- 1 CyberSciTech 2016 Call for Special Session Proposals
- 2 Accepted Special Sessions
- 2.1 Special Session on Cyber Data Mining for Natural Language Processing (CDM4NLP)
- 2.2 Special Session on User Modeling driven Personalized Services in Social Cyberspace （UMPSSC）
- 2.3 Special Session on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications (CSC&CEA)
- 2.4 Systems thinking and Cybernetics for Cyber-physical systems’ (STC4CPS)
- 2.5 Cyber Security and Privacy with Network Log Analytics (CyberSPNLA)
- 2.6 Big Data Techniques and Image Processing Under Cyber (BDTIPCC)
- 2.7 Cyber-Enabled Applications of Big Data Analytics (CEA-BDA)
- 2.8 Cyber-Physical System for Sustainability (CPS4S)
CyberSciTech 2016 Call for Special Session Proposals
We are soliciting proposals for special sessions (SS) that are an important part of CyberSciTech 2016. The purpose of special sessions is to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that will not be fully explored during the main congress as well as to encourage in-depth discussion of technical and application issues related Cyber Science and Technology. A special proposal should include the following information:
- Title of the proposed session
- Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations, primary contact emails, and short bios
- Aim and scope (including a list of main topics)
- Any special space or equipment requests.
A special session proposals should be submitted by email to cyberscitechss AT gmail DOT com by February 29, 2016. Please use “CyberSciTech 2016 special session proposal” as the email subject. Once receiving a special session proposal, a decision on the proposed session will be made in a week.
Special session organizers are responsible for advertising call for special session papers, reviewing submissions and planning the final program. CyberSciTech2016 Special Session Chair will assist the organization of special sessions and ensure their quality and success. A special session paper should be six pages and follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines for the main conference papers. Each paper will be reviewed at least by two experts in the corresponding areas. All accepted special papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services in IEEE-DL and EI indexed.
|Important Dates for CyberSciTech2016 Special Sessions|
|Special Session Proposal Due||February 29, 2016|
|Special Session Proposal Decision||In a week after received|
|Special Session Paper Submission Due||April 15, 2016|
|Author Notification Date||May 10, 2016|
|Camera-ready Papers Due||May 31, 2016|
Note that each special session should include at least 4 papers, otherwise it will be canceled. The accepted papers in a canceled SS may be moved to a workshop or a main track if they fit in with the quality requirement. The registration requirement and procedure for special session papers will be determined by CyberSciTech Organizing Committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to CyberSciTech 2016. The registration fee can be waived for one SS main organizer if there are more than 8 accepted papers in the SS.
For any questions, please contact the special session chairs, Qingyong Li and William Liu, at cyberscitechss AT gmail DOT com.
Accepted Special Sessions
Special Session on Cyber Data Mining for Natural Language Processing (CDM4NLP)
|Title||Special Session on Cyber Data Mining for Natural Language Processing (CDM4NLP)|
|Organizer||Lirong Qiu, Minzu University of China, China|
|Description||This special session, focusing on Data Mining and Its Applications in Natural Language Processing, aims to bring together researchers and engineers from all related areas to disseminate their findings and foster a community to exchange ideas and seek potential collaborations, so as to further the advancement of the state of the art of these emerging paradigms and technologies. We solicit original, unpublished papers (including work-in-progress short papers, position papers) on the research and development closely related to data mining and its applications in natural language processing. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
– Data mining methodology, data mining model selection
– Distributed data mining and machine learning platforms and algorithms
– Novel statistical techniques for big data
– Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
– Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
– Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
– Knowledge Discovery, Ontology and Semantic Web
– Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
– Semantic social network analysis
– Data Mining
We also welcome submissions of papers describing research and implementations of data mining/data analytics/big data/data science solutions and systems for practical tasks and practical settings.For detail, please see call for paper of CDM4NLP.
Special Session on User Modeling driven Personalized Services in Social Cyberspace （UMPSSC）
|Title||Special Session on User Modeling driven Personalized Services in Social Cyberspace （UMPSSC）|
|Organizer||Bofeng Zhang, Shanghai University, China|
|Description||The purpose of this special session is to offer a common platform for scientists, researchers and engineers to exchange their latest ideas and outcomes in research, technology and science on user modeling theory and methods. The main topics of interest are on grand challenges, architectures, and innovations for user modeling and its applications in social media. We are seeking papers in, but not limited to, the following main areas:
(1) Architecture and infrastructure for user modeling;
(2) User personalization measurement;
(3) User modeling representation and evolution;
(4) User model driven personalized recommendation;
(5) Service uncertain QoS prediction and recommendation;
(6) Social network modeling and analysis;
(7) Community detection in social network; and
(8) Applications of adopting social network.
For detail, please see CyberSciTech 2016_Special Issue Proposal.
