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AIMS 2018 : The 7th International Conference on AI and Mobile Services


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 21, 2018
Notification Due Apr 21, 2018
Final Version Due May 1, 2018
Categories    artificial intelligence   AI   mobile services   internet

Call For Papers

AIMS 2018 Call for Papers

The 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018)
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June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

News: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society. The integrated CFP Brochure ( has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018.

AIMS 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of AIMS papers:

- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).

AIMS 2018 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 7th edition of AIMS, to be held on June 25-June 30 2018, Seattle, USA.

Regular Theme of AIMS 2018: Mobile and AI applications

AI has revolutionized the computing paradigm in multiple domains, such as economics, finance, e-commence, etc. AI provide the abilities to link cyberspace and physical space, and social space. AI as a service will greatly reshape current technologies. Also wireless and ubiquitous connectivity have enabled mobile computing and Internet access on the go as a life-enhancing and indispensable experience of modern life. More than 50 billion devices, in more than 200 device types, will likely be connected to the Internet by 2020 as integral components of a new generation of high-value application services for consumers and enterprises. API-defined mobile services have become essential ubiquitous services consumption and delivery enablers for many industries and government organizations worldwide.

The 2018 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS) aims at providing an international forum that is dedicated to exploring different aspects of AI( from technologies to approaches and algorithms) and mobile services (from business management to computing systems, algorithms, and applications) and to promoting technological innovations in research and development of AI and mobile services, including, but not limited to, wireless & sensor networks, mobile & wearable computing, mobile enterprise & eCommerce, ubiquitous collaborative & social services, machine-to-machine & Internet-of-things clouds, cyber-physical integration, big data analytics for mobility-enabled services, and AI & machine learning theory, algorithms & applications.

AI and Mobile Services have been driving Internet innovations and transforming traditional businesses since iOS, Andriod, Windows Phone, and other mobile operating systems were introduced. We are leveraging AI and mobile platforms such as WeChat, QQ, Facebook, Twitter, and others to analyze business opportunities, play games, conduct transactions, collaborate with team members, sell products, build relationships with e-commerce partners, create friend-circles, and manage projects as well as tasks. As an open platform, The HotTopics of the 2018 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018) is created to promote real-world solutions and growing ecosystems.

AIMS 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).

The Hot Topics of AIMS 2018 invites you to submit practical innovations, solutions, and case studies which include but not limited to the following tracks.

- Social Media Services;
-Emerging Mobile Applications
-Mobile Intelligence
-Innovations of Mobile AI
-AI as a Service
- Innovations of Mobile Operating System (e.g. Android, iOS, Windows Phone).

In addition, the regular conference theme of AIMS 2018 is Mobile technology and AI applications. Topics of Interest include, not limited to:

-Deep learning
- Mobility identity & access mechanism
- AI development framework
- Context- and location-aware intelligent middleware
- Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile services
- Messaging, media streaming, and event management middleware for mobile devices
- Mobility API integration, brokerage, and management
- Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and mobile app platform
- Reliability, availability, serviceability, scalability, and disaster recovery for mobile services
- Knowledge acquisition, discovery, matching, composition, and analytics for mobile services
- Software architectures, programming framework, and operational models for mobile services
- AI development model and framework
- Neural network model
-Natural language processing
- Data management & integration for AI and mobile services
- Big data analytics for AI and mobility-enabled services
- Queries, transactions, and workflows in AI and mobile services
- Performance & capacity management for AI and mobile services
- Security & performance healthcheck for AI and mobile services
- Service catalog, SLA, and compliance management for AI and mobile services
- DevOps and operations management for AI and mobile services
- AI-enabled adaptive management for AI and mobile services

- User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and services
- Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)
- Usability of mobile applications and mobile user experience
- Mobile accessibility and assistive technologies
- User modeling and context-aware/context-sensitive interfaces
- Adaptive interfaces for mobile devices
- Emerging interaction technologies for mobile devices
- AI-promoted user interface design

-Mobile Robotics
- IoT-enabled services & industrial transformation (e.g., connected vehicles, clinical remote monitoring, assisted living, building automation, traffic management, asset management, etc.)
- IoT-enabled management of the physical world
- Innovative mobile, ubiquitous, and wearable applications
- Mobile social networking
- AI and recommendation Services
- AI and smart transportations
-AI and smart city
-AI and automatic pilot
-AI and search engine
-Ai and business intelligence
- Ubiquitous collaborative & social services
- Mobile Web
- Services based on ad hoc and sensor networks
- Community based computing
- Personal-area services and applications
- Mobile application in smart city environments
- Technologies for m-Health services and applications

- Security and privacy in AI and mobile services
- Trust models for AI and mobile services
- Localization and tracking
- Application-level energy management for AI and mobile devices
- Mobile augmented reality
- Entertainment and AI

The technical program of AIMS 2018 will include a research track, an application track, a short paper track, and a collection of special tracks. The research track will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing mobile services and AI platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing mobile and AI services models.

All topics relevant to Intelligent mobile technology and AI are of interest. AIMS 2018 will organize refereed paper reviews in 9 research areas:

AI & Wireless & sensor networks
AI & Mobile & wearable computing
AI & Mobile enterprises & eCommerce
AI as a service
AI & Ubiquitous collaborative & social services
AI & Machine-to-machine Interaction
AI & Internet-of-things & edge computing
AI & Cyber-physical integration
AI & Bigdata analytics for mobility-enabled services
AI & Mobile Health and Services

The AIMS 2018 tracks seek original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of delivering intelligent mobile services. Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field and properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SE, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including JWSR, STSC, STBD, STCC, STIOT, and IJBPIM.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all AIMS tracks will appear in the conference proceedings published by SCF. Extended versions of selected research track papers will be invited for potential publication in the Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). JWSR is indexed by SCI and EI [Link].

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 12-15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD or Latex Package ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found from conference web site.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted for each conference at SCF 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.

AIMS 2018 Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and emails addresses. In order to submit a paper, click on the link to the dedicated submission system ( submission system powered by Services.

Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
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Important Dates

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 21, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2018
Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 21, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2018
Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 21, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 25, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2018

SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner.

About the Services Society

The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. The Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on AIMS 2018, please send email to aims AT or visit

SCF As A Platform
-- 25th ICWS Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud)

Founded by Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) when he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS, was conceived and attracted more than 120 participants in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. In 2012, the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) was formally merged into ICWS. Ever since, the worldwide Services Computing community aims to combine the efforts and focus on one prime international forum for web-based services: ICWS .

In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research (Services Computing) for the whole services industry.

The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.

Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) was created in 2017 as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field.

Today, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).

SCF 2018 Highlights:

- Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.

- Brighter Future: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.

- Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services computing community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form ( to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.


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