FICC 2021 Call for Papers

About the Conference

Information and Communication is playing an increasing role in society and within our lives. Recognizing this, FICC 2021 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 29-30, 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 2020 edition was held succesfully in San Francisco on 5th and 6th March 2020.

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

Early Bird Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 15 May 2020
  • Acceptance Notification : 15 June 2020
  • Author Registration : 01 July 2020
  • Camera Ready Submission : 15 July 2020
  • Conference Dates : 29-30 April 2021

Regular Submission

  • Paper Submission Due : 15 June 2020
  • Acceptance Notification : 15 July 2020
  • Author Registration : 01 August 2020
  • Camera Ready Submission : 15 August 2020
  • Conference Dates : 29-30 April 2021

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 20 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

FICC 2021 proceedings will be published in Springer series "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" and submitted for indexing to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink. The publications within "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" are primarily proceedings of important conferences, symposia and congresses. They cover significant recent developments in the field, both of a foundational and applicable character.

The proceedings will be distributed to the conference participants before the conference or when they arrive.

Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in International Journals.

FICC 2021 Topics

Communication

  • 5G: design, analysis, and optimization
  • Sensor networks and embedded systems
  • 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
  • Large-scale visualization
  • Clustering and classification
  • Fuzzy Logic

Ambient Intelligence

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Affective computing
  • Intelligent transportation
  • Context-aware pervasive systems
  • Industrial IoT

Networking

  • Mobile Adhoc Networks
  • Open Spectrum Solutions
  • Cyber-physical systems and networks
  • Network management
  • Mobility models and mobile networks
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • MIMO advances
  • QoS and Scheduling
  • Vehicular Networks

Computing

  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Grid Computing
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Human-centric Computing
  • Pervasive / Ubiquitous Computing
  • Bioinformatics and Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Supercomputing architectures

Security and Privacy

  • Mobile and wireless security
  • Biometric systems
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Database security
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Forensics
  • Denial of service protection
  • Information hiding
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Security, Privacy and Trust by Design