Special Session on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications (CSC&CEA)
|Title||Special Session on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications (CSC&CEA)|
|Organizer||Weimin Li, Shanghai University, China, and University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
|Description||This special session, focusing on Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications, aims to bring together researchers and engineers from all related areas to disseminate their findings and foster a community to exchange ideas and seek potential collaborations, so as to further the advancement of the state of the art of these emerging paradigms and technologies. We solicit original, unpublished papers (including work-in-progress short papers, position papers) on the research and development closely related to Cyber Social Computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications. Topics of interest include, but not limited to (1) User behavior analysis and modeling in social cyberspace; (2) User influence measure and model in social cyberspace; (3) Community detection and structural analysis in social cyberspace; (4) Information diffusion and sharing across multiple social cyberspaces; (5) Semantic social network analysis; (6) Data-driven interdisciplinary modeling and analysis; (7) Trust and reputation in social cyberspace; (8) Privacy and security in social cyberspace; (9) Cyber-enabled smart learning, healthcare services. We also welcome submissions on fundamental research in cyber social computing that enables and facilitates new smart technologies in any of potential application domains or in other areas that we have yet to foresee.
For detail, please see CSC&CEASpecialSessionCFP.
Systems thinking and Cybernetics for Cyber-physical systems’ (STC4CPS)
|Title||Systems thinking and Cybernetics for Cyber-physical systems’ (STC4CPS)|
|Organizer||MGPL Narayana, Tata Consultancy Services
Raman Kumar Agrawalla, Tata Consultancy Services
|Description||There is a growing interest worldwide in the ‘cyberspace’ research and in the design and development of cyber- physical systems. Cyberspace is the virtual space realized through the information and communication technologies. Cyber-physical systems are the intersection of cyber systems and physical systems necessitating high and effective coordination and intercommunication between the physical and non-physical components in the cyberspace. Given the complexity and various other challenges involved in the design and development of multidisciplinary cyber-physical systems, it is worthwhile to have a special session focused on applications of cybernetics and systems thinking to the cyber-physical systems.The aim of the special session is to organize enriched and meaningful discussions on the applications of cybernetics and systems thinking to the cyber-physical systems, and particularly ‘human in the loop cyber physical system’ (HiLCPS) that boosts human interactions with the physical world in a positive manner.We invite original and unpublished theoretical and practice-oriented papers focused on applications of cybernetics (including what Heinz von Foerster termed the ‘cybernetics of the observed system’ and the ‘cybernetics of the observing system’; and Norbert Wiener’s assertion that ‘the entire field of control and communication theory, whether in the machine or in the animal’ is cybernetics) and systems thinking to systems in general and cyber- physical systems, in particular. The papers should be on, but not limited to the following main topics-
For detail, please see Call for Papers Special Session STC4CPS.
Cyber Security and Privacy with Network Log Analytics (CyberSPNLA)
|Title||Cyber Security and Privacy with Network Log Analytics (CyberSPNLA)|
|Organizer||Jiamou Liu, the University of Auckland, New Zealand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Liehuang Zhu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (email@example.com)
Zijian Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Quan Bai, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (email@example.com)
|Description||With the advancement of Internet, sensor network technologies, the sheer volume of data in network logs are expanding at an increasing speed. Analysing network log data are useful as it enables one to monitor network performance, check compliance with regulation and security policies, and carry out forensic tasks. Recently, there has been an increasing demand for big-data techniques of log analysis to provide predictive analytics. This has brought serious concerns regarding security and privacy risks. By revealing private information, network users may unintentionally reveal their identities and expose their cyber-activities, putting themselves under severe security risks. In this context, traditional methods are no longer sufficient to protect user’s sensitive information and ensure safe transactions. Therefore, it is imperative to reconsider the specification, design and implementation for algorithms and protocols, in order to achieve security, trust, and privacy.The purpose of this special session for CyberSciTech 2016 is two-fold: Firstly, the special session offers a forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas on novel analytical techniques using network log data. Secondly, the special session has a thematic focus on emerging technology for security and privacy in the cyberspace. We seek publications on all theoretical and practical work in areas related to the theme above, including (but not limited to) the following areas:
For detail, please see cyberSPNLA .
Big Data Techniques and Image Processing Under Cyber (BDTIPCC)
|Title||Big Data Techniques and Image Processing Under Cyber (BDTIPCC)|
|Organizer||Caiming Zhang, Shandong University, Jinan, China|
|Description||With the rapid progress of cyber technology, large-scale image data can be found on the Internet, bringing significant opportunities for novel processing of image processing, as well as commercial applications. Finding patterns in such image data, understanding them, systematically managing such image data, efficiently processing them, and making best use of them present great challenges. The involved contents are the common problems and core technologies in areas of computer graphics, image processing and machine learning, which has good theoretical significance and application background.
