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ANT 2014 : The 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies


When Jun 2, 2014 - Jun 5, 2014
Where Hasselt, Belgium
Submission Deadline Jan 4, 2014
Notification Due Mar 1, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 4, 2014

Call For Papers

-------------- Call for Papers ----------------------

The 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014)

held in Conjunction with
The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-14)

Hasselt, Belgium
2 - 5 June, 2014

Conference Website:

- Workshop Proposal: November 1, 2013
- Paper Submission: January 4, 2014
- Students Symposium: February 15, 2014
- Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2014
- Students Symposium: Feb 8, 2014
- Camera-Ready Submission: April 4, 2014

ANT-2014 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP ( Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer

- Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer

ANT 2014 is co-organized & co-hosted by the Hasselt University, Belgium. Since 1973 Hasselt University is located on the Campus Diepenbeek, which occupies an attractive 150 acre site in the middle of Limburg's green belt. It is 2 kms west of the town centre of Diepenbeek, a residential town of 17.717 inhabitants, and 4 kms east of Hasselt which has a population of about 69.529 and is the administrative and commercial centre of the province. Brussels is 90 kms away (to the South-West), Antwerp lies 90 kms to the West, Lige (in the French-speaking part of Belgium) 45 kms to the South, Maastricht (in the Netherlands) 25 kms to the East, Aachen (in Germany) 60 kms to the South-East.

ANT-2014 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT,

Conference Tracks:
- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
- Automatic Networks and Communications
- Cloud Computing
- Data Management
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
- Multimedia and Social Computing
- Multimodal Interfaces
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Systems Software Engineering
- Vehicular Networks and Applications
- General Track


Honorary Chairs

Luc De Schepper, Rector, Hasselt University, Belgium

General Chairs

Geert Wets, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Nahid Shahmehri, IDA - Linkoping University, Sweden

Program Chairs

Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium
Karim Djouani, South African Institute of Technology, South Africa

Advisory Committee

Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Edward Blum, University of Southern California, USA
Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Workshops Chairs

Zahoor Khan, Dalhouise University, Canada

Program Vice Chairs

Nicolas Gaud, UTBM, France
Paul Davidsson, Malmo University, Sweden
Stephane Galland, UTBM, France
Shibo He, Zhejiang University, China
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Habib M. Ammari, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Davy Janssens, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium
Harry Timmermans, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Kris Luyten, iMinds – EDM – Hasselt University, Belgium
Walid Chainbi, University of Sousse, Tunis
Joumana Dargham, University Of Balamand, Lebanon
Ghassan Bhatti, University of Toulouse, France
Saroja Kanchi, Kettering University, USA
Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer-Institut for Computer Graphics IGD, Germany
Yolande Berbers, iMinds – DistriNet – KULeuven, Belgium
Ridha Khedri, MacMaster University, Canada
Kai Nagel, TU Berlin, Germany
Lyes Khoukhi, University of Troy, France
Naeem Muhammad, KU Leuven, Belgium

International Journals Chair

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jian Yu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Local Arrangements Chairs

Luk Knapen, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium
Edith Donders, Hasselt University, Belgium
Sungjin Cho, Hasselt University, Belgium

Publicity Chairs

Nils Masuch, DAI – TU Berlin, Germany
Weiwei Fang, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China
Nadeem Javaid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

International Liaison Chairs

Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK

Steering Committee

Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada (Chair and ANT Founder)

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