FICC 2018 Call for Papers

About the Conference

Information and Communication is playing an increasing role in society and within our lives. Recognizing this, FICC 2018 aims to provide a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to share their latest research contributions, future vision in the field and potential impact across industries.

Join us, April 5-6, to explore discovery, progress, and achievements related to Communication, Data Science, Computing and Internet of Things. Click here for conference topics.

The conference will provide its attendees an uncommon opportunity to expand their network beyond their immediate professional environment. It is a unique chance to work with other accomplished individuals from diverse areas towards the common goal of shaping the future of the communication, computing and society.

FICC is part of the SAI Conferences, a group of annual conferences produced by The Science and Information (SAI) Organization, based in the United Kingdom. Previous conferences include Future Technologies Conference (FTC) in San Francisco, Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) in London and Computing Conference in London.

Authors are kindly invited to submit their papers/ posters/ demo proposals as per the schedule below,

Early Bird Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 01 July 2017
  • Acceptance Notification : 01 August 2017
  • Author Registration : 15 August 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission : 01 September 2017
  • Conference Dates : 5-6 April 2018

Regular Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 15 September 2017
  • Acceptance Notification : 25 September 2017
  • Author Registration : 15 October 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission : 30 October 2017
  • Conference Dates : 5-6 April 2018

Submission Guidelines

Papers are accepted either through the online submission tool or email at [email protected]. For those unable to use the Online System and are emailing, please include a cover letter with author details, university or country information, and any other author related data.

  • .docx/.pdf/Latex PDF file formats are accepted
  • Do not include author details, university or country information in the manuscript. This is a double blind peer review process. Author information should be supplied using the manuscript submission form online or in the cover letter for email submissions.
  • Please ensure all articles are proofread and checked for accuracy prior to submission. Changes cannot be made during the review process. If accepted, minor revisions may be made prior to final submission.

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Formatting Guidelines

  • Papers must be in English and not more than 10 double column pages in length.
  • Paper content must be original and relevant to one of the many conference topics.
  • Authors are required to ensure accuracy of quotations, citations, diagrams, maps, and tables.
  • Figures and tables need to be placed where they are to appear in the text and must be clear and easy to view.
  • Papers must follow format according to the downloadable template

Review Process

The review process will be double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): Do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper, anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work that are directly related to your present work, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

  • Original: the paper explores a new idea, project or issue; discusses existing research with promise of new insight, discusses new research; or presents new ways of considering existing information
  • Engaging: presentation format will involve the audience in some way, or has high potential to attract conference attendees by addressing needs of the community
  • Significant: the paper raises and discusses issues important to improving the effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood
  • Quality: claims are supported by sufficient data; claims draw upon relevant literature; and limitations are described honestly
  • Relevant: the paper addresses one or more of the themes of the conference

Post Conference Publication and Indexing

All FICC 2018 presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for indexing to IEEE Xplore, Scopus, Inspec, Google Scholar and more. The conference proceedings USB and Certificate of Presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in the following:

  • Springer Book Series - Studies in Computational Intelligence, Indexed by DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress and Springerlink.
  • International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science, EBESCO, Inspec and many more

FICC 2018 Tracks

Communication

  • Cellular Networks
  • Sensing and Sensor Networks
  • Geographic information systems
  • Cloud Networking
  • Signal processing
  • Virtualization
  • Machine to Machine (M2M)
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Body Area Networks
  • Satellite and Optical Communication

Data Science

  • Data Mining
  • Big Data
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Decision Trees
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Services and analytics
  • Clustering and classification
  • Fuzzy Logic

Ambient Intelligence

  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Affective computing
  • Intelligent transportation
  • Context-aware pervasive systems
  • Emergency and safety systems

Networking

  • Mobile Adhoc Networks
  • Open Spectrum Solutions
  • Software defined networking
  • Network mobility management
  • Routing Protocols
  • Antennas and propagation
  • MIMO advances
  • Game Theory
  • QoS and Scheduling
  • Vehicular Networks

Computing

  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Grid Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Human-centric Computing
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Bioinformatics and Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Social Computing

Security and Privacy

  • Mobile and wireless security
  • Biometric security
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Database security
  • Cryptography
  • Access control
  • Denial of service protection
  • Information hiding
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Privacy and data protection