This special session, focusing on image processing with big data techniques under cyber, is intended to provide a major international forum for exchanging novel research ideas and significant practical results. This special session solicits original, unpublished papers (including work-in-progress papers) on the research and development closely related to image processing with big data techniques under cyber. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
– Theory and algorithms of image super-resolution reconstruction
– Image restoration, division, quantification, the enhancement tool under cyber
– The effective visualization algorithm with big data technique under cyber
– Image classification, composition, retrieval, synthesis, understanding
– Machine learning based on
For detail, please see CyberSciTech 2016 Special Session on Big Data Techniques and Image Processing Under Cyber
Cyber-Enabled Applications of Big Data Analytics (CEA-BDA)
|Title||Cyber-Enabled Applications of Big Data Analytics (CEA-BDA)|
|Organizer||Dr. T.Sasipraba, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
Dr.R.Subhashini, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
|Description||Recent years have observed a dramatic growth in our ability to collect heterogeneous data from various sources like sensors, devices, independent and connected applications. This data flood has outperformed our capability to process, analyze, store and understand these datasets. Rapid expansion of Internet data accelerated by the dramatic increase in acceptance of social networking applications allows users to create contents freely and enlarge the already huge Web volume. Moreover, mobile phones are becoming the sensory gateway to get real-time data on people. Trillions of connected components including people and devices will generate a huge data ocean. A new methodology is required for transforming Big Data stored in heterogeneous and different in nature data sources (e.g., legacy systems, Scientific data, sensor and stream databases, Web and Social networks) in to a structured and well interpretable format for target data analytics. This session aims to bring together people from both academia and industry to discuss on big-data issues, case studies, tools and platforms and exchange ideas and thoughts in order to develop core generic technologies, tools and algorithms for wider applications in government and to society.We are seeking papers in, but not limited to, the following main areas:
– Big Data as a Service
– Big Data Analytics in e-Government and Society
– Applications in Science, Engineering, Healthcare, Visualization, Business, Education, Security, Humanities, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Medicine, Finance, Law, Transportation, Retailing, Telecommunication, all Search-based applications, …For detail, please see Special Session Proposal 2016-Cyber-Enabled Applications of Big Data Analytics
Cyber-Physical System for Sustainability (CPS4S)
|Title||Cyber-Physical System for Sustainability (CPS4S)|
|Organizer||Dr Ah-Lian Kor Email: A.Kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Leeds Beckett University, UK
Dr Ab Baffa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bayero University, Kano Nigeria
Aminu Bello Usman Email: email@example.com Auckland University of Technology
|Description||This Special Session is to collect results and visions of standards, regulations, and public policies on Cyber-Physical System (CPS) for the realization of efficient means of achieving the sustainable development of human societies and other relevant issues, including both the impact of CPS on the environments and the impact of environments on CPS. The session will exchange views on the issues of CPS for sustainable industrialization and innovation, Water sustainability, renewable energy, and energy-efficient industrial environments and processes, and how CPS can help boost the transition to an environmentally-friendly economy.
Due to the huge advancement in science and technology, especially in communications and computing, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) offers valuable tools and solutions to address many challenges of achieving national and international sustainable development such as environmental protections, resources efficiency, and climate changes. CPS will continue to enable our society for achieving the sustainable development due to the integration of sensing, computation, control and networking infrastructures.
This Session will exchange views on issues of strategic importance in the related areas of CPS applied to sustainability which include the dimension of environment protection, social inclusion, and economic growth. The session will also brainstorm ideas and the advancements in the areas of capability, adaptability, scalability, resilience, safety and usability of CPS for sustainable and resilient national critical infrastructures include telecommunications, transports, power, water and food, etc. The session may also provide guidance on CPS procurement, detailing good principles to be applied when procuring goods, products and services for CPS infrastructure for sustainability. The session may also investigate the overall sustainability of lifestyle choices; many companies may have responded by providing consumers with information on the eco-impact of the products they buy and use.
The Special Session on Cyber-Physical Systems for Sustainability (CPS4S) would be initiated as a forum for scientists, engineers, standardization professionals, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students to present their latest research results, visions, ideas, and developments in the standardizations of CPS and relevant technologies that can support sustainability. Researchers and professionals are encouraged to submit original research and standardization relevant contributions in all major areas, which include, but not limited to:
– Cyber-physical system for sustainable industrialization and innovation
– Cyber-physical system for human settlement
– Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Homes
– Cyber-physical system for Water sustainability
– Cyber-physical system for renewable energy
– Cyber-physical system for Institutional capacity on climate change adaptation and mitigation
– Cyber-physical system for sustainable mobility, transport, and logistics
– Cyber-physical system for efficient smart homes, buildings and cities
– Cyber-physical system for energy efficient industrial environments and processes
– Cyber-physical system for disaster monitoring and respond
– Cyber-physical system for energy efficient computations and communications
– Cyber-physical system for smart power grids and energy systems
– Cyber-physical system for west management and recycling
– Cyber-physical system for water, agriculture, food distribution and logistics
– Cyber-physical system for oils spills and pipeline monitoring
– Cyber-physical systems for health care and medicine
– Cyber-physical systems for transformation
– Cyber-physical system for productive employment and human resources management
– Best practice of Cyber-physical system for sustainability
– Measurement and methods for addressing the cyber-physical system challenges
– Surveys on any topics on Cyber-physical system and sustainability issues