Special Sessions/Workshops

The 9th International Workshop on Intelligent Computational Science (ICS 2018)

In conjunction with IEEE/ACIS ICIS 2018 http://www.acisinternational.org/icis2018/)
Singapore, June 6-8, 2018

Intelligent computational science is becoming a hot research topic in recent years. It is a comprehensive application-oriented discipline. Its goal is to deal with massive and complex information, develop new and advanced theories and technologies. Artificial Intelligence technologies are usually used in the computational science area to make computer systems more intelligently process information. The research of intelligent computational science covers fundamental theories, application-oriented theories, key technologies and applications at multiple levels. This research not only has the high theoretical research value but also is of great importance for the infrastructures of the economy.


This workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest research findings in any aspects of intelligent computational science. We especially encourage papers on Big Data, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Grid, Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing etc. We also welcome papers that highlight successful modern applications of intelligent computational science, such as e-Service, e-Learning, Business Intelligence. ICS 2018 attempts to meet the needs of a large and diverse community. The topics include, but not limit to:

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: March 8, 2018
Acceptance Notification: March 24, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers & Registration: April 8, 2018

All the submitted papers should be in English, using the IEEE two-column template, include all tables, figures and references (See http://www.acisinternational.org/icis2018/). All papers must be submitted electronically in WORD or PDF format and be mailed to address: shangwenqian@163.com with the subject of “ICS 2018 Submission”.
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All accepted workshop papers will be included in the ICIS Proceedings if they have paid for registration fee, which will be indexed by EI. Excellent papers will be recommended for publication in SCI-indexed journals.

Workshop Co-Chairs
Yongbin Wang, School of Computer Science, Communication University of China, Beijing, 100024, China, Email: ybwang@cuc.edu.cn

Wenqian Shang, School of Computer Science, Communication University of China, Beijing, 100024, China, Email: shangwenqian@163.com


Special Session 1: Intelligent Computing and Systems

Overview and Scope

As intelligence becomes one emerging key feature for diverse computing systems increasingly, the research interesting on intelligent computing and systems have raised more and more, from the theoretical exploration to industrial practices. This session aims to bring together scientists, researchers, and industrial engineers to discuss and exchange the experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress and case studies on intelligent computing theories and design mechanisms for diverse intelligent systems. The topics of relevance for the special session papers include but not limited to the following:


Prof. Kailong Zhang, School of Computer Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710129, Email: kl.zhang@nwpu.edu.cn

Prof. Zongtao Duan, School of Information Engineering, Chang’an University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710064, Email: ztduan@chd.edu.cn


Special Session 2: Human-Centric Robotics: AI Technologies, Interfaces and Interaction

Overview and Scope
Human-centric Robotics is an active research area in robotics to develop enabling technologies and architecture for user to easily programme, operate and collaborate with robots in performing a task intuitively and effectively. The goal is to improve work efficiency by reducing programming and operation time required in the current practice. The topics of relevance for the special session papers include but not limited to the following:

Qinyuan Ren received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Control Science, Zhejiang University, China, in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University.  He is the IEEE Senior Member and his research interests lie in the fields of robotics, intelligent control, nonlinear and robust control, motion control and neurobiology.
Address:  410, National Industry Control Engineering Research Centers
College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University38 Zheda Road , Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310027. Email: qinyuan@ieee.org

Yan Wu received the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2007, and the PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, in 2013. In Aug 2012, he joined both the Institute of Child Health, University College London as an Honorary Research Associate and NHS Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children as a Research Fellow. Since Dec 2013, he has been with the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, where he serves as a Research Scientist. His research interests include service and assistive robotics, robot learning by demonstration, human-robot interaction and machine learning.
Address:  Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR 1 Fusionopolis Way, #21-01 Connexis, Singapore 138632 Email: wuy@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Dimitri Ognibene joined University of Essex as a Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in October 2017. He was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship- COFUND at UPF prior to this. Dimitri obtained his PhD in Robotics from the University of Genoa and is Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Robotics Research in King's College London. He was previously Research Associate at the Personal Robotics Laboratory in Imperial College London and at Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies of the Italian Research Council. Dr Ognibene has also been Visiting Researcher at Bounded Resource Reasoning Laboratory in UMass, Amherst (US) and at University of Reykjavik (Iceland). Dr Ognibene’s research has centred on methods and principles for adaptive and proactive management of computational and sensorimotor resources in biological and artificial autonomous systems, which can be seen as an operational definition of the concept of attention in cognitive science. Dr Ognibene is Associate Editor of Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, and has been part of the Program Committee of several conferences and symposiums.

