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IUCC 2017 : The 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications


When Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Where Guangzhou, China
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2017
Notification Due Sep 15, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2017
Categories    ubiquitous computing   ubiquitous computing

Call For Papers

Part I: Call for Papers, IEEE IUCC 2017, Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017
Call for Papers for the 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications
(IEEE IUCC 2017)

Guangzhou University, China
Central South University, China

IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE TCSC.

Venue & Dates:
Guangzhou, China, November 12-15, 2017

Co-Located Conferences:
(1) The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing
with Applications (IEEE ISPA 2017), Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017

(2) The 10th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation,
Communication and Storage (SpaCCS 2017), Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017

Special Issues Section

Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in 10+ SCI & EI indexed
special issues (to be announced later).

Keynote Speeches Section

You are welcome to attend 10+ Keynote Speeches shared by IEEE IUCC 2017 and its co-located
IEEE ISPA 2017 and SpaCCS 2017 Conferences.


The technologies of computing and communications have undergone a series of evolutionary innovation over the past decades and improved the quality of human life significantly. Computing and communications in the 21st century faces an ever-increasing number of great challenges and revolutionary developments. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications is a revolutionary paradigm that aims to provide pervasive and reliable computing solutions and communication services anytime and anywhere. This emerging technology is built upon the rapid research and development advances in a wide range of key areas including wireless and sensor networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded systems, agent technologies, autonomic communication, and information security. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications has drawn significant interests from both academia and industry and continues to attract tremendous research efforts due to its promising new business opportunity in information technology and engineering.

The conference offers an important international platform and brings together the scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry all over the world to share their latest work, exchange experiences and discuss the state-of-the-art challenges of ubiquitous computing and communications. IUCC 2017 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards the design, implementation and evaluation of ubiquitous computing and communications technologies, systems and applications. IUCC 2017 follows the tradition of a successful series of conferences that has been held all along the world, in places as Granada(Spain) in 2016, Liverpool (UK) in 2015, Chengdu (China) in 2014, or Melbourne (Australia) in 2013.

Scope and Interests

Track 1: Ubiquitous Computing
(1) Autonomic Computing
(2) Utility Computing
(3) Cloud Computing
(4) Mobile Computing
(5) Real-Time Computing
(6) Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing
(7) Energy-Efficient Ubiquitous Computing
(8) Wearable Computers
(9) Embedded Computing
(10) Parallel and Distributed Computing
(11) Information Visualization
(12) Modelling and Analysis of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
(13) Internet Computing
(14) Ambient Intelligence
(15) Middleware and Agent Technologies
(16) Reliable and Trusted Computing
(17) Numerical Algorithms and Analysis
(18) Computational Simulation and Analysis
(19) Computational Science

Track 2: Ubiquitous Communications
(1) Autonomic Communications
(2) Computer Networking
(3) Communication Theory and Protocols
(4) Wireless Networks
(5) Cognitive Radio
(6) Pervasive Embedded Networks
(7) Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
(8) RFID
(9) Network Middleware
(10) Enabling Technologies (e.g., Wireless PANs, LANs, Bluetooth)
(11) Location Systems and Technology
(12) Multimedia Communication Systems
(13) Human-Computer Interaction
(14) Mobility Management
(15) Future Networks and Protocols
(16) Web of Things
(17) Big Data
(18) Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
(19) Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
(20) Multimedia Signal Processing

Track 3: Ubiquitous System, Services and Applications
(1) Context-Aware Applications
(2) Resource Management
(3) Programming Paradigms for Ubiquitous Computing Applications
(4) Smart Home
(5) Pervasive Health
(6) Ubiquitous Platforms
(7) Embedded Systems
(8) E-Commerce and E-Learning
(9) Multimedia Applications
(10) Quality-of-Service
(11) Information Security and Privacy
(12) Security Issues and Protocols
(13) Key Management, Authentication and Authorization
(14) Multimedia Information Security
(15) Forensics and Image Watermarking
(16) Distributed Sensing, Monitoring and Management Systems
(17) Wireless Emergency and Security Systems
(18) Wireless E-healthcare
(19) Software Engineering
(20) Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction
(21) Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence

