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The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation


July 20 - 24, 2014 - Paris, France

Call for Papers

The diversity of semantics of data, context gathering and processing led to complex mechanisms for applications requiring special communication and computation support in terms of volume of data, processing speed, context variety, etc. The new computation paradigms and communications technologies are now driven by the needs for fast processing and requirements from data-intensive applications and domain-oriented applications (medicine, geoinformatics, climatology, remote learning, education, large scale digital libraries, social networks, etc.). Mobility, ubiquity, multicast, multi-access networks, data centers, cloud computing are now forming the spectrum of de factor approaches in response to the diversity of user demands and applications. In parallel, measurements control and management (self-management) of such environments evolved to deal with new complex situations.

INFOCOMP 2014 continues a series of events dedicated to advanced communications and computing aspects, covering academic and industrial achievements and visions.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Large scale and fast computation

Developments in information and computing systems
Grid computing
Cloud computing
Pervasive / ubiquitous computing
Services computing and Opportunistic computing
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Fast data processing
Real-time processing
Fast switching and routing protocols
Parallelization of algorithms and applications
Energy-efficient High Performance Computing
Large scale data visualization
Tools for parallelization
Highly performance codes
Innovative architectures
Distributed systems, dynamical systems
Future architectures, integrated systems, beyond cloud, reaching exaflop
Supercomputing architectures, operation, and management
Petascale, Exascale
Big data, dCache
HPC centers, data centers
Green500, Graph500, Top500
Service provisioning
Green computing, cooling techniques

Programming models

Programming languages and parallel algorithms
Message Passing Interface (MPI), OpenMP
Massively Parallel Processing, Symmetric Multi-Processing
PGAS, GASPI, CAF (Co-array Fortran), UPC (Unified Parallel C)
X10, Chapel, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC, OpenHMPP, Lime, OmpSs, OpenStream
Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM)
Programming paradigms
Manycore, multicore
CPU, GPU, FPGA, accelerators
Chip design, architectures, and programming
Fault tolerance, troubleshooting, debugging
High end issues, latency, concurrency

Networks/systems communications

Cross-layer design and optimization
Cyber-physical systems and networks
Data centers, virtualization, and cloud networks
Delay/disruption tolerant networks
Future Internet broadband services
Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Fast networks / InfiniBand architectures for future interactive multicore applications
Sensor networks and embedded systems
Ad hoc mobile networks
Access technologies
P2P networks
Optical networks
Cellular and broadband wireless networks
Mobility models and mobile networks
Multicast, broadcast and anycast
Multimedia protocols and networking
Software defined radio and cognitive radio networking
Content-based network service
Certification, public key infrastructures, data integrity
Privacy and anonymity

Networks/systems measurement, control and management

Networks/systems measurement, simulation and emulation
Network-, system-, and application-management
Congestion control and capacity planning
Dynamic spectrum management
Addressing and location management
Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
Quality of Data (QoD) and Quality of Context (QoC)
e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing
Highly parallel file systems, Lustre, GPFS
Interconnects, high speed ethernet
Use of distributed compute and storage resources
Energy-aware mechanisms for control and management
Configuration, reuse of software components
Resource allocation and management
Denial of service mitigation and prevention
System and data security; Communication visualization

Advanced applications

Scientific, theoretical, methodological, practical, and technical contributions
Advanced scientific computing
Simulation and modelling (scientific applications, engineering, industry)
Mathematical and numerical algorithms and methods
Computer science and geoinformatics
e-Energy, geosciences, prospection, exploration, oil and gas
Mobility and logistic services
Geoscientific Information Systems (GIS)
Remote sensing and satellite imaging
Cartography, hydrology
Climatology and environmental sciences
Molecular dynamics simulation
Genetic algorithms
Physics and chemistry applications
Medicine, genetics, epidemiology, medical geology
Multi-dimensional data visualization
Search engines and scientific discovery
Online social networking
Vehicular, underground and underwater networks and applications
Scientific data processing
Computation frameworks and tools (Mathematica, SAGE, Maple, Matlab, Scilab, Gromacs, ANSYS, Fluent, etc.)
Database applications and development
Information and database systems
Education, e-Learning, and e-Science
ICT business evaluation and management
Legal informatics, Open Access, Science / Copyright, Patents
Earth and planetary sciences
Archaeology, cultural heritage
Knowledge discovery, documentation, and classification
Data intensive computing, data science
Methdodology and case studies regarding computing and communication scenarios
Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) applications
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) applications

Evaluation context

Energy-aware and energy-efficient networks
Implementation and experimental testbeds
Traffic measurement and traffic patterns
Characterization of topology dynamics
Access and biometric technologies, performance, and cost prediction
Web services and performance
Performance measurement and benchmarking
Energy-aware and energy-efficient High Performance Computing
Usability studies
Social and ethic consequences with biometry and data security
Standards, benchmarks, protocols

Biometry, security, access technologies, algorithms, and applications

Technologies and advances in biometric algorithms and interfaces (gait, electrocardiography, iris, image, fingerprint, palm veins, multi-modality)
Biometric systems
Integration of biometrics with other technologies
Challenge response
Simplified enrollment
NFC support, spoofing, and countermeasures
Single sign on (SSO)
Adaptive trust
Template protection (protection of reference data)
Large and scalable biometric systems using cloud services
Deployed solutions and applications
Experience reports and systems
Description in physical and logical access control (information system access, immigration and border control, law enforcement, entertainment, finance, life science, healthcare, forensics)
Distributed and mobile devices
Public Key Infrastructures
Digital Forensics



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) February 28 March 21, 2014
Notification April 22, 2014
Registration May 6, 2014
Camera ready May 30, 2014

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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