Address: Departament de Tecnologies de la Informacio i les Comunicacions, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona, Spain Email: dimitri.ognibene@essex.ac.uk

Special Session 3: Control and Intelligent Systems in Industry and Manufacturing

Overview and Scope
Globalization of market and increasing competition bring wider use of high technology in industry and manufacturing. Especially, new theories and methods of control and artificial intelligence are playing a big role in the optimization and the achievement of high efficiency in industry and manufacturing. Applying advanced theories, methods and systems to propel the development of industry and the manufacturing of new products is the mission of our time, whereas real-world experience from practitioners helps development of better theories and methods. Therefore, this special session aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners from the industry to share their ideas and experience. The topics of this session include but are not limited to:


Dr. Wei Weng, Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Kitakyushu 808-0135, Japan, Email: wengwei@toki.waseda.jp


Special Session 4: Internet-of-Things Theory and Applications

Overview and Scope

The rapid development and penetration of sensors, wired/wireless networks and embedded systems have been enabling sensing, predicting and controlling of physical world with information and communication technologies. Almost every business process can be improved with the Internet-of-Things technologies, and many industries reform their business models and processes along the Internet-of-Things paradigm. Therefore, this special session aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners from both the academia and industry to share their new ideas and experience in Inter-of-Things technologies.
Possible special session topics include, but are not limited to:
Key technologies: embedded Systems, cloud computing, industrial communication, software defined network;
Applications: Internet-of-Vehicles, smart healthcare, smart city, industry 4.0; Data sharing and acceptance of IoT Systems: Data security, authentication and authorization, and privacy protection; data analysis, fusion and sharing technologies; Next generation Internet development of IoT: the characteristics of IPv6 technology innovation and application.

Dr. Xuhui Chen, Professor, School of Computer information and Engineering, Xiamen University of Technology , 600 Ligong Road, Xiamen, China, Email: xhchen@xmut.edu.cn
Dr. Muhammad Irfan Khattak, Assistant Professor, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar (Kohat Campus), Loubourough University, UK


Special Session 5: Cloud-based Applications and Cloud Security

Overview and Scope
Cloud computing offers powerful data storage and large-scale processing capabilities for users with the help from third-party centers. However, when user data are hosted on public cloud centers, the owner would lose the ability to physical access and control these data. Thus, cloud computing raises many security and privacy concerns to users in some fields including data confidentiality, integrity, security, availability, access control, and secure computing. This session aims to solicit the latest advances in securing cloud computing and applications from both industry and academic researchers.
Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following aspects:

Yong Ding received his PhD in Cryptography from the School of Communication Engineering, Xidian University, China, in 2005. He is currently a Professor at School of Computer Science and Information Security, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China. He was a research fellow of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong from April, 2008 to September, 2009. His research interests include cryptography and information security.
Address: Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Jinji Road #1, Guilin 541004, China. Email: stone_dingy@126.com
Hongwei Li received the M.S. degree in computer application from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in computer software and theory from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China, in 2008. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently a Professor with UESTC. His research interests include cryptography and the secure smart grid. He is a member of the China Computer Federation and a member of the China Association for Cryptologic Research.
Address: School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. Email: hongweili@uestc.edu.cn
Zhangjie Fu received his PhD in computer science from the College of Computer, Hunan University, China, in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor at School of Computer and Software, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. He was a research fellow of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo from March, 2015 to March, 2016. His research interests include Cloud Security, Outsourcing Security, Digital Forensics, Network and Information Security. His research has been supported by NSFC, PAPD, and GYHY.
Address: Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Ningliu Road #219, Nanjing 210044, China. Email: fzj@nuist.edu.cn