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ITCS 2013 : The 5th FTRA International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services


When Jul 8, 2013 - Jul 10, 2013
Where FIT, Fukouka, Japan
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2013
Notification Due Mar 1, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2013
Categories    information technology   convergence   electrical eng.   computational science

Call For Papers

ITCS-13 Call for Papers: Springer-LNEE Proceeding (indexed by EI and SCOPUS)
The 5th FTRA International Conference on
Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS-13)

July 8-10, FIT, Fukouka, Japan

In conjunction with IRoA 2013 and STA 2013
**Important Notice**
1. Important Dates
- Workshop Proposal Due: December 1, 2012
- Paper Submission Due: February 1, 2013
- Acceptance Notification : March 15, 2013

2. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) - Springer (indexed by EI and SCOPUS).

3. Distinguished papers accepted and presented in ITCS-13, after further revisions, will be published
in the special issues of the international journals.

The 5th FTRA International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS-13)
will be held at Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Fukuoka, Japan
from July 8 to July 10, 2013.
The ITCS-13 will be the most comprehensive conference focused on the various aspects
of advances in information technology convergence, applications, and services.
The ITCS-13 will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to
discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of ITCS. In addition, the conference
will publish high quality papers which are closely related to the various theories,
modeling, and practical applications in ITCS. Furthermore, we expect that the conference
and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

Topics (9 Tracks)

We are inviting new and unpublished papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Track 1. Advanced Computational Science and Applications
Track 2. Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Technology
Track 3. Intelligent Manufacturing Technology and Services
Track 4. Advanced Management Information Systems and Services
Track 5. Electronic Commerce, Business and Management
Track 6. Intelligent Vehicular Systems and Communications
Track 7. Bio-inspired Computing and Applications
Track 8. Advanced IT Medical Engineering
Track 9. Modeling and Services for Intelligent Building, Town, and City


==Organizing Committee==

Honorary Chairs
Teruo Shimomura, FIT President, Japan
Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

Steering Chair
James J.(Jong Hyuk) Park, SeoulTech, Korea

General Chairs
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
Young-Sik Jeong, Wonkwang University, Korea
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Program Chairs
Minoru Uehara, Toyo University, Japan
Markus Aleksy, ABB AG, Germany
Hwa-Young Jeong, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Workshop Chairs
Tomoya Enokido, Rissho University, Japan
Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Seung-Ho Lim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

International Advisory Committee
Doo-soon Park, SoonChunHyang University, Korea
Siao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University , Taiwan
Habib F. Rashvand, University of Warwick, UK
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, USA
Yang Xiao, The University of Alabama, USA
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Yoshitaka Shibata, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Publicity Chairs
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hangbae Chang, Sangmyung University, Korea

Publication Chairs
Akio Koyama, Yamagata University, Japan
Jaehwa Chung, Korea National Open University, Korea

==Program Committee==

Important Dates
Workshop Proposal: December 1, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline: January 15 , 2013
Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2013
Camera Ready Due: March 20, 2013
Registration Due: March 20, 2013
Conference Dates: July 8-10, 2013

Paper Submission and Publication
There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers. Prospective authors are invited,
in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentations in any of the areas of interest for this conference.
Authors should submit a paper with 6-8 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references.
If you want to submit more than page limitation, you can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee payment.
A submitted paper must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 8 pages in LNEE/LNCS style,
including tables and figures, and must be formatted in PDF format.
(Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost)

Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.

Please use the Springer Proceedings format for submission. Template is available here:
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings as one of Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) series published by Springer (indexed by EI and SCOPUS).

Submission system:

Special Issues (Confirmed)
Distinguished papers accepted and presented in ITCS-13, after further revisions,
will be published in the special issues of the following international journals:
- Human-Centric and Information Sciences (HCIS) - Springer
- International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (IJITCC) - Inderscience
- Journal of Convergence (JoC) - FTRA Publishing
- International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC) - Inderscience
- The International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC) - Inderscience

Contact Information
For further information regarding the symposium and paper submission, please contact to
Profs. Leonard Barolli ( or James Park (

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