The Sixteenth International Conference on Systems

ICONS 2021

April 18, 2021 to April 22, 2021 - Porto, Portugal



Feb 08, 2021


Mar 03, 2021


Mar 13, 2021

Camera ready

Mar 16, 2021

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).


Published by IARIA Press (operated by Xpert Publishing Services)

Archived in the free access IARIA ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

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ICONS 2021 - The Sixteenth International Conference on Systems

April 18, 2021 - April 22, 2021

ICONS 2021: Awards
Onsite and Online Options: In order to accommodate a large number of situations, we are offering the option for either physical presence or virtual participation (pdf slides or pre-recorded videos).

The papers listed below have been selected as "Best Papers" based on the reviews of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference. For the awarded papers, a digital award will be issued in the name of the authors. The authors of these papers are also receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.


Awarded Papers (also Invited for IARIA Journals)

Reinforcement Learning for Emergent Behavior Evolution in Complex System-of-Systems
Anitha Murugesan, Ramakrishnan Raman

Chaotic-based Security for Near Field Communication in Internet of Things devices
Colin Kuka, James Chandler, Mohammed Alkahtani

Adversarial Training for Deep Learning-based Intrusion Detection Systems
Islam Debicha, Thibault Debatty, Jean-Michel Dricot, Wim Mees

Systems Thinking in the Zero Emission Solution for Railway Diesel Locomotive; a Case Study for Battery Train with Partial Electrification from Norwegian Railway Sector
Hawar Said, Mo Mansouri


The following papers have been selected on the basis of their contents, specificaly for lending themselves to an interesting extended work. The authors of these papers are receiving invitations to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA Journals.

Papers Invited for IARIA Journals

New Approach to efficiently Assess the Power Consumption of Field Programmable Gate Array Devices
Esteve Hassan, Bilal Al Momani

Autonomous Network Provisioning for Digital Transformation Era
Taro Ogawa, Tomokazu Makino, Kenji Arai

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