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IDCS 2018 : The 11th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems


When Jun 1, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Where Tokyo
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2018
Notification Due Jul 31, 2018
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2018
Categories    distributed computing   internet of things   internet technologies   big data

Call For Papers

IDCS 2018: The 11th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems

Hitotsubashi Hall, National Center of Sciences Building 1F, Tokyo, JAPAN
October 10-13, 2018

Conference website
Submission link

Submission deadline June 1, 2018 (extended to June 30, 2018)

Important Dates
Conference papers submission: June 30, 2018
Notifications of paper acceptance: July 30, 2018
Registration Due: August 6-31, 2018
Camera-ready copy and copyright form: August 31, 2018
Conference dates: October 11-13, 2018

Topics: distributed computing, network management, information infrastructure

Conference Overview
Modern systems such as distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile computing, edge computing, fog computing, and cyber-physical systems are tend to complexity, elasticity, dependability, security especially when dealing with dynamics events or actions in their environments and/or Internet applications, we are not only need to keep those systems running normally, but also need them to self-adaptive many of changes. On the other hand, the development of the Internet is very high rapid, and the Internet has already entered the 5G era. The Internet as society infrastructure and the widespread use of mobile edge, wireless wearable devices or IoT sensors have laid the foundation for the emergence of innovative network applications and transportation and logistics. Under the influence of these most advanced technologies, human production and life are gradually changing. The academic and industrial worlds are constantly developing and innovating in areas such as mechanical learning, artificial intelligence, and media stream processing. These technologies not only enrich and improve the quality of life of modern people, but also in the process of integration in many fields, the huge amount of data processing, and the integration of the digital world with the physical environment make humans also constructive development in biological, agricultural, and policy.

This conference desired to look for inspiration in diverse areas (e.g., infrastructure & system design, software development, big data, control theory, artificial intelligence, IoT, self-adaptation, emerging models, paradigms, applications and technologies related to Internet-based distributed systems) to develop new ways to design and mange such complex and adaptive computation resources.

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers
Up to 12 pages regular manuscripts prepared in the standard Springer LNCS proceedings paper template. Submitted papers should present original results of theoretical or practical research applied to practical engineering problems. Papers submitted for presentation at the IDCS2018 Conference will be peer‐reviewed.

Selected papers will be invited for possible publication in International Journals. Best paper and best student paper will be chosen in our conferences, and the first author will receive the certificate and pretty gift at the IDCS2018.

Short Papers
Up to 8 pages manuscripts prepared in the standard Springer LNCS proceedings paper template. Submitted papers should present original results of theoretical or practical research applied to practical engineering problems. Short papers submitted for presentation at the IDCS2018 Conference will be peer‐reviewed.

From 2 to 4 pages manuscripts prepared in the standard Springer LNCS proceedings paper template. Submitted papers should present original results of theoretical or practical research applied to practical engineering problems.

List of Topics
Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Edge Computing, Fog Computing, Internet Applications, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Transportation and Logistics.

The topics of interest are organized into five major tracks:

Topic 1:
Distributed computing technologies

- Middleware for Distributed systems, cloud, mobile edge, and IoT

- Networked Sensing and Control

- Domain-specific language

- Theory and practice of Architectures

- Big data

- Self-* systems

- Mobile agents

- IoT sensors

- Environmental Sensing Applications

Topic 2:
Internet and Web Technologies

- Embedded Software for Sensor Networks

- Body Sensor Networks

- Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

- Internet and Protocols

- Software-defined Networking

- Modeling and Evaluation of Internet-based Systems

- Internet Quality of Service

- Real-time Multimedia Communication Systems

- Web services

- Image Processing

- Social Networks

Topic 3:
Network Operations & Management

- Energy Efficiency in Large-scale Distributed Systems

- Security of Network-based Systems

- Network-based Applications (VoIP, Streaming)

- Network Traffic Engineering

- Tools and Techniques for Network Measurements

- Management of Extreme-scale Systems

- Transportation and Logistics

Topic 4:

Information Infrastructure

- Next Generation Content Delivery Network

- Biological systems

- Grid, Cloud, and P2P Computing

- Distributed Computing Applications

- Mechanical Learning

- Artificial Intelligence

- Autonomic Computing

- Cognitive Networks

- Computational Economy for Distributed Systems

- Collaborative Technology and Applications

Topic 5:

