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When Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
Where Beirut, Lebanon
Submission Deadline Sep 29, 2019
Notification Due Oct 21, 2019
Final Version Due Oct 28, 2019
Categories    artificial intelligence   data science   big data   cybersecurity

Call For Papers

Inspired by the success of the first 1st edition of International Conference on Big Data and Cybersecurity Intelligence (BDSCIntell'2018), we are pleased to announce the second edition of BDCSIntell’2019 which will be hosted in Beirut, Lebanon on 12-14 December. The conference is organized by Lebanese University, Lebanon and Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Université Paris-Saclay (UVSQ), France.

BDCSIntell’2019 is a pioneering conference in Lebanon aiming at accelerating research and innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Cybersecurity. The main theme of this edition is to enhance awareness of the revolutionary changes and challenges that have been leading by cutting-edge technologies, mainly the AI, data science, and internet of things (IoT). Since AI is driving a new wave of smart solutions for industries of all scales, BDCSIntell’2019 will give a special focus on how artificial intelligence will bring changes in industries and its social, economic, and ethical impacts.

BDSCIntell'2019 brings experts from all the key areas and also related areas such as Internet Of Things (IoT) areas and provide them an opportunity to share their innovations for designing and developing next-generation smart and secured solutions. It offers extensive opportunities for the researcher to present their scientific contributions to renowned scientists from all over the world. The industry experts in Lebanon will receive a unique opportunity to learn about the applicability and impact of next-generation technologies used in various fields such as banks, telecommunication, government, etc.

BDCSIntell’2019 will assemble a line of renowned speakers who will deliver their innovative thoughts to tackle challenges and build a better world by leveraging the power of advanced technologies.

** Topics of Interest **

The research track of BDCSIntell’2019 conference covers topics both in Big Data and Cyber-Security. The industry track focuses on the same topics and values, the same rigor as the research track. What sets the industry track apart is that its realism over novelty and impact. Ideally, they should be evaluated on the real-world use case, industrial data and discuss challenges, and advancement compared to existing industry best practice.

From a general point of view, the topics of interest include systems, proposals, and solutions dealing with the recurring Big Data challenges, Cyber-Security pitfalls, and enhancements. In a more elaborate way, the topics include, but are not limited to:

Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

– Foundation of Big Data
– Algorithms, models, and tools for data processing
– Big Data Management and Governance
– Search and visualization of Big Data
– Information retrieval Techniques for querying Big Data
– Massive Scale Data Mining
– Semantic-based mining of Big Data
– Scalable machine learning for Data Intelligence
– Deep learning for Data Intelligence
– Statistical techniques for data analysis
– Methods of Graph Analysis
– Real-time big data analysis
– Computer vision
– Expert System
– Robotics
– Natural Language Processing
– Cloud-based infrastructure for Big Data applications


– Threat models and attacker strategies of cyberwarfare
– Models of cyber terrorism
– Malware analytics
– Cyber forensics and threat intelligence
– Information security intelligence
– Intrusion detection and visualization
– Detecting security threats in social networks
– Algorithms and models for information and network security
– Monitoring and real-time cyber supervision
– Privacy policies
– Data Protection System
– Distributed access control
– Reliable security infrastructure
– Big Data architecture for cybersecurity
– Deep learning for cybersecurity
– Security and information assurance for Big Data
– Security, privacy and legal issues specific to big data

Big Data and Cyber-Security Industrial Applications/Use-cases

– Telecommunication
– Banking and Finance
– Smart City
– Public Services
– Healthcare
– Environment
– National Security/ Defense Industry
– Energy
– Oil & Gas Mining
– Etc.

************* Guidelines and Submission Information ********

Language: English.

Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style.
Page limit: Up to 8 pages for peer review.
File format: Limit the size of a single PDF file to be 6 MB.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with the confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings indexed in DBLP.

********************Key Dates*************************************

Full paper submission: 29/09/2019
Poster submission: 06/11/2019
Notification to authors: 21/11/2019.
Camera-ready papers due: 28/11/2019.
Conference date: December 12-14, 2019.
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**********************Steering Committee*************************
Yehia Taher (UVSQ, France)
Mohamed Dbouk (LU, Lebanon)
Salim Hariri (UA, USA)
Mike P. Papazoglou (UvT, Netherlands)
Mohand-Said Hacid (UCBL, France)
Athman Bouguettaya (The University of Sydney, France)
Nashat Mansour (LAU, Lebanon)
Salima Benbernou (UPD, France)

********************* General Conference Chair **************************
Yehia Taher (UVSQ, France)
Mohamed Dbouk (LU, Lebanon)

********************* Technical Program Chairs **************************

Karine Zeitouni (UVSQ, France)

********************* Track Chair **************************
Zoubida Kedad (UVSQ, France)
Cihan Tunc (UA, USA)

******************* Proceeding Chairs **************************
Béatrice Finance (UVSQ, France)
Marie-Rita Hojeij (USEK, Lebanon)

******************* Organizing Committee **************************
Bassem Haidar (LU, Lebanon)

******************* Finance Chairs **************************
Ali Jaber (LU, Lebanon)

******************* Publicity Chairs **************************
Nadine Abbas (AUB, Lebanon)
Tilda Akiki (USEK, Lebanon)

******************* Web Chairs **************************
Mohammed AlShaer (LU, Lebanon/UCBL, France)

*****************Program Committee************************

Samir Amir (PressInov, France)
Mohammad AlShaer (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France)
Salima Benbernou (Paris Descartes, France)
Amal Elgamal (Cairo University, Egypt)
Ahmad Fadlallah (Lebanese University, Lebanon)
Walid Gaaloul (Télécom SudParis, France)
Beatrice Finance (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
Rafiqul Haque (Cognitus, France)
Ali Masri (Cognitus, France)
Raef Moushiemesh (Cognitus, France)
Ihab Sbeity (Lebanese University, Lebanon)
Yehia Taher (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France)
Ahmad Karawash (OCAD University, Canada)
Rami Tawil (Lebanese University, Lebanon)
Abdallah Makhoul (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
Shazzad Hosain (NSU, Bangladesh)

To be announced more.

**Questions and further information **

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