[hpc-announce] CFP – Special session in IMCIC 2022

Molka Rekik molka.rekik at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 03:56:42 CDT 2021

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*Dear colleagues, *

The special session *“Smart Systems For Fighting The Covid-19 Pandemic” *will
be organized during the “The 13th International Multi-Conference on
Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: *IMCIC 2022©, March 8 - 11, 2022
~  Orlando, Florida, USA* (https://www.iiis-spring22.org/imcic/).

*This special session will be organized by*:

-       *Special Session Chair:* *Dr. Molka Rekik*, Assistant professor at
the Information Systems Dept. PSAU, KSA & Member of the Data Engineering
and Semantics Research Unit, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, University of
Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia.

-       *Special Session Co-Chair:* *Dr. Mahdi Khemakhem,* Associate
professor at the Mathematics and Business Intelligence Dept., College of
Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering ENET’COM & Member of the Data
Engineering and Semantics Research Unit, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax,
University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia.


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of AI and Machine
Learning (ML) as well as Deep learning (DL), particularly as a tool that
can enable faster decision-making. In fact, DL and ML have become core
technologies for IoT-based data analysis and visualization by providing a
new set of algorithms and tools allowing the fast treatment and management
of COVID-19 infected patients, improving workflow efficiencies, and scaling
through unprecedented and uncertain times. By learning complex
relationships directly from data, these kinds of algorithms are also very
promising to empower an advancement along with multiple research directions
such as, model/data parallelism, model/data compression, distributed
optimization algorithms for DL convergence, synchronization strategies,
efficient communication, and specific hardware acceleration.

The goal of this special session is to take advantage of such research
advancement and decide what tailor-based designs for COVID-19 management
problems; where they have to be deployed (cloud Vs. fog Vs. edge); and how
to manage their life cycle (from data harvesting to decision making smart
systems). In other terms, this session aims to present recent advances in
the field of smart systems adopting traditional management/provisioning and
optimization algorithms, AI-based models, or even hybrid approaches for
real-time COVID-19 predicting and decision making with excellent and
efficient performance in terms of accuracy, speed, and cost. Obviously,
such smart systems might be combined with wearable, medical and/or
non-medical equipment for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Topics:* This special session gathers but is not limited to the following

-      Learning for optimization COVID-19 problems.

-      Optimization for learning COVID-19 systems.

-      Distributed COVID-19 multi-objective satisfaction and optimization.

-      Optimization under COVID-19 uncertainty.

-      Optimization with incomplete or dynamic COVID-19 input data.

-      Algorithms for COVID-19 real-time applications.

-      Cloud, distributed, fog, edge, and grid computing for COVID-19.

-      Learning and Optimization in Societally Beneficial Domains,
especially in time of COVID-19 pandemic.

*Important dates:*

-      *Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): December 14th, 2021*

-      *Notifications of acceptance: January 11th, 2021*

-      *Submission of camera-ready: February 4th, 2021*

-      *Registration Deadline: TBA*

*Participation:* Participation to this special session will be *Online*.
For more details, you can visit the conference website:

*Submissions:* *Extended abstracts **or draft papers should be submitted
taking into account the following format:*

-      Each submission should be related to at least one of the major
themes, or the special symposia, given above.

-      Each submission should have a title.

-      Extended abstracts should have 600 to 2000 words and draft papers
should have 2000 to 5000 words, in English.

-      Author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and
e-mail addresses should be included.

-      Each author making a submission should necessarily suggest at least
one or two (accordingly to the submission option selected) and a maximum of
three reviewers for the open review of the submitted extended abstract or
paper draft, according to the acceptation policy stated below.

-      For more details, visit the following link:

*Note: *

-      Submissions should be sent via E-mail to molka.rekik at gmail.com

-      Final acceptance of submissions will be confirmed after at least one
author valid registration.

-      All accepted and registered papers will be published in the
proceedings of the 2022 International Multi-Conference on Complexity,
Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC: https://www.iiis-spring22.org/imcic/).

-      The best 30% of all (invited and regular) sessions' best papers will
be published in the JSCI Journal.

*Contact: **For more information, please contact the special session chair:*

*Dr. Molka Rekik - **Email:* molka.rekik at gmail.com or m.rekik at psau.edu.sa -
*WhatsApp:* +966.

*Enclosed to this email is the special session CFP file for
broadcasting/displaying via your organizations.  *

*We look forward to this new experience and we thank you for your
understanding and your support.*

*Best Regards*
Molka Rekik & Mahdi Khemakhem

Molka Rekik
Multimedia, InfoRmation systems & Advanced Computing Laboratory -Miracl (
Sfax University, Tunisia
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax (FSEGS)
Computer Science Department

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