Resilience, Fault tolerance, and Availability

- Fault Tolerant and Self-managing Distributed Systems

- Dependability and Dependable Systems

- Computing Models for Resilient Distributed Systems

- Principles for Resilient Software Architecture

- Availability Design

- Security

Organizing committee
Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Jason J. Jung, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Jingtao Sun, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Program Chairs
Bahman Javadi, Western Sydney University, Australia
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
Lei Zhong, Toyoda InfoTechnology Center, Japan
Sisi Duan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Markus Ullrich, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germany
Local Arrangement Chair
Jingtao Sun, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Web Chair
Mingkang Chen, Central China Normal University, China
Publicity and Industry Chair
Antonio Guerrieri, University of Calabria, Italy
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra, Australia
Qiang Wang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
PhD Workshop Chair
Kazushige Saga, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Steering Committee - IDCS Series
Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Dimitrios Georgakopolous, RMIT University, Australia
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra, Australia
Yang Xiang, Swinburne University, Australia
Program Committee
Abdelkarim Erradi, Qatar University
Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna
Andrea Vinci, ICAR CNR
Antonio Guerrieri, ICAR-CNR
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology
Bahman Javadi, Western Sydney University
Bin Guo, Institut Telecom SudParis
Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR
Claudio De Farias, PPGI-IM/NCE-UFRJ
Claudio Savaglio, Università della Calabria
Dimitrios, University of Thessaly
George Pallis, University of Cyprus
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
Gianluca Aloi, University of Calabria
Giorgio Terracina, Universita' della Calabria
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading
Hu Xiaoya, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jason Jung, Chung-Ang University
Jie Mei, Wuhan University of Technology
Lei Zhong, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
Marcin Paprzycki, IBS PAN and WSM
Markus Ullrich, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited
Norihiko Yoshida, Saitama University
Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria
Pasquale Pace, University of Calabria
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, King Abdul Aziz University
Ruppa Thulasiram,University of Manitoba
Sergio Ochoa, University of Chile
Sisi Duan, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Sun Jingtao, National Institute of Informatics
Valeria Loscri, INRIA
Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology
Xinqing Yan, NCWU
Xiuwen Fu, Wuhan University of Technology
Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology

Invited Speakers
1.Dr.Takefusa Atsuko (Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics & the Department of Informatics of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Associate Professor) will give us a talk about "Inter-cloud computing over academic and public clouds". She is also an expert in parallel and distributed computing including Grid, Cloud and HPC.

2.Dr.Renato J. Figueiredo (the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Florida, US) will give us a talk about "Interconnecting the Edge with Software-defined Overlay Virtual Private Networks". His research interests are in the areas of virtualization, distributed systems, overlay and software-defined networks, cloud and edge computing, and their applications in support of computational science in domains including lake ecology, bio-diversity, and smart and connected communities. Dr. Figueiredo’s research team leads the IPOP (IP-over-P2P) open-source overlay virtual network project.

3.Dr.Giancarlo Fortino (the Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy) will give us a talk about "Towards Opportunistic IoT Services: A Novel Paradigm for Engineering the Next-generation IoT Systems". He is also an expert in agent-based computing, body area networks, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks and Internet of Things technology. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and currently is the vice coordinator and STPM of the EU-funded H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored over 350 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired more the 85 Int'l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized more than 35 special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of over 400 conferences. He is in the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy (, with h-index=34 and 4200+ citations according to GS.

The conference proceedings will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). All contributions will also be electronically available through Springer Link Database and will be indexed through ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), EI, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, DBLP, and Google scholar. Authors of selected conference papers will be invited to submit an extended paper to Special Issues that will be organized in reputed journals (SCI-indexed).

Special Issue on Emerging Edge-of-Things Computing for Smart Cities: Recent Advances and Future Trends, Informatics and Computer Science Intelligent Systems Applications, Open Access
International Journal Information Sciences, Elsevier
Impact Factor: 4.832
Symmetry: Special Issue "Symmetry and Asymmetry Applications for Internet of Things Security and Privacy" , Open Access
International Journal of Symmetry​
Impact Factor: 1.457
Sensors: Special Issue "Threat Identification and Defence for Internet-of-Things", Open Access
International Journal of Sensors​
Impact Factor: 2.677
Special Issue on Recent Advances in Internet-of-Things Attacks and Defences, Open Access
Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA), Elsevier
Impact Factor: 1.168

As Japan's only general academic research institution, National Institute of Informatics (NII) promotes the creation of a state-of-the-art academic-information infrastructure that is essential to research and education within the broader academic community, with a focus on partnerships and other joint efforts with universities and research institutions throughout Japan.

The IDCS2018 will be held at the Hitotsubashi Hall in the center of Tokyo, which is in the same building as the NII. The traffic around NII is very convenient.

You can by Trains (Subways) as follows:
1. Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Toei Mita Line / Toei Shinjuku Line
2. Toyko Metro Tozai Line"TAKEBASHI" Exit 1b
3-5 minutes walk from the stations

You also can walk to the Imperial Palace, Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Budokan Hall and many other famous attractions in 5-15 minutes.

During the conference, we arranged for participating professors, scientists and students to attend a banquet at the Gakushi kaikan (the birthplace of the University of Tokyo). The elegant piano accompaniment will promote the atmosphere of our discussions.

Conference Series
IDCS'18 is the 11th edition of a successful conference series.
* IDCS'08, Khulna, Bangladesh
* IDCS'09, Jeju Island, Korea
* IDCS'10, Melbourne, Australia
* IDCS'11, Melbourne, Australia
* IDCS'12, Wu Yi Shan, China
* IDCS'13, Hangzhou, China
* IDCS’14, Calabria, Italy
* IDCS'15, Windsor, UK
* IDCS’16, Wuhan, China
* IDCS’17, Mana Island, Fiji

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia,

Jingtao Sun, National Institute of Informatics, Japan,

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