FTC 2017 Call for Papers

About the Conference

FTC attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world.

Join us for FTC 2017, the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of Computing, Electronics, AI, Robotics, Security and Communications. Click here for conference topics.

The conference is predicated on the successful conferences by The Science and Information (SAI) Organization that have been held in the UK since 2013. FTC 2017 combines a stimulating technical program with an exciting new venue, San Francisco, a city renowned for its steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars.

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

Early Bird Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 1 March 2017
  • Acceptance Notification : 1 April 2017
  • Author Registration : 1 May 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission : 1 June 2017
  • Conference Dates : 6-7 December 2017

Regular Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 1 April 2017
  • Acceptance Notification : 1 May 2017
  • Author Registration : 1 June 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission : 1 July 2017
  • Conference Dates : 6-7 December 2017

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 FTC 2017 presented papers will be published in the IEEE 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, DOAJ, Inspec and many more
  • International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence(IJARAI), Indexed by EBESCO, DOAJ, Inspec and many more

Conference Tracks

Technology Trends

  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Smart Cities
  • Machine to Machine
  • High Performance Computing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Computing
  • Software Engineering and Quality

Industrial Electronics

  • Nanotechnologies
  • Smart Grids
  • Sensing and Sensor Networks
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Circuits
  • Analog Circuits & Signal Processing
  • Design Automation
  • Computer and Control Systems
  • Factory Automation
  • Motion Control

Intelligent Systems

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neural Networks
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Expert Systems
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Sentiment Analysis

Machine Vision

  • Robotics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Video Analysis
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Segmentation Techniques
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality

Communications

  • Connected Machines
  • Networking
  • Wireless/ Mobile Communication
  • Quantum Computing
  • Satellite Communication Systems
  • 3G/4G Network Evolutions
  • Mobile Adhoc Networks
  • Open Spectrum Solutions
  • Communication Protocols
  • Cognitive Radio

Security

  • Privacy
  • Surveillance
  • Biometrics
  • Internet Security
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Web Services and Performance
  • Secure Transactions
  • Cryptography
  • Secure Protocols
  • Cyber Security

e-Learning

  • e-Learning Tools
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning Organisational Issues
  • Gamification
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Curriculum Content Desig
  • Educational Systems Design
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Web-based Learning
  • Delivery Systems and Environments

e-Business

  • e-Business Ontologies and Models
  • e-Commerce Application Fields
  • e-Commerce Economics
  • e-Commerce Services
  • Digital Marketing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Virtual Organisations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Analytics