- Paper Submission Due: December 22, 2016
- Acceptance Notification: February 13, 2017
- Camera-Ready Submission: March 13, 2017

ANT 2017 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (IF: 0.835), by Springer (
- Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 2.430), by Elsevier (
- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 1.547), by IEEE (
- Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (IF: 1.498), by Springer (

ANT 2017 will be held in Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago. Madeira is a popular year-round tourist destination, known for its remarkable mountainous scenery and mild year-long climate. Although, Madeira is part of Europe it is approximately 1,000 km from the continent while being only 520 km from the coast of Africa. It is about an hour and a half flight from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Funchal, the picturesque capital of Madeira, is situated on the south coast of the island and one of Atlantic Oceans most popular cruise ship ports. Madeira is a scenic island with many unique destinations such as the Laurisilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

ANT-2017 will be held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT,

Conference Tracks
- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
- Automatic Networks and Communications
- Big Data and Analytics
- Cloud Computing
- Context-awareness and Multimodal Interfaces
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Internet of Things
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
- Multimedia and Social Computing
- Real-time Big Data Stream Mining Architecture
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change Management
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Systems Software Engineering
- Vehicular Networks and Applications
- General Track

General Chairs
Atta Baddi, University of Reading, UK
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB Ð Hasselt University, Belgium
Nuno Varandas, IPN Coimbra, Portugal

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

Workshops Chair
Stephane Galland, UTBM, France Program

Vice Chairs
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, UK
Kechar Bouabdellah, Oran University, Algeria
Samia Bouzefrane,CEDRIC Lab Conservatoire National des Arts et MŽtiers, France
Lars Braubach, Hamburg University, Germany
Amine Dhraief, Manouba University, Tunisia
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, England
Chaudhary Muhammad Imran, KSU, Saudi Arabia
Nafaa Jabeur, GU Tech, Oman
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Luk Knapen, IMOB Ð Hasselt University, Belgium
Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
Nils Masuch, DAI Ð TU Berlin, Germany
Ana C. R. Paiva, University of Porto, Portugal
Francesco Pilla, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, University of Paris 1, France
Lo'ai Tawalbeh, Umm AlQura University, KSA
Yves Vanrompay, Hasselt University, Belgium

International Journals Chair
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, UK

Publicity Chairs
Rui Din’s, Instituto de Telecomunica›es, FCT-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal
Sarmad Ullah Khan, CECOS University, Pakistan
Josep Maria Salanova, CERT, Greece

International Liaison Chairs
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Paul Davidsson, Malmo University, Sweden
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Technical Program Committee

Steering Committee Chair and Founder of ANT
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

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