Track 4: Ubiquitous Media and Signal Processing
(1) Ubiquitous Media Infrastructure
(2) Ubiquitous Sensor Networks / RFID
(3) 3G and Advanced Communication Techniques
(4) Ubiquitous Applications
(5) Ubiquitous Middleware
(6) Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid
(7) Signal Processing Theory and Methods
(8) Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
(9) Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
(10) Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing
(11) Signal Processing Education
(12) Audio Signal Processing
(13) Speech and Spoken Language Signal Processing
(14) Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing

Submission and Publication Information

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( with PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 8 pages (or up to 12 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE Computer Society proceedings Format ( with Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to high quality international journals.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
Author Notification: September 15, 2017
Camera-Ready Paper Due: October 15, 2017
Conference Dates: December 12-15, 2017

General Chairs

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yang Xiao, The University of Alabama, USA
Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy

Program Chairs

Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China

Program Vice Chairs

(1) Ubiquitous Computing Track
Hui Chen, Virginia State University, USA
Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan

(2) Ubiquitous Communications Track
Wei Yu, Towson University, USA
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh
Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Haojun Huang, Wuhan University, China

(3) Ubiquitous Systems, Services and Applications Track
Jemal H. Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada
Sangheon Pack, Korea University, Korea

(4) Ubiquitous Media and Signal Processing Track
Marco Chiani, University of Bologna, Italy
Sean He, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Steering Committee

Geyong Min, University of Exeter, UK (Chair)
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)
Jes®≤s Carretero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
Jia Hu, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan

Workshop Chairs

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qin Liu, Hunan University, China
Azzam Mourad, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Publicity Chairs

Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham University, USA
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Zhipeng Cai, Georgia State University, USA

Publication Chair

Fang Qi, Central South University, China

Registration Chair

Pin Liu, Central South University, China

Organizing Chairs

Dongqing Xie, Guangzhou University, China
Shuhong Chen, Guangzhou University, China
Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China


Yinong Long, Central South University, China


Please email inquiries concerning IEEE IUCC 2017 to:
Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers (IUCC2017 AT gmail DOT com).
Prof. Guojun Wang's Homepage:

Copyright AT Institute of Computer Networks, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China

Part II: Call for Workshop Proposals, IEEE IUCC 2017, Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017
Call for Workshop Proposals

The IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshops provide vibrant opportunities for academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experiences, original research achievements and practical development products on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The themes of the IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshops should be related to the scopes of the IEEE IUCC 2017 main conference, reflecting to advances in all aspects of ubiquitous computing and communications.

The organizers of the IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshops shall have responsibility of soliciting call for papers, forming program committee on reviewing and selection of papers as well as planning workshop program. The registration fees for workshops will be determined by and paid to the main conference other than the workshops. The main conference will provide workshop facilities including the working notes printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, proceedings, etc.

The proceedings of the IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society (indexed by EI Compendex).

Prospective Workshop Organizers should send a proposal containing the following information to IEEE IUCC 2016 Workshop Chairs via email by May 15, 2017:
- Title of the workshop (Full name and Abbreviation)
- Objectives, scopes, and contributions to the main conference (up to 1 page)
- Short bios of the key organizers and their experiences on conference/workshop organization
- Procedures for selecting papers, plans for advertising call for papers, and intentions for organizing journal special issues if possible
- The expected number of participants
- A tentative list of program committee members
- The workshop website URL address if available

Approved workshops should strictly follow the Important Dates of the main conference, particularly the Author Notification Date (September 15, 2017) and the Camera-ready Paper Due Date (October 15, 2017). The submission deadline could be later than that of the main conference. But, a workshop should have sufficient time, say 5-7 weeks, for generating peer reviews. Generally, each paper should receive 2 or 3 peer reviews.

Look forward to your stimulating proposals and contributions to IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshops!

IEEE IUCC 2017 Workshop Chairs

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain (gregorio AT um DOT es)
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (jinxiaolong AT ict DOT ac DOT cn)
Qin Liu, Hunan University, China (gracelq628 AT 126 DOT com)
Azzam Mourad, Lebanese American University, Lebanon (azzam.mourad AT lau DOT edu DOT lb)

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