SITIS 2016 – The 12th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

SITIS 2016- The 12th International Conference on Signal Image

EU-GCC 2016

First EU-GCC workshop on computational modelling of complex energy- and environment-related systems
November 28 - December 1, 2016 - Naples, Italy

Scope of the Workshop
Preparing for the post-oil era, GCC and EU countries are now developing advanced infrastructures to manage environment and energy challenges. Indeed, managing energy, water and waste efficiently requires computational modelling of complex phenomena like the green house effect, coastal algal blooming, water recharge and water decontamination.
Applying computational models to the analysis and control of real systems requires best practices for handling large-scale sensor and metering data flows to ensure collected data timeliness, trustworthiness and integrity. Also, human impact needs to be represented and taken into account. In the European Union, these research questions are being addressed by specific calls for proposals within the H2020 framework program. In the GCC area, they are targeted by national and regional research strategies.
The first EU-GCC workshop on computational modelling of cyber-physical energy and environment complex systems aims at presenting new research on modelling, model-based analysis and control of complex cyber-physical systems carried out in the EU and in the GCC area. It will provide a unique forum for facilitating interactions and planning common initiatives between EU and GCC researchers.

Topics of interest for the workshop, include (but are not limited to) aspects of:
  • Models and tools for environment and energy applications
  • Models for complex social systems
  • Model-based prediction and control
  • Cyber security for information systems
  • Complex system representation and display
  • Collaborative data collection and processing techniques
  • Agent-based modeling of community behavior

Important dates
Submission deadline: September 24, 2016
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 19, 2016
Camera-ready:  October 27, 2016
Author Registration:  October 27, 2016

Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices, and must follow the IEEE double columns publication format available at:

Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair.
Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.
All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and major indexes. They will be available at the conference.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows attending both events.

Workshop Co-Chairs
◦   Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
◦   Olivier Monga, IRD, France
◦   Sebti Foufou, Qatar University, Doha
◦   Paolo Ceravolo, Università di Milano, Italy

Program and organization committee:
Ernesto DAMIANI (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi)
Jorge DIAS (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi)
Philippe FREYSSINET (Qatar National Research Fund, Doha)
Sebti FOUFOU (Qatar University, Doha)
Olivier MONGA (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France)
Philippe BAVEYE (Agroparitech / Institut National de Recherche en Agriculture, France)
Giovanna Sissa, (Associazione Genova Smart City e Università di Genova, Italy)
Lu Xiaodong (Napier University, Edinburgh, UK)
Faical Mnif (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Hassan ElRagal (University of Bahrein, Bahrein)
Mustafa Azim Kazancigil (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
Babiga Birregah (University of Technology of Troyes, France)
Mario Doeller (Kufstein University of Technology, Austria)
Yim Ling Siu (University of Leeds, UK)


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