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ANT 2018 : The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2018)


When May 8, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Where Porto
Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Notification Due Feb 5, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 5, 2018

Call For Papers

The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2018)
Porto, Portugal

May 8-11, 2018

Conference Website:

*Important Dates

- Workshops Proposals Due: November 30, 2017

- Paper Submission Due: December 15, 2017

- Acceptance Notification: February 5, 2018

- Camera-Ready Submission: March 5, 2018

ANT 2018 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 (

- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 1.547), by IEEE (

ANT 2018 will be held in Porto, Portugal. Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Porto is also called the Invicta because during the 19th century Portuguese civil war, the city withstood a siege of over a year.The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 2.1 million in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. It is recognized as a gamma- level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group, the only Portuguese city besides Lisbon to be recognised as a global city.

Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine. In 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency.ANT 2018 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-2018 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT,

Conference Tracks


- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications

- Big Data and Analytics

- Cloud Computing
- Context-awareness and Multimodal Interfaces

- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Human Computer Interaction

- 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

Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs

Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB Ð Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair,
Jo‹o Carlos Pascoal Faria, Porto University, Portugal

Workshops Chair

Stephane Galland, UTBM, France Program

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

International Journals Chair

Javier Jesus Sanchez Medina, ULPGC, Spain

Vice Chars
Boulmakoul Azedine, Hassan II University, Morocco
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Kechar Bouabdellah, Oran University, Algeria
Samia Bouzefrane, CEDRIC Lab, France
Lars Braubach, Hamburg University, Germany
Martine Collard, University of the French West Indies, France
Amine Dhraief, Manouba University, Tunisia
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France
Etienne Alain Feukeu, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, England
Luk Knapen, Hasselt University Belgium
Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Ahmed Nait Sidi Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Francesco Pilla, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Cristina Seceleanu, MŠlardalen University, VŠsterŒs, Sweden
Khaled Shaaban, Qatar University, Qatar
Yves Vanrompay, Hasselt University, Belgium
Yun Zhou, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Publicity Chairs

Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University

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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